Milwaukee Brewers reportedly sign pair of prospects from Australia


Yesterday it was reported by Perth Now that the Milwaukee Brewers have agreed to minor league contracts with two Australian prospects who are currently playing for the Perth Heat of the Australian Baseball League. Jess Williams is an 18 year old left-handed hitting shortstop who has hit .262/.286/.326 through his first 11 games. Hall is an 18 year old switch-hitting catcher who has batted .207/.233/.345 with a home run through his first 8 games. Both players suited up for Team Australia in the U18 World Cup in Canada earlier in the year. They'll continue to play out their contracts in Australia over the winter and will come over to the States next spring to begin their careers with the Brewers. (h/t Jim Goulart)