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Brewers Minor League Wrap Up by the Numbers - Hitters Addition

There is a lot of talk on this site throughout the year regarding the Brewers minor leagues. Many people know the Brewers top prospects and follow them throughout the season, but some of the lesser known players who still turned in fine seasons fall through the cracks. I compiled "top ten" lists of the major batting categories to unearth some of these guys who had fine seasons.

AB Runs Hits 2B 3B
513 Angel Ortega 75 Kyle Wren 136 Dustin DeMuth 34 Isan Diaz 8 Kyle Wren
507 Isan Diaz 71 Isan Diaz 134 Isan Diaz 33 Jake Gatewood 8 Yadiel Rivera
496 Jake Gatewood 70 Jake Gatewood 131 Angel Ortega 27 Garrett Cooper 7 Weston Wilson
481 Dustin DeMuth 68 Nate Orf 128 Kyle Wren 25 Dustin DeMuth 7 Keon Broxton
474 Blake Allemand 68 Michael Reed 127 Blake Allemand 25 Mitch Ghelfi 6 Luis Aviles
465 Tyrone Taylor 67 Johnny Davis 125 Garrett Cooper 23 Nate Orf 6 Orlando Arcia
457 Elvis Rubio 60 Brett Phillips 122 Mitch Ghelfi 22 Blake Allemand 6 Brett Phillips
456 Luis Aviles 59 Orlando Arcia 121 Nate Orf 22 Luis Aviles 6 Johnny Davis
454 Nate Orf 56 Dustin DeMuth 121 Johnny Davis 22 Garrett Cooper 5 Isan Diaz
441 Brett Phillips 54 Luis Aviles 119 Jake Gatewood 22 Will Middlebrooks 5 Garin Cecchini

HR RBI TB BB SO
20 Isan Diaz 75 Isan Diaz 238 Isan Diaz 74 Michael Reed 154 Brett Phillips
17 Ronnie Gideon 69 Garrett Cooper 194 Jake Gatewood 72 Isan Diaz 148 Isan Diaz
16 Brett Phillips 64 Jake Gatewood 187 Dustin DeMuth 67 Brett Phillips 144 Jose Cuas
14 Nick Ramirez 62 Brett Phillips 181 Garrett Cooper 63 Kyle Wren 141 Jake Gatewood
14 Jake Gatewood 56 Andy Wilkins 175 Brett Phillips 55 David Denson 138 Jacob Nottingham
12 Andy Wilkins 53 Orlando Arcia 173 Blake Allemand 50 Nate Orf 136 Dustin DeMuth
11 Josmil Pinto 52 Garin Cecchini 170 Luis Aviles 46 Nick Ramirez 130 Luis Aviles
11 Jacob Nottingham 51 Josmil Pinto 164 Mitch Ghelfi 45 Johnny Davis 128 David Denson
10 Will Middlebrooks 51 Lucas Erceg 164 Kyle Wren 44 Jose Cuas 124 Michael Reed
10 David Denson 51 Dustin DeMuth 163 Orlando Arcia 41 Andy Wilkins 113 Johnny Davis
10 Yerald Martinez

SB AVE SLG (min 200) Errors
32 Johnny Davis 0.329 Manny Pina 0.638 Ronnie Gideon 31 Isan Diaz
29 Kyle Wren 0.327 Lucas Erceg 0.518 Lucas Erceg 29 Jake Gatewood
23 Eric Young Jr. 0.322 Kyle Wren 0.517 Josmil Pinto 22 Blake Allemand
21 Luis Aviles 0.321 Ronnie Gideon 0.506 Manny Pina 20 Angel Ortega
21 Max McDowell 0.318 Weston Wilson 0.502 Will Middlebrooks 19 George Iskenderian
20 Michael Reed 0.308 Josmil Pinto 0.498 Weston Wilson 17 Gilbert Lara
20 Troy Stokes 0.303 Mitch Ghelfi 0.469 Isan Diaz 17 Javier Betancourt
18 Keon Broxton 0.292 Garrett Cooper 0.423 Garrett Cooper 16 Luis Aviles
18 Demi Orimoloye 0.289 Trey York 0.419 Andy Wilkins 15 Orlando Arcia
15 Orlando Arcia 0.288 Nate Orf 0.412 Kyle Wren 15 Jacob Nottingham
15 Trey York

Random Observations

  • As expected, Isan Diaz shows up all over these lists. If anything, it shows how truly deserving his minor league player of the year award was. The only two top 10 lists he doesn’t appear on are steals (he had 11) and batting average (finished at .268).
  • The 2016 draft picks that show up on this list hopefully can take a step forward next year. Lucas Erceg, Weston Wilson, Ronnie Gideon and Trey York all had nice starts to their career.
  • Hey, look at that a catcher broke the 20 steal plateau.
  • Composite season statistical lists like this show which players stayed healthy and started all year. A few guys in category who show up in various places are Dustin DeMuth, Luis Aviles, Angel Ortega and Blake Allemand.
  • Kyle Wren had a very solid year split between AA and AAA. Final slash line of .322/.412/.412 which is maybe the kind of line we all hoped Michael Reed to have.
  • Three of the top 10 batting averages were put up by catchers. This assumes you consider Josmil Pinto a catcher.
  • Jose Cuas had one of the more interesting stat lines. In 388 AB’s he notched 44 walks (good), but 144 strikeouts (bad) while hitting .170 (ugly).
  • The Brewers only had eleven guys in their entire system put up double digit homeruns. Eleven. I haven’t compared this to other systems, but this seems remarkably low.
  • Of the eleven guys with 10+ homeruns, 3 hit less than .215 (Martinez, Ramirez, Denson) and three more (Pinto, Middlebrooks, Wilkins) are to old to be considered prospects.
  • There is a lot to like about Jake Gatewood’s season. I’m hoping Gilbert Lara can manage to put up similar numbers next year.