Brewers minor-league stars of the week: July 27
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 (2-5)
Player of the Week: Matt Clark
Week stats: .304 (7 for 23), 2 2B, 4 RBI
Recent highlights: During a quiet week for Sky Sox bats, Clark at least hit the ball a little bit. The 28-year-old first baseman had two multi-hit games, including a nice performance July 21 when he went 2 for 5 with a double and two runs scored. Colorado Springs' cleanup hitter struck out five times and walked just once, and for the season is batting .262 (.752 OPS) with 13 home runs and 49 RBI.
Pitcher of the Week: Tyler Cravy
Week stats: 6 IP, 3 H, 1 ER, 2 BB, 3 K
Recent highlights: Cravy helped the Sky Sox to one of their two wins last week, pitching six solid innings and allowing just one run in the 2-1 victory over Nashville on July 23. It was Cravy's first start for Colorado Springs since June 29, as he'd spent two weeks in the majors with the Brewers. For the season, Cravy is 7-5 with a 3.63 ERA (1.20 WHIP) and 69 strikeouts to 28 walks in 84 1/3 innings.
DOUBLE-A BILOXI (4-3)
Player of the Week: Victor Roache
Week stats: .400 (10 for 25), 2 HR, 7 RBI
Recent highlights: Several Shuckers players raked last week, but Roache raked the most. The 23-year-old left fielder, the Brewers' first-round draft pick in 2012, had four multi-hit games, five doubles and scored five runs. He struck out six times and picked up three walks. For the season, Roache is batting .262 (.803 OPS) with 15 home runs and 53 RBI in 92 games.
Pitcher of the Week: Tyler Wagner
Week stats: 7 IP, 7 H, 2 ER, 1 BB, 11 K
Recent highlights: Wagner picked up the win in the Shuckers' July 24 win over Pensacola, setting team- and career-highs for strikeouts in a game with 11. The 24-year-old right-hander now has 20 whiffs in his last two starts. For the season, Wagner is 7-5 with a 2.53 ERA (1.15 WHIP) and 86 strikeouts to 29 walks in 106 2/3 innings.
HIGH-A BREVARD COUNTY (3-1)
Player of the Week: Taylor Brennan
Week stats: .333 (4 for 12), 1 HR, 3 RBI
Recent highlights: It was a wet week for the Manatees, who had two games postponed and two games canceled because of rain. Brennan went 2 for 4 with a homer and two RBI in Brevard County's win over St. Lucie on July 25. The 23-year-old third baseman also doubled twice and scored three runs last week. For the season, Brennan is batting .251 (.679 OPS) with 49 RBI and 60 runs scored in 97 games.
Pitcher of the Week: Cy Sneed
Week stats: 7 IP, 6 H, 2 ER, 1 BB, 5 K
Recent highlights: For the second week in a row, the Manatees' pitching honor goes to Sneed, who won his July 21 start against Tampa. For his third straight start, Sneed pitched seven innings, which, because of rain, was enough for him to earn the first complete game of his professional career. For the season, the 22-year-old right-hander is 5-8 with a 2.73 ERA (1.11 WHIP) and 84 strikeouts to just 19 walks in 102 1/3 innings.
LOW-A WISCONSIN (4-3)
Player of the Week: Carlos Leal
Week stats: .462 (12 for 26), 1 HR, 4 RBI
Recent highlights: Leal had four multi-hit performances last week, including two games with three base hits. The 24-year-old catcher added a double and three runs scored. For the season, Leal is batting .326 (.819 OPS) with 28 RBI and 27 runs scored in 65 games.
Pitcher of the Week: Angel Ventura
Week stats: 12 IP, 6 H, 0 ER, 6 BB, 13 K
Recent highlights: Ventura started one game and came on as a long reliever in another contest last week for the Timber Rattlers, pitching six innings in each outing and picking up the win both times. On July 25 against Clinton, the 22-year-old right-hander replaced Kodi Medeiros after three innings and struck out a career-high 11 batters. For the season, Ventura is 5-4 with a 3.18 ERA (1.26 WHIP) and 84 strikeouts to 34 walks in 85 innings.
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