Milwaukee Brewers Prospects: Coulter and Roache Won’t be in Brevard for Long


The Brevard County superstar bats are off to a hot start this season and with the way they are going it doesn’t appear that the top Milwaukee Brewers’ prospects will be there for long. Fellow 2012 first round picks Victor Roache and Clint Coulter are crushing Florida State League pitching through their first two weeks and with the way they are going they could both be promoted and playing for the Biloxi Shuckers very soon.

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Just 14 games into the season, both sluggers are off to a torrid start. Coulter started the season slowly, but his bat has certainly heated up. After being a leader in almost every category last year in the Midwest League, he has picked up right where he left off this season. Thursday night he hammered his fifth home run proving he is one of the best hitters in the entire league. Coulter is not only batting .327, but he leads the Florida State League in home runs and OPS.

Fellow 2012 first round draft pick, Roache is matching him step for step with each swing. He currently is among league leaders with three home runs and after a three for five game Thursday night, he is batting a robust .352 which is good enough for fourth in the league. Though strikeouts have often effected his average, he is squaring up balls and making contact with much better regularity.

With this being Roache’s second year in the Florida State League and Coulter being moved to the outfield to speed up his progress, if both players can continue to hit, a call-up is not far away.

Many critics like to point out that the Brewers lack prospects, especially bats in the minor leagues, but these two sluggers are proving that the future will be bright in Milwaukee. They may not be ranked among the top-100 prospects by, but they certainly are playing like it as they continue climb the ladder to Miller Park.

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