Brewers Farm Update

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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Aces Do Not Exist

If the progression of Brandon Woodruff did not awake the question last season, Corbin Burnes’s ascent through the minors has certainly raised it loud and clear, week in and week out, this season: does the Milwaukee Brewers system have an ace? In the cases of both Woodruff and Burnes, the answer is quick and easy, […]

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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 […]

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Draft Slot Strategy

On Wednesday afternoon, the 2017 Brewers draft came into sharper focus as KJ Harrison and Tristen Lutz both signed. If any prospects were to personify the Brewers’ draft strategy, Lutz and Harrison would be two of the best candidates as they are both huge risk projection plays by the Milwaukee scouting department. Lutz is a […]

Brewers Farm Update

Minor League Context: June 2

Where is the season going? In less than a week, the calendar will flip from June to July, Minor League All-Star games have been played in many leagues, and teams are recalling top prospects and depth prospects alike to give them a shot at an MLB role. With this in mind, it’s time for another […]

Brewers Farm Update

Minor League Context: May 24

Over the course of the last month, the league environments throughout the Brewers farm system are shifting, yet to solidify as a few bats begin to surpass 150 plate appearances and top arms reach 40 innings. As Brewers fans focus on stat lines awaiting scouting reports on their favorite prospects, these contextual statistics should help […]

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Orlando Arcia and Elite Fielding

Going big picture, with as big a picture as possible, Baseball Prospectus has tracked approximately 95,480 Batter Seasons in MLB history. Through this lens, Orlando Arcia’s 2016 and 2017 Fielding Runs Above Average (FRAA) ranks of 5,858 and 5,733, respectively, do not seem particularly great. There are a lot of MLB players that have been […]