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Grisham's 2nd career HR spurs Crew to victory

Hiura continues torrid pace, collects second straight multi-hit game
@AdamMcCalvy
August 14, 2019

MILWAUKEE -- Keston Hiura has provided the Brewers an offensive boost this season, and on Wednesday, it was Trent Grisham’s turn. These kids can hit. Grisham’s first Miller Park home run was a go-ahead, three-run shot in the eighth inning Wednesday that sent the Brewers to a 6-5 win over

Crew stocks up with Pomeranz, Black, Faria 

Hurlers join previously acquired Lyles as Milwaukee patches up staff
@AdamMcCalvy
July 31, 2019

OAKLAND -- Brewers president of baseball operations David Stearns said he “cast a really wide net” ahead of Wednesday’s Trade Deadline in an effort to patch up a pitching staff beset by poor performance, injuries, and in more than one case, a combination of both. If you read a trade

After cycle, Grisham awaits imminent callup

@AdamMcCalvy
July 31, 2019

OAKLAND -- What’s better than hitting for the cycle with two home runs? Riding that cycle to the Major Leagues. Hot-hitting Brewers prospect Trent Grisham will be called up to the Major Leagues on Thursday and will start Milwaukee’s series finale against the A’s somewhere in the outfield, manager Craig

Hiura hot in 2nd half: 'That kid can really hit'

Rookie caps homestand with best series against Atlanta
@AdamMcCalvy
July 17, 2019

MILWAUKEE -- It was a relatively quiet finish to the first half for Brewers hitting savant Keston Hiura, who returned from the All-Star break intent on making a statement. It’s safe to say he did that. And besides making a statement, Hiura made a fan. “Jeez, he’s one of those

Brewers call up No. 5 prospect Dubon

Shortstop is MLB's first player born and raised in Honduras
@MannyOnMLB and @AdamMcCalvy
July 7, 2019

PITTSBURGH -- Mauricio Dubon's first stint in the big leagues could be short, but it began with something historic.. The Brewers called up shortstop Dubon, their No. 5 prospect, according to MLB Pipeline, and he became the first player born and raised in Honduras to play in the Major Leagues

Brewers to sign No. 13 int’l prospect Medina

@JesseSanchezMLB
July 2, 2019

The Brewers are taking an aggressive approach to the international market and adding one of the top outfielders in this year’s class to their system. According to industry sources, the Brewers have agreed to a deal worth an estimated $1.3 million with outfielder Luis Medina, No. 13 on MLB Pipeline’s

Brewers ink 2019 1st-rounder southpaw Small 

No. 28 overall pick 'loving it already' at Miller Park
@AdamMcCalvy
June 25, 2019

MILWAUKEE -- Ethan Small would rather this date have been delayed, of course. But less than a week after his Mississippi State University Bulldogs were bounced from the College World Series in Omaha, Small looked around Miller Park and was ready for the future. The left-hander, Milwaukee’s first-round Draft pick,

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