Home Is Where The ‘Fall League’ Is

Hey everyone – Welcome to my blog!

This is the first blog I’ve ever written, so I’m going to do my best to not disappoint! I’m going to be having some fun with this, while keeping you updated on all of the action going on in the Arizona Fall League.

Allow me to introduce myself. My name is Charles Brewer, and as you can see from the title of my blog, I was born and raised here in Scottsdale, Arizona. I attended Chaparral High School here in Scottsdale and was a part of 3 State Championship winning teams before graduating in 2006. After my senior season, I was drafted by the Anaheim Angels but chose to play college baseball at UCLA. During college, I played two seasons in the Cape Code Collegiate Summer League for the Chatham A’s (yes, the same team featured in the movie ‘Summer Catch’ haha). After playing three years at UCLA, I was drafted in 2009 by the Arizona Diamondbacks in the 12th round. I feel so fortunate to have been drafted by my hometown team that I have grown up watching since I was a kid. I was 12 years old when I was in the stands for Game 7 of the 2001 World Series. We all know how that turned out…

This past season was my second full year in the minor leagues and spent this year playing for the Double-A Mobile Baybears. This was one of the most talented teams I have ever been a part of, and sure enough we ended up winning the 2011 Southern League Championship. You can check out the YouTube video of our final win and our celebration in the clubhouse – CLICK HERE.

Every October, the top minor league prospects from all 30 Major League teams are invited to compete against each other here in the Arizona Fall League. I’m very excited about the opportunity to play for the Salt River Rafters. This Fall is going to be very important for me to make up innings that I missed from some bad luck I had during this season. On June 2nd, I took a comeback line drive off of my pitching hand and was forced to miss two and a half months of the season.  I uploaded the video to YouTube so all of you can see it here… OUCH!

Tomorrow, I will make my first Fall League start on the mound against the Peoria Javelinas. Wish me luck everyone. Catch up with you guys soon.

You can follow me on Twitter for more updates.

God Bless,

Charles Brewer #34, , Pitcher, Arizona Diamondbacks

2 Comments

Charles, being a hometown guy, did you ever think you’d be playing fall ball in your home town? And when you were a kid, did you go to many AFL games? I’ve gone out to Arizona every fall for the past several years (though not going to be able to make it out this year) just to see the AFL games and I wonder why MLB doesn’t promote the league more.

Good Luck this fall!

Nice job Charles! Arizona Fall League is best kept secret in Arizona. Good luck in your first start.

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