Demuth First from 2014 Class to A Ball

The fifth round pick out of Indiana has joined Low-A Wisconsin

Dustin DeMuth became the first member of the 2014 Brewers' draft class to reach full-season ball, joining the Low-A Wisconsin Timber Rattlers on Sunday.

Demuth was the team's fifth round pick out of Indiana University. As a senior draftee, Demuth was a quick sign for the Brewers and the team was able to get him into rookie ball in Helena for the start of the season.

As many advanced college hitters do; Demuth proved to be too much for the Pioneer League slashing .403/.441/.532 with three doubles, a triple and a home run in just 62 at-bats. Demuth is a left-handed hitter with the classic lefty stroke. Always more of a high average, contact hitter than a power source; Demuth has enough bat speed that he should be able to find some gap power as he progresses through the system.

Defensively, Demuth has split time between first and third base. He has shown a strong arm and good range at third and can easily handle first base as well. I would love for the Brewers to give him a shot to be even more of a utility player with some time at second base and/or the corner outfield spots.

In order to become an every day third basemen at the major league level Demuth will almost certainly have to be a .300 hitter due to his smaller power numbers. In my eyes, Demuth has the perfect makings of a utility player and could fly through the minor league system that way.

It will be extremely interesting to see how the Brewers decide to use Demuth defensively in the following years. He is a player that I have on my radar for checking out in the last few months of the summer to get a better read on his swing and power potential.

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