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Future Rattlers

Welcome back.  I figured it was time to get back to work.

Check out Mehring Monday over on the website.

The Field Renovaion  project is moving along well.  The trenches for irrigation are being dug.  The outfield grass and warning track will be next.  Here are a few pictures from today.

September 28-1

September 28-2

You can check out the live YouTube feed here.  To see how much progress has been made, here are the time lapse videos from week 1 and week 2.

Baseball America is steadily releasing the Top 20 Prospects in each of the minor leagues.  They have already covered the Arizona League and the Pioneer League.  The Milwaukee Brewers have affiliates in both leagues and prospects on both lists.  These are the future Rattlers to make those lists.

There will be a little bit on each player, but not everything.  Most of this stuff is behind the subscriber wall.

Arizona League Brewers to make Arizona League Top 20 List:

#1 Trent Clark, Outfield

The 18-year-old center fielder, who signed for $2.7 million, crashed head first into the center-field wall in the first inning of his second pro game. He wound up with a concussion that kept him out of the lineup for two weeks and gave him a couple of shiners that lasted well into the summer. It didn’t take long after returning to the lineup for Clark to show off his five-tool skills—he hit for the cycle in his fifth game back.

#3 Gilbert Lara, Shortstop

Lara shows the range, infield actions and above-average arm to be able to stay at shortstop, provided he doesn’t grow too much in his teens. He gets good carry and accuracy on his throws. Lara has the tools needed for success at higher levels, and is projected by some observers as a plus big league player.

“He’s really solid for 17 years old—a grinder,” Brewers manager Nestor Corredor said.

#5 Demi Orimoloye, Outfield

One of the AZL’s bigger surprises came from north of the border, with Canadian outfielder Orimoloye showcasing explosive tools and producing at a high level during his six weeks in the league. The native of Nigeria ranked No. 41 on the BA 500 prior to the draft but fell to the fourth round, with the Brewers signing him for $450,000.

Orimoloye led the league in homers (six) when he left Arizona to join Canada’s national team for the 18U Baseball World Cup in Japan.

Helena Brewers to make Pioneer League Top 20 List:

#4 Marcos Diplan, Right-handed Pitcher

Despite his slight, 6-foot frame, Diplan stands out for his savvy and poise on the mound. He commands three average or better pitches and shows good feel for his secondary stuff. He sits 90-94 mph and touches as high as 98. His heater should tick up with strength and maturity.

Diplan’s slider is already a plus pitch, and he shows the ability to use his changeup in any count.

#6 Monte Harrison, Outfield

Harrison featured some of the loudest tools in the league. Already one of the best defensive outfielders in Rookie ball, he showed signs of starting to figure it out at the plate. The key to the improvement was getting his hands loaded earlier so that he was ready to see the ball sooner. Harrison is a little slow getting out of the box but is a plus runner underway, and he’s an instinctual baserunner who now has swiped 52 bases in 124 career games. 

#15 Jake Gatewood, Shortstop

He hit .209 in the first half at low Class A Wisconsin, but a series of adjustments and the PL’s offensive nature helped him taste success for the first time.

Gatewood showed signs of figuring it out at Helena. He gained confidence in the box by becoming more consistent with his leg lift and hand load. He still has a long swing, however, and he expands the zone and struggles with good offspeed pitches, but he flashes the ability to hit for power in games.

Lineup and Game Notes for April 12, 2015 (Home Opener)


April 12 Blog Photo

Broadcast Options today:
AM1280, WNAM

Tune IN

AM1280 Website

Internet TV:

Sunday’s Timber Rattlers Lineup:
April 12 Lineup
Starting Pitchers:
Wisconsin: Kodi Medeiros
Peoria: Dewin Perez

Game Notes: 
Wisconsin: RattlersGameNotes April 12 2015

Lineup and Game Notes for April 10, 2015

This seems problematical:

April 10 Blog Photo

They have taken down the hitting background for the game to solve the problem.

I have been assured the the TuneIn problems have been fixed for tonight’s game.  Here are options to hear the game tonight:
Tune IN
In the Listening Area: AM1280, WNAM
AM1280 Website

Friday’s Lineup:
April 10 Lineup

Also, Burlington is scoring their games with MiLB Gameday!  Here what it looks like from last night.  Today’s Gameday will be up later with this as an approximate URL.

Friday’s Starting Pitchers:
Wisconsin: Cy Sneed
Burlington: Michael Bolaski

Timber Rattlers Transactions:
Infielder Tucker Neuhaus placed on the DL
Catcher Natanael Mejia transferred from Helena to Wisconsin

UPDATED TIMBER RATTLERS ROSTER: 4 10 2015 Timber Rattlers Roster

Friday’s Game Notes: RattlersGameNotes April 10 2015

Lineup and Game Notes – April 4, 2013

Welcome to the start of the 2013 season of Timber Rattlers baseball!

The Timber Rattlers open this year on road with a game against the Peoria Chiefs.  Game time is 6:30pm.  The pregame show on the radio begins at 6:10pm.

It’s going to be a great night for baseball!

Peoria Chiefs Stadium with the calm before the start of the season.

Peoria Chiefs Stadium with the calm before the start of the season.

You may tune in for the broadcast a few different ways:

In the listening area, dial around to AM1280, WNAM.  This is one of the internet links to listen to the game.   WNAM is also available on IHeartRadio as a website and as an app for your smart phone.

I am still working on the logistics of the This Date in Timber Rattlers history post.  So, this seems like a good spot to fit it in until that gets done.

APRIL 4 – The Timber Rattlers have played just three games on April 4 in their history.

1997 – The Rattlers lose 1-0 on Opening Day at West Michigan.
2002 – The Rattlers win 3-1 on Opening Day at Beloit.
2003 – The Rattlers had their second straight home game with Beloit postponed by snow.
2008 – The Rattlers lose 4-3 at Quad Cities in a delayed Opening Day.  Nathan Adcock was the starting pitcher for the Timber Rattlers and allowed two unearned runs over five innings, but Quad Cities came back for the win.

APRIL 4, 2013:
Tyrone Taylor – CF
Orlando Arcia – SS
Mitch Haniger – RF
Parker Berberet – DH
Clint Coulter – C
Mike Garza – 1B
Chris McFarland – 2B
Jose Sermo – 3B
Michael Reed – LF

Timber Rattlers Starting Pitcher: Tyler Wagner
Peoria Starting Pitcher: Kurt Heyer

Timber Rattlers Game Notes:


Championship Numbers

It’s been just over a week and it’s still not old. (Photo Credit: Brad Hand)

Time to get back to a bit more regular posting schedule.

First, here is the new Mehring Monday with some memories of moments from the Championship run.

Second, here is the document of the Timber Rattlers 2012 Playoff stats.
Wisconsin hit .214 as a team in their nine playoff games
Opponents hit .191 against Wisconsin pitchers.
Nick Ramirez had nine hits in the playoffs – a single, four doubles, and four home runs.  He led the team in average (.310), homers (4), RBI (10), walks (8), and HBP (2).  That all leads to a OBP of 487, and an OPS of 1.349.  Small sample size or not, that is pretty impressive.

Third, here is the document with a breakdown of runs by inning, the pitching, and the defense: Timber Rattlers 2012 Playoff Breakdowns

Highlights from the last document:
Rafael Neda was .500 (4-for-8) in throwing out base stealers
Wisconsin outscored opponents 14-0 in the fourth inning during the playoffs
Starting pitchers had a K:BB ratio of 51:11 in 64 innings

Last:  I just received an email from Rob Zerjav, the Midwest League Executive of the Year.  Sports32 will rebroadcast the Fort Wayne telecast of Game Four of the Midwest League Championship Series.

The first three rebroadcasts are scheduled for:
Wednesday, 9/26 at 1:30pm
Sunday, 9/30 at 11am
Monday, 10/1 at 7pm

Get those DVR’s set.


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