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@Brewercom reported that there have been a few additions to the Milwaukee Brewers 40 man roster.
2B Eric Farris, LHP Dan Merklinger and RHP Wily Peralta added to the #Brewers 40-Man Roster.
Merklinger and Peralta were both Timber Rattlers in 2009.
Also, Adam McCalvy took a look at what was in his e-mail. There are questions about trading Prince Fielder and Ryan Braun (BRAUN!?!?!?!!…oh, don’t worry.); Possibility of getting Cliff Lee or Jorge de la Rosa; New manager Ron Roenicke, and an interesting bit about Maryvale and what the future holds for a Spring Training site for the Brewers.
The excerpt from Adam’s column for this post deals with Brett Lawrie (’09):
Will we see Brett Lawrie in the bigs next year? Seems to be on the Braun/Rickie Weeks/Fielder track, but he’s blocked by Weeks at second base.— Mark, Madison, Wis.Lawrie is tough to figure out. He can hit, but word is that he still has some things to learn about professionalism and being a good teammate. In a perfect world, I think the Brewers would like him to play a full season at Triple-A before they consider him as a September callup. What happens with Weeks — who, like Fielder, has one arbitration season remaining before he hits free agency — will determine what happens with Lawrie.Here’s another scenario we shouldn’t forget: If the Brewers are unhappy with their offers for Fielder, perhaps they would consider fielding interest in Lawrie. I could see him landing a pitching prospect in return.
Baseball America released their Top 20 Prospects for the Southern League on Thursday. Ex-Rattlers second baseman Brett Lawrie was #5.
Two other Ex-Rattlers made the list. Michael Pineda (’08) of the West Tennessee Diamond Jaxx was #3. Pineda’s West Tennessee teammate Alex Liddi (’06, ’07, ’08) made the list at #16.
A bit from behind the subscriber wall:
Aside from [#1 prospect Mike] Stanton, no SL prospect excited scouts and managers alike as
much as Pineda. He throws in the upper 90s from his first pitch and
maintains his velocity throughout a game.
Yet, some scouts seem him as more of a closer than a starting pitcher.
Like [Dan] Uggla, Lawrie is a strong, aggressive hitter with a big swing. He
has a quick bat that stays in the hitting zone for a long time, and
balls carry well off his bat. While he’s prone to chasing pitches out of
the zone, he also has shown the ability to make adjustments during
at-bats and series.
Some scouts see him as a corner outfielder at the upper levels.
Liddi’s numbers were bound to take a hit after he played at hospitable
High Desert in the hitter-friendly California League last year. A career
.244/.311/.372 hitter entering 2009, he led the minors in hitting while
batting .345/.411/.594. He legitimized himself as a prospect with a
solid 2010 season at West Tenn, leading the league with 92 RBIs.
Possible move to first base at the next level? BA and scouts don’t like it.