The Milwaukee Brewers have had several standout candidates in the Arizona Fall League already. Not only are just hitters like super-utility man Nathan Orf and future superstar outfielder Brett Phillips staring and starters Josh Hader and Adrian Houser are looking good on the mound, but the three Brewers; Jacob Barnes, Damien Magnifico and Michael Reed are AFL all-stars.
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One other player has put together quite an impressive campaign is infielder, Yadiel Rivera, who is up for the final vote to get into game as well. Here is a look at his impressive numbers that make him a very deserving candidate.
With a .382 batting average and 1.076 OPS, Rivera has been one of the best hitters in the league in the first few weeks of the AFL. As a key bat to many of the Surprise Saguaros rallies, Rivera is proving that he is more than just a glove as he continues to develop at the plate. Seeing most of his time at mainly third and shortstop, Rivera is looking more and more like a future big leaguer each time he takes the field.
Earlier last month, I wrote how Rivera is making name for himself and making players like Jean Segura expendable and with the way he is playing right now, he is helping to solidify that claim. While he didn’t hit much in his limited time in Milwaukee in 2015, I am excited to see what the future will bring for the very talented infielder, who we ranked as the 24th best prospect in the system.
The voting is open until 1:00 pm on Wednesday, November 4th. You can cast your vote for the well-deserving Rivera here.