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Rex Brothers

#57 | LHP
Atlanta Braves Atlanta Braves
Rex Brothers
Name: Rex Coleman Brothers
Born: Dec 18, 1987 in Chapel Hill, Tenn. USA
High School: Shelbyville (Tenn.) HS
College: Lipscomb
Ht.: 6'0" / Wt.: 215 lbs
Bats: L / Throws: L
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Drafted in the supplemental 1st round (34th overall) by the Colorado Rockies in 2009 (signed for $969,000)
As a prep player in Tennessee, Brothers made the rounds of baseball camps in the state, attending Vanderbilt and Middle Tennessee State, among others. Still, his best offer came from Lipscomb, which became a full NCAA school in 2004. He was the Atlantic Sun Conference's top freshman in 2007, going 7-4, 3.51, then led the Bisons to a regional bid last season, striking out 96 in 97 innings. He pitched in the Cape Cod League last summer, showing a power arm, and has improved significantly this spring, coming out of the gate throwing 92-94 mph with low-80s sliders against Georgia Tech. His stuff got better as he showed a smoother delivery, eliminating a head whack that hampered his command. At his best, Brothers showed two plus pitches: a fastball in the 94-96 mph range that touched 97, and a filthy slider in the 85-87 mph range. Some scouts see Brothers' delivery, which is still not smooth or easy, and want to put him in the bullpen. Several compare him to Randy Myers, who had similar size and stuff and fashioned a 14-year major league career. Others note that Brothers holds his velocity deep into games and should get a chance to start. His matchup with Kyle Heckathorn and Kennesaw State--a huge weekend in the Peach State, when North Carolina visited Georgia Tech and Louisiana State was at Georgia--was perhaps the heaviest-scouted game of the spring, and he delivered with his best stuff, making himself a surefire first-round pick.
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