Brent is a product of Cincinnati's baseball powerhouse, Moeller High School.
Brent's father was a safety when Penn State won a national championship in 1982, with Joe Paterno.
Suter's mother Shirley was a four-year letter winning swimmer at Penn State.
Brent recognizes what a push it is to stay focused and move up the ladder, heading to the Majors, hopefully. "It's a very mental game, so you have to think you belong before you actually get that feeling and start acting like it. It's very much 'fake it until you make it,'" Suter said in 2014.
Suter attacks the strike zone, working quickly to keep his teammates on their toes. He changes speeds extremely well. He is the definition of "a pitcher."
MLB debut (Aug 19, 2016): You don't have to go to Harvard to know that there's quite a sizable difference between Triple-A and the big leagues. Suter went to Harvard, and so did his team's general manager, David Stearns, and so did the guy who signed Suter, Steffan Wilson.
That's a lot of brains behind one player, and it paid off when Suter made his Major League debut. What Suter described as a "dream come true" didn't end up with his dream scenario. Suter was knocked around a bit by the Mariners, giving up four runs on seven hits in 4 1/3 innings in a game Milwaukee would go on to lose, 7-6.
But Suter got a heck of a crash course at the highest level of baseball, and he impressed a few people along the way with an array of pitches that rarely broke the upper 80s but all seemed to avoid being straight.
"It's kind of as advertised," Brewers manager Craig Counsell said. "There's some late movement going on that's really confusing the hitter, for sure. There weren't a lot of barreled balls."
"I really try to avoid stuff that goes straight," Suter said. "That's part of my game. I try to pound the zone aggressively with stuff that has movement because I don't have the velocity factor. "Unfortunately they got a couple that were moving and moved them out of the park."
Still, there were positive signs. Catcher Manny Pina, who worked with Suter in Triple-A, said the lefthander's cutters weren't cutting early because of the understandable nerves, but they improved as the innings went on. "I think he was comfortable," Pina said. "He throws what he has. I think next start he should be a lot better."
Suter admitted that he took a moment before his first pitch to soak in the atmosphere and revel in the fact that he had achieved a lifelong dream. (D Miller - MLB.com - Aug 20, 2016)
Brent like to play golf. He also is a good cook, dancer, and golfer. And he plays the guitar and writes songs.
2018 season: It's difficult to think of a Brewers player who rode more dramatic ups and downs than Brent Suter:
–In March, he made his first Opening Day roster.
–In May, he homered off Corey Kluber.
–In July, he sustained an elbow injury that required season-ending Tommy John surgery.
Suter, one of the most energetic players on the roster, was forced to watch the club's postseason run from the sidelines. But the year ended with the biggest blessing of all, which Suter talked about during the annual holiday Q&A with a Brewers player.
MLB.com: How's rehab going?
Suter: Everything is going really well. I'm feeling really strong. My range of motion has been back now for a month or two, so I'm just working on strength—making sure that ligament totally sets in. I've been going to rehab three times a week and following the Brewers' strength program. I'll start throwing at the end of January. Everything is right on track. It's definitely been a mental test, but honestly, I've bought in and fallen in love with the rehab process. I let myself enjoy getting better for now. Mentally, I've been doing really well. It hasn't hurt that I've had a baby this offseason, which has been incredible happiness.
MLB.com: What can you tell us about fatherhood?
Suter: He was born Oct. 26. He faked out Erin and I the whole last week and a half. He was a week late, but he's been perfectly happy; born eight pounds, five ounces. Liam Michael. He's a little ball of joy. You think you know what you're talking about when you say you love someone and you care about their happiness more than your own, and then you have a baby, and it becomes as literal as you've ever felt it. In that way it's broadened my horizons on what life is about.
Meanwhile, he's just sleeping, eating and pooping.
MLB.com: You've been busy, too. Your social media followers saw that you hosted a pitching clinic before the holidays, and we're wondering how it went.
Suter: When I was back in the Minors, I gave some lessons and tutoring on the side. But I've really been wanting to get involved in the Urban Youth Academy for years now, and Curtis Granderson got me the contact that really helped me get in the door there. I try to get up there once every week or two to help out, and they said, 'Do you want to have your own clinic?' I thought that would be great. I handled one of the sessions about the mental side of the game. It was more of a 'skull session' than anything. I had a lot of fun doing it. There was probably close to 100 kids there.
MLB.com: What was Christmas like for the Suter family while you were growing up?
Suter: On Christmas Eve, we always go to my great uncle and great aunt's house in Cincinnati, and we sing Christmas carols and hang out. It's a fun tradition that gets everyone ready for Christmas morning and our gift exchange, and the big event: A Ping-Pong tournament. It's been going on since the early 1980s and my great uncle keeps all the stats of winners. It's a big deal. There's no trophy, you just know you go down in the record books.
MLB.com: Have you won?
Suter: I've won it quite a few times. I'm not trying to brag or anything, but I might be tied for the most titles with my grandma. Oh my gosh, she can play. Unfortunately, she has Alzheimer's, so I don't think she's going to make it this year. But she has a ping-pong table in her room, and my dad says she's better than ever before. She's incredible.
MLB.com: What is the best Christmas gift you've ever received?
Suter: The most elated I can remember getting off of a material gift is the Nintendo 64 my brother and I got back in the day. We wanted that so bad. We opened it and went crazy.
MLB.com: And what about the best gift you've ever given?
Suter: That's a really good question. The most expensive one I've given is my wife's engagement ring. I proposed on Dec. 24, so I gave her some scarves as a disguise present, then surprised her with a ring. If you count that as a Christmas gift, that might be it. It was absolutely the most meaningful thing I've given.
MLB.com: If you were buying a gift for a teammate, who would it be and what would you get him?
Suter: I would give Wade Miley a nice water bottle. He gets on me sometimes, like, 'Dude, get that water bottle out of here! Just use a cup!' I think that would be a really funny gift.
MLB.com: This probably requires an explanation. People who haven't seen you toting around a reusable water bottle might not know what you are talking about.
Suter: Hopefully I'm not the only player who does it. Single-use plastics and all the cups we go through during the games are so tough for landfills and on the environment. I try to avoid those when I can. I just use a refillable water bottle. I take it everywhere, in the clubhouse and out on the field and in the bullpen. It's always there.
I got involved in Milwaukee with the Urban Ecology Center on some of their hikes and with some of their programs. I fell in love with it. It stands for so many awesome things in terms of connecting adults and kids with nature. There's a lot of cool things that they do.
MLB.com: Favorite Christmas movie?
Suter: Elf. I keep on waiting for it to get old, but every year, I just crack up at that movie.
MLB.com: Favorite Christmas song?
Suter: "God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen," by the Barenaked Ladies. They did a really cool cover of it.
MLB.com: What are your New Year's resolutions?
Suter: I'm going to try to make some kind of donation or effort of time every day. Basically, try to make someone's day every day, even if it's just a nice deed.
From a baseball point of view, it's to come back stronger and better. I want to be a better pitcher overall. Be a better teammate. I'm trying to use experience as not a step back, but an opportunity. (A McCalvy - MLB.com - Dec 21, 2018)
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Feb 27, 2019: Jhoulys Chacín grabbed his cap and glove and headed down the stairs from the Brewers' clubhouse to begin warming up for his spring debut against the Indians. This time he carried something new, too; a glass water bottle wrapped in protective blue rubber. It was a gift from Brent Suter, the team’s resident environmentalist, who is trying to help the planet one plastic water bottle at a time. “We go through plastic like water,” Suter said the other day without a hint of irony.
To be more precise, the Brewers consume approximately 20 cases of bottled water a day in the Major League wing of their sprawling new digs at American Family Fields of Phoenix. Suter, a 31st-round Draft pick of the Brewers in 2012 who graduated from Harvard with a degree in environmental science and public policy, noticed the waste five years ago and began using a reusable bottle for his hydration needs. Now, Suter is trying to create a similar habit among his teammates. Thanks to social media, fans are catching on.
“It’s just an easy way to save a lot of plastic waste,” Suter said. “My cousin and I were sitting on the couch a couple years ago and we made the hashtag #StrikeOutWaste and made the Twitter profile. We said, ‘When the time is right, we can do this if we want to.’ We figure the time is right now.”
The time is right because Suter is sidelined by Tommy John surgery that he underwent last July, and while he is deep into a throwing program—three sets at 75 feet on Wednesday morning, with 90 feet up next—his afternoons are unconsumed.
So he partnered with the bottle manufacturer Zulu Athletic, which sent a first batch of 20 bottles to Brewers camp. Suter distributed them to the names atop a list of teammates, club staff and media who have all committed to stop using throwaway plastic bottles this season. The list was already going on 70.
“Zulu has been great to work with,” Suter said. Chacin was one of the first 20 to get a bottle. “People who don’t know Suter, you don’t know what a good guy he is and how he wants to protect everything,” Chacin said. “As his teammate, it’s great to have a guy like him. He literally teaches you something every day.”
Suter was pleasantly surprised by how many teammates said yes. “I was telling them upfront, like, ‘This is a commitment,'” he said. “You can’t just go to the refrigerator and open a plastic bottle. You have to take your time to fill up the water bottle. But they’re like, ‘Yeah, we’re in.’ Fingers crossed that it stays that way.”
Suter is already committed, in ways large and small. He uses his social media reach to trumpet cases like Players for the Planet, which hosted a beach cleanup in the Dominican Republic that featured Robinson Cano and Nelson Cruz. Suter is also a supporter of Milwaukee’s Urban Ecology Center. On a more personal scale, Suter may be the only player known to pack his lunch in a reusable meal kit. Last week, he cheered the Brewers for switching to biodegradable to-go boxes in the commissary.
“The ocean is filling up with plastic,” Suter said. “Just finding an easy way to cut some unneeded single-use plastic out would be great for trying to preserve a future for our kids that’s healthy and happy. In terms of awareness, I’m seeing reusable straws and reusable bags in place of plastic bags. I know San Francisco and Massachusetts are getting rid of all plastic bags in general. I think there’s a movement. If we can do some of the easy stuff first and get momentum and gain that awareness, I think it could be the start of something cool.”
Perhaps his clubhouse effort will inspire similar projects for fans.
“That’s what I was hoping for, that people would say, ‘The Brewers are doing it, maybe we want to do it, too.’” Suter said. “Now their office has reusable water bottles and is filling up at the office water cooler. It can apply to coffee, protein shakes. Just the thought to reuse rather than throw away.” (A McCalvy - MLB.com - Feb 27, 2019)
Jan 24, 2020: Brewers pitchers Corey Knebel and Brent Suter helped launch a first-of-its-kind partnership between the club and Racine-based SC Johnson to recycle the more than one million plastic cups discarded each season at Miller Park. As part of the program, both sides will donate to an environmental organization for every save recorded by a Brewers pitcher.
“I plan to do my part on that,” Knebel said.
Knebel, an All-Star closer in 2018, is critical to Milwaukee’s bullpen plan this season. But he and other Brewers folks had more earthly issues on their minds, when Knebel and Suter, the team's resident environmentalists, helped launch an initiative with SC Johnson chairman and CEO Fisk Johnson to make better use of the plastic cups that fill bins at Miller Park every season.
Starting in 2020, SC Johnson will collect those cups—the Brewers went through 1.3 million of them last year—and turn them into bottles for its Scrubbing Bubbles products. It marks the first time that a U.S. pro sports team is linking a waste stream to a specific product. The cups will have SC Johnson’s logo and a description of the effort, directing fans to dispose of them in special containers around the ballpark.
In addition to the recycling effort, the ballclub and SC Johnson will donate to “Players for the Planet” for each Brewers save recorded. Suter has been partnered with that organization for several years.
“It’s really a great step in the right direction,” Suter said. “People are becoming more aware and more concerned about their everyday actions.”
“Suter is, of course, our expert on environmental issues,” Knebel added. “He has definitely changed a lot of guys’ perspectives in the clubhouse, especially mine.”
Last spring in 2019, as part of his “Strike Out Waste” effort, Suter distributed glass water bottles to teammates and encouraged them to stop drinking from single-use plastic bottles. Last April, in conjunction with Earth Day, the Brewers announced that they were replacing plastic straws with paper straws at Miller Park.
Now Milwaukee is the latest partner of SC Johnson, which has undertaken an effort of its own to tackle plastic waste. Since 2015, the company has used 100 percent post-consumer recycled plastic for its Windex line, and last year it announced that Windex packaging would be made entirely from 100 percent recycled ocean-bound plastic. (A McCalvy - Jan 24, 2020)
April 22. 2020: From the clubhouse to his home kitchen, Brewers left-hander Brent Suter has amended his lifestyle to be as environmentally conscious as possible. So, on the 50th anniversary of Earth Day, Suter shared some of what he’s learned, and what motivated him to become Major League Baseball’s “greenest” player, in a live Twitter chat on @DiscoveryEd.
Suter graduated from Harvard with an Environmental Science and Public Policy degree in 2012, the same year the Brewers selected him in the 31st round of the MLB Draft. He overcame the long odds facing low-round picks—especially pitchers with a fastball in the mid-80-mph range—and made it to the big leagues in 2016.
With each passing year, Suter gained a stronger foothold in MLB and used his platform to spread the word about the importance of being Earth-friendly. Like the time in Spring Training in 2019, when Suter, while rehabbing from Tommy John surgery, acquired reusable water bottles for teammates and convinced them to help limit use of single-use plastics. That same spring, Suter helped convince the Brewers to adopt biodegradable to-go boxes in the commissary. He doesn’t use them, however. For years now, Suter has packed his own lunch in a reusable meal kit. And this past winter, Suter and teammate Corey Knebel helped launch a partnership between the Brewers and SC Johnson, a company based in Racine, Wisc., to recycle all of the plastic cups used at Miller Park into bottles for the company’s Scrubbing Bubbles product. In 2019, the Brewers went through about 1.3 million cups.
“It’s really a great step in the right direction,” Suter said. “People are becoming more aware and more concerned about their everyday actions.”
“Suter is, of course, our expert on environmental issues,” Knebel added. “He has definitely changed a lot of guys’ perspectives in the clubhouse, especially mine.”
On Earth Day, Suter shared his message with a wider audience. The Twitter chat is a complement to Discovery Education’s “50 Ways to Earth Day” program, a collection of activities that students, educators and families can do to make a difference for the planet.
Replying to @bruter24 and 3 others:
—What is the biggest and easiest impact that individuals can have on the environment? Also, HUGE Craig Counsell fan. #goDbacks
Eating more plants and avoiding red meat has a huge impact, as does composting and supporting local and organic farms!
—Any chance you're working with the Brewers to improve the bubblers at Miller Park to include bottle filling stations? Would love to stop wasting single-use plastic bottles on gameday.
We are definitely trying to, but we are trying to work around the no-bottles rule in the stadiums. (The rule is in place due to safety concerns from bottles falling from the upper decks.)
—Any advice on a 19-year-old former high school pitcher trying to make a college team?
Believe in every pitch you throw. Thumb positioning can make a big difference for movement of your pitches. And do your best to keep your rotator cuff as strong and durable as possible.
—I heard you get environmentally friendly lunchboxes to the clubhouse and sometimes get some for your teammates. What do they think about it, and do they generally learn about how to be more environmentally friendly after learning from you?
I can say I’ve had an impact on several guys but working on the others.
—What are the top three things you think stadiums should do to limit their impact?
Invest in solar energy, LED lightbulbs and compost. (A McCalvy - MLB.com - April 22, 2020)
Sept. 7, 2020: Even in this strangest of seasons, baseball’s greenest player is considering ways to help the planet.
Suter is the Brewers’ nominee for the Roberto Clemente Award, presented annually to the player who best represents the game through extraordinary character, community involvement, philanthropy and positive contributions on and off the field. That certainly describes Suter, who has been working to raise the environmental consciousness of his teammates and fans alike since he convinced teammates to adopt reusable glass bottles over the thousands of single-use plastic bottles a team typically goes through.
Since then, Suter has been the public face of a program to recycle the million-plus plastic cups used at Miller Park in a typical season into bottles of SC Johnson’s “Scrubbing Bubbles” cleaner. And next on his list of initiatives is team travel. Suter recently partnered with the American Conservation Coalition Campus, The Nature Conservancy and Players for the Planet on a program called Sidelining Carbon, focused on reducing the impact of professional sports team travel. (Adam McCalvy)
Brewers lefthander, climate activist, mound gymnast and dugout percussionist Brent Suter is not a man prone to dark thoughts. Yet there he was at home in Cincinnati in early October, unable to eat. He watched replays of the nightmare he had just lived through in Game 1 of the NL Wild Card Series against the Dodgers, when his quick tempo spun out of control, he couldn’t harness his breathing, and a pitcher known for filling up the strike zone suddenly couldn’t find it with a map. For days, Suter sunk into a depression.
“You know, when you compete and you work all year for the postseason and then have a heartbreaking performance like that, it just stays with you a little bit,” Suter said. “But it motivates you. You learn from it. You get better from it.
The Brewers lost, 4-2. When they lost again the next day, their season was over and the Dodgers were on a path to being World Series champions. “I came home, I didn't really want to eat,” Suter said. “I was kind of in pretty much depression for a little bit.”
How long did the feeling last? “It lasted the whole offseason, but it was really bad the first week or week and a half,” Suter said. “I was pretty much in depression for the first 7-10 days. I had to get my wife to snap me out of it. It was mostly my wife, my parents. Those were most of the people we were seeing because we were trying to keep our circle small. And then some teammates, former and current teammates, called to pick me up and all that stuff. And then there were people in the Milwaukee community who were unbelievably supportive. “Like, it was unbelievable. Brewer nation picked me up when I was down. I really can't thank them enough for that.”
Said one of those teammates, Drew Rasmussen: “Brent, you guys know him, he's one of the greatest humans on Earth. But also he's one of our leaders. It makes me happy to know that he felt like we had his back. That set him into the offseason with a little added motivation more so than what he normally has.”
Suter said he turned the corner once he started his offseason workout program and began looking ahead to 2021. There was a process, he said, of accepting what happened. That included re-watching the outing a couple of times and noticing how he had failed to commit to his breathing exercises.
He also saw the mechanical issue—stepping too far across his body and getting too far out in front in his delivery. He’d gotten away from during the regular season, when he posted a 3.13 ERA in 16 games and 31.2 innings and was one of manager Craig Counsell’s most versatile relievers. Suter vowed to clean up those issues over the winter. Then he decided he’d seen enough. He does not plan to watch that video again.
“I've been doing a lot of meditation and relaxation techniques over the offseason to just try to make sure the tempo doesn't get away from me and I'm able to control the game, rather than have the game speed up on me,” he said. “I'm trying to get back up and be the best teammate I can to the guys and all the fans and family that supported me in everything. I'm trying to be all that much better for it.” (Adam McCalvy - March 2, 2021)
Brewers Pitcher Brent Suter Writing Children’s BookSuter Podcast RevealDuring a podcast, Suter dropped a subtle but important tidbit. He plans on writing a children’s book. While talking about his love for the environment and all the work he does, he said the following: “Don’t wanna spoil it too much, but I’ve got a kid’s book with environmental messaging that is in the works right now”. (John Egan - February 21, 2022)
May 13-16, 2022: Suter was on the paternity list. Suter traveled back to Milwaukee after the series finale in Cincinnati for the birth of his and his wife Erin's second child, Layton Lee Suter, who was born on May 13.
Sept 26, 2022: Suter leads by example to protect the environment. Suter has been speaking publicly about his climate activism since 2019, but his involvement goes back farther. He became connected with Players for the Planet, a nonprofit founded by former big leaguers Chris Dickerson and Jack Cassel that hosts cleanup events around the world. When they hosted a tree planting initiative in Milwaukee in May, Nationals slugger Nelson Cruz joined a group of Brewers players and staff led by Suter.
Suter also has been a clubhouse leader in the Brewers’ recent partnership with Racine, Wis.-based SC Johnson to recycle the plastic cups used by fans at the stadium -- the total was 1.3 million the year before the program launched in 2020 -- into bottles used for the company’s Scrubbing Bubbles cleaner, marking the first time that a U.S. pro sports team linked a waste stream to a specific product. That partnership has continued to grow: • In April 2022, the team announced the intention to form the Brewers Sustainability Council, an effort by Suter and founding partner SC Johnson to create an advisory board to review, discuss and implement best sustainability practices at American Family Field.• The Brewers, SC Johnson and Earth Echo teamed up to launch Waste-Free Crew, a sustainability education and awareness initiative for participating students in grades 4-6 in southeastern Wisconsin.• In August 2022, the Brewers and SC Johnson hosted a Sports X Business Teaming Up for Sustainability panel that brought in local universities and sustainability-focused community organizations. Players for the Planet co-founder Chris Dickerson and Suter were part of the event.• For the 2022 season, SC Johnson and the Brewers provided all players with aluminum refillable water bottles and installed refill stations at the stadium to reduce the prevalence of single-use plastic. Suter canvassed the clubhouse for feedback before choosing the design.
“He wanted to make sure people actually used them,” said teammate Eric Lauer. “I think he just makes you a little more conscious. I can’t say I’ve made major changes yet, but I’m more conscious of throwing away something properly, or using a reusable water bottle if I can. Little things like that. “His commitment to the cause is impressive. He’s just an impressive guy. He’s a special kind of guy.”
Long before his formal involvement in climate activism, Suter had quietly been trying to minimize his own footprint for years, starting with small steps like reusable food containers and water bottles. He began eating less meat after learning about the impact animal farming has on the environment. In 2017, he had solar panels installed on his home. He’s especially excited about the potential for the Brewers Sustainability Council.
“That could be attractive to other franchises, like, ‘Hey here are the changes we’re making with player input, front-office input, fan input.’ The SC Johnson partnership has been great,” Suter said. “That’s the big picture. Then, in here, our clubhouse operations people have been great. We’ve got refillable water stations everywhere, we have eco-friendly to-go plates. It’s more costly, but the Brewers have been willing to do that.”
It’s been three years in a row that the club recognized his efforts by nominating him for the Clemente Award. Suter called that association with one of the great philanthropists in Major League history “surreal.”
“It’s definitely the best honor of my career,” he said. “I don’t feel worthy, you know what I mean? I don’t feel worthy to be mentioned with his name and everything he did. But I’m trying to do my best to make the world a better place. I’m trying to be like him.” (A McCalvy - MLB.com - Sept 26, 2022)
Known as “The Raptor,” a nickname he has long held since minor league teammate Tim Dillard called him that after he ran by him during wind sprints. The nickname has stuck so much that Suter admitted that he likely plans to use the Jurassic Park theme whenever he comes into the game with the Rockies, just like he did during his time with the Brewers. (Kevin Henry - Jan. 14, 2023)
June 2012: Suter was the Brewers 33rd round pick, out of Harvard University in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Suter got his degree in environmental sciences and public policy.
Feb 16, 2020: Suter and the Brewers agreed to terms on a two-year contract, about 24 hours before the sides were scheduled to go to an arbitration hearing. Suter had filed for a $1.25 million salary in his first year of arbitration eligibility, and the Brewers countered at $825,000.
The two-year deal guarantees $2.5 million. Suter gets a $100,000 signing bonus and salaries of $900,000 in 2020 and $1.5 million in 2021. The 2021 salary would increase by $50,000 each for innings pitched of 80, 100, 120, 140 and 160.
- Nov 18, 2022: The Rockies claimed Suter off waivers from the Brewers.
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|Draft:||Brewers #31 - 2012 - Out of Harvard Univ. (MA)|
Suter has a three pitch mix: a not-real-fast 85-88 mph FASTBALL, a rarely-used 72-75 mph CURVEBALL, and an 80-83 mph CHANGEUP.
When his changeup is on, it induces weak contact.
2016 Season Pitch Usage: 4-seam Fastball: 68.3% of the time; Change 10.1% of the time; Slider 713% of the time; and Curve 8.7% of the time.
2017 Season Pitch Usage: 4-seam Fastball: 68.2% of the time; Change 13.8% of the time; Slider 17.8% of the time; and Curve .2% of the time.
2018 Season Pitch Usage: 4-seam Fastball 68% of the time, his Sinker 1%; Change 12.9%; Slider 14.8%; and Curve 3.4% of the time. Average velocity: 4-seam 87.4 mph, Sinker 87.6, Change 81, Slider 76.4, and Curve 73.9 mph.
2019 Season Pitch Usage: 4-seam Fastball 75.4% of the time, his Sinker 3.5%; Change 18.1%; and Slider 3.1% of the time. Average velocity: 4-seam 87.7 mph, Sinker 87.8, Change 80.7, and Slider 74 mph.
2020 Season Pitch Usage: 4-seam Fastball 71.6% of the time, his Sinker 7.6%; Change 14.1%; and Slider 6.7% of the time. Average velocity: 4-seam 85.6 mph, Sinker 87.5, Change 81.4, and Slider 73.6 mph.
2022 Season Pitch Usage/Avg. Velo: Fastball 65% - 86.5 mph; Change 25% - 77.3 mph; Sinker 5.7% - 87.4 mph; Slider 4.2% - 79 mph.
None of Brent's pitches are ranked at 50, and he is brutally honest about any success he has had.
"It's not my stuff, I'll say that," Suter said. "I don't exactly have standout stuff, but I know if I'm throwing strikes and working quickly, that's when I'm successful.
"My calling card is really my tempo. If I get going quickly, it keeps the defense on their toes, it hopefully keeps the hitters from getting comfortable. That's the way I'll be successful.
"I think I'm just making pitches when I have to," Suter said in 2016. "They've been getting hits off me. I had a jam in the Oklahoma City game that I had to get out of and I had a jam in the second inning [on Sunday]. It hasn't been a breeze by any means, but I'm just making pitches when I have to."
Suter works extremely quickly. He's gotta be Commisioner Rob Manfred's favorite MLB pitcher.
September 2019: Suter was the NL's Reliever of the Month.
Suter, who didn't make his season debut until Sept. 2 as he worked his way back from Tommy John surgery, was brilliant for the Brewers down the stretch as Milwaukee surged into the postseason.
The slow-throwing, fast-working southpaw had a 0.49 ERA in nine relief appearances, and the Brewers went 7-2 in the games he pitched in. Suter picked up four wins in relief and two holds, and he recorded 15 strikeouts in his 18 innings. Seven of his nine outings went multiple innings.
- As of the start of the 2022 season, Brent had a career record of 31-16 with a 3.46 ERA, having allowed 322 hits and 43 home runs in 328 innings.
- Suter has a quick move to pickoff runners at first base.
Aug 13-Sept 1, 2017: Suter was on the DL with left rotator cuff strain.
July 3-14, 2018: Suter was on the DL with left forearm tightness.
July 23-Nov 1, 2018: Suter was on the DL with torn UCL in left elbow.
- Feb 19-Sept 1, 2019: Suter was on the DL recovering from TJ surgery.