Brewer Daily News for November 16th, 2013
Hello again everyone and welcome to the Saturday morning edition of Brewer Daily News. With the Arizona Fall League heading into its last game later today, Milwaukee Brewers’ prospect Jason Rogers has plans to continue on playing in the winter. Secondly, center fielder Carlos Gomez received some Most Valuable Player votes, so we’ll take a look at where he landed.
Rogers, 25, announced via Twitter that he would be heading to the Dominican Winter League once the Arizona Fall League finished. By playing with the Surprise Saguaros and soon to be a team in the Dominican, Rogers is hoping to improve during the offseason and solidify a spot on the Brewers’ 40-man roster next season.
"“We have a good idea [of who will be added],” general manager Doug Melvin said. – via Brewers.com"
In the Fall League, Rogers hit .311/.432/.459 with two homers, eight RBIs and scored eight runs. Rogers played in Double-A Huntsville this past season and may get a nod for Triple-A Nashville in 2014 considering his slash line of .270/.346/.468, 22 homers and 87 RBIs in 137 games played this year.
Carlos Gomez may have what it takes to win the MVP next season. Mandatory Credit: Jennifer Stewart-USA TODAY Sports
When the results for the National League’s Most Valuable Player came out on Thursday night, Andrew McCutchen of the Pittsburgh Pirates took home the award, but the Brewers’ Gomez also received some recognition. Gomez finished ninth out of 24 players, right behind the Los Angeles Dodgers’ Hanley Ramirez.
Ultimately, Gomez received 15 votes which gave him 43 points, 366 behind McCutchen’s 409. At Reviewing the Brew, we did award Gomez as the team’s MVP and you can check it out here. You can still vote for Gomez to receive the Greatness in Baseball Yearly Award (GIBBYs), but voting ends on December 1, so be sure to vote for him before then.
Later today the Surprise Saguaros (18-12-1) will play the Mesa Solar Sox (19-11-1) in the Arizona Fall League Championship at 3:00 p.m. ET / 2:00 p.m. CT. For the Saguaros, Eduardo Rodriguez gets the start while Dallas Beeler will take the mound for the Solar Sox.
Around the web, Baseball America ranked the top 10 Brewers’ prospects for 2014 while at Brew Crew Ball, Kyle Lobner looks at another “Lesser Brewer” in reliever Michael Blazek.