Several Brewers On Board For World Baseball Classic
The Brewers certainly are doing their part to populate the rosters of the countries participating in the 2013 World Baseball Classic. When provisional rosters were announced for the international tournament this spring, the Brewers had 14 players from their organization listed. That figure represented the maximum amount allowed from any organization under WBC regulations.
Segura Continues To Impress Brewers
In a perfect world, the Brewers would have preferred that Jean Segura get some rest this winter. After all, the 22-year-old shortstop saw plenty of action in 2012, beginning with 94 games with the Angels' Double-A Arkansas affiliate. Then came the Zack Greinke trade on July 27 that sent Segura and righthanders Johnny Hellweg and Ariel Pena to Milwaukee for the Brewers' ace.
Brewers Counting On Youth For Rotation
While being quite successful in advancing impact position players out of their system over the past seven or eight years, the Brewers have had trouble getting pitchers to the big leagues. Since Ben Sheets broke in with Milwaukee in 2001, the Brewers developed one starting pitcher who has stuck in the majors: Yovani Gallardo, who debuted in 2007.<br/>
Brewers Lose Farris In Minor League Rule 5
Second baseman Eric Farris no longer was in the Brewers' plans, but he had been a loyal soldier in the organization and general manager Doug Melvin wanted to see him get a chance elsewhere.
Michael Olmstead Takes Another Step
If you need a case study in perseverance, just check out the career of righthander Michael Olmsted. The big, hard-throwing reliever qualified for minor league free agency in early November and promptly signed a major league deal with the Brewers, assuring his first invitation to big league spring training camp.
Josh Prince Gaining Confidence In The Outfield
Josh Prince still remembers the unexpected conversation he had with two weeks remaining in spring training with Brewers minor league outfield coordinator Reggie Williams.
Wily Peralta Pitched Well In Big League Debut
The Brewers weren't sure what to expect from Wily Peralta when they summoned him from Triple-A Nashville in early September. The 23-year-old righthander began the year as the organization's top-rated prospect but struggled with his command, leading to an uneven season that had club officials worried. In 28 starts for Nashville, Peralta went 7-11, 4.66 with 143 strikeouts and 78 walks over 147 innings.
Segura Impresses In Debut With Milwaukee
The Brewers knew they were asking a lot of Jean Segura when they promoted him from Double-A Huntsville in early August and made him their No. 1 shortstop. One of three prospects acquired on July 27 from the Angels in a trade for ace Zack Greinke, the 22-year-old Segura barely had gotten his feet on the ground in the organization when he was summoned to the big leagues. The Brewers wanted to see how Segura would fare, not knowing at the time that they'd make a late-season playoff push that would put even more pressure on him.
Long Road Back For Kintzler
When the season began, Brandon Kintzler couldn't envision himself pitching in a playoff race for the Brewers, yet there he was in September, doing exactly that.
Hunter Morris Puts Together Breakout Season
he Brewers expected first baseman Hunter Morris to be a big league prospect when they selected him in the fourth round of the 2010 draft out of Auburn. But he stepped forward in a big way in 2012 at Double-A Huntsville.
Jean Segura Gets New Opportunity With Brewers
The Brewers' original plan was to call up shortstop prospect Jean Segura in September to see what he could do. But when they fell out of the playoff race by the end of July, they figured why wait? Accordingly, they summoned Segura from Double-A Huntsville eight games after acquiring him in the trade that sent ace Zack Greinke to the Angels.
Henderson’s Trip To Big Leagues Worth The Wait
How did Jim Henderson spend 10 years in the minors before getting his first shot at the big leagues? Brewers manager Ron Roenicke kept asking himself that question.
Tyler Thornburg Gets Detour To Milwaukee
A funny thing happened on righthander Tyler Thornburg's way to pitch in the Southern League all-star game. He never made it. Instead, he found himself in Milwaukee on June 19, pitching against the Blue Jays.
Thornburg, Burgos Shine Bright For Brewers
Correspondent Tom Haudricourt files a midseason report for the Brewers, highlighting a Best Player, a Biggest Leap Forward and a Biggest Disappointment for the first half.
Brewers Take A Swing At Sluggers
After focusing on pitching the past few years, the Brewers went after sluggers with their first three picks in the draft.
Manzanillo Makes Surprise Showing In Brewers Camp
When Brewers righthander Santo Manzanillo regained his senses following a rollover car accident, he knew something was wrong with his shoulder and right side, and his baseball career flashed before his eyes.
A Healthy Mark Rogers Looks Forward To New Season
With his wrists and shoulders healthy, Brewers righty Mark Rogers is looking forward to the new season.
Brewers Top Picks From 2011 Earn Big League Invites
Both of the Brewers' first-round picks from last June signed too late to make their pro debuts in 2011, yet righthander Taylor Jungmann and lefty Jed Bradley reported to spring training with the rest of Milwaukee's pitchers and catchers.
Versatility Could Be Brewers 19th-Rounder’s Ticket
Zelous Wheeler still considers himself a third baseman by trade, but he understands that a "jack of all trades" status can't hurt his chances to contribute to the Brewers.