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What We Learned: Opportunies opening all around

Several opportunities have opened on the team due to the recent trade. We discuss those and more in today’s What We Learned.

Milwaukee Brewers v San Diego Padres Photo by Denis Poroy/Getty Images

Yesterday's Results

Padres 12, Brewers 3

Brewers News and Notes

Links from BCB

MLB Pipeline Ranks the Milwaukee Brewers Farm System as #1 | Kyle Lesniewski, BCB

With eight players now in the MLB Pipeline top 100, the Brewers system is now at the top of the farm system rankings.

Links from Other Sites

The Tyler Thornburg era has begun | Steve Altstadt, Disciples of Uecker

With Jeremy Jeffress and Will Smith gone, Tyler Thornburg now becomes the reliever who will likely close out most games.

Patience pays off for Brewers' Pina | Adam McCalvy,

Manny Pina is getting his chance in the majors with a need at the backup catcher position opening.

Projecting Orlando Arcia | Chris Mitchell, FanGraphs

Now that Arcia is in the majors, there’s a wide variety of possibilities for him, from being a replacment-level player to an All-Star.

Minor League Update

Affiliate Update

Colorado Springs Sky Sox (AAA) | 54-54

  • Yesterday: Nashville 1, Colorado Springs 4
  • Today: Nashville @ Colorado Springs | 8:05 pm

Biloxi Shuckers (AA) | 54-54

  • Yesterday: Biloxi 2, Jacksonville 7
  • Yesterday: Biloxi 3, Jacksonville 1
  • Today: Biloxi @ Jacksonville | 6:05 pm

Brevard County Manatees (A+) | 35-72

  • Yesterday: Brevard County 0, Daytona 12
  • Yesterday: Brevard County 1, Daytona 5
  • Today: Daytona @ Brevard County | 5:35 pm

Wisconsin Timber Rattlers (A) | 54-55

  • Yesterday: Burlington 1, Wisconsin 5
  • Today: Burlington @ Wisconsin | 7:05 pm

DSL Brewers (R) | 18-33

  • Yesterday: DSL Brewers 3, DSL Braves 4
  • Today: DSL Braves @ DSL Brewers | 9:30 am

Helena Brewers (R) | 16-25

  • Yesterday: No Game
  • Today: Helena @ Orem | 8:05 pm

AZL Brewers (R) | 14-20

  • Yesterday: No Game
  • Today: AZL Reds @ AZL Brewers | 9:00 pm

News and Notes

Shuckers’ Brandon Woodruff named Southern League Pitcher of the Month | Patrick Ochs, Sun Herald ($)

After an up-and-down month for Woodruff, he earned honors for Southern League Pitcher of the Month.

Ghelfi, Woodruff Earn July Honors | Marcus Young, Miller Park Prospects

Mitch Ghelfi and Brandon Woodruff were named Minor League Players of the Month for the Brewers minor-league system.

Mancini, Peterson among top prospect performers Wednesday | William Boor,

Lewis Brinson was among the top performers of the day in Wednesday’s games.

Farm System Risers: Yankees, Brewers | ScottMowers, Minor League Ball

The Brewers are one of the systems on the rise with their acquisitions at the deadline.

NL Central Updates

Yesterday's Games

  • Marlins 4, Cubs 5
  • Pirates 4, Braves 8
  • Cardinals 5, Reds 4

Today's Games

  • Cardinals (Mike Leake) @ Reds (Brandon Finnegan) | 11:35 am
  • Pirates (Ryan Vogelsong) @ Braves (Tyrell Jenkins) | 6:10 pm

Around Baseball

IOC approves addition of five sports for 2020 Tokyo Olympics |

Baseball was one of five sports approved for inclusion in the 2020 Olympics. It was last played in the Olympics in 2008.

Today's Action

The Brewers have the day off.