Great Story on UW Milwaukee Pitcher Hoping to Play for the Brewers
Great story on the front of Brewers.com about a hometown guy trying to make the big leagues.
We know Chad (our nanny is his girlfriend) and I've watched him pitch a few times for UW Milwaukee. He throws a pretty impressive fastball and regardless of what happens, it's pretty cool to get drafted and have the chance to play in the major leagues.
Chad Pierce came to grips with his odds of making it to the Major Leagues two years ago.
After undergoing a position change from catcher to pitcher and transferring from the University of Arkansas to the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, the Fond du Lac, Wisc., native said his playing days were numbered.
"If it happens, it happens. If it doesn't it, doesn't," Pierce said. "I was going to play my last year of college baseball, and if I was given the chance to get drafted, I'd take it as long as it lasts."
Much to the approval of Pierce's family and friends, he gained some attention from big league scouts during his senior season, and the right-handed pitcher was drafted by Milwaukee in the 38th round of the 2011 First-Year Player Draft. Pierce was assigned to the Helena Brewers, where he will pitch every fifth day.