Wednesday January 22nd, 2020

2020 Free Agent Pitcher/1B/3B CJ Brewer




CJ Brewer

USSSA Playing History

Interview conducted on 11/8/2019

Who are you playing with in 2020, and who have you played with in the past?
2020 free agent –

Past teams – Ts 13, Greenspace/Legit, Starkey/Gorillas

What positions do you play and what is your best position?
Pitcher, 3rd and 1st, best position would have to say Pitcher

Who is the best softball player you have ever seen play?
Alot of greats off the top of my head but to name a few. Kyle Pearson, Brian Wegman, Andy Purcell, just to name a few but plenty more.

Why do you like the game of softball?
Like getting together with fellow teammates and the competition

Who is the best up and coming player in softball and why?
Everett Williams the guy can hit to all fields and runs around the outfield well for a bigger guy

What is your nickname in softball and how did you get it?

What is your height and weight?
6'4 285lbs

Where do you call home?
Omaha, Nebraska

What's your favorite way to spend an off weekend?
Relaxing at home spending time with my family

What do you do for a living?
Work for a car dealership called woodhouse

Did you play sports in High School / College / Pro?
Baseball, football in highschool and baseball in college

How did you get your start in softball and how did you get to the upper level?
Been around the game since I was a kid watching my dad play, started playing leagues around home then just slowly started getting picked up by higher ranked tournament teams. 

What was the most surprising difference between Conference play and non-Conference play when you made the jump?
The speed of the game in the conference tournaments just seems faster and defense and hitting are better and the pitching is tougher as well. 

Is there a player that you would compare your game to?
I can't say that I can compare myself to anyone else but I like to watch and learn different things and work on them in my game but probably playing against Travis Clark and watching Andy Purcell hit and pitch those two are guys to strive to be like as a pitcher. 

What would you say is your career highlight to this point? Maybe one play or game that sticks out to you in particular?
Winning ASA Nationals being the MVP and winning GSL worlds

In your career was there a single person (player/manager/coach) who had the most significant impact on your approach to the game? Why?
I would say being younger learning to pitch I learned alot and took alot of advice from Losson White on mixing up speeds and making sure to get set up to field it. 

What advice can you give a young player trying to break into the upper level?
Play hard, work on your game doing BP and just play as much as you can. 

What type of batting grip do you use and what ounce bat?
Overlap and 26.5 or 27 oz 

What do you do in the offseason to prepare for the next softball season?
Keto Diet to lose weight and alot of BP and working on my pitching and fielding

What is your favorite sports team and your favorite sport other than softball?
Seattle Mariners and Dallas Cowboys and be either baseball or football

Do you have any superstitions and if so, what are they?
Getting dressed the same way every morning before a tournament. Don't step on the foul line

What would be your "at bat" music selection?
Lose Yourself- Eminem

What is the best improvement upper level softball could make?
Probably implement a 3 foot box for a pitcher to be behind the rubber just to give a little more safety

What is your favorite non-World tournament and why?
Fireman's in Minnesota just a great atmosphere and a great tournament with alot of teams for a great cause. 

What is the best softball field/complex you have played at and why?
Myrtle Beach and fields are turf and just a great looking place

Where is the best place to eat on the road after a game?
Just depends on the city 

What is the funniest thing you have ever seen on a softball field?
Don't really have any funny things that come to mind.

Tell us something about you that most would never know about you?
Enjoy cooking

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