The Milwaukee Brewers have a knack of developing pitchers and turning them into valuable pieces. Over the years several pitchers have entered the teams secret pitching lab in Arizona and left suddenly equipped with all the right tools in order to have a breakout season and continued success afterwards.
Recently one of those success stories signed a contract with the Chicago White Sox. This player was previously let go by the Brewers during the summer and afterwards had a brief stint in the Houston Astros organization.
Once promising Milwaukee Brewers relief pitcher Jake Cousins signed with the Chicago White Sox.
Jake Cousins, who is 29 years old and formerly was a 20th round pick in the 2017 MLB draft, signed a minor league contract with the Chicago White Sox. The fastball/slider pitcher broke out in 2021 when he tossed 30 innings, had a 2.70 ERA, and recorded seven holds.
A year later, poised for a more consistent high leverage role, he struggled with command and eventually ended up missing a vast majority of the season with an elbow injury. After returning he never carved out a role in the Brewers bullpen as he threw just 22.2 innings in the big leagues between 2022 and 2023.
There is a lot of potential with Jake Cousins and when right his slider is one the nastiest in the game that generates a lot of whiffs. Perhaps another change of scenery will help resurrect his career and get him back on track to the big leagues.
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