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Brewers catching prospect Nottingham goes on power tear

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The Milwaukee Brewers are reshaping their franchise with an injection of youth and prospects.

Every Thursday for the rest of the season, FOX Sports Wisconsin will take a closer look at some specific young players in Milwaukee’s farm system — as well as noting others who might be stepping up — measuring, highlighting and evaluating their progress.

This is the 18th edition of the 2017 Young Brewers Tracker.

Mauricio Dubon (Age 23/Triple-A)

Last week: 5 games, 9 AB, 2 H, 3 R, 2 RBI, 0 SB, 2 BB, 2 K, .222 BA.

Season (Triple-A): 53 games, 207 AB, .271 BA, .318 OBP, .411 SLG, .729 OPS, 14 2B, 0 3B, 5 HR, 36 R, 29 RBI, 7 SB, 13 BB, 33 K.

Notable: With one day left in August, Dubon is hitting just .230/.301/.311 in the month, a stark dropoff from his July slash line of .295/.339/.486.

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Jake Gatewood (Age 21/Double-A)

Last week: 5 games, 23 AB, 3 H, 1 HR, 2 R, 4 RBI, 1 SB, 1 BB, 11 K, .130 BA.

Season (Double-A): 18 games, 74 AB, .257 BA, .295 OBP, .446 SLG, .741 OPS, 4 2B, 2 3B, 2 HR, 6 R, 7 RBI, 2 SB, 4 BB, 24 K.

Notable: Gaetwood hit a solo homer on Aug. 24, but last week struck out multiple times in each of the five games he played and has done so in six straight overall.

Keston Hiura (Age 21/Low-A)

Last week: DNP

Season (Single-A): 24 games, 95 AB, .347 BA, .385 OBP, .484 SLG, .869 OPS, 9 2B, 2 3B, 0 HR, 13 R, 15 RBI, 2 SB, 6 BB, 22 K.

Notable: Hiura remains on the disabled list with a hamstring strain.

Luis Ortiz (age 21/Double-A)

Last week: 1 game (1 start), 0-0, 4 IP, 4 H, 2 R, 1 BB, 1 K

Season:21 games (19 starts), 4-7, 3.99 ERA, 90.1 IP, 75 H, 12 HR, 33 BB, 78…


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