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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Dylan Moore Hits

Despite dealing away some of their most promising young players in the Christian Yelich trade this past January, the Milwaukee Brewers still have a strong assembly of minor league talent in their pipeline. Keston Hiura, the club’s #1 prospect, is obviously the most well-known, but Corey Ray is also finally making good on his tools […]

Brewers Farm Update

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 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 […]

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Nathan For You

#Brewers pitching prospect Nathan Kirby, out two years with pair of elbow surgeries, is pitching in squad games in instructional ball. — Tom (@Haudricourt) September 26, 2017 His BP profile page might not reflect it yet, as it still sits vacant dating back to 2015, but one of the Brewers’ most intriguing mothballed minor-leaguers is […]

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The Quiet Ascendance of Jon Perrin

In the fall of 2011, Jon Perrin arrived at Oklahoma State University as a lanky freshman with a mid-80s fastball and so-so command. He walked on to the  Cowboys’ squad that year and made five mediocre appearances, mostly out of the bullpen, resulting in a smoke-and-mirrors ERA of 4.05. But he had his foot in […]

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Brewers Minor League Awards

The minor league regular season wrapped up about a week and a half ago, ending the year for most of the prospects within the Milwaukee Brewers’ organization. As a whole the organization’s seven affiliates combined for a 372-381 record with each of the three highest level affiliates posting winning records – AAA Colorado Springs at 80-57, AA […]

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2017 Brewers Minors: Bats

The Milwaukee Brewers minor league affiliates completed their 2017 campaigns on Sunday, in the form of a gutwrenching Game Five Colorado Springs loss in the Class-AAA Pacific Coast League playoffs. Now that the minor league season is over, fans and analysts can begin to process information about the season, including scouting reports and statistical analysis […]

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Grading the System 2

Where are the Brewers? As a franchise, the 2017 trade deadline marks contradictory crossroads leading in several directions. First and foremost, the club has contended for the NL Central all season long, and even the recent tailspin does not have the club terribly far from the division favorite Chicago Cubs. Thirteen of sixteen post-All Star […]

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The Land of Booms and Busts

Class-AAA baseball is the league of good-but-not-good-enough, the land of booms and busts. On one hand, that can be thrilling. You can find many of the game’s top prospects honing their talents in AAA before an inevitable ascent to the big leagues. On the other hand, it can be devastating. AAA rosters are littered with […]