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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

Depth in 2B market gives Brewers options

Perez, Saladino among internal candidates; Shaw moving back to 3B
December 3, 2018

MILWAUKEE -- Last week's decision to non-tender Jonathan Schoop means the Brewers need a second baseman. But so far, general manager David Stearns has said more about who will not fill that position on Opening Day than he has revealed about who will.It will not be top prospect Keston Hiura,

Brewers add Supak, Stokes to 40-man roster

Milwaukee protects duo from December's Rule 5 Draft
November 20, 2018

MILWAUKEE -- The Brewers added right-hander Trey Supak and outfielder Troy Stokes Jr. to their 40-man roster on Tuesday to shield them from next month's Rule 5 Draft, but they also left unprotected three others on MLB Pipeline's list of Milwaukee's top prospects.They are No. 10 prospect Jake Gatewood, who

Hiura staying hot, getting reps at 2nd in AFL

October 26, 2018

PEORIA, Ariz. -- Keston Hiura's ability to hit has never been questioned.The Brewers' top prospect (No. 30 overall), owner of a 70-grade hit tool, led NCAA Division I hitters with a .442 average as a junior at the University of California, Irvine, before the Brewers selected him ninth overall in

Hiura belts 3rd AFL HR in comeback victory

October 25, 2018

PEORIA, Ariz. -- Keston Hiura, the Brewers' No. 1 prospect, again showed why he's one of the best hitters in the Arizona Fall League this year, as he led Peoria to a come-from-behind 4-3 win over Mesa on Thursday at Peoria Sports Complex.Hiura went 2-for-4, with his biggest hit coming

7 contenders with prospects to make a big deal

July 27, 2018

At this time of year, when buyers are competing to bolster their rosters for the stretch run and sellers are looking to next season and beyond, arguably nothing is more important than the prospects contenders have -- and are willing -- to trade.While much attention is paid to the top

Crew can deal from rich system to fill gaps

Brewers have top prospects to swap to address lackluster offensive production from infield
July 17, 2018

MILWAUKEE -- The best first half in Brewers history ended with six straight losses, and it doesn't get easier after the All-Star break.The Brewers return to action Friday at Miller Park against the Dodgers and Manny Machado, who will make his L.A. debut against a Milwaukee team that reportedly finished

Cain activated; prospect Burnes called up

Braun, Pina to disabled list among flurry of roster moves
July 8, 2018

MILWAUKEE -- Lorenzo Cain returned from the disabled list, Ryan Braun and Manny Pina hit the DL and the Brewers promoted top pitching prospect Corbin Burnes amid a flurry of roster moves on Sunday.It was a week's worth of transactions packed into one busy morning:• Cain (left groin) activated from

2nd-rounder Gray signs with Crew, meets idol

Outfielder, 18, plays catch alongside Yelich before game
June 22, 2018

MILWAUKEE -- Joe Gray Jr. signed a contract to play professional baseball on Friday, and when he came to Miller Park, the thing he was most excited for was to meet Brewers left fielder Christian Yelich."That's my favorite guy, no offense to anyone else on the team, but that's my

Brewers hone in on pitchers on Day 3 of Draft

June 6, 2018

MILWAUKEE -- After using just five of their first 10 selections in the 2018 Draft on pitchers, the Brewers went all out on adding arms during Day 3.Starting the afternoon with Auburn right-hander Davis Daniel in the 11th round and finishing with Liberty Christian Academy catcher Wes Clarke in the

Elite LHP Ashby headlines Draft Day 2 for Crew

Southpaw's college coach: Brewers 'getting one of the highest-character kids around'
June 5, 2018

MILWAUKEE -- Day 2 of the Brewers' 2018 MLB Draft started a round later than most teams, due to the loss of their third-round selection after signing outfielder Lorenzo Cain over the offseason.• Draft Tracker: Follow every Brewers Draft pickBut when it did get going with the 125th overall pick

Crew options Peralta with Anderson off DL

No. 9 prospect impressed over first MLB stint; Counsell talks Rays' reliever-as-starter strategy
May 21, 2018

MILWAUKEE -- Twenty-one-year-old Brewers pitching prospect Freddy Peralta returned to Triple-A Colorado Springs on Monday after the team activated Opening Day starter Chase Anderson from the 10-day disabled list to work against the D-backs.Peralta's six walks in a no-decision against the Twins on Saturday showed he still has work to

Prospect Dubon out for year with torn ACL

Stearns says infielder was 'working himself into being an option' for Brewers
May 8, 2018

MILWAUKEE -- Mauricio Dubon's bid to become the first native Hondouran to make it to the Major Leagues will have to wait until 2019.At the same time the Brewers made a roster move that might have cleared a path to the big leagues for Dubon, the club's No. 10 prospect,

Nottingham called up, draws 2 walks in debut

Club provides injury updates on Yelich, Vogt, Braun, Thames
April 16, 2018

MILWAUKEE -- After limping home from New York with primary catcher Manny Pina among the players battling day-to-day injuries, the Brewers called up catching prospect Jacob Nottingham for the start of a weeklong homestand Monday. Pina was placed on the 10-day disabled list, retroactive to Friday, with a right calf