Brewers Farm Update

Grading Keston Hiura

Brewers second base / left field / designated hitter prospect Keston Hiura rocketed to the top of the farm system upon the completion of the Christian Yelich trade, and his 2018 minor league campaign has expanded the pure hitter’s fan favorite status. With previous hype favorite Corbin Burnes finding a tough Triple-A pitching atmosphere realigning […]

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Braulio Ortiz and the Curse of One Great Tool

Quick, think of the loudest tools in the Brewers system. Hit tool? Keston Hiura. Throwing arm? That’s Brett Phillips. (Laugh also belongs to Phillips.) Curveball? I’ll take Adrian Houser here. What about the fastball? There are some fun arguments to be had. Taylor Williams is pretty electric. Brandon Woodruff can touch 98. How about a […]

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The Call Up: Freddy Peralta

When Brewers GM David Stearns took over the reins of the club, his first move established a particular type of rebuilding approach: he traded reliever Francisco Rodriguez to Detroit for infield prospect Javier Betancourt and a player to be named later (catcher Manny Pina). This was a relatively solid trade for an established-but-not-necessarily-impact veteran reliever, […]

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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 […]

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Tyrone Taylor is Requesting Reinstatement on Your Prospect Lists

This time last year, the story of Tyrone Taylor looked like it was heading down a classic minor league path: Flashy prospect flames out. Taylor had just spent a second frustrating year in Double-A Biloxi, and was set to embark on a disheartening third tour of duty. It would have been unthinkable a few years […]

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Timber Rattlers Rotation

The MLB regular season is already more than a week old, but yesterday brought a second Opening Day for prospect nuts such as myself. The minor league regular season kicked off yesterday, giving us even more baseball action to follow along with on a day-to-day basis. Milwaukee’s farm system took a hit this past offseason […]

Brewers Farm Update

Luis Ortiz is Coming

Although fans have been clamoring for the team to add a rotation-topping starter to the mix (joining most fans of every team, everywhere), the Brewers have a rich seam of advanced arms surging towards Miller Park. Craig Counsell has singled out names like Corbin Burnes, Freddy Peralta, and Adrian Houser this spring as prospects with […]