Milwaukee Brewers’ Prospects Impress in AFL All-Star Game


Future stars of baseball were on display tonight in the Arizona Fall League all-star game. While players like Gary Sanchez and Austin Meadows shined, the three Brewers prospects each showed their skills and performed well. Here is a look at each of them.

Yadiel Rivera

Though he has hit all fall long, Yadiel Rivera struggled at the plate tonight. He played the entire game, but finished the night going 0-4 at the plate. In the field however, Rivera showed a big reason why he could have a big future in the major leagues. Rivera showed range, made a nifty bare-handed play and even turned several double plays. If he can find a way to get on base consistently, he is certain to be an everyday addition to the lineup soon.

Damien Magnifico

Earlier in the month I wrote that Damien Magnifico deserves a spot on the 40-man roster and tonight he proved why. Magnifico worked a perfect inning that included a strikeout and two ground ball outs. Magnifico not only showed his uper-90s heater, but he also flashed a nifty breaker that helped to keep hitters off balance. After a great season and an equally great fall there is no way that the Brewers can let him get away.

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Jacob Barnes

Jacob Barnes has had a perfect fall and nothing changed tonight. Though he had to work around a Rivera error, he worked a clean inning while showing a mid-90’s fastball. Though he isn’t often talked about, he is proving that he shouldn’t be overlooked.