In Baseball America's new Midseason Prospect Update, righthanded pitcher Jimmy Nelson keeps his hold on the No. 1 prospect title with the Milwaukee Brewers. Before the season he was the top guy on the list, and after dominating Triple-A Nashville for 111 innings he's still there.
Nelson held hitters to a .177 batting average in Nashville and put up a 1.46 ERA while striking out 9.24 batters per nine innings and walking 2.59 per nine. That success led to a call up to the big league team. He got a spot start near the end of May against the Marlins and didn't allow a run over 5.2 innings of work. Now though, it looks like he's with the Brewers starting rotation for good after a few shaky outings against the Cardinals and Reds in July.
Here's video of Nelson striking out another top prospect–Cubs shortstop Javier Baez, who's No. 8 on the Midseason Prospect List:
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