Farm System Awards and a Promotion

This was a good week to be a Brewer prospect. The Brewers had a couple of their prospects earn Player of the Week honors this week and another earned a promotion.

Brett Phillips

Brewer Prospect Brett Phillips
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Phillips, the center fielder for the Biloxi Shuckers, was named the Southern League Player of the Week on Monday. He only had 7 hits during the week, but he either led or tied for the Southern League lead with 5 extra base hits, 20 total bases, 7 runs, and 4 home runs. On Saturday, Phillips led the Shuckers in breaking their 4-game losing streak with 3 home runs and 6 RBI.

Phillips was the centerpiece in the Carlos Gomez trade at the deadline last year. He is currently leading the Shuckers with 5 home runs, 22 RBI, 18 runs scored, and 14 walks.

Jake Gatewood

Brewer Prospect Jake Gatewood
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Gatewood, the third baseman for the Wisconsin Timber Rattlers, earned Player of the Week honors in the Midwest League. He hit .435 with 3 home runs, 2 doubles, and 11 RBI. Two of his home runs were hit on Saturday, a grand slam and an inside-the-ballpark home run in a 10-2 win over West Michigan.

Gatewood was drafted by the Brewers in the first round of the 2014 MLB draft. He leads the team with 15 RBI and 15 runs scored and is tied with Isan Diaz for the team lead with 3 home runs.

Trent Clark

Brewer Prospect Trent Clark
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Clark was just promoted to the Single-A Wisconsin Timber Rattlers after extended spring training. The 19-year-old outfielder is one of the top prospects in the Brewers’ organization and is moving up quickly. He went 1 for 3 with a double, 2 walks, and 2 runs scored in his debut with the Timber Rattlers on Monday.

Clark was the 15th overall pick in last year’s MLB draft. He played in 55 games last season at Rookie Level Arizona and Helena, where he hit .309 with 2 home runs, 21 RBI, 41 runs scored, and 25 stolen bases.

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