Minor League Ballparks Cheat Sheet: Intervals And Park Factors For Each Organization
If you’ve ever wondered how the home ballparks play for prospects climbing the minor league ladder in your favorite organization, then you’re in luck because here we present a handy [...]
The Top 10 Youngest Players In Each League On Opening Day
As we’ve done for three years, here’s a look at the Top 10 youngest players in each league as the season began (you can also see the 2012 Opening Day, 2011 [...]
Minor League Opening Day Roster Analysis: Milwaukee Brewers
WHERE THE TOP 10 PROSPECTS ARE 1 Wily Peralta 5/8/1989 rhp Milwaukee Brewers 2 Tyler Thornburg 9/29/1988 rhp Nashville Sounds (AAA) 3 Taylor Jungmann 12/18/1989 rhp Huntsville Stars (AA) 4 [...]
Braves Find Plenty Of Production From Farm System In Recent Years
CHICAGO–Their offseason acquisitions of the Upton brothers notwithstanding, the Braves don’t make a lot of flashy moves and they don’t throw a lot of money around. In the past four [...]
2013 Organization Talent Rankings: Cardinals Rank No. 1
As a cap to our offseason prospect rankings, we line up the minor league talent in every organization from 1-30. Baseball America’s annual organization talent rankings reflect the total worth [...]
Which prospects also received votes for the Top 100 list, and what were their highest rankings? Which players are poised to make the biggest leaps from within and outside the Top 100 a year from now? Why is Tigers third baseman/outfielder Nick Castellanos ranked so far ahead of Orioles middle infielder Jonathan Schoop?
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.