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Poll: Milwaukee Brewers Minor League Player of the Year

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Who was Milwaukee’s top position player prospect?

2019 NL Wild Card - Milwaukee Brewers v. Washington Nationals Photo by Alex Trautwig/MLB Photos via Getty Images

Baseball season has officially come to an end for fans of the Milwaukee Brewers, so let’s take some time to review the year that happened in 2019. We’ll be focusing on the minor league level, where the franchise’s affiliates combined for a .475 winning percentage during the past season. Milwaukee’s two top-level clubs both won 80+ games but the San Antonio Missions and Biloxi Shuckers were the only affiliate teams to post winning records for the year. Milwaukee’s farm system is generally considered to be one of the lowest rated in all of baseball, thought of as depleted by graduations and the team’s many trades trades over the past few seasons.

In today’s environment, though, farm system rankings seem to matter less than ever. Teams continue to become smarter in how they identify players with specific traits and the ways they develop those players to take advantage of their best tools. It is becoming less and less surprising to see players that come from humble backgrounds — low-round picks, undrafted free agents, independent league players — use technology to spur significant developmental gains and create previously unthought of ceilings.

So with that in mind, take a look at the organization’s top position players of 2019. Some of them are high draft picks or ranked among the top-30 prospects, and some are not. But all stood out for their excellent statistical performances — so which one deserves to be Minor League Player of the Year? Cast your vote below!

OF Trent Grisham (AA/AAA)

441 PA || .300/.407/.603 || 166 wRC+ || 26 HR || 12 SB || 16.3% K || 15.2% BB

OF Cooper Hummel (AA)

419 PA || .249/.384/.450 || 147 wRC+ || 17 HR || 4 SB || 23.9% K || 14.8% BB

1B Patrick Leonard (AA)

403 PA || .301/.375/.459 || 143 wRC+ || 10 HR || 9 SB || 27% K || 10.4% BB

1B/OF Ryan Aguilar (A+/AA)

521 PA || .266/.389/.406 || 136 wRC+ || 12 HR || 12 SB || 27.3% K || 15% BB

C Mario Feliciano (A+/AA)

496 PA || .270/.323/.473 || 128 wRC+ || 19 HR || 2 SB || 28.8% K || 5.8% BB

OF Dillon Thomas (AA)

504 PA || .265/.339/.434 || 125 wRC+ || 13 HR || 22 SB || 26.2% K || 8.1% BB

C/IF/OF David Fry (A)

568 PA || .258/.329/.444 || 123 wRC+ || 17 HR || 7 SB || 19.5% K || 8.8% BB

OF Tristen Lutz (A+)

477 PA || .255/.335/.419 || 120 wRC+ || 13 HR || 3 SB || 28.7% K || 9.6% BB

IF/OF Weston Wilson (AA)

510 PA || .231/.324/.416 || 116 wRC+ || 19 HR || 12 SB || 21.8% K || 11.4% BB

Poll

Who is Milwaukee’s Minor League Player of the Year?

This poll is closed

  • 78%
    Trent Grisham
    (511 votes)
  • 11%
    Cooper Hummel
    (76 votes)
  • 1%
    Patrick Leonard
    (9 votes)
  • 0%
    Ryan Aguilar
    (2 votes)
  • 4%
    Mario Feliciano
    (28 votes)
  • 0%
    Dylan Thomas
    (2 votes)
  • 0%
    David Fry
    (6 votes)
  • 1%
    Tristen Lutz
    (12 votes)
  • 0%
    Weston Wilson
    (5 votes)
651 votes total Vote Now

Statistics courtesy of Fangraphs and Baseball-Reference