The Milwaukee Brewers finished one game away from the World Series in 2018. Could their minor league system help them take the next step in 2019?
As part of our continuing coverage at Call to the Pen of the minor leagues, we will be covering each organization’s top players for 2018. The coverage will go in reverse order of record. Today, we will look at the Milwaukee Brewers.
We are going to review the system’s leaders for each organization statistically, then choose one hitter and one pitcher to honor for every team. This will be primarily based on statistical performance, though some “age relative to level” could come into play, so a very impressive season from a 28-year-old in AA will rank below a nearly as impressive season from a 20-year-old at the same level.
After we review each organization’s hitter and pitcher of the year, we will close out October with Call To The Pen’s Minor League team of the year. That will lead into November starting our team top 10 prospect lists. In other words, there will be plenty of minor league content on the way at CTTP, so keep coming back for more each day this offseason!!
Milwaukee Brewers minor leagues
After an offseason with a number of big moves, the Milwaukee Brewers made it all the way to the NLCS, finishing one game away from the World Series. Though they traded away much of their vaunted farm system coming into the 2017-2018 offseason to make that work.
With a lessened farm system, will they have the pieces necessary to make a long playoff run again in 2019?
Before we offer up awards on the season, let’s take a look at the system’s statistical leaders:
Organization Leaders (min. 150 PA, 50 IP)
BA: Eddie Silva .335
OBP: Ji-Man Choi .436
SLG: David Fry .550
OPS: David Fry .950
R: Corey Ray 86
H: Keston Hiura 142
2B: Keston Hiura 34
3B: Three with 9
HR: Corey Ray 27
RBI: Tyrone Taylor 80
SB: Corey Ray 37
TB: Corey Ray 254
W: Nick Ramirez 11
G: Tristan Archer 52
GS: Nelson Hernandez 28
IP: Christian Taugner 149 1/3
SV: Nate Griep 34
K: Braden Webb 128
ERA: Quintin Torres-Costa 1.31
WHIP: Quintin Torres-Costa 0.95
K/9: Miguel Sanchez 13.3
K/BB: Michael Brady 5.11
Let’s look at the award winners…