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Rival Rankings: Pittsburgh Pirates

ORGANIZATIONAL OVERVIEW The Pirates could get a big boost from their farm system in 2017 as they feature three top-of–the-line prospects who could all crack the big league roster at some point in pitcher Tyler Glasnow, outfielder Austin Meadows and first baseman Josh Bell. Glasnow, a 23-year-old right-hander, has struggled with his command at times,…

Alex Reyes is ranked as the #13 prospect in baseball by MLB Pipeline entering the 2016 season.

Rival Rankings: St. Louis Cardinals

ORGANIZATIONAL OVERVIEW The Cardinals have been competitive at the big league level for years due to their ability to draft and develop their own players and although they don’t have a lot of high-end talent on the farm, outside of pitcher Alex Reyes, they have plenty of depth with the potential to help them down…

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Rival Rankings: Cincinnati Reds

ORGANIZATIONAL OVERVIEW The Reds were banking on getting a player with a quick path to the big leagues when they selected Nick Senzel last season, and they were pleasantly rewarded as he rolled through the Midwest League in his first season of pro ball. The 21-year-old third baseman hit .329 with 23 doubles and seven…

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Brewers Add Noonan on Minor League Deal

The Milwaukee Brewers added some more infield depth to their organization on Tuesday, signing 27-year-old Nick Noonan to a minor league contract. Drafted by the San Francisco Giants with the 32nd overall pick in the first round in 2007, Noonan moved through the Giants system a level at a time, reaching Triple-A Fresno in 2011.…

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Six Brewers Crack Baseball America’s Top 100

BRINSON, HADER & RAY LAND IN TOP 50 Baseball America took their turn unveiling their Top 100 prospect rankings on MLB Network on Friday night, with six Brewers landing on their list of the best prospects in baseball. Infielder Isan Diaz came in at #93, followed by pitchers Brandon Woodruff at #82 and Luis Ortiz…

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Minor League Mailbag: 2/10/17

Our initial 2017 prospect rankings came out on Wednesday, and that, of course, sparked a lot of debate and questions from our readers. So I picked out a handful of those questions and will take a stab at answering them in our first installment of the Minor League Mailbox for 2017. You guys have Jorge…

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Nine Brewers Selected For WBC

Rosters were announced on Wednesday for the 2017 World Baseball Classic with nine Milwaukee Brewers selected to participate for their respective countries. Pitchers Jorge Lopez, Hiram Burgos and Andrew Barbosa were named to Puerto Rico’s roster while infielder Jonathan Villar and pitcher Wily Peralta were selected to represent the Dominican Republic. In addition, pitchers Wei-Chung…

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Top 40 Prospect Rankings

With shortstop Orlando Arcia graduating to Milwaukee last season, we have a new number one in our latest prospect ranking with outfielder Lewis Brinson edging Corey Ray and Josh Hader for the top spot. There have been plenty of new faces joining Milwaukee’s ranks over the past two years and, in fact, only 13 of…

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Brewers Add First Baseman Aguilar

Two days after claiming infielder Ehire Adriaza off waivers from the San Francisco Giants, the Brewers made another move, designating Adriaza for assignment to make room for first baseman Jesus Aguilar, whom they claimed off waivers from the Cleveland Indians. Aguilar, 26, was originally signed by Cleveland out of Venezuela in 2007 and debuted with…

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Milwaukee Claims Infielder From Giants

As the date for pitchers and catchers to report to Maryvale draws closer, the Brewers continue to tinker with their roster, claiming infielder Ehire Adrianza off waivers from the San Francisco Giants while designating reliever Rob Scahill for assignment in order to make room on their 40-man roster. Adrianza is a glove-first infielder who has…

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On Deck Notebook

The Brewers held their annual On Deck event in Milwaukee on Sunday and several notable items came out of the days festivities. LOPEZ TO PITCH IN WBC 2016 was not the season many had hoped for from pitcher Jorge Lopez as he struggled with to command his stuff in Colorado Springs before moving down to…

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Five Brewers Among MLB Network’s Top 100 Prospects

MLB Network, in conjunction with MLBPipeline.com, aired their annual Top 100 Prospect special on Saturday night and five Milwaukee Brewers prospects made their list, with outfielder Lewis Brinson checking in at #18. Infielder Isan Diaz showed up at #65 with pitcher Luis Ortiz coming in three spots ahead of Diaz at #62.  Left-hander Josh Hader entered…