While the bats have seemingly been asleep for a couple of Milwaukee’s affiliates, there have been a handful of players starting to heat up. Here’s a quick look at who’s been hot over the past two weeks in the Brewers system in our latest Farm Progress Report.
Lewis Brinson (Colorado Springs) – The top prospect in the Brewers farm system, Brinson is batting .405 over his past ten games with four doubles, three home runs and ten runs batted in for the Sky Sox.
Troy Stokes, Jr. (Carolina) – The 21-year old Stokes has hit safely in nine of his last ten games, posting a batting average of an even .400. Two of his 14 hits during that span have gone for home runs and he’s been a threat on the bases as well, swiping seven bags in eight attempts.
Luis Ortiz (Biloxi) – Said to be day-to-day after leaving his last start early with a hamstring issue, Ortiz has given up just three earned runs over 15.1 innings spanning his last three starts, striking out 14 opposing batters.
Brett Phillips (Colorado Springs) – The 22-year-old Phillips has found Colorado Springs to his liking in the early going, hitting .382 over the past two weeks while clubbing four home runs and driving in 11.
Monte Harrison (Wisconsin) – Things appear to be clicking for the uber-talented Harrison. His six home runs are tied for the team lead at Wisconsin with four of those coming in his last eight games. He’s hit safely in eight of his last ten, boosting his season line to .315/.375/.630.
Freddy Peralta (Carolina) – The 20-year-old Dominican righty has turned in bak-to-back impressive outings, going five innings and allowing just one run in each. He has punched out 14 opposing batters via the K in his last ten innings of work, giving him 26 strikeouts in 18 innings this season.
Mauricio Dubon (Biloxi) – Having his safely in eight of his last ten games, Dubon has proven to be one of the only bats to get going so far for the Shuckers. He’s batting .324 over his last ten games and has racked up ten stolen bases while getting caught just once this season.
Ivan De Jesus, Jr. (Colorado Springs) – The 29-year-old veteran has been on fire for the Sky Sox, recording multi-hit games in four of his last nine contests, batting .452 over that span to bump his season average to .313 through 15 games.
Jake Gatewood (Carolina) – One of the more consistent hitters in the heart of the Mudcats order, Gatewood is in the midst of a six game hitting streak and has a line of .324/.425/.471 with an OPS of .896 in 19 games this season.
Parker Berberet (Wisconsin) – A converted catcher, Berberet has had a nice start to his season after moving to the mound. In three relief appearances, the 27-year-old right-hander has allowed just one run over 8.2 innings, striking out 11 with a WHIP of 0.81.
Ryan Cordell (Colorado Springs) – Batting .341 over his last ten games, Cordell joins Brinson and Phillips to form an exciting outfield with the Sky Sox. He has recorded multi-hit games in five of his last ten, including a four hit game against Nashville on Sunday.
Corbin Burnes (Carolina) – Milwaukee’s fourth round pick last season, Burnes has turned in four straight solid starts to begin the season. He’s allowed just two earned runs over 22 innings of work, striking out 23 and holding opposing hitters to a .167 average.