Former UWSP pitcher traded to Brewers
Portage County Gazette
By John Kemmeter
Former University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point (UWSP) pitcher JP Feyereisen was traded to the Milwaukee Brewers Monday, Sept. 2.
A native of River Falls, the 26-year old Feyereisen has spent the last six seasons in the minor leagues, and was dealt by the New York Yankees to the Brewers for minor league infielder Brenny Escanio and international bonus pool money.
Feyereisen was a 16th-round pick out of UWSP by the Cleveland Indians in the 2014 Major League Baseball Draft, after he was named the Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (WIAC) Pitcher of the Year in 2013 and helped the Pointers reach the NCAA Division III World Series in 2013.
He spent parts of three seasons in the minor leagues with the Indians, before he was traded to the Yankees in July 2016 as part of the deal for All-Star relief pitcher Andrew Miller.
Feyereisen climbed to AAA Scranton/Wilkes-Barre in the Yankees’ minor league system in 2017 and has played there the last three seasons, as he is 10-2 with a 2.49 ERA and seven saves in 61 and 1/3 innings pitched out of the bullpen in 40 games this season.
In six minor league seasons, Feyereisen is 29-15 with a 2.49 ERA and 33 saves in 307 and 2/3 innings, and was named to the Triple-A All-Star Game this summer.
The Brewers assigned Feyereisen to the minor leagues and would need to clear a spot on the 40-man roster to promote him to the major leagues this season.