Weekend Prospect Update: July 19-21

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A handful of prospects shined this past weekend while a few did the opposite. Here’s one notable performance from every level this weekend.

Notable performances:

  • Johnny Hellweg (acquired via LAA in 2012) picked up the win for Nashville on Saturday night, throwing six complete inning of scoreless baseball on two hits, four walks and six punchouts. The outing generated a game score of 70, his second-highest this season and nearly twice the amount of his best with the big-league club, which was 36 against the Reds on July 10. With the solid outing, Hellweg now owns a  2.22 ERA over 13 night games this season in triple-A.

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  • Victor Roache (first round, 2012) went 5-for-14 from the dish this weekend for the low-A Appleton club, blasting his 12th home run of the season while driving in three total runs and scoring twice. He’s swung a hot bat of late, posting a July slash line of .308/.345/.590. @BrewersPD noted last night that Roache’s last 10 games have been exceptionally productive.

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  • Michael Ratterree (10th round, 2013) continued his hot-hitting since being drafted by Milwaukee earlier last month, going 6-for-13 from the plate this weekend for rookie-level Helena. He also drove in five runs and scored twice, tallying two doubles and his third home run of the season. The Rice University product now boasts a .357/.434/.633 slash line over his first 25 games in the system, and as the Helena Brewers’  official Twitter account appropriately noted, he now rides a 11-game hit streak to open up the work week.

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  • Jason Rogers (32nd round, 2010) went stone-cold from the plate in June (.126/.236/.147), but this weekend gave the organization more reasons for a potential promotion to triple-A, going 6-for-12 from the plate. One of those games included a three-home run effort on Saturday, tying the record for the most home runs in a game in Huntsville’s team history. This month, Rogers stands at .333/.422/.667, in large part due to improved plate discipline (6 BB/10 K). The 25-year-old has plus raw power at the dish; if he can continue to improve his approach at the plate, a call-up to Nashville might be on the way.

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  • Jed Bradley (first round, 2011), turned in arguably his best outing as a professional Friday night for high-A Brevard County. Though he took the loss, the Georgia Tech product worked five innings of two-hit baseball, putting just one man on base via walk while striking out two. He induced nine ground balls to four fly-balls, one of his best ground-ball-to-fly-ball ratios of the season. Since May 29, Bradley owns a 2.90 ERA and 1.22 WHIP, striking out 25 to walking 14 while holding opponents to a .230 average and .625 OPS.
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