"Trey Supak, one of the Milwaukee Brewers top prospects, is distancing himself from the crowd on the field."
The Milwaukee Brewers acquired Trey Supak in the same trade that brought Keon Broxton. He was the Pirates Compensation B pick in 2014. The righty did not start out well, however found his stride following the trade. He is currently their 23rd ranked prospect.
So far in 2018, Supak has a sub two ERA in his first nine appearances for Carolina. He has struck out 48 batters while only walking 16 batters. That is an excellent start to the season, but it does not quite fit in his norm.
Supak In The Past
Supak split time between Wisconsin and Carolina last season. At the lower level, Wisconsin Timber Rattlers, he posted a 1.76 ERA in eight starts. Upon getting the call up to the Mudcats, that number inflated to a 4.60
Something similar happened in 2016, where Supak dominated for Helena, but struggled to do the same after joining the Timber Rattlers. In 2014 and 2015 he was awful for the Pirates organization, but once he joined the Brewers organization his stock began to rise in a big way.
What Does This Mean?
It means that there is a solid chance Supak will pitch for Biloxi at some point in 2018. His pattern is to move up for part of a season and struggle, then dominate that same level the next year. Supak is also probably happy the Pirates traded him, because of his ERA above six the season before the trade.
Can Supak Be The Real Deal?
I don’t think anyone expects him to be a perennial All-Star, but he will be able to put together a solid career if he keeps going. The 21 year old righty looks to be very smart. He can adjust and adapt, and then succeed. Supak has shown that time and again on his way up the minor league ladder.
As one of the Milwaukee Brewers top prospects, he has a lot of talent and potential. Being able to adjust and think like he has shown is going to help him play above his projections. Supak, at full potential, will be able to make All-Star teams and surprise people. So far, he is doing his part to make it to the majors.