The Milwaukee Brewers have had another player added to the Futures Game roster at the All Star break. MLB Pipeline’s #4 Brewer prospect Luis Ortiz, a right handed pitcher playing this season at AA Biloxi, is an injury replacement.
#Brewers No. 4 prospect Luis Ortiz has been added to the @SIRIUSXM @AllStarGame #FuturesGame U.S. Team roster as a replacement for #Astros RHP Forrest Whitley, who left his last start with an injury. More on the @Brewers' 22-year-old right-hander: https://t.co/gcy1TBGNs1 pic.twitter.com/1rj7GRtI7W— MLB Pipeline (@MLBPipeline) July 10, 2018
Ortiz, 22, came to Milwaukee from the Texas Rangers organization in the Jonathan Lucroy/Jeremy Jeffress trade in 2016. He has never worked more than the 94.1 innings he pitched last season, and has gone 49 innings this season with an ERA of 4.41 and a 1.327 ERA. He has walked just 16 in his 49 innings, and has notched 2 saves. The 4.41 ERA is the highest of his minor league career (four seasons), and his career WHIP is 1.235. Luis has 51 strikeouts this year.
Infielder Keston Hiura had been previously announced as a participant in the game. Both players will play for the US team, and both come from the Biloxi roster.
Statistics courtesy of Baseball Reference