Brewers minor-league stars of the week: July 6

Double-A Biloxi shortstop Orlando Arcia had at least one hit in five of six games over the past week.

Each week identifies the top 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 players who made the list for the week of June 29 to July 5.


Player of the Week: Matt Dominguez

Week stats: .357 (10 for 28), 1 HR, 5 RBI

Recent highlights: Dominguez hit safely in six of the Sky Sox’s seven games over the past week, including four multi-hit performances. The 25-year-old third baseman, a 2007 first-round pick, raised his season batting average 14 points. Batting mostly in the fifth spot in the order, he only struck out twice, though he also did not draw a walk during the week.

Pitcher of the Week: Jaye Chapman

Week stats: 3 IP, 1 H, 0 ER, 0 BB, 3 K, 1 SV

Recent highlights: Chapman made three clean appearances for Colorado Springs this week, dropping his season ERA to a team-low 1.29. A control-type pitcher, Chapman has 17 strikeouts to just two walks in 14 innings this year. His 0.33 WHIP over the past week lowered his overall WHIP to 0.86. The 28-year-old closer was promoted from Double-A Biloxi earlier this year.


Player of the Week: Orlando Arcia

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Week stats: .320 (8 for 25), 4 runs, 6 RBI

Recent highlights: Arcia had at least one hit in five of six games over the past week, including a three-hit performance on Sunday. In that game, a 10-9 victory over Montgomery, the Brewers’ 20-year-old prized shortstop stole a base, scored and also drove in an eighth-inning run. He’s hitting .313 for the season, with four home runs, 42 RBI and 10 stolen bases.

Pitcher of the Week: Jorge Lopez

Week stats: 7.2 IP, 4 H, 1 ER, 1 BB, 9 K

Recent highlights: Lopez followed up a strong eight-inning start last week with a sterling outing against Mississippi, picking up the win Friday for the Shuckers. In that game, he posted season highs in total pitches (104), strikes (66) and strikeouts (nine). The 22-year-old former second-round pick is 7-2 with a 2.64 ERA and a 1.11 WHIP in 14 starts this year, with 75 strikeouts and 31 walks in 78.1 innings.


Player of the Week: Clint Coulter

Week stats: .385 (10 for 26), 1 HR, 7 RBI

Recent highlights: Coulter hit safely in each of the Manatees’ seven games over the past week, including two multi-hit games, raising his season batting average to .262. The 21-year-old right fielder, the Brewers’ first-round pick in 2012 out of high school, had five doubles and scored nine runs. He walked three times and struck out five times in the seven contests.

Pitcher of the Week: Wei-Chung Wang

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Week stats: 13 IP, 13 H, 1 ER, 4 BB, 10 K

Recent highlights: Wang picked up two wins this week, including one for a sparkling outing against Bradenton, in which he didn’t allow a run over eight innings. Wang is the 23-year-old former Rule 5 draft pick who was on Milwaukee’s major-league roster all of last year in order to keep him from being offered back to the Pirates, his original club. He appears to be much more comfortable pitching at an appropriate level. He still struggles a bit with control — a WHIP of 1.52 on the season and 1.31 in two starts this week — but he’s doing a better job of limiting the damage.


Player of the Week: Brandon Diaz

Week stats: .333 (7 for 21), 6 runs, 5 RBI

Recent highlights: Diaz had all seven of his hits in just three games, going hitless in the other four. But even when he’s not making good contact, the speedy leadoff hitter is still getting on base and making things happen for the Timber Rattlers. Diaz, the 20-year-old center fielder, walked eight times and stole five bases over the past week. For the season, he has a batting average of just .239 but boasts an on-base percentage of .363, plus 21 steals.

Pitcher of the Week: Devin Williams

Week stats: 6 IP, 2 H, 1 ER, 2 BB, 8 K

Recent highlights: It was not a great week for Timber Rattlers pitchers, but Williams had a nice outing last week against Beloit. His six innings of two-hit ball, in which he allowed two runs (one earned), kept Wisconsin in the game, though the bullpen coughed up his lead. For the season, the 20-year-old second-round pick in 2013 is 2-4 with a 2.92 ERA and 47 strikeouts in 49.1 innings pitched. He’s only allowed one home run this year.

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