It was a tough season for the Milwaukee Brewers on the big league side of things in 2015, but some of their young prospects turned in solid campaigns in the minor leagues, giving the organization hope for the future. Here’s a look at our 2015 All-Star team.
FIRST BASE: Matt Clark – The Colorado Springs slugger led the Brewers organization in both home runs (20) and runs batted in (77) while hitting .291 in 132 Triple-A games.
SECOND BASE: Chris McFarland – Milwaukee’s Minor League Leader in games played, McFarland was selected to the Florida State League’s All-Star team, batting .274 with 59 runs scored.
SHORTSTOP: Orlando Arcia – Named the Brewers Minor League Player of the Year, Arcia led Biloxi to the Southern League Championship Series, hitting .307 in 129 games.
THIRD BASE: Nate Orf – After going undrafted out of Baylor, Orf has proven to be a valuable asset for Milwaukee. In 127 games at Double-A Biloxi, he hit .274 with 26 doubles.
LEFT FIELD: Victor Roache – Splitting his season between Brevard County and Biloxi, Roache clubbed 18 home runs and knocked in 71 runs while batting a combined .253.
CENTER FIELD: Trent Clark – The Brewers first round pick in the June draft, Clark appeared in 55 games between Maryvale and Helena, hitting a combined .309 with 25 stolen bases.
RIGHT FIELD: Michael Reed – The 22-year-old Reed spent time with both Biloxi and Colorado Springs in 2015 before making his big league debut as a September call-up with Milwaukee.
CATCHER: Nevin Ashley – Ashley proved to be a valuable backstop for the Sky Sox, hitting .306 in 94 Triple-A games before earning a call to Milwaukee in September.
UTILITY: Elian Herrera – Herrera split time between Colorado Springs and Milwaukee, tearing up the Pacific Coast League to the tune of a .357 batting average in 56 games.
STARTING PITCHER: Jorge Lopez – The Brewers Minor League Pitcher of the Year, Lopez enjoyed a breakout season, going 12-5 with a 2.26 earned run average at Double-A Biloxi.
STARTING PITCHER: Tyler Wagner – The 24-year-old Wagner posted nearly identical numbers to Lopez in 2015, going 11-5 with a 2.25 earned run average for the Shuckers.
STARTING PITCHER: Cy Sneed – The Brewers third round pick in 2014, Sneed rolled through the Midwest League, earning a promotion to Brevard where he made 11 starts for the Manatees.
STARTING PITCHER: Wei-Chung Wang – Wang turned things around after being removed from the 40-man roster, going 10-6 with a 3.54 ERA for High-A Brevard County.
STARTING PITCHER: Jorge Ortega – The 22-year-old Venezuelan righty tossed six complete games for Brevard County, going 9-9 with a 2.41 ERA and walking just 12 batters all season long.
SET-UP MAN: Jaye Chapman – The 28-year-old Chapman led the Brewers organization in appearances in 2015, working in 59 games between Biloxi and Colorado Springs.
CLOSER: Damien Magnifico – Magnifcio took over the closer’s role in Biloxi following Chapman’s promotion to Colorado Springs and responded by saving an organizational high 20 games.