Each week throughout the regular season, the staff at Reviewing the Brew will be bringing you a comprehensive minor league report about each of the Brewers’ affiliates. There hasn’t been much to write home about up at the big league level this season for the Brewers this season, but Milwaukee does have plenty of exciting prospects playing well throughout their minor league system. The Brewers’ high-A affiliate, the Brevard County Manatees, are no exception.
For the second consecutive week, the ‘Tees notched a winning record, going 4-2. This included a make-up game, a postponed game, two cancelled games, and two completion of previously suspended games. Gotta love the Florida State League!
Brevard County improved to 43-55, moving up to fourth place in the FSL North Division.
Team-wise, the Manatees are third in the FSL with 43 home runs and third with 57 hit-by-pitches. On the mound, the pitching staff remains on top with seven complete games and is tied for fourth with one shutout.
The individuals have seen some success as well. Outfielder Clint Coulter is tied for second in home runs (11), fourth in total bases (153), and leads the league with 14 hit-by-pitches. Infielder Taylor Smith-Brennan is second with 60 runs scored and third with 49 walks.
Starting pitcher Jorge Ortega leads the league in ERA (2.35), complete games (4), shutouts (1), and WHIP (1.018). He also places third in innings pitched (111), and is tied for fifth with his eight wins.
HITTER OF THE WEEK: Garrett Cooper, 1B
For the second straight week, ‘Coop’ is the ‘Hitter of the Week’ for Brevard County. Cooper went 9-for-19 (.474/.500/.842), including a double, two home runs, four RBIs, and seven runs scored. Cooper is hitting .342/.389/.608 in 90 July plate appearances.
Runner-up: Taylor Smith-Brennan, 3B
Smith-Brennan was 6-for-19 with three runs scored, three doubles, one homer, and five RBIs.
PITCHER OF THE WEEK: Cy Sneed, RHP
Sneed pitched in a pair of games (one start and one relief effort) and went nine innings, allowing seven hits, two earned runs, while walking one and whiffing eight. He earned a win in his start.
Runner-up: Tristan Archer, RHP
Archer pitched once, going five innings while allowing three hits. He struck out six in a stellar outing.
The Manatees host Palm Beach for a pair before traveling to Jupiter for a four-game set.