Milwaukee Brewers Farm Report: Biloxi Shuckers Weekly

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The Biloxi Shuckers have had every reason to have a difficult start to the season. They have not only been a team without a home for the first two months, but they have continually had to battle the elements. But even with the obstacles in their way, the Shuckers have remained the best team in the Brewers’ organization.

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The Shuckers have not only been the best team in the Brewers’ system, but they are currently the best team in the entire Southern League. As the first team to 30 wins, the Shuckers have extended their lead in the Southern division to three games over the second place Mississippi Braves.

After going 5-2 last week, they went 4-1 this past week to grow their divisional lead. They start this week with a five game stretch against the Birmingham before finally playing their home opener at beautiful MGM Park to finish the weekend.

This past week the Shuckers saw their first player ever promoted to the big leagues as Tyler Wagner was call-up to Milwaukee to start in Sunday’s game. Wagner had been arguably the best pitcher on the team’s stellar pitching staff.

At the plate the Shuckers have continued to be one of the leagues top hitting teams. Currently Orlando Arcia and Michael Reed are numbers one and two in batting average in the league and Arcia continues to lead the league in doubles.

Player of the Week: Tyrone Taylor

With many top prospects playing great to start the year, Tyrone Taylor has been a forgotten man, but he has been turning it on as of late. This past week he not only had a game winner, but he also went 7 for 21 with two multi-hit games. Already a great fielder, Taylor is starting to show that he has what it takes to be a top of the order bat.

Pitcher of the Week: Hobbs Johnson

While Tyler Wagner has been awesome this season for the Shuckers, Johnson has been just as good. This season he is 3-1 with a 2.81 ERA that is good enough for eighth in the league. He earned his third win going five innings and allowing two runs in his latest start. As another former reliever, he continues to have plenty of success as a starter.

Next: Shuckers' Weekly May 25th

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