Brewer Daily News for October 6th, 2013: Arizona Fall League Brewers
By Benjamin Orr
Hello again everyone and welcome to the Sunday morning edition of Brewer Daily News. This coming Wednesday, the Arizona Fall League will begin for the Surprise Saguaros, the team that has the Milwaukee Brewers’ representatives on it. Today, we’re going to take a look at some of the Brewers on the team.
Taylor Jungmann could make an impact with the team soon. Mandatory Credit: Jake Roth-USA TODAY Sports
This year the Brewers have seven players who will be playing in the Arizona Fall League, taking place from mid-October to mid-November. The Saguraros’ team consists of players from the Brewers, Cleveland Indians, Boston Red Sox, Texas Rangers and the Baltimore Orioles.
Among the notable players the Brewers are sending is right-handed starting pitcher Taylor Jungmann, who was a first round pick in 2011’s draft. In Double-A Hunstville this season, Jungmann pitched in 26 games and went 10-10 with an ERA of 4.33 with opponents hitting .233 against him.
Jungmann is thought to be one of the Brew Crew’s better prospects in the organization, currently ranking number two in the organization behind Jimmy Nelson. While it hasn’t been confirmed, it’s possible that Jungmann could see major league action in 2014, but more than likely as a September call-up.
Two other notables heading to the fall league are pitcher David Goforth and outfielder Mitch Haniger, who both rank in the top 20 out of the Brewers’ prospects. Goforth pitched between Single-A Brevard and Double-A Huntsville this year while Haniger played with Brevard and the Wisconsin Timber Rattlers.
Combined between both leagues, Goforth was 11-8 with a 3.17 ERA in 34 games (18 starts) and opponents were hitting .217. As for Haniger, he hit a combined .264/.348/.431 with 11 homers, 68 RBIs and scored 76 runs.
The other four Brewers, Tyler Cravy (pitcher), Kevin Shackelford (pitcher), Adam Weisenburger (catcher) and Jason Rogers (outfielder) will also look to hone their skills with the Saguaros. The Saguaros’ season begins at home on October 9 against the Peoria Javelinas at 12:35 p.m. MT.