Cordell latest Brewers OF prospect to rake at Triple-A

BY Dave Heller • June 15, 2017

The Milwaukee Brewers are reshaping their franchise with an injection of youth and prospects.

Every Thursday for the rest of the season, FOX Sports Wisconsin will take a closer look at some specific young players in Milwaukee's farm system -- as well as noting others who might be stepping up -- measuring, highlighting and evaluating their progress.

This is the 7th edition of the 2017 Young Brewers Tracker.

 

Lewis Brinson (age 23/Triple-A)

Last week: 2 games, 9 AB, 2 H, 1 2B, 3 R, 2 RBI, 0 SB, 1 BB, 2 K, .222 BA.

Season: 45 games, 173 AB, .312 BA, .397 OBP, .503 SLG, .900 OPS, 13 2B, 1 3B, 6 HR, 41 R, 25 RBI, 7 SB, 22 BB, 45 K.

Notable: Last week we said Brinson was making a case to be called up by Milwaukee. And that's indeed what happened as he was promoted and, entering Thursday, had played in four games with the Brewers.



Ryan Cordell (Age 25/Triple-A)

 

Last week: 7 games, 28 AB, 10 H, 1 2B, 1 3B, 3 HR, 6 R, 10 RBI, 1 SB, 3 BB, 8 K, .357 BA.

Season: 59 games, 229 AB, .288 BA, .358 OBP, .515 SLG, .873 OPS, 16 2B, 3 3B, 10 HR, 43 R, 42 RBI, 7 SB, 23 BB, 52 K.

Notable: After seeing Brinson and Brett Phillips get recalled this season, Cordell flexed his muscles last week. In a June 10 doubleheader he was 6 for 9, with a four-hit game, including a double and triple, in the opener, and popping two homers in the nightcap to go with four RBI. He'd homer the next day as well.

 

Isan Diaz (age 21/Single-A)

Last week: 6 games, 20 AB, 1 H, 1 2B, 0 R, 0 RBI, 0 SB, 5 BB, 6 K, .050 BA.

Season: 63 games, 226 AB, .217 BA, .322 OBP, .389 SLG, .711 OPS, 12 2B, 0 3B, 9 HR, 34 R, 37 RBI, 6 SB, 34 BB, 65 K.

Notable: Diaz is just 3 for 36 (.079) in 12 June games, although he has walked 11 times.

 

Mauricio Dubon (Age 22/Double-A)

 

Last week: 6 games, 19 AB, 6 H, 1 2B, 1 R, 0 RBI, 2 SB, 3 BB, 5 K, .316 BA.

Season: 65 games, 246 AB, .289 BA, .347 OBP, .370 SLG, .717 OPS, 14 2B, 0 3B, 2 HR, 31 R, 23 RBI, 29 SB, 22 BB, 37 K.

Notable: Dubon has already set Biloxi's single-season stolen bases record.

 

Jake Gatewood (Age 21/Single-A)

 

Last week: 6 games, 20 AB, 5 H, 2 HR, 2 R, 3 RBI, 1 SB, 4 BB, 8 K, .250 BA.

Season: 64 games, 236 AB, .292 BA, .371 OBP, .496 SLG, .867 OPS, 21 2B, 0 3B, 9 HR, 41 R, 33 RBI, 6 SB, 29 BB, 73 K.

Notable: On June 10 at Myrtle Beach, Gatewood hit two home runs, his first multi-homer game of the season. He had two such games in 2016.

 

Josh Hader (age 23/Triple-A)

 

Season: 12 games (12 starts), 3-4, 5.37 ERA, 52 IP, 49 H, 14 HR, 31 BB, 51 K, .253 OBA, 1.54 WHIP.

Notable: Hader was recalled to Milwaukee on June 9, where he has pitched in two games out of the bullpen entering Thursday.

 



Jacob Nottingham (age 22/Double-A)

 

Last week: 5 games, 18 AB, 5 H, 2 2B, 2 R, 1 RBI, 0 SB, 0 BB, 3 K, .278 BA.

Season: 49 games, 160 AB, .231 BA, .324 OBP, .356 SLG, .680 OPS, 15 2B, 1 3B, 1 HR, 16 R, 15 RBI, 3 SB, 12 BB, 35 K.

Notable: Nottingham had a pair of two-hit games against Jacksonville and now has seven multiple-hit games this season (four since May 24).

 

Luis Ortiz (age 21/Double-A)

 

Last week: 1 game (1 start), 0-0, 4 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 2 BB, 3 K

Season: 11 games (11 starts), 3-3, 3.26 ERA, 53.2 IP, 35 H, 7 HR, 24 BB, 49 K, .189 OBA, 1.10 WHIP.

Notable: Ortiz was placed on the 7-day disabled list on June 9 -- the day after his latest start -- due to a hamstring injury.

 

Brett Phillips (Age 23/Triple-A)

 

Last week: 1 game, 3 AB, 0 H, 1 R, 0 RBI, 0 SB, 1 BB, 2 K, .000 BA.

Season: 50 games, 178 AB, .292 BA, .366 OBP, .579 SLG, .945 OPS, 10 2B, 4 3B, 11 HR, 36 R, 41 RBI, 2 SB, 22 BB, 62 K.

Notable: Sent back down by the Brewers on June 13, Phillips got into Colorado Springs' game the next day.

 

Corey Ray (age 21/Single-A)

 

Last week: 5 games, 18 AB, 2 H, 1 2B, 1 HR, 3 R, 2 RBI, 2 SB, 5 BB, 10 K, .111 BA.

Season: 48 games, 195 AB, .251 BA, .333 OBP, .405 SLG, .738 OPS, 14 2B, 2 3B, 4 HR, 28 R, 26 RBI, 15 SB, 25 BB, 70 K.

Notable: Homered on June 8 and doubled on June 9 but then was 0 for 10 over the next three games. Ray has seven steals since May 22 and is now tied for fourth in the league.

 

Others: Six Carolina players were named All-Stars: Diaz, Gatewood (1st round, CBA, 2014), RHP Nate Griep (8th round, 2015), RHP Freddy Peralta, RHP Cody Ponce (2nd round, 2015) and Ray (1st round, 2016). The All-Star Game will be played June 20. …  Colorado Springs 1B Garrett Cooper (6th round, 2013) had a big week: 11 for 23 (.478) with two doubles, three home runs, eight runs and nine RBI. … Besides Cordelll and Cooper, Carolina's Troy Stokes Jr. (4th round, 2014) and Wisconsin's Ronnie Gideon (23rd round, 2016) also had three homers. … Since being promoted to Biloxi on May 30, RHP Corbin Burnes has allowed just two runs in 16 innings (1.08 ERA) on six hits with four walks and 19 strikeouts in three starts. … Wisconsin SS Gilbert Lara broke out of a season-long slump with a 6-for-16 week (.375) with a double and triple. … Monte Harrison (2nd round, 2014) is the first Wisconsin player to have 10+ HR and 10+ SB in the first half since at least 2005 (he has 10 HR and 11 SB).

Statistics courtesy milb.com

Dave Heller is the author of the book Ken Williams: A Slugger in Ruth's Shadow as well as Facing Ted Williams - Players From the Golden Age of Baseball Recall the Greatest Hitter Who Ever Lived and As Good As It Got: The 1944 St. Louis Browns


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