current status: On roster
#49 P | 6'0", 210 lbs. | Colorado
Birth Date:December 18, 1987 (26 years old) Place of Birth:Chapel Hill, TN Hometown:Chapel Hill, TN
Drafted:Drafted by Colorado in 2009 (1st round).
Drafted:Drafted by Colorado in 2009 (1st round).
|Assets:||Has plenty of strikeout acumen, as well as the ability to regularly get lefty batters out. Also boasts the right demeanor to pitch late in games.|
|Flaws:||Can be guilty of struggling with his control from time to time, which leads to a few too many walks (and base-runners in general).|
|Career Potential:||Late-inning lefty with upside.|
Movements & Injuries
|3/09/2014||Re-signed by the Colorado Rockies to a one-year contract.|
|3/05/2013||Re-signed by the Colorado Rockies to a one-year contract.|
|6/02/2012||Recalled from Colorado Springs (AAA).|
|5/20/2012||Optioned to Colorado Springs (AAA).|
|3/03/2012||Re-signed by the Colorado Rockies to a one-year contract.|
|6/04/2011||Contract purchased from Colorado Springs (AAA).|
|3/27/2011||Assigned to minor league camp.|
|6/09/2009||Drafted by the Colorado Rockies in 1st round (34th overall) in 2009.|
Brothers can't find plate in loss to Padres | 04/15/2014 1:46 AM
NewsRex Brothers suffered an ugly blown save Monday against the Padres, walking three batters and allowing two runs in the eighth inning of a 5-4 loss.
ImpactAgainst the Padres in San Diego, walking batters as a reliever is an unforgivable sin. As such, Brothers will be in confession tomorrow. Colorado's primary setup man issued free passes to Xavier Nady, Seth Smith and Yonder Alonso around a pair of outs that ended up in Charlie Blackmon's glove. A wild pitch scored Nady, while a Wilin Rosario throwing error plated the winning run in Smith. Brothers has taken the loss in consecutive games. He's no threat to LaTroy Hawkins at the moment.
Brothers throws a scoreless inning | 03/05/2014 5:51 PM
NewsRex Brothers struck out one in a perfect inning of work against the Cubs on Wednesday.
ImpactBrothers was exquisite last season, finishing with a 1.74 ERA and 76 strikeouts in 67 1/3 innings. While the Rockies brought in LaTroy Hawkins to close, Brothers may end up getting some occasional saves depending on how frequently manager Walt Weiss wants to play the match-ups.
Brothers allows 2 runners, escapes with save | 09/11/2013 2:24 AM
NewsRex Brothers stranded two runners in the ninth inning Tuesday against the Giants to protect a 9-8 lead and earn his 16th save of the season.
ImpactThis was Brothers' first appearance since he allowed two runs in the ninth against the Padres on Friday to blow his first save in 16 opportunities as closer. He's accumulated a sublime 1.78 ERA and 1.27 WHIP in 65 appearances this year.
Rex Brothers blows save, takes loss | 09/07/2013 1:34 AM
NewsRex Brothers took his second blown save and first loss after giving up two runs in the ninth Friday against the Padres.
ImpactIt was Brothers' first blown save in 16 chances as a closer. The other blown save came in the seventh inning of a game against the Giants back in May. Brothers has definitely been shaky these last few outings, but his job is secure.
Brothers walks 2 but escapes with 13th save | 08/25/2013 5:05 PM
NewsRex Brothers walked two in the ninth on Sunday, but escaped the inning unscathed in earning his 13th save of the season against the Marlins.
ImpactBrothers struck out two in the inning. The 25-year-old southpaw has strung together five consecutive scoreless appearances and has whiffed at least one batter in nine straight outings. Brothers is 13-for-14 in save conversions and boasts a 1.46 ERA over 59 appearances. With Rafael Betancourt sidelined with a potentially serious elbow injury, Brothers has a good chance to end the season as Colorado's closer.
Brothers records 10th save of season | 08/11/2013 7:08 PM
NewsRex Brothers picked up his 10th save in Sunday's win over the Pirates.
ImpactBrothers allowed two hits and an intentional walk, but was able to get out of a bases loaded jam. It was his second straight shaky outing after giving up a run and two hits in Saturday's win. Brothers still owns a dominant 1.49 ERA and 1.24 WHIP in 48 1/3 innings this season.
Rex Brothers secures eighth save of season | 08/02/2013 10:43 PM
NewsRex Brothers surrendered a run on two hits against the Pirates on Friday, but still managed to secure his eighth save of the season.
ImpactBrothers allowed an RBI double to Pedro Alvarez, but was able to pitch his way around any further damage. He owns an outstanding 1.39 ERA, 1.17 WHIP and 46/22 K/BB ratio through 45 1/3 innings on the season. With as well as he's pitched, it seems possible he'll remain in the closer's role for the remainder of the season, even after Rafael Betancourt returns from the DL.
Rex Brothers picks up seventh save | 07/28/2013 7:13 PM
NewsRex Brothers picked up his seventh save in Sunday's win over the Brewers.
ImpactBrothers has been highly effective in the closer role with Rafael Betancourt sidelined. He didn't allow any runs and had one strikeout in the outing. The 25-year-old left-hander has a 1.24 ERA and 1.15 WHIP over 47 appearances.
Brothers picks up fifth save | 07/21/2013 7:48 PM
NewsRex Brothers recorded his fifth save in Sunday's win over the Cubs.
ImpactBrothers allowed a run in the outing, but got out of the inning without any further damage. He has a 1.30 ERA in 45 appearances this season and needs to be owned in all standard leagues while Rafael Betancourt is on the disabled list.
Brothers to fill in at closer for the Rockies | 07/20/2013 4:29 PM
NewsRex Brothers will serve as the Rockies' fill-in closer while Rafael Betancourt (appendicitis) is sidelined.
ImpactBetancourt will be on the disabled list for at least the next 10 days. Brothers, 25, has an outstanding 1.11 ERA and 42 strikeouts in 40 2/3 innings this season with Colorado and needs to be owned in all standard leagues.
Brothers converts save Friday vs. Giants | 06/28/2013 11:58 PM
NewsRex Brothers converted his fifth save of the season Friday against the Giants.
ImpactRafael Betancourt was activated from the disabled list Friday, but apparently Rockies manager Walt Weiss wants to ease him back into the ninth inning. While Brothers notched the save, his 32-outing scoreless streak came to an end on a solo homer by Buster Posey. Still, he has a ridiculous 0.52 ERA and 37/17 K/BB ratio in 34 1/3 innings this season.
Brothers picks up second save as Rox top Reds | 06/04/2013 11:03 PM
NewsRex Brothers worked a perfect ninth inning against the Reds to earn his second save of the season on Tuesday.
ImpactWith Rafael Betancourt on the shelf, Brothers will get the save opportunities in his stead. Through 25 2/3 innings, the left-hander has allowed just one run while striking out 25. He should be owned in all leagues while he continues to get save chances.
Rex Brothers records save for Rockies | 05/22/2013 6:15 PM
NewsWith Rafael Betancourt sidelined, Rex Brothers earned his first save of the year by pitching a scoreless ninth inning Wednesday against the Diamondbacks.
ImpactBrothers has allowed just one run in 21 1/3 innings this season, so he was an obvious choice to close in Betancourt's place. Since it currently appears that Betancourt will avoid the DL, Brothers isn't guaranteed additional saves.
Brothers hasn't allowed a run since April 6 | 05/21/2013 4:45 AM
NewsRex Brothers hasn't allowed a run since April 6.
ImpactAnd that run, surrendered to the Padres, is the only blemish on his campaign to this point. Brothers has six holds, a 0.47 ERA, 1.14 WHIP and 20/7 K/BB ratio over 21 appearances. He's been Colorado's best reliever, but closer Rafael Betancourt is also pitching well for the 24-21 Rockies. Brothers could be Colorado's full-time closer next season, but he likely won't earn saves in 2013 barring injury.
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|Date||Team||Opp||GS||DEC||YTD W||YTD L||YTD SV||YTD ERA||CG||SHO||IP||H||R||ER||HR||BB||K||Status|
Career Regular Season Statistics
2014 Game Highs
|Most Innings Pitched (Relief)||1.0||5 times-last:at SD||last:Apr 14||1.1|
|Most Strikeouts (Relief)||1||3 times-last:at SF||last:Apr 12||3|
Career Highs (SEASON)
|Losses||2||2 times-last: 2012 (Col)|
|Innings Pitched||67.2||2012 (Col)|
|Hits Allowed||63||2012 (Col)|
|Runs Allowed||33||2012 (Col)|
|Earned Runs Allowed||29||2012 (Col)|
|Home Runs Allowed||5||2 times-last: 2013 (Col)|
|Earned Run Average||1.74*||2013 (Col)|