Brewers Farm Update

Revisiting the Yelich Trade

The Milwaukee Brewers defeated the Colorado Rockies last night, 3-2 in 10 innings, and once again the presumptive National League MVP came up with significant contributions in big moments. Christian Yelich got the Cream City Nine on the board first in the third inning, launching a two-run blast to left center field. Later on after the Rockies had […]

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 […]

Brewers Farm Update

Power and Patience with Ernesto Martinez Jr

In April of 2017, the Brewers traded reliever Damien Magnifico to the Baltimore Orioles in exchange for $885,000 in international bonus money. About a month later, they invested most of that cash in then-17-year-old Cuban prospect Ernesto Martinez, Jr. Since the signing fell outside the usual timeframe for top international prospects (Martinez signed almost a […]

Brewers Farm Update

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 […]

Brewers Farm Update

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 […]

Brewers Farm Update

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 […]

Brewers Farm Update

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 […]

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 […]

Brewers Farm Update

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 […]

Brewers Farm Update

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 […]