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Crew prospect ready for big bounce back

@AdamMcCalvy
January 13, 2020

MILWAUKEE -- The 2020 season was already shaping into a pivotal year for 25-year-old Corey Ray -- Milwaukee’s No. 4-rated prospect, according to MLB Pipeline. Ray faces a comeback from an injury-marred 2019, and organizational mainstay Ryan Braun is entering the final guaranteed year of his deal. The Brewers traded

10 teams with prospects for blockbuster trades

@GoldenSombrero
December 3, 2019

It’s been a relatively quiet trade market so far, with only a few notable deals having transpired since the completion of the postseason. But as teams continue to assess their roster ahead of 2020 and weigh which free agents might fit their budget, it shouldn’t be long until things pick

Crew acquires Urias, Lauer in deal with Padres

@AdamMcCalvy
November 30, 2019

MILWAUKEE -- The Brewers and Padres made a pre-Thanksgiving splash on Wednesday with a five-player trade centered around infielder Luis Urías, who entered 2019 as the 16th-ranked prospect in baseball by MLB Pipeline. In a deal first reported by MLB.com’s Jon Paul Morosi, the Brewers are getting 22-year-old Urias, left-handed

10 prospects who rebounded in 2019

@GoldenSombrero
November 30, 2019

Perhaps no prospect rebounded more in 2019 than Trent Grisham. Grisham, Milwaukee’s first-round pick in the 2015 Draft, batted .241 with 19 home runs in 1,488 plate appearances across his first four pro seasons before finally putting it together last season, slashing .300/.407/.603 with 26 homers in 441 plate appearances

Brewers make trade, protect 3 from Rule 5 Draft

Mathias acquired from Cleveland; Ray, Feyereisen also added to roster
@AdamMcCalvy
November 20, 2019

MILWAUKEE -- The Brewers traded for Indians Minor League infielder Mark Mathias on Wednesday and added him to the 40-man roster, along with outfielder Corey Ray and reliever J.P. Feyereisen, to protect those players from next month's Rule 5 Draft. Ray is ranked fourth on MLB Pipeline's list of the

This is the state of the Brewers' farm system

@GoldenSombrero
November 15, 2019

The Brewers reached the playoffs for a second straight year in 2019, claiming the second Wild Card spot in the National League with an 89-73 record. But after coming within a game of reaching the World Series a year ago, the club was unable to advance beyond the opening round

Fry finishes AFL on high note

October 25, 2019

Eight Brewers prospects are playing for the Glendale Desert Dogs in the 2019 Arizona Fall League: Outfielder Pablo Abreu (No. 17), first baseman Jake Gatewood, left-hander Clayton Andrews (No. 30), right-handers Victor Castaneda and Robbie Hitt, first baseman David Fry, and left-hander Quintin Torres-Costa. Bobby Wahl (No. 29) was added

Crew prospect named AFL Pitcher of the Week

@JesseSanchezMLB
September 25, 2019

PHOENIX -- Brewers prospect Victor Castaneda is off to a good start in the Arizona Fall League and his performance during the next month could help shape the course of his career. That strong start earned him the Arizona Fall League Pitcher of the Week Award for the first week

Ashby reflects on upward trend in Minors

@Russ_Dorsey1
September 21, 2019

MILWAUKEE -- Aaron Ashby could get used to coming to Miller Park in late September, and he's enjoying his time in Milwaukee until his time comes. Ashby is this year’s winner of the Brewers' 2019 Minor League Pitcher of the Year award. Brewers outfielder Trent Grisham earned the Position Player

Pipeline names Brewers Prospects of the Year

@AdamMcCalvy
September 19, 2019

MILWAUKEE -- There is a lesson to be learned from MLB Pipeline’s choices for the Brewers’ Minor League Hitter and Pitcher of the Year: Prospect development takes patience. Outfielder Trent Grisham was named the system’s top hitter and right-hander Trey Supak its top pitcher by the MLB Pipeline crew after

Special delivery: Taylor gets call from Brewers

Outfield prospect recently interviewed for offseason job with FedEx
@AdamMcCalvy
September 7, 2019

MILWAUKEE -- On the day after his eighth Minor League season ended this week, Tyrone Taylor interviewed with FedEx in Phoenix for a package handling job, thinking he'd make a little extra money in the offseason. And it went pretty well, said Taylor, who went home to California to visit

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