Brewers Farm Update

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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Considering the Keystone

Heading into the 2017 season, few Brewers fans were worried about second base. Jonathan Villar had spent the previous summer making good on his potential, authoring a 4.7 WARP season along the way. Scooter Gennett and Yadiel Rivera provided a decent insurance policy: one could be relied on for some decent at bats, while the […]

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Age in the Minors: A Levels

It’s easy to focus on the success stories of the 2016 Wisconsin Timber Rattlers and ignore the rough season endured by the 2016 Brevard County Manatees. The Milwaukee Brewers system really was split into two different prognoses this season, which provided an excellent reminder that work throughout a minor league system, even during a thus-successful […]

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Brewers Minor League Awards

The minor league regular season wrapped up last week, ending the year for most of the prospects within the Milwaukee Brewers’ organization. As a whole the organization’s seven affiliates combined for a 328-423 record and had just two winning teams – AA Biloxi at 72-67 and low-A Wisconsin at 71-69. The Brewers had¬†just one postseason¬†entrant […]

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Timber Rattler Bats

If the Class-A Wisconsin Timber Rattlers are popular among Brewers fans in 2016, it is likely due to the break out season posted by infielder Isan Diaz. Diaz was an “industry prospect” when Milwaukee acquired him, meaning that scouts and baseball operations personnel praised the youngster without that praise resulting in prospect press hype. That’s […]

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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Rolling Out the Barrel: Chasing an Up-Hill Dream

It’s February, folks, which means that the last baseball-less month is in our wake. Pitchers and catchers report two weeks from today, which means we’re just 14 days away from new pictures of some of our favorite ballplayers working out in the Arizona sun. New general manager David Stearns continues to reshape the franchise, making […]

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Pulling Apart the Segura Trade

Last week, the Milwaukee Brewers traded shortstop Jean Segura and right-hander Tyler Wagner to the Arizona Diamondbacks in return for right-hander Chase Anderson, infielder Aaron Hill and infield prospect Isan Diaz. The trade has largely been painted as a significant win for the Brewers. Some have considered the deal a pure salary dump, as the […]