Giants Sign John Brebbia

ST. LOUIS, MO – APRIL 7: John Brebbia #60 of the St. Louis Cardinals delivers a pitch against the San Diego Padres at Busch Stadium on April 7, 2019 in St. Louis, Missouri. (Photo by Dilip Vishwanat/Getty Images)

Just a few moments ago, the Giants came to a deal with free agent reliever John Brebbia for 2021, for a total of only 800,000 for the 2021 season. Brebbia did not pitch in 2020, due to recovery from Tommy John surgery he endured before the start of the 2020 season. When Brebbia has been healthy, he has been a very reliable reliever for the Cardinals. During his three year tenure with the club, he posted a season average of a 3.14 ERA, 132 ERA+, 3.39 FIP and a 1.10 WHIP, all of these being well above the league average. It is yet to be seen where Brebbia will be at velocity wise after his surgery on his UCL, but in 2018-2019 his fastball sat at a crisp 94 MPH on average, with a wipeout slider that hitters just managed a .169 batting average against in 2019.

The Giants bullpen is starting to slowly put pieces together, with the addition of Matt Wisler only about a week ago, and now Brebbia along with pieces such as Sam Selman, Jarlin Garcia, funky side-slinger Tyler Rogers, and Reyes Moronta and Sam Coonrod. The Giants are slowly putting pieces together to try to prove their contention in 2020 was not a fluke.

Published by riskomatt

I am a 23 year old college baseball player at Cumberland University. In the past I have worked for Baseball Info Solutions, I have coached at varying levels, ranging from youth, to collegiate. I am a sports management major in college, entering my senior year, with a minor in journalism. I love to write and I love baseball, so a blog seemed once again a great place to start. Former owner of Its Always Baseball Season sports blog.

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