Now, I don’t plan on doing a Brewers write-up every day; spring training is officially underway with the Brewers first exhibition game against UW-Milwaukee. With an 11-0 win, it is awesome officially having the games going. Some of the highlights of today’s game are Lewis Brinson, the Brewer’s #1 prospect and #18 of the top 100, hit two home runs today. It is very hard not to be excited about Brinson and his future with the Brewers. The power potential is there for Brinson at some point he will find himself with the major league team especially if we see an injury in the OF.
Scooter Gennett also had himself a solid day with a double and a home run. This spring training is going to be the curious case of Scooter. Villar has 2nd locked up, and there are rumors of him taking reps in the OF and 3rd base. Unfortunately, he is going to be the odd man out of this lineup. If Scooter can put together a good spring, I wouldn’t be surprised to see him on the move to another team. If he does stay with the club, it will be because he brings a left-handed bat to a team that has very few of them.
Domingo Santana hit 3rd today for the team and went 1-2 with a walk. Santana who was the main piece in the Carlos Gomez trade Santana has not been able to stay healthy in his 1 1/2 seasons with the Brewers. Santana’s power potential makes him the valuable piece he is, with 20+ HR potential, I hope to see his average climb a bit this season. Santan brings a solid walk rate, a high BABIP, and Solid OBP/OPS numbers we can hope the future is bright for him. BABIP takes into account how many batted balls go for hits while excluding home runs. League average for BABIP is .290-.300…Santan had a .361 BABIP in 77 games.
Braun and Villar did not play.