Author: Josie Mars

The 2020 MLB Draft is being held June 10th and 11th. This year’s draft will be significantly different – there are only five rounds. Because of this, Robin Adams and I are compiling lists by decade of Brewers drafted after the 5th round. We are highlighting the point that there are players missing out on their professional baseball careers with this year’s abbreviated draft. Lary Sorensen, RHP, 1976 Draft Class Lary Sorensen was drafted by the Brewers in the 8th round of the 1976 draft. He spent 1976 and part of 1977 in the minors before he was called up…

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Top pitching prospect #1: Ethan Small, LHP The 23-year-old pitching prospect Ethan Small was drafted by the Brewers in the 1st round of the 2019 draft out of Mississippi State. Though the young pitcher underwent Tommy John surgery in 2017 and lost a year of collegiate experience, he came back strong in 2018. In 2019, he earned Southeastern Conference pitcher of the year after finished first in the NCAA Division I field with 176 strikeouts. Small has pitched 21 professional innings, in which he has earned a 0.86 ERA. Small’s go to pitch is his fastball, which lost some velocity…

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This is part two of a series dedicated to Craig Counsell. If you haven’t already, make sure to check out part one. Craig Counsell, hometown hero, is a fan favorite and staple figure of Milwaukee baseball. Last week we focused on him as a player, from defensive prowess and clutch performances. This week is dedicated to the impact he has made in the past five years as a manager. Images Source Return to the Postseason May 4, 2015 is a turning point in Brewers history; it is the day the Brewers named Craig Counsell as their new manager. The immediate…

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This is part one of a two part series dedicated to the Milwaukee Brewers hometown Skipper: Craig Counsell. Be sure to be on the lookout for part two, which will drop next week. My fellow Brewer fans know Craig Counsell is our hometown hero; he grew up in Whitefish Bay, played for our Brewers in 2004 and 2007-2011, retired as a Brewer, was a part-time color analyst on air with Uecker for us for a bit while serving as a special assistant to Doug Melvin, and currently serves as our faithful leader. If you missed it in January, his contract…

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