ORF, NATHAN

Position: Second Base, Third Base, Outfield

DOB: February 1, 1990

Height: 5’9″ / Weight: 180

Bats: Right / Throws: Right

40-man roster: No

How acquired: Free Agent  (June 14, 2013)

Profile: Undrafted out of Baylor University, Orf signed with Milwakee as a minor league free agent in 2013. The versatile Orf played all over the infield with Helena after signing, then jumped over Class-A Wisconsin and moved to High-A Brevard County in 2014. He advanced to Biloxi in 2015, continuing to exceed expectations, then split 2016 between Biloxi and Triple-A Colorado Springs. Versatility is a key for Orf, who has played all over the diamond in his time with the Brewers, though most of his action has come at second and third base. At the plate, he shows an ability to get on base, walking nearly as much as he strikes out and using the hit-by-pitch as part of his offensive game. Though he doesn’t have any one tool that stands out, Orf’s hard work could eventually earn him a spot in the major leagues as a bench contributor at some point during his career.

2013: Though he wasn’t selected in the 2013 draft, the Brewers felt comfortable enough after signing Orf to send him to Helena of the Pioneer League where he appeared in 43 games. He hit .312 with ten doubles and two triples while scoring 35 runs.

2014: Orf showed enough in his pro debut that Milwaukee decided to skip him past Low-A Wisconsin and have him open up the 2014 season with High-A Brevard County. In 123 games for the Manatees, Orf wound up batting .288 while drawing 55 walks, collecting 30 doubles to go along with four triples and a pair of home runs.

2015: As he continued to exceed expectations, Orf moved up to Double-A Biloxi in 2015, appearing in 127 Southern League games for the Shuckers. He went on to hit .274/.378/.368 with 26 doubles, four triples and two home runs, knocking in 43 runs while scoring 65.

2016: Orf spent the 2016 season bouncing between Biloxi and Triple-A Colorado Springs, hitting a combined .267/.357/.344 with a .700 OPS. In 38 games with Biloxi, he hit just .211 with four doubles, but fared much better at Colorado Springs, hitting .288 with 19 doubles, three triples and two home runs for the Sky Sox.