Brewers Farm Update

The Big Jump: Thomas Jankins

The jump from Class-A Advanced to to Double-A is considered to be one of the most difficult steps in a player’s minor league development. As Alex Skillin wrote for The Hardball Times in 2015, “Double-A, the thinking goes, is where a minor leaguer’s true ability is tested for the first time against competition that can […]

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Ray and Stokes: Top of the Order Leaders

The depth that Milwaukee currently possesses in their outfield has been oft discussed since at least late January, when Lorenzo Cain and Christian Yelich joined the fray in the Cream City. With those two in the fold, the franchise can boast about having six MLB-quality outfielders at the upper crust of their system. Outfielders Yelich […]

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Minor League Stories to Watch

Minor League baseball is underway, and the Brewers brought a strong system into 2018 in spite of recent trades and graduations. Expect plenty more graduations this year, and maybe some trades, too. What stands out about this Milwaukee system is its depth. There are plenty of talented players waiting to rise up and claim their […]

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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 […]

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Prospect Opening Day

So far, so good for the 2018 Brewers: the club is six games into the season, and spinning a 26 Runs Scored / 28 Runs Allowed differential into a 4-2 record thanks to late inning heroics and a phenomenal bullpen. Now, the rest of the system swings into gear for Milwaukee. Affiliated clubs in Colorado […]

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Medeiros Climbs to Biloxi

When the Milwaukee Brewers selected Hawaiian prep left-hander Kodi Medeiros with the 12th overall pick in the 2014 draft, most publicly known scouts and evaluators gave the pick the side eye. Some may forget that part of the plan was to save some of the Medeiros slot money in order to sign Jake Gatewood and […]

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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 […]

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Recovering Arms

The Milwaukee Brewers loudly announced a change in organizational intent from ‘rebuilding’ to ‘competing’ this past offseason, and their once vaunted farm system understandably took a hit in the process. On the evening of January 25th, David Stearns and company sent three of their top six prospects from Baseball Prospectus’ top-10 list – #1 Lewis […]

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2018 Breakouts

2017 was an important developmental year for Milwaukee’s farm system, especially after what most considered a “down year” in terms of performances across the board in 2016. The Brewers saw the advancement and major league debuts of several notable prospects, including Josh Hader, Lewis Brinson, Brett Phillips, and Brandon Woodruff. These players already figure to […]