Brewers Farm Update

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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Jon Olczak goes to Arizona

The minor league baseball regular season is drawing to an end, which means that the start of Arizona Fall League is rapidly approaching. The prospect hotbed is a fun follow not only because we get to see some of the top minor leaguers from all levels compete one against each other (like Vladimir Guerrero Jr, […]

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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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Soria Prospects: Medeiros and Perez

The summer trading season is in full swing in Major League Baseball, with several moves, both major and minor, consummated around the league over the past few days. The Milwaukee Brewers fired their first salvo over the bow yesterday, landing right-handed reliever Joakim Soria in a swap with the Chicago White Sox. In exchange for […]

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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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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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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 […]