30 Farmhands #6: 2015 Minor League Stars | Disciples of Uecker

Disciples of Uecker

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Since it’s the All-Star Break, it’s a great time to reflect on the state of the organization and prepare for the sprint of the official (if not mathematical) second half. Unfortunately for our Brewers, their recent stretch of solid play is too little, too late, and fans can basically await the trade deadline to see how quickly the front office embraces a rebuild. On the other hand, the Brewers’ minor league depth is becoming more interesting as a few key impact prospects have breakout years, the Brewers aggressively assigned several Dominican Academy players (skipping Gilbert Lara straight to the states), the 2015 draft class hits the ground running, and other lesser known prospects also emerge from the shadows. Coupled together, from A to MLB, the Brewers boast 22 organizational All-Stars in 2015:

Brewers System Stars
Ryan Braun (NL)
Francisco Rodriguez (NL)
David Goforth (PCL)
Orlando Arcia (Southern)
Brooks Hall (Southern)
Hobbs Johnson (Southern)
Jorge Lopez (Southern)
Damien Magnifico (Southern)
Nick Ramirez (Southern)
Michael Reed (Southern)
Austin Ross (Southern)
Tyler Wagner (Southern)
Adam Weisenburger (Southern)
Kyle Wren (Southern)
Clint Coulter (Florida State)
Preston Gainey (Florida State)
Chris McFarland (Florida State)
Jorge Ortega (Florida State)
Javier Salas (Florida State)
Victor Roache (Florida State)
Carlos Leal (Midwest)
Cy Sneed (Midwest)

For more fun, here are three teams of minor leaguers to look out for (a * denotes actual minor league all star):

First Team Stars 2015 Performance Note
C Carlos Leal* 16 XBH / 16 BB in 221 Midwest League PA
1B Nick Ramirez* 18 2B / 12 HR in 333 Southern League PA
2B Yadiel Rivera Promotion to AAA Colorado Springs
3B Nathan Orf 6.7% XBH & 39 BB in 329 Southern League PA
SS Orlando Arcia* Best Player in Southern League” -BA
LF Troy Stokes “Secret” breakout for 2014 4th Rounder
CF Monte Harrison .265 / .346 / .426 since Helena assignment
RF Michael Reed* BB / SB / Outfield Assist trifecta
SP Marcos Diplan 20 IP / 20 K / 6 BB / 3 HR in Pioneer League
SP Jorge Lopez* 85 IP / 82 K / 33 BB / 5 HR in Southern League
RP Damien Magnifico* 36 IP / 7 R in Southern League relief
Second Team Stars 2015 Performance Note
C Adam Weisenburger* Promote this kid to the MLB!
1B Jason Rogers LOUD 59 PA earned MLB promotion
2B Tucker Neuhaus 6.1% XBH & 18 BB in 229 Midwest League PA
3B Dustin DeMuth .276 / .357 / .379 in 335 Midwest League PA
SS Luis Sardinas .268 / .313 / .348 in 213 Pacific Coast League PA
LF Victor Roache* Promotion to AA Biloxi
CF Tyrone Taylor Performance in age 21 season stronger than stats show
RF Clint Coulter* Unleashed bat and raw RF (11 A (!!!) / 5 E)
SP Kodi Modeiros 73 K / 37 BB / 0 HR (!!!) in 70.3 Midwest League IP
SP Cy Sneed* 67 K / 17 BB / 2 HR in 77.3 Midwest League IP
RP Gian Rizzo 24 K / 5 BB / 2 HR in 31.7 Midwest League IP
2015 Draft Stars Performance Note
C Mitch Ghelfi 6 H / 1 triple in Arizona debut
1B Tyrone Perry 7 XBH / 12 BB (!!!) in Arizona debut
2B George Iskenderian 3/3 SB in Helena debut
3B Jose Cuas 4 XBH / 9 BB in 74 PA in Helena debut
MI Blake Allemand Fast Riser Alert! Bat cooled in Midwest League
OF Demi Orimoloye .325 / .357 / .450 & 6/7 SB in Arizona debut
OF Trent Clark .324 / .419 / .514 in Arizona debut
1B/OF Steve Karkenny 19 K / 12 BB / 3 HR in 98 PA in Helena debut
SP Cody Ponce Fast Riser Alert! Aces in Pioneer & Midwest Leagues
SP Nash Walters Preventing runs despite facing 16 baserunners
RP Jon Olczak 10 K / 2 BB / 0 HR in Arizona debut

Honorable Mention:

  • 1B David Denson: 17 H / 8 XBH / 7 BB in 60 PA since Helena assignment
  • 2B Jorge Quiterio: 5 XBH in 47 PA in second pass at Arizona Rookie League
  • SS Gilbert Lara: SS is so stacked in organization that .368/.395/.474 rookie debut is “Honorable Mention.” Sorry, I just couldn’t knock out Arcia / Rivera / Sardinas just yet.
  • SS Jake Gatewood: 11 XBH in 93 PA since Helena assignment
  • SP Wei-Chung Wang: 15 K / 6 BB / 2 HR / 15% LD / 5 R in 25.7 IP since DFA
  • SP Tyler Wagner: 28 K / 11 BB / 1 HR / 1.77 GB/FB in 40.0 IP since MLB spot start

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