Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Minors Update-May 3

     As there was no game to get mad about last night, I'll take a look at the Brewers' minor league affiliates and some performances from last night.
Nashville (AAA) lost 12-4 against Oklahoma City.
     Caleb Gindl-2x4, 2B, BB, 2K-Gindl is a 22 year old outfielder that may be end up being something of a tweener. Gindl hasn't hit enough in the high minors to warrant a corner outfield spot in the big leagues (let alone an organization with Braun and Hart), but isn't quite a good enough defender to be a regular center fielder. That skill set probably leads a future as a fourth outfielder, perhaps the only role in which the talents of a 5'9 tweener with an awesome name are really appreciated.
     George Kottaras-1x3, BB, K- Fans of Kottaras should root for him to improve on his .259  Triple-A OPS, as even Wil Nieves is hitting .172/.250/.241.
Huntsville (AA) was rained out.
Brevard County (A+) lost 4-3 against Dunedin.
     Hunter Morris-2x4, 2B-Morris was a 2010 4th rounder out of Auburn who spent last season at low-A Wisconsin and finished his season in the Arizona Fall League. To date, Morris hasn't posted the numbers you would hope for from a first-base prospect, and is definitely a first baseman, as last year I saw him misplay multiple balls and flat-out miss two cutoffs in one game in left field for Wisconsin. It's almost certain that the Brewers will need a first baseman in the coming years, but whether Morris is the answer even in say, 2013, is still an open question.
Wisconsin (A) won 3-1 against Quad Cities.
     Franklin Romero-3x4, 3B-As a 20th round pick/soon to be 23 year old in low-A, Romero isn't exactly a hot prospect, but he definitely hit his way into being mentioned here.
     Tyler Thornburg-6 IP, 6 H, 1 R (0 ER), 2 BB, 4 K Standing 5'11 and armed with a low to mid 90's fastball, Thornburg is a little man (at least by the standards of professional pitchers) with a big arm. Cliché quota filled, Thornburg certainly has the raw stuff to make it in a big league rotation, but concerns about his size and command (he walked 11 in 23.1 innings of rookie ball last year) could push him to a bullpen role later.

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Why haven't there been any posts up lately?

I'm sorry about the lack of stuff I've put up lately, but am very busy in my civilian life at the moment. I'll have something posted later this week and am working on a longer post I may or may not finish.
Thanks for your patience.