Milwaukee Brewers’ Prospects Shine in AFL Win


The Arizona Fall League is chalked full of Milwaukee Brewers this season and they were shining stars in the Surprise Saguaros first win. Four future Brewers’ played prominent roles in the victory. Here is a look at what happened.

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Shortstop prospect, Yadiel Rivera had the biggest day of all, as he not only went two for five, but he also stole two bases and scored the winning run in the 10th inning. Coming off of a big season in AA Biloxi, Rivera has the talent to not only make Jean Segura expendable, but also to find playing time at the big league level as early as next season.

Driving in Rivera to win the game was utility man, Nathan Orf. At 25-years-old, Orf still has things to prove before making it at in the major leagues, but with versatility, he could find a way to eventually work his way into a job.

Superstar prospect, Brett Phillips also made his first appearance of the fall in today’s game. He went one for four with two strikeouts, but also had a big sacrifice bunt to move Rivera into scoring position. He has all the makings of a stud and will certainly be one to watch throughout the fall season.

Finally, lefty Josh Hader pitched two scoreless innings, striking out three while walking one. Since coming to Milwaukee, he has done nothing, but rack up zeroes

The Brewers weren’t ever near a playoff berth and these MLB playoff games have been exciting, but the Saguaros will be a team to keep a close eye on all fall long. With a roster packed with future Brewers, expect to see many more days like today in these Arizona Fall League battles.

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