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Outing likely ends Jungmann's second pro season

Brewers' No. 2 prospect allows four runs in two-plus innings in Arizona Fall League

MILWAUKEE -- You can probably tie a bow on Taylor Jungmann's second professional season after the right-hander threw 56 pitches over two-plus innings Tuesday in the Arizona Fall League.

Starting for the Surprise Saguaros for the second time after a groin injury forced a month-long absence, Jungmann was charged with four earned runs on four walks and two hits, including a fly-ball single to left field that fellow Brewers prospect Jason Rogers lost in the sun. Jungmann walked three batters in a two-run first inning that could have been worse if not for a defensive gem from his third baseman -- Rangers prospect Ryan Rua -- retired the side in order in the second inning, then walked the leadoff man in the third inning before that sun-ball single ended his afternoon. Both of those runners scored and were added to Jungmann's pitching line.

According to the Gameday readings, 49 of Jungmann's 56 pitches were fastballs (including a handful that registered as cutters) and only one of those pitches exceeded 90 mph -- a first-pitch ball in the dirt to Giants prospect Angel Villalona that followed Jungmann's third walk in the first inning and a visit from his pitching coach. Jungmann threw 24 pitches after that 91-mph fastball in the dirt and all but two were four-seam fastballs from 87-90 mph. None of his 11 fastballs in the abbreviated third inning topped 89 mph.

Scouts had Jungmann in the 91-93-mph neighborhood with the occasional 95 coming out of the 2011 First-Year Player Draft.

Jungmann is 21-16 with a 3.91 ERA in 52 starts between Class A Brevard County and Double-A Huntsville during his two seasons as a Brewers farmhand. He was 10-10 with a 4.33 ERA and 82 strikeouts versus 73 walks in 139 1/3 innings this season with Huntsville. In three appearances in the AFL -- one before the groin injury and two after -- he allowed eight earned runs, nine hits and seven walks in 7 1/3 innings.

If Jungmann pitches again, it would have to be on three days' rest in the AFL championship game on Saturday. He will turn 24 next month and is rated Milwaukee's second-best prospect by

Adam McCalvy is a reporter for Read his blog, Brew Beat, and follow him on Twitter at @AdamMcCalvy.

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