It took Brewers President of Baseball Operations David Stearns less than 24 hours following the conclusion of the World Series to make his first off-season acquisition. 29 year old, right handed relief pitcher, Trevor Gott is who Stearns elected to sign to a one year major league deal.
The Brewers have signed right-hander Trevor Gott to a one-year major-league contract, a source tells @TheAthletic. Spent all of last season with Giants at Triple A.
— Ken Rosenthal (@Ken_Rosenthal) November 3, 2021
Who Is Trevor Gott And Why Sign Him?
Gott spent all of 2021 in the San Francisco Giants organization at the Triple-A level. In 43 appearances, he finished the season with a 4.10 ERA. He has pitched 140 innings at the major league level spanned out across each of the past six years with a 5.01 career ERA. 2021 was the first time he did not make a big league appearance since 2015.
Since 2019, Gott has altered his approach on the mound. He used to be a heavy sinker ball type pitcher, but has since switched to more of an elevated four seam fastball pitcher. His fastball tends to hover around 95-96MPH. Additionally, he will throw a curveball and a to a lesser extent a slider, but command/location of the breaking pitches has been a big issue for him.
Signing Gott is a very low risk, high reward move. With relief pitchers Brad Boxberger and Hunter Strickland due to be free agents, it is time for Stearns to start replenishing the bullpen. Gott is likely one of many relief pitcher signings to come this off-season.
It is worth noting that Gott does not have any minor league options remaining. Although it is a major league deal, he will have to earn his spot onto the Brewers opening day roster. The Brewers have had success finding bullpen pitchers in the past so maybe Gott will turn out to be another key find.
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