One of the biggest misconceptions of the Milwaukee Brewers is that they have a terrible farm system. Though they have traded away a lot of talent, they have stocked up over the years and have developed a system that is more than viable. Here is a look at how some of the top bats have fared over their first week of minor league ball this season.
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Rogers doesn’t get a whole lot of credit for his offensive talents, but he has been one of the Brewers’ best run producers in the minor leagues for each of the past two seasons. This year after a torrid spring, he continued his hot streak in his first week of minor league ball. He was not only able to homer twice and bat well over .3oo, but he has also earned a call-up after the Carlos Gomez injury.
Sardinas is known mainly for his glove, but his bat has been sizzling to start the season. Through his first seven games he has a .417 average as he has consistently been a scoring threat from the bottom of the order.
Arcia is viewed by many as the top prospect in the Brewers system and through his first week with the AA Biloxi Shuckers, he has lived up to the hype. Not only was he the first player to drive in a run in Shuckers history, but he has also been in the center of almost every Shucker rally. He currently has a .471 average with an incredible 1.227 OPS. The shortstop is showing with every plate appearance that he is much more than just an all-glove shortstop.
Through his time in the system, Nick Ramirez has shown that he has plenty of power. In his first week with the Shuckers, he not only has a .278 average, but he also leads the team in home runs with two. This strong start has helped him to move into the cleanup spot in the order.
Coulter is viewed as one of the biggest bats in the Brewers system and he is beginning to heat up. While his average is near .200, he hit his second home run Friday night and he is starting to drive the ball with authority. If he gets hot he may not be in Brevard County for long.
Speaking of Manatee prospects, Roache is driving the ball with authority this season, too. After spending all of 2014 in Brevard County he is another bat that may be quickly moving up to AA this season and a player who is primed for a breakout year.
As just a 19-year-old prospect playing in the Midwest League, the first few days were difficult for Jake Gatewood. Through 24 at-bats, he has struck out 10 times, but he is tarting to find his swing. Through seven games, Gatewood has a .292 average this season with a home run and a .888 OPS. This year may be a struggle for the young prospect, but his start is definitely showing why he he came with so much upside last season.