Milwaukee Brewers: Biloxi Shuckers Week 14 – Jungmann Has First Quality Start

Apr 28, 2016; Chicago, IL, USA; Milwaukee Brewers starting pitcher Taylor Jungmann (26) pitches during the first inning against the Chicago Cubs at Wrigley Field. Mandatory Credit: Patrick Gorski-USA TODAY Sports
Apr 28, 2016; Chicago, IL, USA; Milwaukee Brewers starting pitcher Taylor Jungmann (26) pitches during the first inning against the Chicago Cubs at Wrigley Field. Mandatory Credit: Patrick Gorski-USA TODAY Sports /

Taylor Jungmann had his 17th start (both MLB/MiLB combined) this season and had his first quality start with the Biloxi Shuckers this past week.

Nearly 3 months ago Taylor Jungmann was optioned to Triple-A Colorado Springs as in his five starts in the 2016 season with the Milwaukee Brewers the furthest he went was 6 IP, but gave up 4 ERs. In a total of 5 starts he went 20.2 IP with a 9.15 ERA and 6.26 xFIP. But, in Colorado Springs, not much changed. He started 8 games he had 31 IP with a 9.87 ERA and his best start was outside the home ballpark going 5 IP giving up 1 ER, but 5 BBs.

Jungmann was then sent to Double-A Biloxi. So far he’s had 4 starts going 19.2 IP with a 4.12 ERA. Until his last start he still did not have a quality start. Although a QS can doesn’t necessarily define how a starting pitcher is doing at times, for Jungmann it was a big deal. This past Friday he went 6 IP, 1 ER, 0 BBs, and 5 Ks. His control seems to be what will make or break him as with the Shuckers he’s had 27 Ks and 9 BBs, which is a good sign as in Triple-A he didn’t have one start with at least 3 BBs.

While Jungmann did his best to help out the team who went 4-3 this past week and are 9-14 overall, which is 3 games back of top of the Southern League South. So, let’s take a look at the other highlights in Week 14.

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Top 3 Hitters

2B Javier Betancourt

.228/.278/.312 / 3 HRs/34 RBIs / 6.9 BB%/15.3 K%

Betancourt has a hitting streak going as yesterday his triple made it a 9-game hitting streak. Adding on to that it’s been 13 out of 14 games he’s had a hit. On July 1st, his battling line was .196/.246/.273, so it came at the right timing to get his numbers up.

SS Angel Ortega

.242/.266/.286 / 1 HR/4 RBIs / 1.1 BB%/13.2 K%

Ortega has added to the team offensively every single week ever since he was called up from Brevard County on June 23. While his battling line has gone down a bit he added on in big ways in two wins this past week. First a HR in a 3-1 win on Monday, then a game winning RBI single on the 14th.

CF Johnny Davis

.255/.299/.300 / 1 HR/2 RBIs / 6 BBs/35 Ks

The Shuckers scored 4 or less runs in their 7 games this past week, so there wasn’t a whole lot of big offensive numbers to choose from. But, on last week Sunday Davis hit his first HR not just of the season for the Biloxi Shuckers, but of his MiLB career. He had 4 more hits this week, but the Milwaukee Brewers system hopes he can bring more of his .390 OBP he had with Brevard County (.299 with Shuckers) to the team.

Top 3 Pitchers

SP Brandon Woodruff

55.2 IP / 4.04 ERA / 3.20 FIP

Woodruff was added to the Milwaukee Brewers’ Top 30 MLB Pipeline this past week as Yadiel Rivera has played enough MLB games to be taken off the list. He proved why this past week going 7 IP, 0 ER, 1 BB, and 10 Ks. That’s the first time he’s had 10 Ks with the Shuckers, but not this season as he had 10 Ks with Brevard County on May 14, the day before he was called up. He’s given up 1 ER in his past 3 starts. But, he was placed yesterday on temporary inactive list.

SP Angel Ventura

11 IP / 4.09 ERA / 3.96 FIP

Ventura had just his 2nd start with the Shuckers this past week as he was called up on July 9th. It was a solid one as he went 5 IP, 1 ER, 1 BB, and 5 Ks. Double-A will be a good test for Ventura as his ERA went up slightly with Brevard County, but his FIP has remained at a solid 3.16.

RP Junior Rincon

10 IP / 0.90 ERA / 0.82 FIP

Rincon is another one added to Biloxi from the High-A team back on June 26 and certainly has made the most of it. In 10 IP, he’s given up just 1 ER which finally added a number to his ERA. He had the ER in the 3-2 win this past Thursday. Thus far the main stats of ERA and FIP seem to lower with each level he’s called up to.

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Other notes:

The Biloxi Shuckers made four transactions just yesterday to their roster. Take a look here:

Players transferred from Brevard County included LHP Mitch Lambson and OF Omar Garcia. SP Brandon Woodruff who just had 10 Ks in his last start was placed on temporary inactive list.

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