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2021 Prospect Projections: NL Central rookies

Pirates' Hayes should factor into awards race in second season
February 3, 2021

This is the fourth in a six-part Toolshed series that uses FanGraphs' Steamer 600 projections to look at how prospects would fare over a full Major League season in 2021. The system bases its forecast on 600 plate appearances for position players, 450 plate appearances for catchers, 200 innings for

State of the System: Milwaukee Brewers 

Ashby, Williams, Turang taking Brewers system to next level
November 16, 2020

Starting in October and running through the end of the year,'s State of the System series will evaluate the strengths and weaknesses of each Major League organization, highlights prospects who've made the biggest strides in 2020 and offers a peek at 2021.

Toolshed: Handicapping NL Rookie of the Year race

Cronenworth, Bohm, Williams lead crowded field on senior circuit
September 25, 2020

Sunday brings the end of the 2020 Major League regular season already, meaning potential award contenders have one final weekend to prove themselves to BBWAA voters. Without a Minor League season, most prospect fiends only have had the Rookie of the Year races in the American and National Leagues to

The Show Before the Show: Episode 270

Brewers' Mitchell discusses Draft experience, odd start to career
August 6, 2020

Check out the latest episode of The Show Before the Show,'s official podcast. A segment rundown is listed below, in case you want to skip to a particular section. Like the podcast? Subscribe, rate and review "Minor League Baseball podcast" on iTunes. The podcast is also available via Spotify,

Looking back at emotional month for Woodruff

Brewers righty broke out in July 2016 despite family tragedy
July 23, 2020

July 2016 was a terrible month for Brandon Woodruff and his family. The right-handed Brewers prospect had been pitching for Double-A Biloxi for nearly two months when word came on July 15 that his older brother Blake had died from injuries sustained in an ATV accident. The younger Woodruff went

Prospects in the Brewers' 2020 player pool

Turang, Small, Feliciano headline 14 prospects in Summer Camp
July 14, 2020

As part of the new rules for the 2020 Major League season, each of the 30 organizations will maintain a 60-man player pool for the duration of the campaign. Some members of the player pool will feature on the active Major League roster while others will work out at an

2020 Draft recap: Milwaukee Brewers

Brew Crew loads up on athletic players, bypasses pitching
June 22, 2020

Following the five-round 2020 MLB First-Year Player Draft, takes an organization-by-organization look at each pick with help from team scouting executives.

A Rocky Mountain ballpark drive-in 

Vibes host movie night for fans and their automobiles
June 4, 2020

The Rocky Mountain Vibes hosted a showing of Back to the Future on Saturday night, doing so in a way that reflects our very strange present. The Vibes, Rookie Advanced affiliate of the Milwaukee Brewers, screened the 1985 time travel comedy on the videoboard at UCHealth Park. Fans watched from

Meyer's blast etched in Minor League lore

Denver Zephyrs slugger homered into Mile High's second deck in '87
December 2, 2014

This is a story about a chair. Actually, this is a story about two chairs, both of which occupy a place in history and one of which has been lost to it. On a late spring night in the largest Minor League stadium in the nation, a man bashed a

Schafer, Sounds turn 'crazy' triple play

Center fielder snags liner off head, catches runners off-guard
August 20, 2011

Logan Schafer had never been part of a triple play. His first one was an unforgettable experience. The Nashville Sounds center fielder caught a ball off his head to start an unusual triple play in Saturday's 4-1 win over the Omaha Storm Chasers at Werner Park. Nashville had a 4-1