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Milwaukee Brewers’ Prospects: Adrian Houser Will Start in AFL Opener

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It has been an awesome couple of months for Milwaukee Brewers pitching prospect, Adrian Houser. After being dealt to the Milwaukee Brewers, as supposedly the weakest piece in the Carlos Gomez/Mike Fiers trade, Houser dominated the Southern League, starred in the playoffs and even made his major league debut with the Brewers. After a great few months, Houser’s journey will continue today as he will be on the mound in the Arizona Fall League opener. Though he wasn’t one of the biggest pieces in the trade, here is a look at why Houser could be a big deal in Milwaukee.

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Though he scuffled a bit this season before coming to Milwaukee, Houser showed awesome command as a member of the Biloxi Shuckers rotation. In 37 innings as a Shucker, he walked just six batters and finished his time in the Southern League with a 1.05 WHIP. Through these seven starts he went four and one with a 2.92 ERA.

Houser’s best outing of the year came in the postseason against Pensacola. In this start, Houser threw a complete game shutout on just 99 pitches while striking out ten and allowing just three hits.

In his start tomorrow, Houser will take on Atlanta Braves prospect Lucas Sims, who is rated as the Braves number seven prospect according to MLB.com.

Though he has a ways to go and he has several pitchers to jump to be considered as a future rotation option, Houser has been great so far with the organization. With a knack for getting ground-balls and improving command, the 23-year-old will take the mound looking to continue to open eyes in the system as he eyes a future job.

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