Update on Winter League Prospects

Most of Milwaukee's Winter League participants were scuffling at the plate and on the mound, while others have been shut down because of injuries.

Here is a rundown of how most of Milwaukee's prospects are doing in winter league competition.

Arizona Fall League

Outfielder Lorenzo Cain was hitting .344 (11 for 32) with two homers and four RBI and a .382 on-base percentage.

Third baseman Taylor Green's run ended after seven games and a broken nose: He was off to a nice start, hitting .333 (8 for 24) with a homer and three RBI and .448 OBP.

As for pitching, that wasn't quite so good, except for Omar Aguilar. He had made five relief appearances, giving up five hits and no runs with four strikeouts and only one walk in 5.1 innings.

Alexandre Periard was 0-1 with 9.00 ERA, allowing eight runs in eight innings on nine hits and eight walks while striking out eight.

Brae Wright was 0-0 with 5.87 ERA with 7.2 innings in seven appearances, allowing eight hits and five runs with eight whiffs and four walks.

Jeremy Jeffress was 1-0 with a 12.86 ERA in three starts, going seven innings while allowing 10 hits, six walks and 10 runs while striking out seven before arm woes shut him down Oct. 21 after giving up six runs in two-thirds of an inning.

David Welch has worked 6.1 innings in six outings with 0-0 and 9.95 ERA. His line was nine hits and seven runs.

Hawaii Winter League

Chris Cody had a team-high 22.1 innings through Oct. 30, posting a 0-0 mark and 4:03 ERA after giving up 21 hits and 10 runs, although his strikeout-to-walk ratio was 24-5.

Cody Scarpetta had appeared in only two games, both starts, and got rocked for nine runs in only 3.1 innings for a 24.30 ERA with five strikeouts and three walks.

Mike Ramlow went 2-0 in six outings with a 2.61 ERA but hadn't worked since Oct. 18.

As for the hitters, outfielders Caleb Gindl and Logan Schafer were struggling.

Gindl was batting only .224 through 18 games (15 for 67) with 14 strikeouts and 10 walks, one homer and nine RBI and .325 OBP.

Meanwhile, Schafer was hitting just .220 in 18 contests (13 for 59) with the same power numbers as Gindl and a .329 OBP.

Mexican League

Casey McGehee, the newest Brewer, was hitting .293 in his first 13 games, going 17 for 58 with a homer and eight RBI, although his OBP was only .317.

Pitcher Chris Narveson was 0-1 with a 6.08 ERA in three games covering 13.1 innings, giving up 21 hits and nine earned runs. He had 18 strikeouts and five walks.

Erasmo Ramirez sat at 1-0 with a hefty 7.20 ERA in five innings, allowing 10 hits and four runs.

Dominican League

Joe Bateman had a 2-0 record but a 5.40 ERA, which included four runs and seven hits in 6.2 innings with four strikeouts.

Sam Narron was 0-1 despite a nifty 1.13 ERA that featured eight hits, one walk and one run in eight innings.

Juan Sandoval: He had pitched one inning in two games and hadn't allowed a hit or run.

And Rafael Lluberes was 0-0 with a 5.40 ERA in 1.2 innings, with four hits and three walks with two Ks and a run allowed in four appearances.

Offensively, Brad Nelson—whose No. 40 from his September call-up was grabbed by new manager Ken Macha--had 12 hits in 39 trips through 10 games (.308) with five homers and 15 RBIs. He had a .357 OBP despite 11 strikeouts and only three walks. He clubbed two long balls and knocked in seven runs Oct. 30.

Venezuelan League

Alcides Escobar, the top position player in Milwaukee's system, was near the bottom of the batting charts, hitting a paltry .178 in his first 11 games (8 for 45) with a .240 OBP.

Hernan Iribarren was batting .318 through 12 games (14 for 44) with a homer and .415 OBP.

Jay Gibbons had only eight hits in 45 at-bats (.178) with four homers and nine RBI.

Tony Gwynn was hitting .306 (15 for 49) in 13 contests but had struck out 10 times, which gave him a .370 OBP.

Brendan Katin was scuffling at .204 (10 for 49) in 13 outings but had belted six homers and knocked in 12 runs. His OBP was .


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