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Brewers system

I can’t top what the guys over at Bernie’s Crew and BrewerFan are doing to report on the minor league system so click those links and enjoy.  Plus, go read the Brew Crew Ball posts on last night’s Brewers win.

Scores only:

MLB: Brewers 9 @Phillies 0

AAA: @New Orleans 6, Nashville 5

AA: @Chattanooga 4, Huntsville 1

High-A: @Brevard County 7, Tampa 0

From Bernie’s Crew:

Prospect of the Day:  RHP Nick Bucci (High-A, Brevard County)

On an evening that featured a rehab start by the Brewers’ ace, Nick Bucci did his best Zack Greinke impression on the mound for the Brevard County Manatees.

Click to see what got Bucci the honor and see who else turned up in the Brevard County boxscore…Not talking about Grienke.

OMG = One More Guy

Jonathan Mayo posted his Top 10 list of Brewers prospects here.  On his blog, Mayo has posted his OMG: Milwaukee Brewers.  No, not a Joey Styles OMG

I am guessing that it stands for One More Guy, who would be #11 on Mayo’s Top 10 list of Brewers Prospects.

Cutter Dykstra

Consider then, 2010, as his coming out party. Dykstra finished second in the organization with his .312 batting average. He also had a .416 on-base percentage while his 27 steals placed him fourth in the system. He got better as the season in the Midwest League wore on, too, hitting .329 with a .443 OBP and 19 steals in the second half of the season. He’s looking more and more like a sparkplug, top-of-the-order type.

Prospect Madness

Bernie’s Crew has a neat little interactive way to learn about and vote for the prospects in the Milwaukee Brewers Minor League system.  I will let Jim tell you what it is all about:

I was watching the Wisconsin Badger basketball team pull out a gritty victory against the suddenly difficult Iowa Hawkeyes on Wednesday evening, when the thought struck me. Why not do a March Madness type of competition between the prospects and see which prospect is the Bernie’s Crew favorite?

The goal is to have a new head-to-head battle every day, and the winner will be decided by which prospect received the most votes from you folks, the readers. The favorite prospect will move on to the next round and will obviously keep progressing until they do not receive the most votes.

And along the way, I will provide a scouting report and background information on each of the Top 65 Prospects as the tournament progresses.

You may see the brackets for the tournament at the link up top.

Today’s matchups are:

#1 Kyle Heckathorn v. #16 Hitaniel Arias

EDIT: The Heckathorn v. Arias matchup was yesterday.  Heckathtorn has moved on to the next round.

#8 Eric Arnett v. #9 Cody Hawn

Click those votes to see the scouting reports and to vote for the player you want to see move on to the next round.

Rising Stars

The Brewers are taking a concept from the Reds and putting their own stamp on it.

If you recall the beginning of the 2009 season, the Dayton Dragons hosted the Cincinnati Reds in an exhibition game on April 4.  The Reds played an all-star team of Reds prospects.  The Reds won 9-6.

In 2011, the Brewers will be holding a “Rising Stars” Game at Miller Park.  It will be held on Saturday, April 2 at 3:10pm.  Here is a link to the flyer on the Brewers website.  Tickets are $10 and will be on sale starting January 21 at 10am.

Adam McCalvy has a few details:

Time Warner Cable Sports32 will televise the Rising Stars Game, which is presented by West Bend, the Silver Lining. Triple-A Nashville manager Don Money and Class A Wisconsin manager Matt Erickson will each lead a team — Blue vs. Gold.

The Brewers are making it an interactive event. Prospects will take part in an autograph session during batting practice, and some winning fans will get to sit in the dugout with the teams during various innings of the game.  Kids 16 and under will be able to run the bases afterward.

Each team will wear custom designed jerseys. Following the game, the players will autograph their game jersey for a raffle, with all proceeds benefitting the Brewers Community Foundation.

The roster was not announced, but unofficially, the following are scheduled to appear:  Kyle Heckathorn, Kentrail Davis, Hunter Morris, Scooter Gennett, Cody Scarpetta, and Erik Komatsu.

I am hoping to be down there to serve in one capacity or another…or, who knows, maybe just kick back and watch the…no I can’t even finish that sentence.

System All-Stars

MiLB.com has released their list of all-stars for the Milwaukee Brewers minor league system.

The Brewers’ Minor League success in 2010 came from the bottom up — both of Milwaukee’s Rookie-level affiliates, the Helena Brewers and Arizona League Brewers, won championships. Helena posted 14 runs in beating Ogden for the Pioneer League crown and Jason Rogers homered and drove in five runs to lead the AZL Brewers past the Reds.

Click the link for the full list and for their reasoning.  Here are the ex-Rattlers who made the list:

2B: Brett Lawrie
OF: Erik Komatsu
OF: Khris Davis
DH: Chris Dennis
RH Starting Pitcher: Kyle Heckathorn
LH Starting Pitcher: Dan Merklinger

For a brief recap on a possible Rattler for 2011:

Catcher — Tyler Roberts, AZL Brewers (42 games), Helena (1 game): Milwaukee was pretty shallow behind the plate in the Minors, especially after Jonathan LuCroy got called up. Roberts appeared in only 43 games, but he posted solid stats, batting .288 with six homers, 23 RBIs and a .354 on-base percentage in helping the Arizona League affiliate to the title.

News round up of the last few weeks

MWL NEWS:

There is a new Midwest League ChampionThe Lake County Captains beat the Clinton LumberKings in Game Five and captured the MWL Pennant in their first season in the league.  Here is the final out of the Midwest League season.

Depending on how you look at it, that may have been Game Six.  Why? Because Game Two in Clinton went 18 innings.

The Kansas City Royals are now the parent club of the Kane County Cougars.

The Oakland Athletics are now the parent club of the Burlington Bees.

It is noted that this is not the first time Burlington has been affiliated with the Athletics.

The A’s were the Bees’ affiliate from 1963-74. During that time,
Burlington won its first league championship in 1965 and saw a number of
future big leaguers play at Community Field, players that became part
of the nucleus of the A’s three World Series titles from 1972-74.
Included in the list of future major-leaguers Vida Blue, Sal Bando, Rene
Lachemann, Chet Lemon and Claudell Washington.

See. History.

MWL Executive of the Year? Clinton’s Ted Tornow.

Brewers Farm System News:

Helena Brewers are the Pioneer League championsTeam chemistry was important.

The Brewers are staying affiliated with Huntsville in the Southern League and with Nashville in the PCL.

Alumni News:

Jeremy Jeffress (’10) picked up his first MLB win and Lorenzo Cain (’09) hit his first MLB home run.

Anthony Varvaro (’07) and Greg Halman (’07) have made their MLB debuts with the Seattle Mariners.

Shin-soo Choo (’02) has been on a roll.

The Tacoma Rainiers won the PCL Championship.  Mike Wilson (’05) was the series MVP.  Ryan Feierabend (’04) had a lot to do with it, too.  But, the Rainiers lost to Columbus in the Triple-A Title game.

Tacoma got through the first round of the PCL playoffs thanks to a really, really weird play.

With
one out and Mike Wilson on first base, Jose Yepez hit a grounder that
Sacramento shortstop Eric Sogard dived for and snagged, flipping to
second baseman Corey Wimberly, who then threw to Everidge at first.

But the umpire had called Wilson safe at second, something Everidge failed to notice.

Thinking
it was an inning-ending double play, Everidge flipped the ball into the
crowd. By rule, a ball that goes out of play allows a runner to move up
two bases.

In this case, Wilson trotted home with what turned out to be the game-winning run.

“After
I saw Tommy throw the ball in the stands, the shortstop said, ‘Well, I
guess that’s it, you might as well go to home plate,’ ” Wilson said.
“That’s when I found out what actually happened. That’s a first.”

Yep. Weird.

The Arizona Fall League starts on Tuesday, October 12.  The Brewers are sending their players to the Surprise Rafters.  Former Rattlers Pitching coach Brad Holman (’02-’05) will be working with Dan Merklinger (’09), Jeremy Jeffress (’10), and Mike Fiers (’09).  Brett Lawrie (’09) is also slated to play for the Rafters.

Brad Holman spent the summer with the Hickory Crawdads and that Texas Rangers affiliate lost to Lakewood in the Northern Division Championship Series in the South Atlantic League.

Brad also performed his song for the Crawdads fans…

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