Every year there are crazy stories and insane stat lines that occur in the minor leagues. This year, Brewers prospect Joey Wiemer has put together not only a good season, but a ridiculous four game stretch. Lets check in for a minor league update on how he is doing.
On the season, with the Low-A affiliate Carolina Mudcats, Wiemer is slashing .273/.387/.473/.861 with 13 home runs and 44 runs batted in. As a fourth round draft pick in the 2020 draft out of Cincinnati, this is his first year of professional baseball. Given that his throwing arm was his highest graded tool in the draft, I would say this offensive stat line is more than anyone expected.
Perhaps more impressive is his last four games. All four games were against the Kannapolis Cannon Ballers and is a stretch of games Weimer will likely never forget.
12 total hits
4 home runs
2 walk-offs 👀 pic.twitter.com/tHL35QUZJD
— Minor League Baseball (@MiLB) August 8, 2021
In this short stretch, both of Weimer’s walk-offs came via the home run ball. A two run homer in the 11th inning on August 5th and a three run homer in the 12th inning on August 7th. In between hitting walk off homers, Weimer had a multi home run game on August 6th in a game where one of the long balls was a grand slam. He also finished that game with 6 RBI’s.
While it is a small sample size, this is a cool story. Weimer is currently not atop the Brewers top 30 prospect list and is among the ranks of many other great outfield prospects. Garett Mitchell, Sal Frelick, and Joe Gray all have high expectations, but Weimer is clearly on the rise.
Follow me on Twitter @tylerkoerth and follow us @WiSportsHeroics for more great content. Check out our merch page here. Use promo code Wisco at check out for $1 off! To read more of our articles and keep up to date on the latest in Wisconsin sports, click here!