WEBB, BRADEN

Position: Pitcher

DOB: April 25, 1995

Height: 6’2″ / Weight: 195

Bats: Right / Throws: Right

40-man roster: No

How acquired: Drafted (3rd round, 2016)

Profile: After undergoing Tommy John surgery in his senior year of high school, Webb missed all of 2015 while rehabbing, but was still selected by the Cleveland Indians in the 38th round of the 2015 draft. Rather than sign with Cleveland, Webb made his way to South Carolina in 2016, where he established himself as a key member of the Gamecocks starting rotation as a freshman. The Brewers used their third round pick in 2016 to select Webb and this time he opted to sign, agreeing to a slightly below slot deal for $700,000. With good mound presence and awareness, Webb features a fastball that sits in the 93-96 mph range and a big, looping, 12-6 curveball. He also sprinkles in a changeup at times, though he relies heavily on his fastball/curve combo.

2016: Given his past arm issues, the Brewers opted to take it easy with Webb after signing him. They held him out of game action last season, as he logged over 100 innings of work in his 18 outings for South Carolina, choosing to save his pro debut for 2017.

MPP Pre-Season Prospect Rankings
2017 (#32)