Braden Looper threw today for the first time in a Brewers uniform. He took mound on field #4 at the Brewers’ Cactus League home in Maryvale. In a simulated game he threw about 30 pitches. His fastball topped out at 91. The minor leaguers facing him had no trouble hitting the right hander, however. A line drive back up the middle nearly took his head off seven pitches into the outing (i clocked the line drive at 94 mile per hour as it he deflected it inches from his ear. Looper stayed in and kept throwing hard, breaking 3 bats in the simulated session. Except for a hanging breaking ball his control he showed good control through the outing.
**These are definitive measurements. More accurate than the numbers you will get from the Brewers. SMC records these speeds with the finest in Sports radar technology, the STALKER PRO, whereas the Milwaukee Brewers use an inferior STALKER SPORT model radar gun.