Update on Winter League Prospects

Caleb Gindl and Logan Schafer have started to heat up in Hawaii, while Brendan Katin has slugged 10 homers in the Venezuelan League. Check out how the rest of Milwaukee's farm hands are doing.

Here is a rundown of how many of the players from Milwaukee's farm system are doing in fall/winter baseball circles.

Arizona Fall League

Outfielder Lorenzo Cain continued to have an impressive season, hitting .300 with two homers and five RBI through 12 games. He was successful on three of his first four stolen base attempts and hadn't committed an error.

Lou Palmisano, a third-round catching prospect from 2003, also sat at .300 through 11 games. He hadn't hit a homer yet but had five RBI and .364 OBP.

Shortstop Brent Brewer had seen action in only four games with two hits in 11 at-bats (.182).

As for the pitchers, southpaw David Welch was still 0-0 with a 6.10 ERA, having allowed 13 hits and seven runs in 10.1 innings with eight strikeouts and three walks.

Alex Periard also was taking his lumps, compiling a 12.19 ERA and 0-2 mark, giving up 18 hits and 14 runs in 10.1 innings with nine strikeouts and eight walks.

Lefty Brae Wright was 0-0 with a 5.87 ERA in 7.2 innings with eight whiffs and four walks in addition to eight hits and five runs allowed.

However, reliever Omar Aguilar continued to shine, still posting a 0.00 ERA through 8.1 innings in eight appearances. Aguilar had given up only six hits and two walks while fanning eight.

Hawaii Winter League

Lefty Chris Cody still hadn't gotten a decision in 27.1 innings of work that included 30 strikeouts and only seven walks. However, he had allowed 27 hits and 14 runs for a .461 ERA, which included four runs and six hits in a five-inning stint Nov. 2.

Meanwhile, Cody Scarpetta was 1-2 through three starts, working 7.1 innings. His ERA was at 13.50 because he had allowed 12 hits, seven walks and 11 runs while striking out 10. He got his first win Nov. 4 despite four walks and three hits in four innings.

Outfielder Caleb Gindl had improved his average to .250 by hitting .297 in his 10 most recent outings, which included a two-double, three-RBI contest Nov. 4. Through 21 contests, Gindl had one homer and 13 RBI with 15 strikeouts and 11 walks for a .341 OBP.

One of his sidekicks, Logan Schafer, also had picked it up a notch of late, going 11 for 33 (.333) in his last 10 games to increase his average to .243 through 21 appearances. He had one long ball and 10 RBI and a .357 OBP because he'd walked 13 times and struck out only six.

Caribbean Winter League

Mexican League

Recently acquired Casey McGehee was hitting .306 through his first 19 contests, clubbing two homers and knocking in 13 with a .326 OBP. He had 26 hits, 21 of them singles.

Lefty Chris Narveson had compiled a 1-2 record and 3.95 ERA in five starts, which covered 27.1 innings. He had allowed 30 hits and 12 earned runs while fanning 31 and issuing only six free passes.

Dominican League

First baseman Brad Nelson was still pretty respectable, batting .288 in his first 15 outings, accumulating five homers, five doubles and 16 RBI and a .362 OBP and .712 slugging percentage.

Lefty Sam Narron was sitting at 0-2 with a 6.75 ERA in three starts covering 9.1 innings with 15 hits and seven earned runs.

Righty Joe Bateman had made nine relief appearances, striking out four and walking four in nine innings with a 4.00 ERA with eight hits and four runs.

Southpaw Rafael Lluberes had worked four times with a 5.40 ERA with four hits and three walks but only one earned run in 1.2 innings.

Venezuelan League

Hernan Iribarren was hitting .343 through 17 games (23 for 67) with four triples, a homer and six RBI, giving him a .408 OBP and .537 slugging percentage.

Tony Gwynn was sitting at .314 in his first 18 contests (22 for 70) with two doubles, a triple, five RBI and .380 OBP.

Brendan Katin had moved his average up to .269 and had smacked 10 homers and brought home 22 in 18 games, although 19 strikeouts and only five walks had his OBP at .342. He was slugging at a .761 clip.

Jay Gibbons was down at .204 through 17 games with four long balls and 10 RBI but had a .338 OBP with 10 walks and 11 whiffs.

Alcides Escobar had only nine hits in 56 at-bats (.161) with three doubles and four RBI.

Luis Pena made only his second appearance Nov. 5, giving him 1.1 innings. He had allowed three hits and a run for a 6.75 ERA and had no strikeouts or walks.

Puerto Rican League

Righty Steve Bray worked 2.1 innings of one-hit ball with two strikeouts as action got under way Nov. 6.


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