Weekly Brewers Prospect Watch: Hitting prospects going streaking

Several Brewers hitting prospects are on hot streaks at the plate
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The Brewers farm system is one of the best in baseball when it comes to a collection of talented prospects. Although we've seen several prospects graduate to the big leagues already this year in Jackson Chourio, Oliver Dunn, and Robert Gasser.

Still, the collection of talent the Brewers have in the minor leagues is the envy of many other organizations. The farm is a major pillar of the Brewers organizational success.

Let's check in on how things are going down on the Brewers farm.

Hitters going streaking

Several Brewers hitting prospects find themselves on lengthy hitting streaks or on-base streaks right now. Let's start down in the lower levels at the Arizona Complex League. Filippo Di Turi, a top 2023 international signee for the Crew, is on a 16 game on-base streak. He's reached base in every single game for the ACL Brewers this season.

On this stretch and on the season, Di Turi is hitting .400/.566/.600 with four doubles, two triples, and a homer. He's also drawn 20 walks this season and struck out just 10 times, good for a solid 2:1 walk to strikeout ratio. The switch hitting shortstop is ranked 29th on the Brewers Top 30 prospects list and if he keeps this streak up, it won't be long until he's moving up that list and even potentially moving up to Low-A Carolina.

Speaking of Low-A Carolina, the Mudcats have a hitting streak going of their own. Cooper Pratt, the Crew's 6th round pick in 2023 and 8th ranked prospect, is on an eight game hitting streak. During this streak, Pratt's hitting .333 (10 for 30) with a double, four RBIs, and six runs. On the season now, Pratt is hitting .257/.376/.349 with nine stolen bases.

Moving up to High-A Wisconsin, Jadher Areinamo also finds himself on an eight game hitting streak as well. Areinamo, the Crew's 22nd ranked prospect was an international signee back in 2021 and he's quickly made a name for himself despite not earning a big signing bonus. Areinamo had a big day on Sunday with a solo home run two singles, and four RBIs to extend his hitting streak. On the season now, Areinamo is hitting .288 with a .728 OPS.

In Double-A Biloxi, first baseman Ernesto Martinez had a nine game hitting streak that got snapped on Friday. During that nine game stretch, Martinez hit .395/.425/.579 with four doubles, a home run, six RBIs, and three stolen bases. On the season Martinez is now hitting .270 with four homers and a .771 OPS.

In Triple-A Nashville, Isaac Collins is on a 15 game on-base streak. The utilityman had a two out, two RBI single in Sunday's loss to extend his streak. Over this 15 game stretch, Collins is hitting .333 with four doubles, a triple, a home run, and 12 RBIs. Collins is now tied with Yonny Hernandez for the longest on-base streak for the Sounds this season. Not yet on the 40 man roster, Collins is making a serious push for the roster with his performance. On the season now, Collins is hitting .275 with an .898 OPS.

Other prospects to note

  • Carlos F. Rodriguez continued his May turnaround with another quality start this week in Triple-A, going six innings, allowing three runs, and striking out eight. In his last four starts, Rodriguez has a 3.13 ERA with 29 strikeouts in 23 IP. Rodriguez struggled to adjust to the Triple-A level in April but has rebounded well and is putting himself on the path to reach Milwaukee soon if he keeps this up.
  • Another pitcher putting himself on the radar for a promotion to the Brewers is Chad Patrick. The Brewers acquired Patrick from the A's for Abraham Toro last offseason and over his last four starts, Patrick has a 1.54 ERA with 30 strikeouts in 23.1 IP. In his start this week for Nashville, Patrick went five innings, scattering four hits, one run, and striking out 12. Patrick's 3.02 season ERA ranks 4th in the International League.
  • 2023 Comp A pick Josh Knoth set a new career high in strikeouts in his start for Low-A Carolina this week. Against Myrtle Beach, Knoth went 4.0 IP, scattering three hits, two runs, one walk, and seven strikeouts. The Brewers have been slowly increasing his workload, as he completed four innings for just the second time this season. The 18 year old righty is the Crew's 11th ranked prospect.