Milwaukee Brewers: Trick or Treat Crew edition

MILWAUKEE, WI - JULY 02: Manager Craig Counsell of the Milwaukee Brewers relieves Junior Guerra
MILWAUKEE, WI - JULY 02: Manager Craig Counsell of the Milwaukee Brewers relieves Junior Guerra /
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Corey Ray-Trick

Ray is performing the biggest trick of the farm system. Not because his bat has turned into a ghost since beginning his professional career. The young outfield prospect’s down year is the trick.

The Milwaukee Brewers second ranked prospect is going to be better than his lackluster start suggests. He just needs some time to figure it out. Ray was selected to the Arizona Fall League as well. He started out along the same pace. But, he picked it up enough to play in the AZL All-Star game.

Lewis Brinson-Trick

Yes, the Milwaukee Brewers top prospect pulled some trickery of his own. Just as he was set to make an impact in an MLB uniform, he went down with injury. But expect him to rise from the dead next season.

In addition, expect Brinson to perform in a big way. He possesses a unique power and speed combination that exceeds that of many prospects, and current players. He and Brett Phillips appear to be mainstays in the coming Brewer outfield.

Cody Ponce-Trick

Ponce sits as the number 21 prospect in the organization. He is an imposing 6’6″ throwing from the right side. Having started the year in Class A ball, he went 8-8 with an ERA over three. Then, he jumped up to Double A Biloxi. While it was time for him to move up, his history says he will struggle mightily. He can tend to be inconsistent.

However, he shined better than anyone could have imagined. He started in three games and went 2-1 with an ERA in the mid ones. If he keeps that up he can be an in house pitching fix  that come out of nowhere. Succeeding that well at a new and higher level is very tricky business. Ponce proved to be up to the task.