With the 2011 minor league season complete we check in on the progress of each of the Milwaukee Brewers preseason Top 15 prospects as ranked by our prospect ranker J.P. Schwartz. The post season grading report was done by the publisher of Top Prospect Alert, not Mr. Schwartz, and reflects only the 2011 season and not future upside or downside of the individual prospect. Our 2012 preseason rankings will be published in the coming months.
#1 Cody Scarpetta GRADE: A-
Scarpetta went 8-5 with a 3.85ERA for the Double-A Huntsville Stars. He walked 61 and struck out 98 in 117 innings of work. Opposing batters hit .234 off Scarpetta on the season.
#2 Wily Peralta GRADE: A
Peralta went a combined 11-7 with a 3.17ERA between Double-A Huntsville and five late season starts for the Triple-A Nashville Sounds. He walked 59 and struck out 157 in 150.2 innings of work. Opposing batters hit .233 off Peralta on the season.
#3 Kyle Heckathorn GRADE: C
Heckathorn went a combined 5-10 with a 4.97ERA between the High-A Brevard County Manatees and Double-A Huntsville. He walked 38 and struck out 89 in 116 innings of work. Opposing hitters batted .277 off Heckathorn. He struggled in his seven starts in Double-A posting an ERA of 7.18.
#4 Kentrail Davis GRADE: C+
Davis batted .245 with 19 Doubles, 8 Triples, 8 Home Runs, and 46 RBI’s for High-A Brevard County. He also added 33 stolen bases on the season. He walked 37 times and struck out 97 times in 132 games.
#5 Scooter Gennett GRADE: A-
Gennett batted .300 with 20 Doubles, 6 Triples, 9 Home Runs and 51 RBI’s for High-A Brevard County. He also added 11 stolen bases, though he was also caught stealing 10 times. He walked 27 times and struck out 69 times in 134 games.
#6 Hunter Morris GRADE: A-
Morris batted .274 with 29 Doubles, 6 Triples, 20 Home Runs, and 69 RBI’s between High-A Brevard County and four games at Double-A Huntsville. He walked 18 times and struck out 85 times in 130 games.
#7 Tyler Thornburg GRADE: A
Thornburg went a combined 10-6 with a 2.57ERA between the Low-A Wisconsin Timber Rattlers and High-A Brevard County. He walked 58 and struck out 160 in 136.2 innings. Opposing batters hit just .195 against Thornburg on the season.
#8 Jimmy Nelson GRADE: C+
Nelson went 8-9 with a 4.38ERA for Low-A Wisconsin. He walked 65 and struck out 120 in 146 innings of work. Opposing batters hit .266 off of Nelson.
#9 Matt Miller GRADE: C+
Miller went 6-8 with a 4.38 for Low-A Wisconsin. He walked 55 and struck out 89 batters in 111 innings. Opposing hitters batted .246 off Miller on the year.
#10 Mark Rogers GRADE: F
Rogers was 0-5 with a 9.34ERA between the Rookie League AZL Brewers, High-A Brevard County, and Triple-A Nashville. He walked 42 and struck out 40 in 44.1 innings. Opposing batters hit .298 against him. Rogers was suspended on August 20th for 25 games after a second positive test for a stimulant.
#11 Eric Arnett GRADE: C
Arnett went 4-6 with a 5.13ERA between the Rookie League Helena Brewers and Low-A Wisconsin. He walked 17 and struck out 74 in 79 innings. Opposing batters hit .292 against Arnett.
#12 Caleb Gindl GRADE: A-
Gindl batted .307 with 23 Doubles, 5 Triples, 15 Home Runs and 60 RBI’s for Triple-A Nashville. He walked 63 times and struck out 93 times in 126 games.
#13 Tyler Roberts GRADE: C-
Roberts batted a combined .235 with 20 Doubles, 6 Home Runs and 41 RBI’s between Rookie League Helena and Low-A Wisconsin. He walked 28 times and struck out 97 times in 88 games.
#14 Cody Hawn GRADE: B+
Hahn batted .294 with 24 Doubles, 6 Home Runs, and 50 RBI’s for Low-A Wisconsin. He walked 51 times and struck out 85 times in 101 games.
#15 Eric Farris GRADE: B+
Farris batted .271 with 26 Doubles, 5 Triples, 6 Home Runs and 55 RBI’s for Triple-A Nashville. He added 21 stolen bases on the season. He walked 32 times and struck out 70 times in 134 games. He was 0-1 in one big league at-bat with the Brewers.