Hello again everyone and welcome to the Monday morning edition of Brewer News. Today, we’ll be taking a look at the news from the past week and reviewing what all happened in the world of the Milwaukee Brewers.
The biggest story to come out of this previous week was last Tuesday when Brewers’ All-Star center fielder Carlos Gomez won his first Gold Glove Award. Gomez, 27, is the first Brewer since Robin Yount in 1982 to win the award and did so with some of the best defensive stats in all of baseball.
Gomez won the award over Andrew McCutchen and Denard Span. Besides getting the Gold Glove, Gomez also won the Fielding Bible for his defensive work and is up for a Greatness in Baseball Yearly Award (GIBBYs) alongside teammate and All-Star shortstop Jean Segura. You can vote here for the both of them with voting ending on December 1.
Secondly, the Brewers’ front office talked about their pursuits this winter and how they may be limited to just one or maybe two free-agents. Owner Mark Attanasio remains adamant in his stance to look for a pitcher, whether it’s starting or relief, while general manager Doug Melvin isn’t ready to pull the trigger on any one player. The Brewers still have yet to make a deal with now free-agent first baseman Corey Hart.
In the last bit of news this morning, the Surprise Saguaros have played well in the past week, going 5-1-1. Center fielder Tyler Naquin (Cleveland Indians) continues to be on absolute fire for the Saguaros, going 9-for-25 (.360) since last Monday with three extra base hits, seven RBIs and six runs scored. Starter Miguel Pena (Boston Red Sox) has been tough too, allowing two runs in his last nine innings (two starts) with eight strikeouts and going 2-0.
The Brewers’ pitching prospects haven’t been as sharp lately and Taylor Jungmann has been sitting out due to a mild groin strain. During their latest outings, reliever Tyler Cravy was hit for five runs in 4 1/3 innings while David Goforth (who was named to the Fall Star Game) was tagged for three runs in three innings of work. Kevin Shackelford however has turned it around, allowing only one run in his last 3 2/3 innings pitched.
Offensively, the Brewers’ prospects have been decent lately. Outfield Mitch Haniger has gone 5-for-20 (.250) with four RBIs and three doubles while outfielder Jason Rogers is 5-for-17 (.294) with a home run, one RBI and three runs scored in the last week. Catcher Adam Weisenburger has struggled though, hitting .136 overall in the Fall League.
Later today the Saguaros (13-7-1) head to Glendale to play the Desert Dogs (9-10-2) for a game at 2:35 p.m. ET / 1:35 p.m. CT.