By: Seth Williams | Miller Park Prospects
We return with another edition of the Farm Progress Report, examining who’s been getting hot down on the farm over the past two weeks of baseball.
Jake Gatewood (Biloxi Shuckers) – Gatewood has turned in a terrific season for the Brewers in 2017, earning him a promotion from Carolina to Biloxi. Over the past two weeks, Gatewood is batting .327 with a pair of home runs.
Taylor Jungmann (Colorado Springs Sky Sox) – Jungmann quietly keeps stating his case for a return to Milwaukee and could be among their September call-ups next week. He’s gone six innings in each of his last four starts and has allowed just five runs over those 24 innings.
Lucas Erceg (Carolina Mudcats) – The 22-year-old Erceg has heated up in the second half of the season and has been mashing lately with Carolina. He has hit safely in nine of his last ten games and has a total of 14 home runs with the Mudcats
Corbin Burnes (Biloxi Shuckers) – If you’ve been following the Brewers this season, this will come as no surprise as Burnes continues to dominate at all levels. In his last outing, he went eight scoreless and for the season, opposing hitters are batting just .195 against him.
Nate Orf (Colorado Springs Sky Sox) – Orf keeps flying under the radar, but he keeps getting results and has thrown his name into the mix for a spot on the 40-man roster with his performance. Over the past two weeks, Orf is batting .251 with seven doubles, three triples and a home run.
Jordan Yamamoto (Carolina Mudcats) – Yamamoto has put together back-to-back scoreless outings for the Mudcats, tossing seven shutout innings on August 16th, then going six scoreless in his last appearance on August 23rd.
Jay Feliciano (Helena Brewers) – Feliciano has hit safely in six straight and seven of his last nine games for Helena. His nine home runs lead the ballclub and over the past two weeks, the Puerto Rican slugger is batting .385, going 20-for-52.
Freisis Adames (DSL Brewers) – Adames has been a strikeout machine at the lowest level of the Brewers organization. Over his last 9.2 innings of work, the 20-year-old Dominican righty has recorded 20 strikeouts, giving him a total of 74 through 69.2 innings.
Gabriel Garcia (Helena Brewers) – One of the more consistent hitters in the Helena lineup, Garcia continues to impress, hitting .320 over the last two weeks. For the season, the 19-year old Puerto Rican is batting .292 with seven home runs.