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2nd-round southpaw Kelly signs for slot

@Russ_Dorsey1
June 7, 2019

The Brewers have signed 2019 second-round Draft pick Antoine Kelly, according to MLB Pipeline’s Jim Callis. Milwaukee selected Kelly with the No. 65 pick in this year’s MLB Draft out of Wabash Valley (Ill.) Community College. The team signed Kelly for the full slot value of $1,025,100. Kelly, 19, was

Crew's LHP-heavy Draft was not by design

Brewers take 9 southpaws in 2019 MLB Draft
@AdamMcCalvy
June 5, 2019

MILWAUKEE -- The Brewers have long insisted that their Draft strategy is to take the “best player available.” In 2019, it looked more like “best college left-hander available.” That was a total coincidence, scouting director Tod Johnson insisted. “Honestly, we did not necessarily target left-handed pitching,” Johnson said after wrapping

Brewers on top pick: Small 'consummate pitcher'

Milwaukee adds another college lefty in Kelly on Day 1 of Draft
@AdamMcCalvy
June 4, 2019

MILWAUKEE – Mississippi State left-hander Ethan Small sounds like a man who will fit right in with the data-driven Brewers. "I've got the analytics down,” said Small, the Brewers’ top pick in MLB’s three-day Draft. “I know everything going on. I know the numbers. I'm all into that stuff." The

Small's college rival among Brewers' Day 2 haul

@AdamMcCalvy
June 4, 2019

MILWAUKEE -- They went to rival colleges, but the Brewers’ first- and fifth-round Draft picks are now poised to be teammates, after Milwaukee continued to stockpile college players on Day 2 of the 2019 MLB Draft on Tuesday. • Draft Tracker Mississippi State left-hander Ethan Small was Milwaukee’s first-round pick,

Crew options Hiura as Shaw returns from IL

Stearns addresses decision to send down Brewers' thriving No. 1 prospect
@AdamMcCalvy
June 3, 2019

MILWAUKEE -- The roster move that many Brewers fans had been dreading came to pass Monday, when the team optioned top prospect Keston Hiura back to Triple-A San Antonio in spite of his recent production to clear a spot for Travis Shaw, who has produced in past seasons but not

Bold Draft picks may benefit Crew in long run

Third baseman Callihan, righty Johnson among Brewers' potential selections
@AdamMcCalvy
June 3, 2019

MILWAUKEE -- As the Brewers kept winning at the end of last year’s regular season, riding a September surge to the best record in the National League, Tod Johnson’s job got harder as the team’s Draft position fell. That’s part of the job for Johnson, who is going into his

Hiura's HR in 9th sets up wild win for Crew

@AdamMcCalvy
June 2, 2019

PITTSBURGH -- The book on Brewers rookie Keston Hiura is inconsistent defense but a heck of a bat, and for the 28,770 Pirates fans who were watching the 22-year-old for the first time on a marathon Saturday at PNC Park, that sounded about right. Hiura’s misplay on a potential inning-ending

Ray, Brewers' No. 2 prospect, back on IL

@AdamMcCalvy
May 24, 2019

MILWAUKEE -- Corey Ray, the Brewers’ No. 2 prospect and No. 90 overall according to MLB Pipeline, has landed back on the injured list at Triple-A San Antonio. He is expected to miss the next 4-6 weeks with a right middle finger injury that already sidelined him three weeks earlier

Crew prospect Hiura crushes 1st Miller Park HR

@AdamMcCalvy
May 22, 2019

MILWAUKEE -- You can cross another item off top Brewers prospect Keston Hiura’s to-do list: His first home run at Miller Park. The 22-year-old took Reds right-hander Luis Castillo deep leading off the second inning of Wednesday’s series finale at Miller Park, an answer to Cincinnati’s five-run outburst against usually

Following debut, Hiura ready to settle in

@feinsand
May 15, 2019

PHILADELPHIA -- Keston Hiura’s second day in the Majors was surely less hectic than his first, but as he woke up in his Philadelphia hotel, his new status as Milwaukee’s starting second baseman still hadn’t sunk in. “It still kind of hasn’t fully hit me yet,” said Hiura, who was

What to expect from Brewers' Hiura in bigs

@GoldenSombrero
May 14, 2019

Brewers fans will soon get their first look at the team’s most exciting young hitter since the arrival of Prince Fielder and Ryan Braun after the team announced Tuesday that top prospect Keston Hiura is being promoted to the Major Leagues. Hiura, 22, is getting the call after a terrific

2-hit debut for Hiura 'hasn't really hit me yet'

@feinsand
May 14, 2019

PHILADELPHIA -- Keston Hiura walked out of his hotel bathroom late Monday night and saw he had missed a pair of calls from Rick Sweet, his manager at Triple-A San Antonio. “Answer your phone,” Sweet texted him. Hiura couldn’t believe the words Sweet said once he did. He was headed

Even illness can't bring down Davies

Righty under the weather in victory vs. Mets; Fiers reminisces on time with Brewers
@AdamMcCalvy
May 8, 2019

MILWAUKEE -- Here’s another layer to add to Zach Davies' latest pitching performance for the Brewers: He was sick. Not clinging-to-his-senses sick, but sick nonetheless.The Brewers’ bullpen was thin on Sunday vs. the Mets, after covering the final 12 2/3 innings of an 18-inning victory the night before. Milwaukee had

5 NL Central prospects to watch early in '19

@LangoschMLB
April 11, 2019

For many prospects, Spring Training offered the opportunity to make an impression in front of Major League staff. Now, with Minor League seasons in full swing, their challenge is to remain on those radars. While this may not be a time when clubs are seeking to make wholesale roster changes,

Minor Leaguers call Miller Park home for a day

With hits elusive, Aguilar out of lineup in series finale vs. Angels
@AdamMcCalvy
April 10, 2019

ANAHEIM -- Who’s in the mood for a Friday night “doubleheader”? Brewers fans will have opportunity this week, with the Class A Wisconsin Timber Rattlers slated to play a Midwest League game at Miller Park at 7:05 p.m. CT -- two hours before the Brewers play the Dodgers in a

Starting spots for Brewers' Top 30 prospects

@GoldenSombrero
April 4, 2019

With the 2019 Minor League Baseball season getting underway, here's a look at where the Brewers' Top 30 prospects are starting the year. We also identify the prospect who just missed the Top 30 list, a player who didn't make the big league Opening Day roster but should make an

Crew’s next wave of pitching on its way

@GoldenSombrero
March 18, 2019

Young pitching was one of the keys to the Milwaukee Brewers’ resurgence in 2018, when the team fell one victory short of its first World Series appearance since 1982. Much like Josh Hader in 2017, Corbin Burnes and Brandon Woodruff were developed as starters in the Minors only to be

No. 5 prospect Dubon heads to Minors camp

Outfielders Taylor, Stokes also optioned; Jeffress to resume flat-ground throwing
@AdamMcCalvy
March 13, 2019

GOODYEAR, Ariz. -- To paraphrase infielder Mauricio Dubon, who was one of three Brewers prospects cut from camp on Wednesday: No regrets. Dubon, fresh off rehabbing a left knee injury, took three hitless at-bats in one Cactus League game before going down with an intestinal illness that required a four-night

Henry making most of his time in camp

@alysonfooter
March 9, 2019

TEMPE, Ariz. -- With less than three weeks remaining until Opening Day, the Brewers have some whittling-down to do of their roster, which as of Saturday contained all 57 players they opened camp with nearly a month ago. Some of the players who soon will be sent to the Minor

Competitive fire has Brown on cusp of Majors

Brewers' top pitching prospect is club's reigning Minor League Pitcher of the Year
@AdamMcCalvy
March 8, 2019

PHOENIX -- The Brewers’ top pitching prospect doesn’t mince words when talking about his springboard season into professional baseball. “Awful,” Zack Brown said. And if that wasn’t clear enough, Brown has more to say, as if he’s mentally rehashing that junior season at the University of Kentucky. “So awful,” he

Dubon 'couldn't sleep' before spring debut

Saladino auditions for utility role; Crew to face Mikolas on Opening Day
@AdamMcCalvy
February 23, 2019

MESA, Ariz. -- Anticipation of Spring Training games does not usually rise to the level of sleepless nights, but Saturday marked an exception for Brewers infield prospect Mauricio Dubon. Dubon, 24, rated Milwaukee’s No. 5 prospect by MLB Pipeline, started at shortstop in the Brewers’ Cactus League opener against the

Here are the Brewers' 2019 Top 30 Prospects

@GoldenSombrero
February 21, 2019

The Brewers fell one win shy of their first World Series appearance since 1982 last season, ultimately losing to the Dodgers in Game 7 of the National League Championship Series. NL MVP Award winner Christian Yelich and center fielder Lorenzo Cain led Milwaukee's resurgence in their first year with the

Top Crew prospects likely off to San Antonio

Hiura headlines prospects that could start in Triple-A
@AdamMcCalvy
February 20, 2019

PHOENIX -- As former Brewers general manager Doug Melvin used to say, if you have a uniform, you have a chance. Corey Ray has a uniform, but the likeliest scenario has the 24-year-old outfielder beginning the 2019 regular season at Triple-A San Antonio -- and that doesn’t disappoint Ray one

Nottingham's number retired at California HS

February 4, 2019

MILWAUKEE -- Before reporting to his fourth Spring Training in the Brewers' system, Jacob Nottingham visited his baseball roots.The 23-year-old was home at Redlands High School in Southern California over the weekend, where he became the first player from the school to have his uniform number retired in baseball. Nottingham

Top prospect Hiura leads Crew's camp invites

Brewers' first full-squad workout scheduled for Feb. 19
January 16, 2019

The Brewers invited nine Minor League players to Major League Spring Training on Wednesday, a group headlined by top prospect Keston Hiura.Milwaukee extended non-roster invitations to nine prospects, bringing the club's total of non-roster invitees to 14. The Brewers' first Spring Training workout for pitchers and catchers is set for