There have not been many MVP candidates in Milwaukee with the Brewers this first month of the season, but there has been plenty of talented stars shining in the minor leagues. Not only are there several Brewers prospects who are leading key categories in the organization, but also plenty of leaders in their respective leagues. Here is a look at the top-five Minor League Organizational Player of the Year Candidates after the month of April:
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5. Nick Ramirez
Often an underrated player in the system, Ramirez has continued to swing a power bat again in his second year in AA. As the most fearsome home run hitter on the Shuckers, Ramirez not only leads the team in home runs, but he is also among league leaders with four bombs. Many of the previous power hitting Brewers first basemen have struggled to move up the ladder in the system, but with a fast start Ramirez is looking to buck that trend.
Last year, Rivera’s bat shined and he has continued to swing a hot bat this season. Playing in the middle of the diamond with fellow top-prospect Orlando Arcia, Rivera has not been outdone. As one of the league’s leading hitters, Rivera has just recently saw his on-base streak snapped. Though his name rarely comes up in top prospect talks, he is proving why he has a bright major league future.
Before the season started, I viewed Roache as a big time breakout candidate and he is proving me right with every swing. Out of all the Brewers’ bats in the system, he may have the more raw power of anybody. In his second year in the Florida State League, Roache has been a dominant slugger. He is second in home runs behind his teammate Clint Coulter and among league leaders in almost every statistical category.
2. Clint Coulter
Just as Roache home runs have become common place, so have home runs from Coulter. Last season, Coulter showed exactly why he was deserving of a first round pick by mashing in the Midwest League and he is off to an even better start this year. If he continues at his torrid pace he will not be long for the FSL. Many say the Brewers have no prospects in the system, but his powerful bat continues to prove all doubters wrong.
1. Orlando Arcia
There was a time when Arcia was viewed as just a player with a good glove, but no bat. That time is no more as he has become a star. Arcia started to heat up last season and he has been scorching this year. In April he batted a league leading .409. He also led the league with 27 hits and was third with a 1.013 OPS. Though he is just 20-years-old and one of the youngest players in all of the Southern League, he has continued to rake from day one.
With all of these stars who is your pick for Organizational Player of the Month? Vote Here: