Brewers Minor League Rosters Released | Disciples of Uecker

Disciples of Uecker

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While the majority of eyeballs are focused on the Brewers’ major-league roster, and understandably so, the Brewers’ minor-league affiliates also released their tentative rosters on Saturday afternoon. The entire rosters are listed below.

But first, I wanted to highlight some of the more intriguing groups of prospects down on the farm.

Best Starting Rotation: Nashville Sounds

Though the Huntsville Sounds should have an exciting rotation once right-hander Nick Bucci returns from his spring shoulder injury, the Triple-A club has a very solid trio of arms headlining their rotation in Johnny Hellweg, Tyler Thornburg and Hiram Burgos to begin the 2013 campaign. All three pitchers experienced dominant stretches last season, while Burgos won Pitcher of the Year in the organization. Additionally, they’re all on the 40-man roster and could eventually see time with the Brewers this season.

Best Bullpen: Nashville Sounds

The Brewers have stockpiled a bevy of arms in Triple-A Nashville this season. Right-hander Michael Olmsted is a personal favorite and should be the Sounds’ closer, but he’s just the tip of the iceberg. Jesus Sanchez and Donovan Hand both impressed this spring and could potentially get their first cup of coffee with the big-league club. There’s also a pair of potential big leaguers to watch in Kyle Heckathorn and Rob Wooten. Not to mention Jim Hoey, Chris Jakubauskas and Zach Kroenke all have major-league experience. There’s just a lot to like about the Triple-A bullpen, especially when one considers the depth it provides the big league club.

Best Infield: Wisconsin Timber Rattlers

Though Triple-A Nashville has a pair of established top prospects in Hunter Morris and Scooter Gennett, Class-A Wisconsin boasts three Top 30 Prospects in their infield, including first-round pick Clint Coulter. The Timber Rattlers will also have one of my favorite prospects, international-signee Orlando Arcia, and second baseman Chris McFarland in the infield. It should be a young, exciting group of talent around the diamond in Appleton.

Best Outfield: Wisconsin Timber Rattlers

This outfield has the opportunity to be absolutely jam-packed with talent. As it stands, Mitch Haniger, Tyrone Taylor and Michael Reed are slated to play outfield for the Timber Rattlers, and all three made our Top 30 Prospects list that came out earlier this month. In addition, though, the Timber Rattlers could add first-round pick Victor Roache, who possesses mammoth raw-power and could be a treat to watch in the Midwest League. If all goes well, Jose Pena could also see time in a T-Rats uniform this season.

Triple-A Nashville Sounds

Pos Name Age
RHP Hiram Burgos 25
RHP Frankie De La Cruz 29
RHP Donovan Hand 26
RHP Kyle Heckathorn 24
RHP Johnny Hellweg 24
RHP Jim Hoey 30
RHP Chris Jakubauskas 34
LHP Zach Kroenke 28
RHP Michael Olmsted 25
RHP Jesus Sanchez 25
RHP Tyler Thornburg 23
LHP Travis Webb 28
RHP Rob Wooten 27
C Dayton Buller 31
C Anderson De La Rosa 28
C Blake Lalli 29
SS Blake Davis 29
2B Scooter Gennett 22
1B/OF Sean Halton 25
1B Hunter Morris 24
3B Stephen Parker 25
SS Hainley Statia 27
OF Cole Garner 28
OF Caleb Gindl 24
OF Josh Prince 25

Double-A Huntsville Stars

Pos Name Age
RHP Jimmy Nelson 23
RHP Taylor Jungmann 23
RHP Ariel Pena 23
LHP Brian Garman 24
RHP Johnnie Lowe 28
RHP Santo Manzanillo 24
RHP R.J. Seidel 25
RHP Greg Holle 24
LHP Thomas Keeling 25
RHP Arcenio Leon 26
RHP Casey Medlen 23
RHP Andy Moye 25
LHP Alan Williams 23
C Adam Weisenburger 24
C Robinzon Diaz 29
C Shawn Zarraga 24
2B T.J. Mittelstaedt 25
1B Jason Rogers 25
3B Mike Walker 24
SS Nick Shaw 24
SS Ozzie Chavez 29
3B Shea Vucinich 24
OF Kentrail Davis 24
OF Brock Kjeldgaard 27
OF Rene Tosoni 26

High-A Brevard County Manatees

Pos Name Age
RHP Jacob Barnes 22
LHP Jed Bradley 22
RHP Drew Gagnon 22
RHP David Goforth 24
RHP Brooks Hall 22
RHP Seth Harvey 25
RHP Andre Lamontagne 27
RHP Eric Marzec 25
LHP Stephen Peterson 25
RHP Chad Pierce 25
RHP Kevin Shackelford 23
RHP Tommy Toledo 24
RHP Mark Williams 23
C Cameron Garfield 21
C Rafael Neda 24
1B Cody Hawn 24
2B Greg Hopkins 24
3B Brandon Macias 24
1B Nick Ramirez 23
SS Yadiel Rivera 20
2B Adrian Williams 22
OF John Dishon 24
OF Ben McMahan 23
OF Lance Roenicke 24
OF Chad Stang 24

Class-A Wisconsin Timber Rattlers

Pos Name Age
RHP Jorge Lopez 20
RHP Tyler Wagner 22
RHP Damian Magnifico 21
RHP Preston Gainey 22
RHP Eric Semmelhack 22
RHP Ryan Gibbard 23
RHP Austin Blaski 22
LHP Taylor Wall 23
RHP Martin Viramontes 23
LHP Brent Suter 23
LHP Mike Strong 24
C Clint Coulter 19
C Parker Berberet 23
C Brent Dean 26
SS Orlando Arcia 18
2B Chris McFarland 20
SS Alfredo Rodriguez 22
2B Jose Sermo 22
1B/3B Mike Garza 23
OF Tyrone Taylor 19
OF Michael Reed 20
OF Mitch Haniger 22

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