Young Brewers Tracker: Nottingham red-hot, Hader promoted

BY foxsports • June 9, 2016

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 -- as well as noting others who might be stepping up -- measuring, highlighting and evaluating their progress. Please note the glossary of advanced stats at the bottom of the story.

This is the eighth edition of the Young Brewers Tracker.

IN THE MAJORS

Zach Davies (age 23)

Last week: 1 games (1 starts), 1-0, 2.57 ERA, 7 IP, 2 H, 3 BB, 5 K, .091 OBA, .200 OBP, .273 SLG, 0.714WHIP, 27 sOPS+, .063 BAbip,

Season: 10 games (10 starts), 4-3, 4.29 ERA, 56 2/3 IP, 1.235 WHIP, 8.3 H/9, 1.3 HR/9, 2.9 BB/9, 6.8 K/9, .250 OBA, .312 OBP, .442 SLG, 97 ERA+, 4.50 FIP, 0.1 WAR

Notable: Davies pitched a no-hitter into the seventh inning Wednesday before allowing a two-out home run to Oakland's Billy Butler. He's 4-0 in his past seven starts, including 2-0 with a 1.20 ERA this month.

 

Ramon Flores (age 23)

Last week: 4 games, 11 PA, 2 BB, 1 K, .500 BA, .545 OBP, .500 SLG, 1.045 OPS, 188 sOPS+, .500 BAbip

Season: 52 games, 141 PA, .231 BA, .314 OBP, .281 SLG, .595 OPS, 3 2B, 0 3B, 1 HR, 10 R, 11 RBI, 2 SB, 16 BB, 32 K, .297 BAbip, 62 OPS+, 0.1 WAR.

Notable: Has raised his batting average nearly 100 points in the last month (was batting .145 on May 5).

 

Domingo Santana (age 23)

Last week: 4 games, 17 PA, 1 2B, 1 HR, 4 R, 1 RBI, 2 BB, 7 K, .200 BA, .294 OBP, .467 SLG, .761 OPS, 104 sOPS+, .286 BAbip

Season: 40 games, 150 PA, .234 BA, .347 OBP, .391 SLG, .737 OPS, 8 2B, 0 3B, 4 HR, 19 R, 13 RBI, 0 SB, 21 BB, 52 K, 98 OPS+, .361 BAbip, -0.5 WAR.

Notable: With Jonathan Villar now entrenched as the leadoff hitter, batted eighth, seventh, fifth and second in the four games since coming off the disabled list.

 

Jonathan Villar (age 25)

Last week: 5 games, 22 PA, 2 HR, 3 R, 4 RBI, 3 SB, 2 BB, 7 K, .316 BA, .364 OBP, .632 SLG, .995 OPS, 163 sOPS+, .364 BAbip

Season: 57 games, 250 PA, .306 BA, .405 OBP, .450 SLG, .855 OPS, 15 2B, 0 3B, 5 HR, 32 R, 25 RBI, 22 SB, 35 BB, 61 K, 130 OPS+, .407 BAbip, 2.2 WAR.

Notable: After hitting his first two home runs against lefties, he had three since the beginning of June off right-handers.

DOWN ON THE FARM

Orlando Arcia (age 21/Triple-A)

Last week: 6 games, 20 AB, 5 H, 1 2B, 3 R, 1 RBI, 1 SB, 2 BB, 4 K, .200 BA.

Season: 52 games, 213 AB, .300 BA, .338 OBP, .408 SLG, .746 OPS, 5 2B, 3 3B, 4 HR, 33 R, 25 RBI, 9 SB, 13 BB, 32 K.

Notable: Had 10-game hit streak snapped and was 0 for 3 with two strikeouts in each of last two games.

 

Keon Broxton (age 25/Triple-A)

Last week: 4 games, 13 AB, 0 H, 0 R, 0 RBI, 0 SB, 2 BB, 6 K, .000 BA.

Season: 29 games, 116 AB, .267 BA, .361 OBP, .517 SLG, .878 OPS, 6 2B, 1 3B, 7 HR, 21 R, 18 RBI, 15 SB, 17 BB, 37 K.

Notable: Was sent back to Colorado Spring from Milwaukee on June 3.

 

Notable: Activated off disabled list June 4. Hit first home run of the season on June 8.

 

Clint Coulter (age 22/Single-A)

Last week: 4 games, 14 AB, 4 H, 1 R, 3 RBI, 0 BB, 2 K, .286 BA.

Season: 36 games, 136 AB, .206 BA, .276 OBP, .309 SLG, .585 OPS, 3 2B, 1 3B, 3 HR, 11 R, 14 RBI, 1 SB, 9 BB, 32 K.

Notable: Had a double and a home run -- his first since May 3 -- in a June 4 game.

 

Isan Diaz (age 19/Single-A)

Last week: 6 games, 18 AB, 6 H, 3 2B, 2 HR, 3 R, 6 RBI, 4 BB, 4 K, .333 BA.

Season: 56 games, 209 AB, .225 BA, .309 OBP, .364 SLG, .673 OPS, 14 2B, 0 3B, 5 HR, 21 R, 27 RBI, 4 SB, 25 BB, 55 K.

Notable: Homered in back-to-back games, June 3-4.

 

Josh Hader (age 22/Double-A)

Last week: 1 game (1 start), 6 IP, 4 H, 1 R, 2 BB, 8 K, 1.50 ERA.

Season: 11 games (11 starts), 2-1, 0.95 ERA, 57 IP, 1.00 WHIP, 38 H, 1 HR, 19 BB, 93 K, .194 OBA.

Notable: How good has Hader been this year? He hasn't yet allowed more than one earned run in a start while striking out at least five in each. What has that earned him? Well, the Brewers promoted Hader to Triple-A Colorado Springs on June 8.

 

Adrian Houser (age 23/Double-A)

Last week: DNP

Season: 10 games (10 starts), 2-5, 6.08 ERA, 53 1/3 IP, 1.46 WHIP, 61 H, 4 HR, 17 BB, 40 K, .290 OBA.

Notable: Was placed on the temporary inactive list June 6.

 

Jorge Lopez (age 23/Triple-A)

Last week: 1 game (0 starts), 0-1, 5 2/3 IP, 5 H, 3 R, 2 BB, 5 K, 4.76 ERA.

Season: 11 games (10 starts), 1-4, 6.04 ERA, 50 2/3 IP, 1.88 WHIP, 60 H, 3 HR, 35 BB, 43 K, .294 OBA

Notable: Was used in relief after Corey Knebel started and pitched one inning in a rehab start on June 5.

 

Jacob Nottingham (age 21/Double-A)

Last week: 5 games, 20 AB, 7 H, 2 2B, 2 HR, 4 R, 5 RBI, 2 BB, 10 K, .350 BA.

Season: 48 games, 180 AB, .256 BA, .316 OBP, .400 SLG, .716 OPS, 5 2B, 0 3B, 7 HR, 23 R, 19 RBI, 3 SB, 13 BB, 51 K.

Notable: Owns a seven-game hit streak. Had homers in back-to-back games June 3 and 5. Had a season-high three hits and three RBI in the June 5 game.

 

Brett Phillips (Age 21/Double-A)

Last week: 6 games, 23 AB, 4 H, 1 2B, 2 3B, 4 R, 2 RBI, 5 BB, 8 K, .174 BA.

Season: 47 games, 173 AB, .254 BA, .342 OBP, .457 SLG, .798 OPS, 8 2B, 3 3B, 7 HR, 30 R, 30 RBI, 3 SB, 21 BB, 63 K.

Notable: Batting just 220/304/240 with 20 strikeouts in 50 at-bats vs. lefties.

 

Michael Reed (age 23/Triple-A)

Last week: 5 games, 13 AB, 5 H, 2 2B, 3 R, 2 RBI, 3 BB, 2 K, 1 SB, .385 BA

Season: 45 games, 147 AB, .231 BA, .384 OBP, .333 SLG, .717 OPS, 7 2B, 1 3B, 2 HR, 27 R, 16 RBI, 10 SB, 34 BB, 42 K.

Notable: Had two-hit games -- with a double in each -- at New Orleans on June 5 and June 6 .

 

Yadiel Rivera (age 24/Triple-A)

Last week: 6 games, 20 AB, 1 H, 1 2B, 2 R, 0 RBI, 1 BB, 3 K, 1 SB, .050 BA

Season: 22 games, 89 AB, .258 BA, .309 OBP, .371 SLG, .680 OPS, 4 2B, 3 3B, 0 HR, 12 R, 9 RBI, 3 SB, 4 BB, 20 K.

Notable: Currently on a five-game hitless streak.

 

Others: Named to minor-league All-Star teams: Biloxi -- Garrett Cooper, Josh Hader, Jacob Nottingham, Stephen Peterson, Brett Phillips; Brevard County -- Johnny Davis, Dustin Houle, Angel Ortega, Brandon Woodruff; Wisconsin -- David Burkhalter, David Denson, Isan Diaz, Marcos Diplan, Jake Gatewood, Mitch Ghelfi, Max McDowell, Freddy Peralta. . . . Colorado Springs OF Shane Peterson is back on the DL. . . . Wisconsin SS Blake Allemand (5th round, 2015) is batting .579 over his last 10 games.

 

A glossary of some of the advanced statistics used:

OPS: On base percentage + slugging percentage

OPS+: OPS compared to league average of 100, adjusted to the player's ballpark

sOPS+: OPS for the split (in our case the last 7 days) compared to the league's split OPS (100 being average).

BAbip: Batting average on balls in play.

WHIP: Walks plus hits divided by innings pitched.

ERA+: ERA compared to league average of 100, adjusted to the player's ballpark

FIP: Fielding Independent Pitching. Measures a pitcher's effectiveness at presenting home runs, walks and hit by pitches while causing strikeouts. The MLB average FIP is the same as the MLB average ERA.

WAR: Wins Above Replacement value. Represents the number of wins the player added to the team above what a replacement player would add (we are using WAR from baseball-reference.com).

Statistics courtesy baseball-reference.com and milb.com



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