The Brewers acquired Alex Claudio in a trade with The Rangers. Milwaukee gave up a ‘Competitive Balance Round A’ Draft Pick (Per T.R. Sullivan at MLB.com). These types of picks are given to the 10 lowest-revenue clubs each year (i.e. the smallest markets). David Stearns turned and used this “extra” pick on the 26 year old Claudio… recognizing the risks outweigh the potential rewards.
There are not too many people on the planet who can own the nickname ‘playboy.’ Troy Stokes Jr. is one of them and the five tool phenom is on the rise. After being added to the 40 man roster in November, it is clear The Milwaukee Brewers are invested in the 22 year old left fielder. An in-depth review of his progress from Rookie Ball to Biloxi (AA) helps us understand why.
Milwaukee Brewer Fans everywhere are stirring about Keston Hiura, 22 year old second baseman from UC-Irvine. After being drafted ninth overall in the 2017 Amateur Draft, the fire was lit. Expectations have run high and his legend has grown to epic proportions in even casual Brewer circles. It seems that many fans forget he is very young and still playing Double-A ball… based on the hype surrounding the young phenom it is hard to blame them.
After blasting 19 homers last year, Gatewood’s season ended with a torn ACL in July. The AA power hitter looked to be ‘putting it all together’ before he went down. BREW MATHs takes an in-depth look at his statistical progress since being drafted by Milwaukee in 2014.
If you are a Brewers Fan, odds are that you have been thinking about second base. Hopefully not the base itself but who will play it. We know David Stearns has given it some thought. He has already met with Ian Kinsler & Troy Tulowitzki who signed with […]