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What We Learned: Orlando Arcia, Trent Clark moving up the prospect rankings

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In MLB.com's midseason top prospect update, two Brewers made the top 100. We discuss that and more in today's What We Learned.

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Yesterday, MLB.com released their midseason update to their top 100 prospects list. In the update, two Brewers were listed in the top 100. Orlando Arcia made a massive jump in the rankings, going from #88 to #14 and remaining on top of the Brewers top prosect list. Arcia has seen a major rise in his value this year, as a great season in Biloxi combined has led to more recognition of his ability.

However, the bigger surprise on the list may be the addition of Trent Clark. Not only did Clark get added to the Brewers top ten prospects, he came in as the #2 prospect in the Brewers system right now. In addition, he also made the top 100 list at #88. That is high praise for the high-school draft pick. He still has several years of work ahead of him in the minor leagues, but getting a ranking like that so early is a very good sign.

Here is the updated top 10 list for the Brewers, according to MLB.com (number in parenthesis is preseason rank):

  1. Orlando Arcia (1)
  2. Trent Clark (NR)
  3. Tyrone Taylor (2)
  4. Gilbert Lara (6)
  5. Clint Coulter (4)
  6. Devin Williams (7)
  7. Jorge Lopez (NR)
  8. Kodi Medeiros (8)
  9. Monte Harrison (3)
  10. Jake Gatewood (5)

Gilbert Lara and Jorge Lopez have both risen in the rankings following good seasons for the AZL Brewers and Biloxi, respectively. On the other side, Monte Harrison and Jake Gatewood have fallen, but that may be due to their rough starts at Wisconsin this year. Dropping out of the top 10 is Taylor Williams, who fell to #13, and Corey Knebel, who graduated to the majors. It's also worth noting that the Brewers second pick from this year's draft, Nathan Kirby, joined the list at #11, and Tyler Wagner, who has made a start for the Brewers this year, comes in at #12.

Yesterday's Results

Brewers 5, Giants 2

Gerardo Parra keeps driving his asking price up and up. He went 3-for-4 in yesterday's game, recording a single, double, and triple. He would have had a chance at the cycle had someone got on base in the ninth inning. Meanwhile, Wily Peralta pitched well in his return from the DL, allowing just two runs in six innings of work.

Brewers News & Notes
Minor League Update
Team Level Record Yesterday Today
Colorado Springs Sky Sox AAA 41-60 New Orleans 5, Colorado Springs 2 Colorado Springs @ New Orleans
Biloxi Shuckers AA 57-41 Jackson 7, Biloxi 5 Jackson @ Biloxi
Brevard County Manatees A+ 43-56 Palm Beach 3, Brevard County 1 Palm Beach @ Brevard County
Wisconsin Timber Rattlers A 35-66 Wisconsin 8, Peoria 3 Peoria @ Wisconsin
DSL Brewers R 21-29 DSL Pirates 6, DSL Brewers 4 DSL Brewers @ DSL Yankees2
Helena Brewers R 17-20 Helena 7, Missoula 5 Helena @ Missoula
AZL Brewers R 15-16 AZL Brewers 5, AZL Padres 4 OFF

News & Notes

NL Central Update
Team W L
Cardinals 64 36
Pirates 58 41
Cubs 52 47
Reds 44 54
Brewers 44 57
  • Reds 4, Cardinals 0
  • Pirates 8, Twins 7
  • Rockies 7, Cubs 2

Today's Division Games

  • Pirates (Francisco Liriano) @ Twins (Johan Santana) - 12:10 pm
  • Rockies (Eddie Butler) @ Cubs (Jon Lester) - 1:20 pm
  • Reds (Anthony DeSclafani) @ Cardinals (John Lackey) - 7:15 pm
Around Baseball

Roster News

Other Notes

Today's Action

The Brewers finish up their road trip this afternoon against the GIants. Mike Fiers pitches in the rubber match for the Brewers, and Jake Peavy pitches for the Giants. First pitch is at 2:45 pm.