Barrett Astin is 3-0 for the Wisconsin Timber Rattlers.  (Photo: Brad Krause) April 17

Farm Progress Report: 4/17/2014

Brevard County pitcher Austin Ross has ten strikeouts in eight innings this season.  (Photo: Brad Krause)

Brevard County pitcher Austin Ross has ten strikeouts in eight innings this season. (Photo: Brad Krause)

With the first two weeks of the season in the books, it’s time for our first Farm Progress Report of 2014.

Some players have gotten off to a hot start, while others have struggled early on.

Here is a quick look, in no particular order, at some of the Brewers prospects who have enjoyed some early season success in 2014.

Drew Gagnon (Huntsville) – The former third round pick has gone 2-0 in his first three starts for the Stars. Gagnon has allowed just five runs and sports an ERA of 2.70.

Chris McFarland (Wisconsin) – McFarland has gotten off to a fast start for the Timber Rattlers in 2014, batting .324 through his first 11 games. He’s belted two home runs and has been perfect on the basepaths, going 5-for-5 on stolen base attempts.

Tyler Wagner (Brevard County) – Wagner has been dominant in his first three outings, allowing just three earned run for the Manatees. So far this season, he’s struck out 12 batters through 17 innings and has an ERA of 1.59.

Jimmy Nelson (Nashville) – In his first three starts for the Sounds, the Brewers top pitching prospect has tossed 18 innings and allowed just five earned runs while striking out 16.

Austin Ross (Brevard County) – Coming back from Tommy John surgery, Ross has struck out ten in his first eight innings of the season and has an ERA of 2.25.

Kentrail Davis (Huntsville) – Davis was on fire to start the season before hitting the disabled list with a groin injury. Through his first six games he hit .409 with an OPS of 1.025.

Eugenio Velez (Nashville) – Velez has 14 hits in his first 33 at bats for the Sounds for a .424 batting average. He has two home runs and five stolen bases in 11 games.

Clint Coulter (Wisconsin) – Coulter was recently named the Midwest League Player of the Week and is batting .294 with four home runs and 13 runs batted in through his first 11 games of the year.

Tyrone Taylor (Brevard County) – Through his first 13 games of the season, Taylor is batting .264 with a Minor League leading ten doubles as the leadoff hitter in the Brevard County lineup.

Brent Suter (Huntsville) – The former Harvard grad is 1-0 with a 1.64 ERA in his first two starts for Huntsville and has a WHIP of 0.82.

Barrett Astin is 3-0 for the Wisconsin Timber Rattlers.  (Photo: Brad Krause)

Barrett Astin is 3-0 in three outings for the Wisconsin Timber Rattlers. (Photo: Brad Krause)

Preston Gainey (Wisconsin) – Gainey has yet to allow a run through his first two starts of the season for the Timber Rattlers. In 11 innings he’s struck out 12 batters and has walked just two.

Mike Fiers (Nashville) – Fiers has been dominant in his first two starts of the season, going 2-0 and allowing just one run in 12.2 innings. He’s struck out 14.

Barrett Astin (Wisconsin) – Astin has already picked up three wins for the Timber Rattlers in his first three outings. He’s surrendered only two runs through his first 15 innings of work.

Tristan Archer (Wisconsin) – In three appearances, one start and two relief appearances, Archer has yet to allow an earned run for Wisconsin and has struck out eight hitters in ten innings of work.

Shawn Zarraga (Huntsville) – Through his first nine games of the season, Zarraga is batting .529 for the Stars. He’s gone 9-for-17 with six runs batted in. He’s also walked five times while striking out just one.

Taylor Green (Nashville) – Playing in eight games as the Sounds first baseman, Green is batting .304 with a home run, going 7-for-23.

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