Brewers minor-league stars of the week: Aug. 17
Each week FOXSportsWisconsin.com identifies the best pitcher and position player from the Milwaukee Brewers' top four main affiliates: Triple-A Colorado Springs, Double-A Biloxi, High-A Brevard County and Low-A Wisconsin. Here's a look at all eight stars who made the list this week.
TRIPLE-A COLORADO SPRINGS (4-3)
Player of the Week: Luis Sardinas
Week stats: .444 (12 for 27), 1 HR, 4 RBI
Recent highlights: Sardinas led the Sky Sox charge on offense this week, racking up three multi-hit games, including a 4-for-6 performance in the Aug. 14 win over Round Rock. Batting mostly in the No. 2 hole, the 22-year-old shortstop got on base often, made things happen with his legs and scored runs. A lot of runs. Sardinas stole three bases and crossed home plate 10 times. He also hit his first home run of the year. For the season, he's batting .270 (.662 OPS) with 26 RBI in 80 games.
Pitcher of the Week: Mike Strong
Week stats: 5 2/3 IP, 2 H, 0 ER, 3 BB, 4 K
Recent highlights: The Colorado Springs' staff struggled as a whole this week, but Strong was steady in his two appearances. The 26-year-old left-hander made his first start of the year in the Aug. 12 loss to Round Rock, throwing three shutout innings and allowing just one hit and no walks with three strikeouts. A few days later, he came on in relief against Reno and helped the Sky Sox to a 7-1 win with 2 2/3 innings of scoreless, one-hit ball again. For the season, Strong is 5-2 with a 2.93 ERA (0.99 WHIP) and 57 strikeouts to 24 walks in 58 1/3 innings.
DOUBLE-A BILOXI (4-3)
Player of the Week: Victor Roache
Week stats: .476 (10 for 21), 1 HR, 4 RBI
Recent highlights: Roache had a fairly productive week, with four multi-hit games, four RBI, four runs scored, four walks, four strikeouts, a double and a home run. The 23-year-old left fielder raised his batting average 29 points over the seven games. For the season, Roache is batting .282 (.812 OPS) with 17 homers and 68 RBI in 111 games.
Pitcher of the Week: Jorge Lopez
Week stats: 8 IP, 4 H, 0 ER, 2 BB, 8 K
Recent highlights: The Shuckers' ace came through again in his Aug. 12 outing against Pensacola, pitching eight dominant innings and picking up the win. The 22-year-old right-hander's eight innings matched a season and career high, and the eight strikeouts were his most since July 2. For the year, Lopez is 11-5 with a 2.45 ERA (1.11 WHIP) and 119 strikeouts to 45 walks in 124 2/3 innings.
HIGH-A BREVARD COUNTY (2-4)
Player of the Week: Chris McFarland
Week stats: .320 (8 for 25), 1 RBI
Recent highlights: Not a whole lot of offense coming out of Brevard County last week, as McFarland gets the nod here for at least getting some base hits. The 22-year-old second baseman had a couple of multi-hit games, stole a base and two runs, though none of his hits were for extra bases. For the season, McFarland is batting .280 (.669 OPS) with 43 RBI and 19 stolen bases in 117 games.
Pitcher of the Week: Brandon Woodruff
Week stats: 7 IP, 4 H, 0 ER, 1 BB, 4 K
Recent highlights: Woodruff had some competition for this week's honor, as Wei-Chung Wang and Cy Sneed also turned in excellent pitching performances. But the 22-year-old right-hander had his best start of the season, throwing seven shutout innings, giving up four hits, striking out four and walking one on 89 pitches. On the year, Woodruff is 2-5 with a 4.03 ERA (1.39 WHIP) and 46 strikeouts to 27 walks in 87 innings.
LOW-A WISCONSIN (2-4)
Player of the Week: Blake Allemand
Week stats: .417 (10 for 24), 1 HR, 4 RBI
Recent highlights: Batting in the second spot in the Timber Rattlers' lineup, Allemand mustered three multi-hit games, with a home run, a double and four RBI. The 23-year-old shortstop also stole a base and scored two runs. For the season, Allemand is batting .280 (.669 OPS) with 10 doubles and 16 RBI in 52 games.
Pitcher of the Week: Kodi Medeiros
Week stats: 3 IP, 0 H, 0 ER, 0 BB, 4 K
Recent highlights: Medeiros only pitched a few frames this week, coming in his Aug. 12 start against West Michigan, but he was perfect in those three innings. The 19-year-old left-hander threw 24 of his 35 pitches for strikes, didn't allow a baserunner and kept the Timber Rattlers in a game they would ultimately lose. For the season, Medeiros is 4-2 with a 3.95 ERA (1.21 WHIP) and 84 strikeouts to 33 walks in 84 1/3 innings.
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