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.
The ‘Tees went 4-4 during the week and moved their record to 54-71, placing them in fifth in the Florida State League North Division. The season is winding down, with just 11 games left in the 2015 campaign.
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As a team, the hitters are tied for fifth in the league with 49 home runs, rank second with 76 hit-by-pitches, and oddly enough, have received zero intentional free passes. The pitchers rank first in complete games (13), are tied for second with two shutouts, and have dispensed the second-fewest walks in the league with 306.
Individually, outfielder Clint Coulter is second in home runs (13), total bases (189), and is fourth with 29 doubles. First baseman Garrett Cooper is tied for first with 32 doubles and is fifth with 184 total bags. Third baseman Taylor Smith-Brennan is second with 61 walks and is tied for fifth with 65 runs scored.
Pitcher Jorge Ortega continues to pace the league in several categories: ERA (2.40), complete games (6), shutouts (2), and WHIP (1.031). He is tied for fourth with nine wins, as is lefty Wei-Chung Wang. Ortega is second in the league with 138 2/3 innings pitched.
HITTER OF THE WEEK: Clint Coulter, OF
Coulter has been among the league leaders in the power categories all year, but has been more consistent than spectacular. This week, Coulter went 8-for-25 (.320/.438/.480) with two runs, one double, one homer, and three RBI. He also drew five walks.
Runners-Up: Dustin Houle, C; Garrett Cooper, 1B; Omar Garcia, OF
Houle went 6-for-17 (.353/.400/.353), scored a run, drew a walk, and knocked in a pair of runs. Cooper has earned HOTW honors several times this year and continued his hot hitting with an 8-for-28 week (.286/.375/.464) with five runs scored, two doubles, one homer, two RBI, and a pair of walks. Garcia went 7-for-25 (.280/.333/.320) with a run scored, an RBI, a double, and a walk. He also stole two bases.
PITCHER OF THE WEEK: Brandon Woodruff, P
Woodruff started two games and went 13 2/3 innings, allowed nine hits, one earnie, walked three while striking out 17. He got two victories to improve his season record to 4-5, including three straight outings with wins.
Archer made one appearance (a win), throwing four innings with three hits and one whiff. Gainey earned two saves in a pair of appearances, giving him eight saves on the year. Salas earned his eighth win, allowing five hits, one earned run, and one walk in six innings while striking out five.
Brevard County finishes with a game at Lakeland to start the week, and then comes back home with three against Clearwater and a pair against Lakeland.