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Crew's top 5 international signings of all time

May 6, 2020

MLB Pipeline recently released its annual Top 30 International Prospects list for players eligible to sign in the 2020-21 signing period. These young players are the game’s international stars of tomorrow, and they are following in the footsteps of thousands of international players who laid the groundwork before them. One

Here's the next wave of NL Central closers

April 10, 2020

ST. LOUIS -- The closer’s role has evolved over time, but there’s never been any doubt of the importance of a reliable late-inning relief strategy. That’s why closers hold such a key spot on a team’s roster -- they’re expected to notch the save and solidify their team’s win as

30 prospects we'll be talking about in 2022

@GoldenSombrero and @JimCallisMLB and @JonathanMayo
March 28, 2020

Right now, all baseball fans can do is look ahead to the future. We decided to take that to the extreme by looking two years down the road at which prospects we expect to be big names in 2022. The fact that 14 of the Top 20 players on MLB

Here's a look at the Brewers farm entering 2020

March 26, 2020

MLB Pipeline ranked the Brewers farm system as baseball's best in mid-2016. The talent percolating in the Minors at the time helped fuel three consecutive winning seasons, a first for Milwaukee since 1978-83, and back-to-back playoff berths, which hadn't happened since 1981-82.

Perdomo on cusp of making an impact in Majors

Big lefty: 'This is definitely the closest I’ve felt to the big leagues'
March 8, 2020

PHOENIX -- Left-hander Angel Perdomo stands 6-foot-8 according to the Brewers' media guide, and, yes, he’s been asked this question before. Did he ever play basketball? No, Perdomo says. Didn’t play volleyball, either. Or any of the other sports in which his height would give him a marked advantage. Perdomo,

Here are the Brewers' 2020 Top 30 Prospects

March 4, 2020

It wasn’t all that long ago that the Brewers had one of baseball’s better farm systems. After ranking as MLB Pipeline’s No. 9 farm system going into the 2016 season, they shot up to No. 5 in ’17. That, of course, was also the year that the Brewers emerged as

Filthiest secondary pitches among top prospects

@GoldenSombrero and @JimCallisMLB and @JonathanMayo
February 27, 2020

Feel to spin. Deception. Missing bats. Generating weak contact. These are all terms used in describing pitchers’ secondary stuff. Whether it’s a curveball, slider, changeup or occasionally something like a splitter or cutter, these are the offerings a pitcher often uses to put away hitters. And a lot of pitching

Each team's top power-hitting prospect

@GoldenSombrero and @JimCallisMLB and @JonathanMayo
February 20, 2020

The 2019 Major League season will be remembered as the Year of the Home Run after players across baseball combined to hit a record 6,776 homers -- up from 5,585 in 2018 -- and 14 different teams set a new franchise record. National League Rookie of the Year Pete Alonso

One prospect to watch on each team

February 13, 2020

The future is now. As Spring Training gets underway, there will be position battles and players with much to prove. But there will also be highly touted prospects who will be putting their talents on display against Major Leaguers during Cactus League and Grapefruit League action. Here's a guide to

Here is each team's fastest prospect

@GoldenSombrero and @JimCallisMLB and @JonathanMayo
February 6, 2020

Think fast! That’s what we’re doing this week at MLB Pipeline. We assure this will be a quick read. That’s because we’re looking at the fastest players in each organization. This isn’t just a list of top prospects, as many organizations have speedsters who might not have other tools that

Here's each team's best defensive prospect

@GoldenSombrero and @JimCallisMLB and @JonathanMayo
January 17, 2020

There is so much pressure on prospects to perform at the plate. If they don’t hit, they don’t get noticed and might not advance. Sometimes that means defensive acumen is underappreciated. But not here at MLB Pipeline. We recently announced our All-Defensive Prospect Team and asked executives who they thought

Crew prospect ready for big bounce back

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

These 30 prospects are set to break out in 2020

@GoldenSombrero and @JimCallisMLB and @JonathanMayo
January 3, 2020

Every organization takes pride in its ability to identify and develop talent. We’re the same way at MLB Pipeline, especially when it comes to predicting future breakout prospects. Looking at last year’s list of breakout candidates, we see many examples of players who realized their potential en route to becoming

10 teams with prospects for blockbuster trades

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

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’s Jon Paul Morosi, the Brewers are getting 22-year-old Urias, left-handed

10 prospects who rebounded in 2019

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
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

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

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

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

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
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
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
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