Brewers Farm Update

Adrian Houser Returns

With the benefit of hindsight, there is little doubt which organization came out ahead in the 2015 blockbuster trade that was worked out between the Milwaukee Brewers and Houston Astros. Carlos Gomez and Mike Fiers went to Houston to help aid their playoff run, and the Astros did indeed make the postseason that year. Gomez […]

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Grading Trades V: The Long View

One of the most interesting aspects of the Brewers rebuilding thus far is that nearly everyone involved in the Carlos Gomez-Mike Fiers trade took a step back in 2016, or raised some question marks about their profile. Mike Fiers and Josh Hader arguably had the best years of the bunch, and even Hader himself still […]

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Gomez Trades One Year Later

For Brewers fans looking to knock the rebuild, 2016 has seen setbacks and injuries for several notable Brewers prospects. The system development has largely served as a polar opposite to 2015’s large step forward. In this context, however, the Brewers club also offers exceptional player development lessons with Junior Guerra and Jonathan Villar, who both […]

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Adrian Houser and Pitching Development

When Doug Melvin orchestrated last summer’s blockbuster deal with Houston, the pitching prospect who generated the most buzz was lefty flamethrower Josh Hader, and rightfully so. Hader has since risen to become one of the top left-handed pitching prospects in the game, though his performance has hit a bit of a snag since a promotion to AAA […]

Brewers Farm Update

Midseason Prospects #3: 3 Up 3 Down

As the All-Star Break closes, it’s time for one last group of Three Up, Three Down prospects from the Brewers system. The first day featured some of the best prospects in the system, while yesterday’s feature looked at depth prospects; today, the topic is mostly Brewers pitching prospects. Once again, the picks include Kyle Lesniewski […]

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Top Brewers Storylines of 2015: Resurrection of the Farm System

On Monday, my colleague Jack Moore covered the departure of Doug Melvin, one of the bigger developments to emerge from this year. While Melvin certainly had his strengths as General Manager, his failures ultimately outweighed his successes — and chief among the former was, as Moore cited, Melvin’s utter inability to construct a respectable minor […]

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Milwaukee Brewers Top Prospects: #11-20

This morning, Baseball Prospectus proudly unveiled their Top-10 Brewers Prospects on the main site. The entire piece — which includes scouting reports, fantasy analysis, and an additional blurb on the state of the organization’s youth (full disclosure: I wrote the latter part) — can be read FOR FREE. Just a wealth of information at your fingertips. BP […]

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Surprise: Eight Brewers to Arizona Fall League

Brewers fans who wish the baseball regular season did not have to end — or at least that it might go on a bit longer — would do well to cast their hopeful gazes southward, where warmth and sunshine reign year-round, and where some of Milwaukee’s top prospects continue to hone their crafts. From mid-October […]

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Rolling Out the Barrel: Scouting Reports and Speculation

Good morning! Welcome to the pre-World Series edition of Rolling Out the Barrel. While we appreciate the Cubs swiftly bowing out after eliminating the Cardinals last week, it would have been nice if they’d hung around for an extra day or two, so as not to subject us to a short, early preview of what […]

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Rolling Out The Barrel: Unwritten Rules Aren’t Just For Players

Good morning, and welcome to the final Rolling Out the Barrel of the 2015 regular season. Just one last series remains, as Milwaukee will close the books on a disastrous campaign with a three-game set against Chicago at a stadium that will almost assuredly earn the pejorative moniker of Wrigley Park North this weekend. We’ve […]