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Brewers sign top pick: 'My hands were shaking'

July 8, 2020

MILWAUKEE -- The Brewers made it 5-for-5 in terms of signing their Draft picks when they finalized a deal with first-rounder Garrett Mitchell on Wednesday. Mitchell, an outfielder from UCLA, went to Milwaukee with the 20th overall pick. The Brewers don’t disclose contractual terms, but a source said Mitchell signed

Crew comes to terms with 3 Draft picks (source)

June 26, 2020

MILWAUKEE -- The Brewers reached agreements with three of their picks from this month's Draft -- Freddy Zamora (second round), Zavier Warren (third round) and Joey Wiemer (fourth round) -- on Friday. • Brewers 2020 MLB Draft Tracker Zamora, a slick-fielding shortstop from the University of Miami, agreed for $1.15

Life of a scout: Former MLB player Pete Orr

June 17, 2020

MLB Pipeline is shining a spotlight on the hard-working scouts who are typically behind the scenes. We’ll talk to scouts across the game about their best Draft picks, biggest misses, best stories, go-to road food and more. When Pete Orr was originally offered an opportunity to scout for the Brewers

Self scouting report: Brewers' Dylan File

June 16, 2020

After spending his offseason at the Brewers’ Spring Training facility working a “pretty intense” velocity program, Dylan File saw a significant uptick in his fastball early this year. Suddenly, the low range of his pitch was higher than his peak velocity from last year, settling in between 92-95 mph. The

'We like athletes': Crew on Draft, next steps

June 12, 2020

MILWAUKEE -- Five picks, five Division I college hitters. Brewers scouting director Tod Johnson said that wasn’t the plan going into baseball’s unique, shortened 2020 MLB Draft, but rather a result of the “best player available” philosophy that has long driven the club’s amateur scouting apparatus. As a result, Milwaukee

Crew takes a chance on smooth SS from Miami

June 12, 2020

MILWAUKEE -- Fifteen years after bringing Ryan Braun to Milwaukee, the Brewers began Day 2 of the 2020 Draft by selecting another shortstop from the University of Miami. Braun was already in the process of shifting to third base when he was drafted, and then subsequently to the outfield. But

Crew takes UCLA OF Mitchell in 1st round

Toolsy prospect has played with diabetes since childhood
June 11, 2020

MILWAUKEE -- Garrett Mitchell has been living and playing sports with Type 1 diabetes since he was in third grade. Some might say that put him at a disadvantage among the 37 players drafted selected on Wednesday in the 2020 MLB Draft. But Mitchell, the toolsy outfielder who went to

Tech-savvy Crew prepared for 'different' Draft

June 10, 2020

MILWAUKEE -- The Brewers didn’t know it when they promoted Tod Johnson four years ago, but they were positioning themselves to be prepared for MLB’s first Draft staged during a global pandemic. Johnson worked in Silicon Valley before joining the Brewers’ front office in 2007, and he rose to director

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