Brewers prospects Brinson, Dubon double down at Futures Game

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 11th edition of the 2017 Young Brewers Tracker.

 

Lewis Brinson (Age 23/Triple-A)

 

Last week: 2 games, 8 AB, 3 H, 2 R, 0 RBI, 1 SB, 1 BB, 0 K, .375 BA.

Season: 58 games, 227 AB, .339 BA, .412 OBP, .573 SLG, .985 OPS, 19 2B, 2 3B, 10 HR, 57 R, 42 RBI, 10 SB, 10 BB, 51 K.

Notable: Brinson, starting in center field and batting second, went 1 for 4 with a double, run, RBI and steal in the MLB Futures Game played Sunday, July 9. He eventually moved to left field after fellow Brewers prospect Corey Ray entered the game.

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Ryan Cordell (Age 25/Triple-A)

 

Season: 68 games, 261 AB, .284 BA, .349 OBP, .506 SLG, .855 OPS, 18 2B, 5 3B, 10 HR, 49 R, 45 RBI, 9 SB, 25 BB, 65 K.

Notable: Cordell remains on the disabled list, where he was placed June 30 with a back injury. He hasn’t played since June 26.

 

Mauricio Dubon (Age 22/Triple-A)

 

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

Season: 14 games, 60 AB, .233 BA, .281 OBP, .350 SLG, .678 OPS, 4 2B, 0 3B, 1 HR, 11 R, 9 RBI, 2 SB, 4 BB, 6 K.

Notable: Subbing in at second base in the MLB Futures Game, Dubon was 1 for 3 with a double and a run for the World team.

 

Jake Gatewood (Age 21/Single-A)

 

Last week: 5 games, 24 AB, 7 H, 4 2B, 4 R, 2 RBI, 0 SB, 2 BB, 7 K, .292 BA.

Season: 87 games, 330 AB, .279 BA, .350 OBP, .467 SLG, .816 OPS, 30 2B, 1 3B, 10 HR, 55 R, 41 RBI, 7 SB, 36 BB, 100 K.

Notable: Gatewood is second in the Carolina league in doubles, with 30. He had a pair of two-hit games last week, giving him five in 11 July games.

 

Keston Hiura (Age 20/Rookie)

 

Last week: 3 games, 10 AB, 2 H, 1 HR, 2 R, 2 RBI, 0 SB, 4 BB, 3 K, .200 BA.

Season: 11 games, 44 AB, .386 BA, .472 OBP, .773 SLG, 1.244 OPS, 2 2B, 3 3B, 3 HR, 13 R, 14 RBI, 0 SB, 6 BB, 11 K.

Notable: The Brewers’ top draft choice opened his pro career with a 10-game hit streak which finally came to an end July 12. However, he did walk three times in that game.

 

Jacob Nottingham (age 22/Double-A)

 

Last week: 5 games, 15 AB, 1 H, 2 R, 0 RBI, 0 SB, 2 BB, 6 K, .067 BA.

Season: 66 games, 212 AB, .231 BA, .336 OBP, .368 SLG, .704 OPS, 18 2B, 1 3B, 3 HR, 24 R, 26 RBI, 3 SB, 21 BB, 52 K.

Notable: Milwaukee’s minor-league Player of the Month for June has one hit in his last 21 at-bats, dating to July 3.

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Luis Ortiz (age 21/Double-A)

 

Last week: 1 game (1 start), 0-0, 4.2 IP, 4 H, 4 R, 2 BB, 3 K

Season: 14 games (14 starts), 3-4, 4.08 ERA, 64 IP, 52 H, 7 HR, 26 BB, 57 K, .224 OBA, 1.22 WHIP.

Notable: Ortiz has made it through five innings just once in his last seven starts.

 

Brett Phillips (Age 23/Triple-A)

 

Last week: 4 games, 16 AB, 5 H, 1 2B, 2 HR, 3 R, 6 RBI, 1 SB, 1 BB, 4 K, .313 BA.

Season: 76 games, 280 AB, .293 BA, .358 OBP, .582 SLG, .940 OPS, 16 2B, 7 3B, 17 HR, 58 R, 66 RBI, 5 SB, 29 BB, 93 K.

Notable: Phillips homered in back-to-back games right July 8-9, right before the Triple-A All-Star break, and has three homers in his last five games and four in 10 games this month. Phillips is fifth in the PCL in slugging percentage.

 

Corey Ray (age 22/Single-A)

 

Last week: 3 games, 13 AB, 2 H, 0 R, 2 RBI, 0 SB, 0 BB, 2 K, .154 BA.

Season: 66 games, 270 AB, .237 BA, .315 OBP, .363 SLG, .678 OPS, 18 2B, 2 3B, 4 HR, 33 R, 33 RBI, 18 SB, 31 BB, 95 K.

Notable: Ray was a substitute in the MLB Future Game, playing both left and center field for the U.S. team and going 0 for 2 with a strikeout.

 

Others: OF Michael Choice went 4 for 4 with a double and three HR on July 11. … Biloxi RHP Freddy Peralta allowed three runs on eight hits in 11 2/3 IP while striking out 13 and walking only two. Promoted from Carolina last month, Peralta has a 3.10 ERA and 32 K in 20 1/3 IP for the Shuckers. … Carolina OF Trent Clark (1st round, 2015) hit .375 with four doubles, a triple and two home runs. … Mudcats OF Tony Stokes Jr. (4th round, 2014) hit .348 with two homers and three steals. … AZL Brewers OF Tristen Lutz (1st round, 2017) opened his pro career by homering twice and driving in five then going 3 for 5 with a triple in his next game.

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