Nathan Orf doesn’t find himself on many Milwaukee Brewers prospect lists, but since he has come into the Brewers organization, he has proven himself with not only his bat, but also a versatility. With the makings of a future utility man, here is a look at Orf our #30 prospect in the system.
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Coming out of Baylor University, Orf was originally signed by the Brewers’ as an undrafted free agent in 2013. Since he has been a professional, he has gotten the job done at the plate. Playing in parts of three seasons, he is a career .285 hitter with a .774 OPS.
While this past season with the Biloxi Shuckers, he had his lowest batting average of his career (.274) he still played a key role in their remarkable season as he saw time at second, third and short and also every outfield position. In 2014, he was even able to play at each position in one game with the Brevard County Manatees. While his more of a natural second baseman, his ability to play everywhere will be a key to his future in Milwaukee.
This fall, Orf joined several of his Shuckers’ teammates in the Arizona Fall League and he has gotten off to a fast start that even included a game winning hit in the Saguaros’ first win. It is expected that he will begin the year at AAA Colorado Springs, but I wouldn’t be surprised if the 26-year-old utility man is in Milwaukee before season’s end. I don’t every really expect to see Orf as an everyday regular at any point, but with the ability to do it all, he can still play a vital role on Brewers’ teams in the future.