JT Brubaker is an American professional baseball pitcher for the Pittsburgh Pirates of Major League Baseball (MLB). He made his MLB debut in 2020.
Brubaker attended Tecumseh High School in New Carlisle, Ohio, and played college baseball at the University of Akron.
In 2015, his junior year, he went 5–4 with a 3.63 ERA over 15 starts. He was drafted by the Pittsburgh Pirates in the sixth round of the 2015 Major League Baseball draft.
West Virginia Black Bears pitcher Brubaker signed with Pittsburgh and made his professional debut that season with a 6–4 record and a 2.82 earned run average.
He pitched for the West Virginia Power and Bradenton Marauders in 2016, going 6–11 with a 4.44 ERA in 26 starts for both teams, and for the Altoona Curve in 2017, going 7–6 with a 4.44 ERA in 26 starts for the latter team (24 starts).
To begin this season, Brubaker was assigned to Altoona before being called up to Indianapolis in May. He had a combined 10–6 record with a 2.81 ERA and a 1.26 WHIP in 28 starts with the two teams.
The Pirates selected Brubaker as their Minor League Pitcher of the Year after the season.
After the season, the Pirates added him to their 40-man roster. In 2019, he returned to Indianapolis to begin the season, however, injuries limited his playing time to six games.
Opening Day roster selection in 2020, Brubaker made his major league debut on July 26 against the St. Louis Cardinals, tossing two shutout innings of relief.
Is JT Brubaker A Rookie?
Yes, JT Brubaker is still a baseball rookie. To go along with his luscious beard and extremely troubled eyes, the 26-year-old rookie Brubaker has a lush beard from the rainforest and appears to have seen things, including the David Lynch film known as the 2020 Pirates.