Brewers Farm Update

Class AAA: Southern Development

For the last four years, the Milwaukee Brewers have had the pleasure of housing their Triple-A affiliate in lovely Colorado Springs. Tucked up over a mile high in the Rocky Mountains, Colorado Springs is a lovely municipality known for its incredible views from Pike’s Peak. In terms of baseball, however, it was a less-than-ideal environment […]

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Weston Wilson: Unlikely Javelina

The 2018 Brewers minor league season went out with a bit of a fizzle on Saturday evening, as the Biloxi Shuckers fell 3-2 to the Jackson Generals in game four of the Southern League Championship Series. Tough end notwithstanding, it was an interesting year for player development up and down the Milwaukee system, and particularly […]

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Perrin / Biasi Trade

A few weeks ago, the Milwaukee Brewers and Kansas City Royals executed a minor trade that probably flew under the radar for most followers of the game. Personally, however, I was disappointed to see the Brewers part with right-handed pitcher/licensed financial advisor/political pundit/future lawyer Jon Perrin, who had been one of my favorite prospects to […]

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Organizational No-No!

The Milwaukee Brewers have been playing major league baseball as a franchise for nearly 50 years now, but the organization can claim only one no-hitter thrown at the big league level. If you have ever watched at least one TV broadcast featuring color commentator Bill Schroeder, you know that said event occurred all the way […]

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Relief Riser: Miguel Sanchez

If you take a look at raw stats for Brewers pitching prospects this season, one name stands tall above the rest. After Saturday, forty innings, he’s struck out 55 batters for a pace of 12.4 per nine innings. That’s almost four times his walk rate (3.2 free BB/9). His worst DRA- at any stop this season […]

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Carbon Copies in the Outfield

Coming into the 2018 minor league season, expectations were down for former first-round pick Corey Ray. Ray had just wrapped up his first full season in the minors, spending the year at Class-A Advanced Carolina and scuffling to a .238/.311/.367 batting average (AVG) / on base percentage (OBP) / slugging percentage (SLG) line despite a […]

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2018 Draft: Meet Drew Rasmussen

The three day, 40 round Rule 4 Draft is a marquee event for Major League Baseball held annually each June. The draft presents an opportunity for franchises to restock their minor league systems and provides high school and college players across the country the chance to join a professional organization and chase their dreams of […]

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Danny Reynolds’s Long Road

The MLB Draft is a time of optimism. Ask an average fan, and their team’s first five or so picks are guaranteed to be future stars. Even in the later rounds, most selected players offer something to dream on: 70-grade raw power in spite of a nonexistent hit tool, say, or a promising fastball that […]

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2018 MILB Context I: Batters

It’s early in the minor league season, which causes one particular issue in prospect coverage: thus far, the scouting report and prospect list coverage is in the works, so there is an information asymmetry in terms of statistics versus scouting information. This is problematic because, in the first place, minor league statistics do not have […]