Milwaukee Brewers: Biloxi Shuckers Week 12 – Taylor Looks to Bounce Back

The Biloxi Shuckers went 2-4 this past week, but a Milwaukee Brewers prospect who hasn’t had the easiest season has gotten a hitting streak going.

This past week the Biloxi Shuckers only got two wins (one that needed extra innings), but saw a prospect get a hitting streak going. Tyrone Taylor, ranked #7 by Baseball America, hasn’t had the easiest season (.228/.295/.311), but hopes to bounce back in the 2nd half. At 3-6 so far, they’ll need more players like Taylor to play a bigger role in helping the team out. Along with center fielder, let’s take a look at the rest of the hitters and catchers who’ve had a solid Week 12.

Top 3 Hitters

CF Tyrone Taylor

.229/.295/.311 / 4 HRs/17 RBIs / 7.2 BB%/16.2 K%

The Shuck Dynasty pointed out how Tyrone Taylor kept it rolling batting .333 (13×39) in his last 11 games before last night’s game and added on to it as he got another hit which was a HR with 2 RBIs. So, now he’s reached base 21 of his last 24 games. Baseball America pointed out his glove bought him time to further develop in 2016, so the 2nd half of the season with the Biloxi Shuckers is a very key part to his career.

3B Garrett Cooper

.326/.386/.467 / 3 HRs/45 RBIs / 7.6 BB%/15.3 K%

Cooper had 16 TBs this past week including 1 HR, 2 2Bs and 6 RBIs. The last time he didn’t have a hit was June 19th and before than was June 9th, so he seems to start a streak every single week. His .378 BABIP and 143 wRC+ are just a few of many advanced stats many players would be jealous of.

C Jacob Nottingham

.256/.322/.374 / 7 HRs/25 RBIs / 7.4 BB%/25.3 K%

Nottingham had 5 hits including 2 doubles and 2 RBIs. He went 0-5 yesterday which ended his small 6-game hitting streak. But, overall in the month of July he batted .272/.351/.420 with a 122 wRC+.

Top 3 Pitchers

SP Wei-Chung Wang

74.1 IP / 3.75 ERA / 3.32 FIP

Wang went 8 IP (longest IP in a G all season) giving up just 1 ER 0 BBs, and 6 Ks. That start helped the Shuckers keep the game alive and go extra innings where they’d get a win this past week. His ERA is back to being under 4.00 with the 13.2 IP and 1 ER in his last 2 starts.

RP Brooks Hall

39.2 IP / 4.54 ERA / 3.51 FIP

Hall is usually a relief pitcher, but made a start for the Shuckers this past week going 7 IP, 1 ER, 1 BB, and 2 Ks. They lost 1-3 as Hall got a no decision. He made two other spot starts this season in which one he got the win giving up 0 ER in 5 IP, but the other he could only go 2.2 IP and gave up 5 ERs. Hall hopes the solid start helps with his relief pitching as he was called down to AA back in May.

SP Jorge Ortega

Ortega had a start very familiar to his last one as he went 7 IP giving up 3 ER, same as his last start. Except this time, there was a total of 5 runs during his start and he had 5 Ks (0 in his last one). Ortega hopes to do much like Wang and get his ERA under 4.00.

Other notes

OF Brett Phillips certainly didn’t have a down week as he added a HR to his stat line. BA’s #26 Prospect LHP Hobbs Johnson was released by the Milwaukee Brewers.

All stats via FanGraphs.com or MiLB.com

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