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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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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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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Building a Minor League System

Minor league baseball players deserve higher pay. That is the first structural fact that must be recognized in discussing the organizational aspects of player development. Minor league players are professional baseball players who participate in the process of producing a $10.5 (and growing) billion industry. Stepping outside of the distributive justice of this question, there […]

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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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Pitching Rich: Zack Brown’s Ascent

The name of the game for the Milwaukee Brewers in 2018 has been pitching. While what was supposed to be a vaunted offense has lagged a bit in the season’s first two months, the pitching staff has allowed the Brewers to pile up an NL-leading 26 wins and has the team just a half-game back […]

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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 […]