The current status of the Milwaukee Brewers is “All About Tomorrow”. We thought Ticket King should take a look at where the farm currently stands. To be honest, some of us at Ticket King think the farm system needs work. Specifics are listed below.
The Brewers prized prospect, shortstop Orlando Arcia, is not having as good of season as the club would have liked. To this point in the season, Arcia is batting just .267 with 8 home runs and 53 RBI’s in Triple A, and remind you, the Brewers Triple A affiliate is in Colorado. Still that didn’t stop him from being called up last week. Through his first week of play for the Brewers, Arcia is batting just .208. To be honest, I don’t understand this at all. The Brewers are going nowhere in 2016. Why start his service clock for no reason at all, especially when he isn’t having that great of a season? Makes no sense. The Brewers second best prospect just got here a week ago. Outfielder Lewis Brinson, who came over in the Jonathan Lucroy trade from Texas, is primed to be an important piece for this club heading into the future. He struggled to start the season, but the Brewers have put him in Colorado Springs anyways, and he is off to a monster start. Through his first week, Brinson is batting .480.
The Brewers third best prospect, outfielder Corey Ray, is having a nightmare 2016. Ray, who is thought of as a rare five-tool player, is batting just .216 with one home run and nine RBI’s through 34 games in the Florida State League. The Brewers best pitching prospect, Josh Hader, had a terrific start to the season in the Southern League. Hader started 11 games in Double A, going 2-1 with a 0.95 ERA. Recently the Brewers moved him up to Colorado Springs, and it has not gone well. Hader has started nine games for Colorado Springs, and is 0-3 with a 5.44 ERA. It’s not all doom and gloom though. Starting pitcher Marcus Diplan started 11 games in Class A-Short season, posting a 6-2 record with a 1.80 ERA before moving up to Class A-Advanced.
Outside of Diplan, the rest of them, that is pretty much the story for most Brewers prospects right now. This is why you have to be patient with prospects, and give them time. If they are as good as we think they are, they will figure it out.