Nathan Andrew Orf was originally signed by Brewers scout Brian Sankey…graduated from Francis Howell (MO) High School, where he also played football (running back and safety)…attended the University of Illinois-Chicago (2009-10) before graduating from Baylor University with a bachelor's degree in communications…was a 2013 First Team All-Big 12 selection…also earned 2013 Second-Team Academic All-Big 12 honors…was named 2012 Big 12 Conference Newcomer of the Year and earned First-Team All-Big 12 honors.
Spent the entire season at Triple-A San Antonio where he hit .272 with a career-high 11 home runs and 54 RBI in 125 games…added a career-high 65 walks and was hit by a pitch a career-high tying 22 times for a .399 on-base percentage…now has 109 hit by pitches in 778 games over seven seasons in the minors, an average of 15.6 per season…led the Pacific Coast League in hit by pitches and tied for ninth in walks…led the Milwaukee farm system in runs (85), tied for the lead in hit by pitches, ranked second in on-base percentage, fourth in walks and tied for sixth in OPS (.809)…also stole 11 bases in 14 attempts (78.6%)…batted .307 (35-for-114) against lefthanded pitching compared to .258 (75-for-291) against right-handers…went 7-for-10 (.700) with two doubles, a home run, 18 RBI, a walk and a hit by pitch with the bases loaded (.750 on-base percentage, 1.200 slugging percentage, 1.950 OPS)…hit .324 with a 1.000 OPS during the day…10 of his 11 home runs came with the scored tied or his team trailing…12 of his 22 hit by pitches came on Sundays…started 72 games in right field, 30 at second base, five at third base and four in left field…made one error as a second baseman (.990 fielding percentage), one as a third baseman (.917) and three in 86 games in the outfield (.979)…also went 0-for-5 with two strikeouts as a pinch hitter…hit in every spot in the order, including 34 games batting second and 26 in the six spot.
SAN ANTONIO: Went 11 consecutive games without a strikeout from April 9-22 (38 plate appearances)…was hit by a pitch a career-high tying two times in the second game of an April 21 doubleheader at Nashville, his first of two games in 2019 with two hit by pitches (also June 2 vs. (Omaha)…finished April with a .219 batting average but then hit .356 with four home runs and 11 RBI in 28 games in May…added 13 walks for a .453 on-base percentage…went 26-for-62 (.419) with six walks and four hit by pitches (.520 on-base percentage) over a 19-game stretch from May 14 to June 2…was a perfect 3-for-3 with a walk in the second game of a May 27 doubleheader at Memphis and then went 4-for-5 the next day against the Redbirds…the four hits matched his career high (eighth time)…hit .385 over a 10-game stretch from June 16-27…scored a career-high tying four runs June 18 against Reno (third time)…was 0-for-20 with a walk and a hit by pitch over a seven-game span from June 28 to July 4…had a season-high seven-game hitting streak from July 7-17…went 9-for-24 (.375) with 11 runs scored, four doubles, six RBI and five walks (.531 on-base percentage) during the streak…batted .255 with a .423 on-base percentage during a season-high 16-game reaching base streak from July 7-30…went 1-for-5 with three strikeouts July 20 at Oklahoma City, his only game with more than two strikeouts…walked a career-high tying three times Aug. 9 at Albuquerque (also Aug. 20 at Iowa)…went 2-for-26 (.077) with eight walks and two hit by pitches from Aug. 11-22…had two sacrifice bunts, Aug. 17 vs. New Orleans… hit safely in nine of his final 10 games beginning Aug. 23, going 13-for-34 (.382) with two home runs, eight RBI and nine walks (.553 on-base percentage)… connected for his first career grand slam and drove in a career-high five runs Aug. 24 against Oklahoma City…batted .268 in August but walked 24 times in 28 games for a .445 on-base percentage…also scored 21 runs.
Made his Major League debut last season with Milwaukee as he appeared in 15 games during three stints (7/2-7/6, 7/8-7/11 and 7/14-7/23)... Made 2 starts with Milwaukee last season, coming on 7/2 vs. Minnesota (2B - MLB debut) and 7/4 vs. Minnesota (SS)... Became the 10th player in franchise history to homer for his first career hit on 7/4/18 vs. Minnesota, a solo shot off José Berríos ...Was a Pacific Coast League All-Star in 2018 at Triple-A Colorado Springs...Following the 2018 season played for Escogido in the Dominican Winter League (15g, .218, 0hr, 1rbi).