With the injury to Jean Segura earlier this week, the Milwaukee Brewers’ system saw some shuffling around. Not only was Luis Sardinas promoted to the major leagues, but middle infielder Yadiel Rivera was rewarded with a call-up to AAA, as well.
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To start the year, many Brewers’ farmhands have shined. Here is a look at five who should be expecting a promotion very soon.
Playing in his second year in at Brevard County, Roache was expected to excel, but he is exceeding every expectation. Through his first 33 games, he is batting a scorching .315 with eight home runs and a .982 OPS. He currently leads the Florida State League in RBIs, OPS and is tied with teammate Clint Coulter in home runs. Putting together the best start of his career, Roache is showing the power that made him a coveted first round pick in 2012.
2. Clint Coulter
Speaking of 2012 first-round picks, Clint Coulter is also dominating the Florida State League. He like Roache, is atop many of the FSL offensive categories and his focus on moving to the outfield this season should help to make progressing through the system even quicker. At just 21-years-old, he is continuing to rise through the prospect ranks and it wouldn’t be surprising to see him crack the MLB’s top-100 prospect rankings by season’s end.
3. Matt Clark
Many were surprised that Matt Clark didn’t make the opening day roster with the Milwaukee Brewers, but it hasn’t stopped him from getting off to a fast start in AAA. With seven home runs and a .294 batting average, Clark has helped to power the Sky Sox offense. If the team moves Adam Lind or another injury occurs, expect him to be the next man up.
4. Tyler Wagner
There are a lot of pitching in the Brewers system and Wagner could be the next biggest impactful arm to join the Brewers’ rotation. Currently the 24-year-old, former closer is 5-0 in his first seven starts with a 1.93 ERA and he has pitched well enough to win every game. He has consistently been among ERA leaders in every professional season and if he can continue his dominance, it isn’t out of the question to see him pitching in the Sky Sox rotation by season’s end.
5. Cy Sneed
Cy Sneed is only in his first-full major league season, but he is showing with each outing that he is deserving of a promotion. So far in seven appearances (five starts) Sneed has owned the Midwest League as he 1.38 ERA and nearly a 4 to 1 strikeout to walk rate. With pinpoint command, the 22-year-old pitcher is a prime candidate to move on to the next level at some point soon.
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