Possible Rattlers listed as Prospects
Baseball America has started to list their Top 20 Prospects for each of the leagues in MiLB.
The Brewers prospects listed so far are:
RHP Devin Williams
OF Michael Ratterree
RHP Barrett Astin
C Dustin Houle
Williams, Milwaukee’s 2nd round pick (54th overall) in the 2013 draft, was 1-3 with a 3.38 ERA for the AZL Brewers. He appeared in 13 games and made six starts. He was a high school selection out out of Hazelwood West in Missouri. Williams struck out 39 and walked 22 over 34-2/3 innings. Baseball America put him at #12 on their list of Arizona League prospects.
Ratterree, a 10th round pick in 2013, was the Pioneer League MVP this season. The product of Rice had a slashline of .314/.391/.585, hit 12 home runs, and drove in 58 runs. BA has him at #16 on their list of Pioneer League prospects.
Astin, a 3rd round pick out of Arkansas in 2013, was 1-1 with a 4.30 ERA. He appeared in 12 games – eight starts. Astin struck out 31 and walked 11 in 31-2/3 innings for Helena. He is #17 on the Baseball America list of Pioneer League Prospects.
Houle, an 8th round pick in the 2011 draft, is the only Brewers prospect on these lists to play with the Timber Rattlers. Houle, a high school pick out of Brookswood Secondary School in Langley, British Columbia, Canada, joined Wisconsin very briefly – seven games – and was 6-for-23 with an RBI. Most of his time was spent with Helena where he hit .250/.290/.311 with a home run and 19 RBI. He was the #19 prospect in the Pioneer League.
Time will tell if all of these players will be with the Timber Rattlers in 2014.
Speaking of the Timber Rattlers…The Midwest League list will be released on Monday. We will see how many Rattlers will make that Top 20 List.
Here’s Ratterree with Jason Rogers on the Brewers broadcast from last week at Miller Park.
This is a video report on Williams just after the draft.