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MILWAUKEE — The idea, the reporter told former Brewers scouting director Jack Zduriencik, was to pick one prospect in each franchise’s history who was drafted but did not sign, then went on to be an impact player elsewhere.

The sentence is barely finished when Zduriencik answers.

MILWAUKEE — The idea, the reporter told former Brewers scouting director Jack Zduriencik, was to pick one prospect in each franchise’s history who was drafted but did not sign, then went on to be an impact player elsewhere.

The sentence is barely finished when Zduriencik answers.

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Jake Arrieta,” Zduriencik said. “That’s the guy.”

Yes, Arrieta was nearly a Brewer. Milwaukee drafted him in the 26th round of the 200 Men’s Majestic 6 Marcus Stroman Toronto Blue Jays Authentic Scarlet Canada Day Red Jersey 5 Draft but he didn’t sign with the club.

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In running nine Drafts for Milwaukee from 2000-08, Zduriencik laid the foundation for the Brewers’ breakthroughs in ’08, when they snapped a 26-year postseason drought, and ’11, when they played within two victories of the World Series. But Zduriencik still wonders about a few players he drafted and couldn’t sign. Andrew Bailey is one, a 16th-round pick in ’05 who went instead to the A’s a year later and won the American League Rookie of the Year Award in ’09.

And there are others in franchise history before Zduriencik came along. The most notable is Nomar Garciaparra, Milwaukee’s fifth-round pick in 1991 who went to Georgia Tech, got drafted by Boston in ’94 and went on to a stellar big league career.

For Zduriencik, however, Arrieta is the big “what if.”

“That’s the guy I wish we would have signed,” he said.

A right-hander who grew up in Plano, Texas, Arrieta was drafted out of high school by the Reds in the 31st round in 2004 but declined to sign. He went to Weatherford Co Marcus Stroman Canada Day Jersey llege, a junior college 80 miles from home, where Zduriencik remembers reports detailing a right-hander with a big, projectable frame throwing 88-90 mph with a promising curveball. The Brewers picked him in the 26th round a year later as a “draft and follow,” a since-retired practice by which a team owned a player’s rights for a full year, and could further scout him before deciding whether to negotiate a contract.

Zduriencik found some future big leaguers via that method — Lorenzo Cain and left-handers Manny Parra and Dana Eveland among them.

“I always felt like if a guy really came on the next year and you had to pay him a lot of money, well, he earned the money,” Zduriencik said. “Now he’s pitching well, you’ve got him under your control, hopefully you’re winning and you have to pay the guy.”

With Arrieta, the Brewers never got that far.

In the middle of the summer, Texas Christian University offered Arrieta a scholarship.

“That’s very unusual for a four-year school to steal a kid out of junior college when he still has another year left to play in junior college,” Zduriencik said. “But he ended up deciding he wasn’t that interested in signing. He wanted to go to TCU, an up-and-coming program. He decided, ‘I’ll take my chances [in the Draft] two years from now.’ He did a very unusual thing.

“We could have still signed him in that summer [before he went to TCU], but it kind of changed the whole thing. Basically, we were under the impression that his price had now gone up.”

For Arrieta, the decision literally paid off.

The Orioles drafted him in the fifth round in 2007 and signed him for $1.1 million, a record at the time for that round.

Now, Zduriencik is clear-eyed about the fact it took years for Arrieta to develop into the horse who helped pitch the Cubs to the 2016 World Series. He made it to Baltimore in ’10 and pitched to a 5.46 ERA and four walks per nine innings in parts of four seasons before Baltimore traded Arrieta and Pedro Strop to Chicago in July of ’13 for Steve Clevenger and Scott Feldman.

Blue Jays Canada Day Jersey 2018 Would the Brewers have been similarly impatient? General manager Doug Melvin found himself criticized over the years for being too patient with young pitchers with promising  Kevin Pillar Canada Day Jersey arms. Parra was one. Had Arrieta followed the same timeline with Milwaukee, he would have entered his first full season in the Majors in 2011, just as the Brewers were in “go for it” mode after acquiring Zack Greinke and Shaun Marcum in offseason trades. How long a leash would they have afforded Arrieta?

Zduriencik sometimes wonders.

“I always say this: Milwaukee was the best time of my career,” he said. “I loved the city, I loved being there, I loved what we accomplished while we were there together. I love all the guys who worked for me there and went on to be scouting directors. …

“Those were such good times there. What we accomplished, I thought it was pretty good. I didn’t dislike any of the other places I worked, but that challenge at that time in Milwaukee was so much fun.”

Zduriencik went on to be GM of the Mariners through 2015. Now he does pre- and postgame radio in Pittsburgh and occasional television work.

It’s fun, he said, thinking back on what might have been with various Draft picks.

“Arrieta is definitely the one,” Zduriencik said, “just because of how good he became later on. … At some point, all of a sudden, he was taking it to Josh Donaldson Canada Day Jersey another planet.”

Adam McCalvy has covered the Brewers for MLB.com since 2001. Follow him on Twitter @AdamMcCalvy and like him on Facebook.


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The American League All-Star team will have nine elected starters (including a designated hitter) through fan balloting, while the National League All-Star team will have eight fan-elected starters. The pitchers and reserves for both teams — totaling 23 for the NL and 22 for the AL — will be determined through a combination of Player Ballot choices and selections made by the Commissioner’s Office. The AL squad will be managed by AJ Hinch of the defending World Series-champion Astros, while the NL team will be led by Dave Roberts of the defending NL-champion Dodgers.

Details about the unveiling of the All-Star teams will be available in the coming weeks. Following the announcement of the All-Star rosters, fans will begin voting to select the final player for each league’s 32-man roster via the 2018 Camping World MLB All-Star Final Vote. The Final Vote is in its 17th year, with more than 760 million votes cast over that period. This year, fans will cast their votes from a list of five players from each league, and will be able to do so on MLB.com, the club sites, and on their mobile devices.

The final phase of voting will be conducted during the All-Star Game, when fans will once again have the opportunity to vote for the Ted Williams All-Star Game Most Valuable Player Award presented by Chevrolet. Fans can vote exclusively at MLB.com and the 30 club sites — online or via their mobile devices — with the 2018 All-Star Game MLB.com MVP Vote, and their collective voice will represent 20 percent of the vote determining the recipient of the Arch Ward Trophy.

The 89th MLB All-Star Game will be televised nationally by FOX Sports, in Canada by Rogers Sportsnet and RDS, and worldwide by partners in more than 180 countries. FOX Deportes will provide Spanish-language coverage in the United States, while ESPN Radio and ESPN Radio Deportes will provide exclusive national radio coverage of the Midsummer Classic. MLB Network, MLB.com and SiriusXM also will provide comprehensive All-Star Week coverage.

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Twenty-one former Major League All-Stars — including three Hall of Famers, five Most Valuable Players, four Rookies of the Year, three Managers of the Year, two batting champions and one Cy Young Award winner — are among the baseball dignitaries scheduled to represent the 30 Clubs at Major League Baseball’s 2018 Draft, it was announced today. Amateur players who will attend the 2018 Draft will be forthcoming.

The decorated list of baseball personnel scheduled to attend includes Hall of Famer, eight-time All-Star, 1977 National League Rookie of the Year and 1987 NL Most Valuable Player Andre Dawson; Hall of Famer, seven-time All-Star and 1981 American League MVP and Cy Young Award winner Rollie Fingers; Hall of Fame manager and two-time NL Manager of the Year Tommy Lasorda; 1989 All-Star sensation and multi-sport star Bo Jackson; 1988 NL MVP and 2011 NL Manager of the Year Kirk Gibson; nine-time All-Star, 1975 AL MVP and Rookie of the Year and 1979 AL batting champion Fred Lynn; and seven-time All-Star and two-time NL MVP Dale Murphy.

Twenty-one former Major League All-Stars — including three Hall of Famers, five Most Valuable Players, four Rookies of the Year, three Managers of the Year, two batting champions and one Cy Young Award winner — are among the baseball dignitaries scheduled to represent the 30 Clubs at Major League Baseball’s 2018 Draft, it was announced today. Amateur players who will attend the 2018 Draft will be forthcoming.

The decorated list of baseball personnel scheduled to attend includes Hall of Famer, eight-time All-Star, 1977 National L Kevin Pillar Canada Day Jersey eague Rookie of the Year and 1987 NL Most Valuable Player Andre Dawson; Hall of Famer, seven-time All-Star and 1981 American League MVP and Cy Young Award winner Rollie Fingers; Hall of Fame manager and two-time NL Manager of the Year Tommy Lasorda; 1989 All-Star sensation and multi-sport star Bo Jackson; 1988 NL MVP and 2011 NL Manager of the Year Kirk Gibson; nine-time All-Star, 1975 AL MVP and Rookie of the Year and 1979 AL batting champion Fred Lynn; and seven-time All-Star and two-time NL MVP Dale Murphy.

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Other former All-Stars who will represent the Clubs are (alphabetically): Bob Boone (WSH); Larry Bowa (PHI); Adam Dunn (CIN); Brian Fuentes (COL); Ralph Garr (ATL); Geoff Jenkins (MIL); Mike Moore (SEA); Mickey Morandini (PHI); Joe Nathan (MIN); Gregg Olson (BAL); A.J. Pierzynski (CWS); Aaron Rowand (CWS); Junior Spivey (ARI); Nick Swisher (NYY); Ryan Vogelsong (SF); and Duane Ward (TOR). Additio Josh Donaldson Canada Day Jersey nal representatives include World Series champions Tim Salmon (LAA), Juan Pierre (MIA) and Mookie Wilson (NYM); former Major Leaguer Tony Gwynn Jr. (SD), the son of Hall of Famer Tony Gwynn; and long-time Tampa Bay Rays baseball operations employee Sandy Dengler, who is in her 41st season in professional baseball. Sandy, who represents the Rays in their 20th anniversary season after joining the Club in December 1997, will become the first-ever female Club representative at the Draft. (A complete list of the Club representatives who are scheduled to attend the 2018 MLB Draft accompanies this press release.)

The Draft will begin live on MLB Network and MLB.com on Monday, June 4th at 7:00 p.m. (ET). Prior to the start of the Draft, MLB Network will air a Draft preview show, also simulcast on MLB.com, at 6:00 p.m. (ET). The Draft will have 40 rounds, and a Club may pass on its selection in any round and not forfeit its right to participate in other rounds. The 2018 Draft will span three days, as it has since 2009. For day one on June 4th, Round 1 and Competitive Balance Round A will air exclusively on MLB Network and MLB.com.

Beginning with the first pick in Round 2 and continuing through overall pick number 78, the Draft will air live exclusively on MLB.com, while MLB Network will continue to provide live look-ins and coverage of the Draft on MLB Tonight. The intervals between selections during round one will last four minutes, followed by one-minute intervals between selections for the remainder of day one.

The Draft will resume at 1:00 p.m. (ET) on Tuesday, June 5th, when selections will be made for rounds 3-10, with one minute intervals between selections. Day three of the Draft on Wednesday, June 6th will begin at 12:00 p.m. (ET), featuring picks in rounds 11-40, with no time delay between selections.

The selection order of the Draft is determined by the reverse order of finish at the close of the previous championship season. For just the second time in team history, the Detroit Tigers will have the first overall selection of the Draft. Previously, Detroit drafted right-handed pitcher Matt Anderson with the top overall selection in 1997. The Tampa Bay Rays (16th, 31st, 32nd, 56th, 71st) and the Kansas City Royals (18th, 33rd, 34th, 40th, 58th) each have a Major League-best five selections within the first 78 picks during the first day of the Draft. The Chicago Cubs (24th, 62nd, 77th, 78th) and the Cleveland Indians (29th, 35th, 41st, 67th) will each make four selections on the Draft’s opening day.

Beginning with the Draft preview show on Monday, June 4th at 6:00 p.m. ET, MLB Network’s Greg Amsinger, Peter Gammons, Dan O’Dowd, Harold Reynolds and MLB.com’s Jonathan Mayo will anchor live coverage featuring news, analysis, interviews with Club front office personnel and representatives, footage from Club draft rooms, and features and interviews with prospects and newly drafted players. Coverage will also include contributions from MLB Network analysts including Hall of Famers Pedro Martinez, John Smoltz and Jim Thome, plus Sean Casey, Ron Darling, Ryan Dempster, Mark DeRosa, Cliff Floyd, Joe Girardi, Al Leiter, Mike Lowell, Carlos Peña, Dan Plesac, and Bill Ripken, as well as Jim Callis of MLB.com and Carlos Collazo of Baseball America.

Fans can visit MLB.com for exclusive live programming of the Draft’s final two days with a live draft show at 12:30 p.m. (ET) on June 5th, also taking place at MLB Network’s studios, followed by a live pick-by-pick stream and draft and scouting expert commentary from Mayo, Callis and former Major League general manager Jim Duquette. On the site, fans also can follow every pick with It Draft Tracker, a live interactive application that includes a searchable database of more than 1,500 draft-eligible players with statistics, scouting reports and video highlights. On Twitter, the official Draft Twitter account, @MLBDraft, will provide up-to-the-moment updates and commentary using the official Draft hashtag, #MLBDraft, while @MLBDraftTracker will tweet all picks as they are made.

The MLB Network Radio channel on SiriusXM will also offer live MLB Draft coverage to listeners nationwide. SiriusXM’s Mike Ferrin and former MLB general managers Jim Duquette and Jim Bowden will host Monday, June 4th starting at 6:00 p.m. (ET) and will provide live pick-by-pick analysis throughout the first round on Sirius channel 209, XM channel 89 and with your phone on the SiriusXM App.

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ARI — Junior Spivey, Joe Robinson
ATL — Dale Murphy, Ralph Garr
BAL — Gregg Olson, Tripp Norton
BOS — Fred Lynn, Edgar Perez
CHI — HOF Andre Dawson, Keronn Walker
CWS — A.J. Pierzynski, Aaron Rowand
CIN — Adam Dunn, John Ceprini
CLE — John McDonald
COL — Brian Fuentes, Jesse Stender
DET — Kirk Gibson, Murray Cook
HOU — Art Howe, Don Sanders
KC — Bo Jackson, Colin Gonzales
LAA — Tim Salmon
LAD — HOF Tommy Lasorda, Bobby Darwin
MIA — Juan Pierre, Geoff DeGroot
MIL — Geoff Jenkins, Mark Mueller
MIN — Joe Nathan, John Wilson
NYM — Mookie Wilson, Ray Corbett
NYY — Nick Swisher, Victor Roldan
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PIT — Rennie Stennett
SD — Tony Gwynn Jr., John Martin
SF — Ryan Vogelsong, Mike Murphy
SEA — Mike Moore, Dan Rovetto
STL — Bernard Gilkey, Jaelen Gilkey
TB — Sandy Dengler, Lou Wieben
TEX — Darren Oliver, Jeff Williams
TOR — Duane Ward, Matt O’Brien
WSH — Bob Boone, Johnny DiPuglia

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MILWAUKEE — Make it a six-pack of series wins for Milwaukee, thanks to a little Orlando magic.

The Brewers finished a month of May in which they never lost back-to-back games by coming from behind to beat the Cardinals, 3-2, on Orlando Arcia‘s tiebreaking single in the seventh inning on Wednesday at Miller Park. With six straight series victories, Milwaukee has planted itself atop the National League standings.

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MILWAUKEE — Make it a six-pack of series wins for Milwaukee, thanks to a little Orlando magic.

The Brewers finished a month of May in which they never lost back-to-back games by coming from behind to beat the Cardinals, 3-2, on Orlando Arcia‘s tiebreaking single in the seventh inning on Wednesday at Miller Park. With six straight series victories, Milwaukee has planted itself atop the National League standings.

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“Our team is very together,” said right-hander Junior Guerra, who worked six scoreless innings and was in line to win before a rare bullpen hiccup. “We’re all one. When it comes to a long season, being part of one, being connected, it’s a big thing.”

Christian Yelich hit a game-tying solo home run to lead off an action-packed seventh for his second RBI before Arcia delivered a go-ahead single in his first at-bat back from a short-lived demotion to the Minor Leagues. The win finished an 8-2 homestand on the heels of a 7-3 road trip.

Video: STL@MIL: Yelich bashes 441-foot home run at 110.9 mph

The Brewers are off Thursday, so they finished 19-8 in May to improve to 36-21 overall, best in the NL and 4 1/2 games better than the Cubs in the NL Central.

“It’s been different guys every night,” said Yelich. “Really just trying to pick each other up and build off really good at-bats, some great starts, and our bullpen’s been lights-out all year for us. Hopefully we can keep that rolling in June.”

Before Yelich and Arcia keyed the winning rally, the Cardinals took a 2-1 lead in the top of the seventh inning against Brewers reliever Jeremy Jeffress, snapping Jeffress’ franchise record-tying scoreless streak at 23 appearances. Harrison Bader led off with a home run, and third baseman Travis Shaw‘s error extended the inning for Tommy Pham‘s go-ahead sacrifice fly.

“Giving up a run is going to come,” Jeffress said. “That’s the game of baseball.”

The Brewers struck right back. Yelich led off the bottom of the frame by hitting Cards reliever Tyler Lyons‘ only pitch for a tying home run that traveled a Statcast-projected 441 feet, and five batters later with two outs, Arcia punched a first-pitch single off Sam Tuivailala. Arcia had just entered his first game back from Triple-A Colorado Springs as part of a double switch earlier in the inning.

Video: STL@MIL: Arcia plates Aguilar on a single to right

Milwaukee’s bullpen owns the best ERA in the Major Leagues, and Yelich enjoyed returning the favor to the pen on an off day. “They’ve been so good for us, all year,” Yelich said. “They’re not going to be lights out all year. Marcus Stroman Canada Day Jersey They’ve been very, very good and they’re a big reason why we’re winning so many games.”

Guerra was fairly dominant on the mound for Milwaukee in the win, striking out seven over six shutout innings before Jeffress, Josh Hader and Corey Knebel covered the final nine outs.

Video: STL@MIL: Hader gets Munoz swinging to end the frame

“Guerra was fabulous today,” said Brewers manager Craig Counsell. “It was a tough decision to take him out. They didn’t square up a ball against him all day. For someone who didn’t start the year in our rotation, he’s certainly cemented a spot.”

Going toe-to-toe with Guerra was Cardinals right-hander Alex Reyes, who made his first start since 2016 after recovering from Tommy John surgery. Reyes, St. Louis’ top prospect, kept the Brewers’ bats in check, to the tune of four shutout innings with three hits and two walks. He was evaluated by the medical staff during the fourth and hit for when his spot came up in the top of fifth.

“This was a good homestand,” Counsell said. ” Blue Jays Canada Day Jersey 2018 We beat a couple of good pitchers in [Zack Greinke] and [Noah Syndergaard]. [Reyes] is really highly thought of for them. We did our jobs. It was a good homestand and another good series.”

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One-out save: Knebel earned a one-out save by striking out Jose Martinez with the tying runner 90 feet from home to finish a busy ninth inning. Hader pitched a scoreless eighth and struck out three batters, but he found himself in a jam in the ninth. With two outs and runners on the corners after a Jedd Gyorko combacker bounced off Hader’s glove, Counsell pulled Hader one out away from a six-out save.

Video: STL@MIL: Knebel fans Martinez to earn his 5th save

“It wasn’t a matchup call, it was just a gut call that Corey was the guy to do it,” Counsell said. “There isn’t a formula for everything. You have to make a lot of those decisions.”

Guerra’s escape: Guerra’s stiffest test came with one out in the fifth and Yairo Munoz on third base after a sacrifice bunt, when the Brewers right-hander fell behind to pinch-hitter Greg Garcia. Newly acquired catcher Erik Kratz used the first  Kevin Pillar Canada Day Jersey of the Brewers’ six mound visits to talk to Guerra, and the pitcher finished the inning by punching out Garcia and leadoff man Matt Carpenter. The Brewers responded by taking a 1-0 lead in the bottom of that inning.

Video: STL@MIL: Guerra K’s Carpenter to strand a runner

“At that point in the game, that was the key at-bat in th Men’s Majestic 6 Marcus Stroman Toronto Blue Jays Authentic Scarlet Canada Day Red Jersey e game,” Kratz said. “I just told him, ‘This is where we’re going to make that out at.'”

Kratz was acquired from the Yankees’ organization last week as the Brewers designated catcher Jett Bandy for assignment. In two starts Kratz has four hits and one home run, and Milwaukee is 2-0.

“These guys have been helpful because they’ve been open to tell me exactly what they bring to the table,” Kratz said. “Catching is always a daily adjustment. We’re always learning each other, and I’m just still trying to learn people’s names.”

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Jeffress had not allowed a run since April 6 versus the Cubs. He had not allowed multiple runs since last September. His 23 straight appearances without allowing a run tied a single-season team record set by Doug Jones in 1997 and is matched by John Axford in 2013.

“I pay attention to win streaks,” Jeffress said. “That’s the only streak I’ll pay attention to.”

HE SAID IT
“That’s a fun fact. I didn’t know it until now. 30-0. That’s really good. That’s awesome.” — Knebel, on being told that the Brewers are 30-0 when leading after seven innings

THAMES CLEARED TO HIT
As expected, the surgeon who repaired the ulnar collateral ligament in first baseman Eric Thames‘ left thumb cleared the slugger to resume hitting during a check-up on Wednesday in Phoenix. Thames, who has been working out at Maryvale Baseball Park, is expected to progress quickly to a Minor League rehab assignment.

Thames is at the start of his fifth week post-surgery, a procedure originally expected to sideline him 6-8 weeks.

UP NEXT
The Brewers leave Milwaukee after a 10-game homestand and are off Thursday before heading to Guaranteed Rate Field for a three-game Interleague set with the White Sox beginning Friday at 7:10 p.m. CT. Chase Anderson (4-3, 4.42) Josh Donaldson Canada Day Jersey will start for the first time since pitching 3 2/3, allowing five earned runs against the Mets over the weekend. The White Sox will send Hector Santiago to the mound.

Adam McCalvy has covered the Brewers for MLB.com since 2001. Follow him on Twitter @AdamMcCalvy and like him on Facebook. Stephen Cohn is a reporter for MLB.com based in Milwaukee.


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MILWAUKEE — Orlando Arcia‘s stay in the Minor Leagues was much shorter than expected and his return to the Majors could not have gone much better.

Five days after he was demoted to Triple-A Colorado Springs amid a season-long slump, Arcia returned in the middle of Wednesday’s 3-2 win over the Cardinals and delivered the winning hit, a single in the seventh inning that sent the Brewers to their 15th Marcus Stroman Canada Day Jersey  victory in 20 games. Arcia was needed when the Brewers placed shortstop Tyler Saladino on the 10-day disabled list with a sprained left ankle sustained in a loss the night before.

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MILWAUKEE — Orlando Arcia‘s stay in the Minor Leagues was much shorter than expected and his return to the Majors could not have gone much better.

Five days after he was demoted to Triple-A Colorado Springs amid a season-long slump, Arcia returned in the middle of Wednesday’s 3-2 win over the Cardinals and delivered the winning hit, a single in the seventh inning that sent the Brewers to their 15th victory in 20 games. Arcia was needed when the Brewers placed shortstop Tyler Saladino on the 10-day dis Blue Jays Canada Day Jersey 2018 abled list with a sprained left ankle sustained in a loss the night before.

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If it was all a bit of a blur, one couldn’t blame Arcia. He woke up in Memphis, where the SkySox completed a series against the Cardinals’ Triple-A affiliate the day before, and didn’t arrive at Miller Park until 90 minutes or so after the first pitch

“‘Murph’ asked me if I was ready,” said Arcia, referring to bench coach Pat Murphy. “I told him I was ready to go. I got in the cages and got some swings in with [assistant hitting coach] Jason Lane and was ready for the situation.”

The situation arrived in the seventh, when Arcia entered the game as part of a double switch with lights-out reliever Jeremy Jeffress and watched the Cardinals score twice for a 2-1 lead.

Milwaukee struck right back in the bottom of the inning with Christian Yelich‘s tying home run. Five batters later, Arcia stepped to the plate for the first time with two outs and two runners aboard, punching a go-ahead single to right field off Sam Tuivailala for a lead the Brewers would hold.

“I think he’s going to be alright,” said Jesus Aguilar, who scored on the play. “He’s got to believe it — believe in the process. Today, he showed what he can do with his bat, and I’m happy for him.”

Arcia was hitting .194/.233/.273 and had ceded playing time to a surging Saladino before the Brewers sent Arcia down to Colorado Springs. He went 4-for-15 in four games before Wednesday’s recall.

With Saladino sidelined, Arcia figures to be Milwaukee’s primary shortstop again.

“He’ll play shortstop Friday night,” Counsell said. “He’s just going to be playing and he has to try to produce while he’s up here. The situation was — there was a player in Tyler who we’d brought aboard and was playing pretty well. That kind of gave us leeway to do something like that, but now with the injury, that’s on hold. [Arcia] will do a good job.”

Asked about his demotion, Arcia said, “I understood.  Men’s Majestic 6 Marcus Stroman Toronto Blue Jays Authentic Scarlet Canada Day Red Jersey Things weren’t going my way and they wanted me to go down there to work on my hitting and reset everything.”

X-rays were negative for Saladino. The Brewers don’t expect to have a timeline for his recovery until swelling subsides, general manger David Stearns said.

Saladino, who was on crutches Wednesday morning but able to put some weight on that leg, felt fortunate the injury was not worse.

“That’s for sure,” he said. “It hurt pretty bad, so I didn’t really know. … I saw [the replay] once. That was enough for me.”

That replay showed Saladino severely roll his left ankle taking a feed at second base from fellow infielder Hernan Perez in the third inning. With two outs, Saladino said he wasn’t sure whether Perez would shovel the baseball to second or throw to first. When Perez did the former, Saladino misjudged his distance from the bag and caught the front edge of it.

Video: Saladino on heading to the DL with ankle sprain

The timing is terrible. Saladino, 28, had just been installed as the Brewers’ primary shortstop in the wake of Arcia’s demotion. Saladino has a .981 OPS through 39 Brewers plate appearances.

“It’s not something you can control,” Saladino said, “so it’s not something Josh Donaldson Canada Day Jersey I’m going to be worried about. Just stay positive, and get my pom-poms ready for the boys.”

On Wednesday, Arcia gave him something to cheer for.

Adam McCalvy has covered the Brewers for MLB.com since 2001. Follow him on Kevin Pillar Canada Day Jersey Twitter @AdamMcCalvy and like him on Facebook.


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MILWAUKEE — “There’s ups and downs to the ride,” Brewers manager Craig Counsell said Tuesday afternoon of his high-flying Brewers, and, boy, he wasn’t kidding.

Counsell’s club plummeted back to earth in a 6-1 loss to the Cardinals, with St. Louis hitting as many home runs — three — as Milwaukee’s batters tallied hits. The Brewers came within seven outs of adding to their Major League-leading nine shutout losses on a night their starting pitcher, Zach Davies, fell into a four-run deficit in the second inning.

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MILWAUKEE — “There’s ups and downs to the ride,” Brewers manager Craig Counsell said Tuesday afternoon of his high-flying Brewers, and, boy, he wasn’t kidding.

Counsell’s club plummeted back to earth in a 6-1 loss to the Cardinals, with St. Louis hitting as many home runs — three — as Milwaukee’s batters tallied hits. The Brewers came within seven outs of adding to their Major League-leading nine shutout losses on a night their starting pitcher, Zach Davies, fell into a four-run deficit in the second inning.

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When they hit, the Brewers really hit. When they don’t, they really don’t.

“It seems like that, but I think we hit tonight,” Hernan Perez said. “I think some of the guys hit the ball hard, but right to somebody. I think we had a good game today. [Michael Wacha] was good today.”

The Brewers did hit plenty of baseballs hard against Cardinals starter Wacha, with no hits to show for it until Perez blooped a single to center field in the fifth inning, and no runs until Jonathan Villar‘s pinch-hit RBI double off Sam Tuivailala with two outs in the seventh.

Video: STL@MIL: Villar lines an RBI double to right field

The result was a departure for a club that had won 14 of its past 18 games while leading MLB in scoring in that stretch. The Brewers had scored at least eight runs in each of the three preceding games, including a 17-run rout of the Mets on Saturday in which nine Brewers players had at least one hit and at least one RBI. They scored eight more runs Sunday to finish a series win over the Mets, then greeted the Cardinals with eight more runs on Monday afternoon.

Wacha would have none of that on Tuesday while holding the Brewers to one run and two hits in 6 2/3 innings, despite four walks and a series of loud outs. Until Francisco Pena smashed a 108.2 mph (according to Statcast™) home run off Dan Jennings in the eighth, three of the four outcomes with the highest exit velocities belonged to Brewers hitters against Wacha — lineouts for Ryan Braun in the second inning, Jesus Aguilar in the fourth and Travis Shaw in the fifth.

Video: STL@MIL: Ozuna robs Aguilar with a tough diving grab

“The balls we did hit hard to the outfield, they caught,” Counsell said. “That kind of led to a tough offensive day.”

It was just as tough a day for Davies, whose ERA inflated to 5.23 after he allowed five earned runs on eight hits in five innings, with three walks (one intentional) and four strikeouts. Four of those runs scored in the second inning, when Harrison Bader led off with a home run and the Cardinals added on with a series of soft hits and Matt Carpenter‘s bases-loaded walk.

Video: STL@MIL: Bader belts a solo homer to left-center

In his first two starts since spending three-plus weeks on the disabled list with a right rotator cuff injury, Davies has yielded nine earned runs on 14 hits in nine innings. He spoke of some soreness from falling on that shoulder while deflecting a comebacker last week against the Mets.

“Everything hasn’t felt great the last couple games starting back,” he said, “but you’re at the top level, you’ve got to find it some time.”

Said Counsell of the state of Davies’ shoulder: “We’ll look at it. I don’t think that’s the reason that’s causing any of this. We’ll continue to certainly be careful with that and look at it.”

Video: STL@MIL: Counsell on Davies’ outing and facing Wacha

MOMENTS THAT MATTERED
Seeing-eye single: The most damaging of the Cardinals’ soft hits in the second inning belonged to Jedd Gyorko, who followed Carpenter’s run-scoring walk with a ground ball that rolled right between Perez and Brewers shortstop Tyle Russell Martin Canada Day Jersey r Saladino for two runs and a 4-0 lead. Was it bad Josh Donaldson Canada Day Jersey  luck, or a Milwaukee mistake?

“Maybe they could have kept it in the infield, but I don’t think there was an out to be had on the play,” Counsell said. “It was a slowly hit ball up the middle. Perez was just on the other side of the bag. When you’re shifting, that ball is kind of the problem ball that can cause the infielders to pause. But there was no out on that play, at all.”

Video: STL@MIL: Gyorko plates 2 with a single to center

Cain called out in seventh: The Brewers put a rally together in the seventh,  Kevin Pillar Canada Day Jersey when Villar greeted Tuivailala with a run-scoring double that left runners at second and third and two outs in a 5-1 game. Lorenzo Cain batted next, and had words for plate umpire Cory Blaser after being called out on a 2-2 fastball.

“We put together some good at-bats and had the top of the order up,” Counsell said. “I thought the ball was a little bit inside to LoCain. That was about it.”

Video: STL@MIL: Tuivailala K’s Cain, strands a pair in 7th

SALADINO EXITS, HEADED TO DL
Saladino left the game in the third inning with a sprained left ankle after rolling it on an out at second base. X-rays were negative, but Counsell indicated after the game that the Brewers would make a roster move as early as Wednesday, with recently demoted Orlando Arcia one of the candidates to take that spot.
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UP NEXT
Wednesday’s 12:10 p.m. CT contest between the Cardinals and Brewers will be telecast exclusively on Facebook, marking the second time the teams have matched up on the platform this season. Former All-Star Brewers closer Dan Plesac will be part of the broadcast team calling the game. Junior Guerra (3-3, 2.98 ERA) will start for the Brewers after allowing two earned runs in his last start vs. the Mets. The Cardinals will send Alex Reyes to the mound for Blue Jays Canada Day Jersey the first time since 2016 after recovering from Tommy John surgery.

Adam McCalvy has covered the Brewers for MLB.com since 2001. Follow him on Twitter @AdamMcCalvy and like him on Facebook.


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MILWAUKEE — With Miller Park as a backdrop, the Brewers took batting practice off a tee at Helfaer Field on Tuesday morning.

Except these Brewers weren’t the ones in first place in the National League with 35 wins. These were the Brewers’ wives, who are preparing for the first Brewers-Cubs Softball Challenge.

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MILWAUKEE — With Miller Park as a backdrop, the Brewers took batting practice off a tee at Helfaer Field on Tuesday morning.

Except these Brewers weren’t the ones in first place in the National League with 35 wins. These were the Brewers’ wives, who are preparing for the first Brewers-Cubs Softball Challenge.

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Benefiting RBI Softball programs in Milwaukee and Chicago, spouses of Brewers and Cubs players will be facing off in a softball game on June 12 at Helfaer Field. Fans can support the cause by purchasing a Wives Softball Challenge ticket package at brewers.com/themenights. The package includes entry to the softball game and a Loge Outfield Box ticket to that night’s game against the Cubs at Miller Park.

Even better: The Major Leaguers will be coaching their wives as the two franchises take their rivalry to a new level.

“It’s always fun to have an opposing team that have you have a little bit of a rivalry with,” said Anna Anderson, wife of Brewers right-hander Chase Anderson. “The guys always go into every game competitive and wanting to beat people, but there’s something about that border rivalry and a team that is that close.”

The Brewers’ wives held their first practice for the game Tuesday. They split up into two groups of infielders and outfielders, with each player having the opportunity to step into the box and work on their hitting with a coach from the Brewers’ RBI Baseball team.

And while some of the wives are no strangers to a baseball diamond after watching their husbands play 162-plus games each year, several of them were foreign to the finer points of the game.

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“Some of us have never touched a softball, some of us have,” said Danielle Knebel, wife of Brewers right-hander Corey Knebel. “J Blue Jays Canada Day Jersey ust trying to figure out where we should all be, touching the ball, hitting and infielding. The basics.”

Knebel looked at home on the field and shagged several balls in the outfield at Helfaer, a youth baseball field where the dimensions are only 200 feet to the center-field wall.

Anderson faced a learning curve, but parental duties in her day-to-day life have helped prepare her.

“[Softball] is not my cup of tea,” Anderson said. “But I do play catch and hit balls with [my 18-month-old son] Hunter off his tee, so I do practice.”

Video: STL@MIL: Wives on Brewers-Cubs Softball Challenge

Brewers and Cubs players are planning to be in attendance at the game and either coach bases or switch roles and cheer on their spouses from the stands.

Many women have put their lives on hold — Anderson worked in real estate in Dallas for 10 years and planned on running a company — to sacrifice for their husbands’ careers, so the opportunity to take the field is meaningful.

“I tell myself that my job every day is to make it as easy as possible for [Chase] to be successful on the field, no matter what that means,” Anderson said. “We’ve definitely had to put his career first for now, but baseball has such a short shelf life.

“I know there will come a day when he’ll be right behind me helping me accomplish my dreams and whatever that looks like.”

Video: ARI@MIL: Danielle Knebel on wives’ softball game

But on the field, it will certainly be all about the rivalry between the two clubs, who finished first and second in the NL Central in 2017.

“We always get to see our guys perform, so it’s nice that we get to take it out here on this field against them,” Knebel said. “It’s exciting, but we’re taking it kind of seriously, because we are not going to lose.”

At the game, Brewers commentators will provide play-by-play commentary, Bernie Brewer will make an appearance and children will race in miniature versions of the Johnsonville Famous Racing Sausages.

The Brewers’ wives will also raffle off gift baskets, autographed memorabilia and more to benefit RBI Softball.

Jenkins to atten Kevin Pillar Canada Day Jersey d Draft Day 1
Geoff Jenkins, the Brewers’ top pick in the 1995 Draft, is among the 21 former Major League All-Stars scheduled to represent clubs on Monday for the first day of Major League Baseball’s three-day Draft, MLB announced.

Jenkins will represent the Brewers along with senior manager of baseball administration Mark Mueller. Day 1 coverage will air live on MLB Network and MLB.com on Monday, with a preview show beginning at 5 p.m. CT.

The Brewers have three selections on Day 1 — Nos. 21, 60 and 73 overall.

Brewers’ first Draft pick tough to project

Programming note
Wednesday’s 12:10 p.m. CT contest between the Cardinals and Brewers will be telecast exclusively on Facebook, marking the second time the teams have Russell Martin Canada Day Jersey matched up on the platform this season. Former All-Star Brewers closer Dan Plesac will be part of the broadcast team calling the game.

How to watch the Facebook Watch Game

Stephen Cohn is a reporter for MLB.com based in Milwaukee. Beat reporter Adam McCalvy contributed to this report.


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MLB’s unique and innovative viewing experience continues today, and with perhaps one of the most intriguing matchups, as prized pitching prospect Alex Reyes makes his 2018 debut for the Cardinals against the Brewers at Miller Park. The 1:10 p.m. ET matinee will air live in the United States exclusively on Facebook as part of a digital-only national broadcast.

Josh Donaldson Canada Day Jersey The finale of the three-game series featuring a pair of postseason hopefuls currently hovering at or near the top of the National League Central standings is one of 25 streaming broadcasts scheduled for 2018 as part of MLB’s partnership with Facebook.

MLB’s unique and innovative viewing experience continues today, and with perhaps one of the most intriguing matchups, as prized pitching prospect Alex Reyes makes his 2018 debut for the Cardinals against the Brewers at Miller Park. The 1:10 p.m. ET matinee will air live in the United States exclusively on Facebook as part of a digital-only national broadcast.

The finale of the three-game series featuring a pair of postseason hopefuls currently hovering at or near the top of the National League Central standings is one of 25 streaming broadcasts scheduled for 2018 as part of MLB’s partnership with Facebook.

Fans can catch the contest at www.facebook.com/MLBLiveGames or by loggin Russell Martin Canada Day Jersey g on to Facebook’s MLB Live page from their phones, tablets, smart TVs or other streaming devices. MLB Network will produce the game with play-by-play anchor Scott Braun, analysts Jason Motte and Dan Plesac and in-game reporter Jon Paul Morosi.

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2. Or stream the game from your phone to a TV on the same WiFi network by tapping the TV icon.

Upcoming Facebook games (all times ET)
• Wednesday, June 13: LAA-SEA, 4:10 p.m.
• Wednesday, June 20: ATL-TOR, 12:37 p.m.
• Wednesday, June 27: KC-MIL, 2:10 p.m.

What to know about the Cardinals-Brewers game
After wowing the league with elite velocity and precision over his first 12 outings in 2016, Reyes is making his first appearance since the end of that season after undergoing Tommy John surgery last February. The 23-year-old is Kevin Pillar Canada Day Jersey the Cards’ No. 1 prospect and No. 16 overall, per MLB Pipeline.

Exercising caution, St. Louis allotted Reyes an extra month of rehab work to prepare for a return to a rotation that has already weathered attrition to Carlos Martinez (right lat strain) and Adam Wainwright (right elbow), and has marginal uncertainty about how it will stagger its unit once Martinez returns. Reyes has been as advertised in his Minor League rehab work, throwing 23 scoreless innings over four starts, with 44 strikeouts.

“I never had doubt in myself,” Reyes said recently. “I always told myself I’d be able to get back to where I was.”

Reyes is squaring off against right-hander Junior Guerra and an impressive Brewers club that set a franchise milestone for their best 50-game start. Guerra is coming off an effective outing against the Mets last Friday in which he manuevered through six innings on 72 pitches before manager Craig Counsell opted to turn to his bullpen, which has been arguably the Majors’ best.

These clubs are among a quartet that sit above .500 in the NL Central.

Daniel Kramer is a reporter for MLB.com based in Denver. Follow him on Twitter at @DKramer_.

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MILWAUKEE — Brewers shortstop Tyler Saladino will be heading to the disabled list, according to manager Craig Counsell. Josh Donaldson Canada Day Jersey

Saladino sprained his left ankle and X-rays were negative after he was helped off the field Tuesday night during the third inning of the Brewers’ 6-1 loss to the Cardinals at Miller Park.

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MILWAUKEE — Brewers shortstop Tyler Saladino will be heading to the disabled list, according to manager Craig Counsell.

Saladino sprained his left ankle and X-rays were negative after he was helped off the field Tuesday night during the third inning of the Brewers’ 6-1 loss to the Cardinals at Miller Park.

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With the bases loaded in the third, second baseman Hernan Perez fielded a chopping ground ball and flipped it to Saladino at second for the forceout as Saladino’s left ankle awkwardly twisted against the base. Medical staff helped Saladino off the field, with the Brewers trailing the Cardinals, 4-0.

Counsell said an option for replacing Saladino is to bring back Opening Day shortstop Orlando Arcia, who was optioned to Triple-A Colorado Springs last Friday amid an offensive slump.

“[Arcia is] a candidate, yeah,” Counsell said.

Video: STL@MIL: Counsell on Davies’ outing and facing Wacha

Arcia is 4-for-15 through four games in Triple-A but has three hits in his past eight at-bats. The Sky Sox begin a home series vs. Iowa on Wednesday.

Saladino was acquired by the Brewers from the White Sox for future considerations in April. The 28-year-old infielder spent his first three seasons in Chicago and was penciled in as the Brewers’ starting shortstop after Arcia’s demotion.

“It’s unfortunate,” Counsell said. “Tyler was getting a chance to p Kevin Pillar Canada Day Jersey lay pretty regularly, and he was doing a nice job. It’s just one of those bad-luck things.”

In place of Saladino, Eric Sogard went 1-for-2 with a walk. Sogard was recalled from Triple-A when Arcia was sent down.

Blue Jays Canada Day Jersey When asked what Saladino’s imminent DL stint could mean for him, Sogard said he’ll be ready for whatever is asked.

“Who knows?” Sogard said. “I’m always ready to play every day, so we’ll see Russell Martin Canada Day Jersey what happens.”

Stephen Cohn is a reporter for MLB.com based in Milwaukee.


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MLB Pipeline’s Prospect Team of the Week honors the best performances from the previous seven days. Any Minor Leaguer currently on an organization Top 30 Prospects list on our Prospect Watch is eligible.

We’re just seven weeks into the Minor League season, and already guys have matched the records for the most Prospect Team of the Week mentions in a single year by a position player and a pitcher.

MLB Pipeline’s Prospect Team of the Week honors the best performances from the previous seven days. Any Minor Leaguer currently on an organization Top 30 Prospects list on our Prospect Watch is eligible.

We’re just seven weeks into the Minor League season, and already guys have matched the records for the most Prospect Team of the Week mentions in a single year by a position player and a pitcher.

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Blue Jays third baseman Vladimir Guerrero Jr. — heard of him? — has made the PTOW four times in 2018, all in the last five weeks. He equals A.J. Reed (2015), Kyle Schwarber (2015), Gary Sanchez (2016) and Brendan Rodgers (2017) as the only four-time honorees since we started picking the team three years ago. Guerrero also has earned PTOW acclaim three weeks in a row, something previously accomplished only by Lewis Brinson (2015).

Orioles left-hander Zac Lowther isn’t nearly as famous as Guerrero but he has been just as dominant on the mound. He’s a three-time PTOWer this year, joining Thomas Szapucki (2016) as the only pitcher to make that claim. While all of the past PTOW hitters mentioned in the preceding paragraph have reached the big leagues, Szapucki currently is recuperating from Tommy John surgery as a Mets farmhand.

2018 Prospect Teams of the Week

Here’s our complete PTOW for games of May 21-27:

C: Tom Murphy, Albuquerque Isotopes (Triple-A)
(Rockies’ No. 11 prospect)
.333/.429/.750, 7 G, 24 AB, 5 R, 8 H, 2 2B, 1 3B, 2 HR, 7 RBI, 3 BB, 9 SO

No stranger to the PTOW either, Murphy made it three times in 2016 and might have taken over as the Rockies’ big league catcher last year had he not fractured his forearm in Spring Training. He homered twice last week to give him 13 in 41 games in 2018 (tied for third in the Pacific Coast League) and 43 in 192 career Triple-A contests. He’s batting .306/.375/.669 overall.

Watch: Murphy goes yard

1B: Jake Gatewood, Biloxi Shuckers (Double-A)
(Brewers’ No. 17 prospect)
.375/.444/.917, 6 G, 24 AB, 5 R, 9 H, 4 2B, 3 HR, 9 RBI, 3 BB, 7 SO

Gatewood batted just .167/.250/.333 in April but is hitting .309/.350/.564 in May. He tied for the Minor League lead with seven extra-base hits last week, including three doubles on Monday and two homers on Sunday. His season slash line now stands at .242/.302/.455 in 48 games, and his nine homers are one shy of the Southern League lead.

Watch: Gatewood’s 2nd homer of the game

2B: Keston Hiura, Carolina Mudcats (high Class A)
(Brewers’ No. 1 prospect/MLB No. 50)
.414/.469/.655, 7 G, 29 AB, 5 R, 12 H, 2 2B, 1 3B, 1 HR, 5 RBI, 2 BB, 2 SO, 2 CS

Hiura is another Brewer who has shrugged off a cold April (.238/.301/.333) with a hot May (.349/.408/.606). Considered the best pure hitter in the 2017 Draft, where Milwaukee selected him ninth overall, he had five multihit games last week. He’s batting .301/.362/.487 in 47 games and tops the Carolina League with 15 doubles and 23 extra-base hits.

Watch: Hiura hits walk-off

3B: Vladimir Guerrero, New Hampshire Fisher Cats (Double-A)
(Blue Jays’ No. 1 prospect/MLB No. 2)
.500/.542/.818, 6 G, 22 AB, 6 R, 11 H, 1 2B, 2 HR, 4 RBI, 2 BB, 4 SO

Guerrero had four multihit games in six tries last week, extended his on-base streak to all 35 games and boosted his season stats to .431/.480/.713 with 10 homers. He leads the entire Minor Leagues in batting, hits (75) and total bases (124) and tops the Eastern League in those categories plus doubles (17), extra-base hits (28), RBI (49), slugging and OPS (1.193). All that at age 19.

Watch: Vlad Jr. sends one out

SS: Jonathan Arauz, Quad Cities River Bandits (low Class A)
(Astros’ No. 21 prospect)
.519/.567/.741, 7 G, 27 AB, 5 R, 14 H, 2 2B, 2 3B, 2 RBI, 3 BB, 4 SO, 1 SB, 1 CS

After batting just .220/.331/.276 in 36 games while getting his first taste of low Class A last year, Arauz has looked like a different hitter in his return to the Midwest League. He recorded five multihit games last week to improve to .293/.392/.483 in 47 games. He tripled twice and ranks second in the Minors with six three-base hits.

OF: Daz Cameron, Lakeland Flying Tigers (high Blue Jays Canada Day Jersey  Class A)
(Tigers’ No. 9 prospect)
.423/.483/.846, 7 G, 26 AB, 7 R, 11 H, 1 2B, 2 3B, 2 HR, 4 RBI, 2 BB, 5 SO, 2 SB

The son of former all-star Mike Cameron and part of the Justin Verlander trade with the Astros last August, Cameron is enjoying his best season as a pro. He homered twice on Wednesday and is riding a 12-game hitting streak while batting .302/.388/.440 with 14 extra-base hits and seven steals in 42 games.

OF: Eloy Jimenez, Birmingham Barons (Double-A)
(White Sox No. 1 prospect/MLB No. 3)
.360/.448/.760, 6 G, 25 AB, 6 R, 9 H, 2 2B, 1 3B, 2 HR, 8 RBI, 4 BB, 8 SO

If it weren’t for Guerrero, we’d be hailing Jimenez as the best prospect in the Minors. After missing the first two weeks of the season with a left pectoral strain and taking two weeks to get his timing back, he’s batting .384/.431/.667 in May. Four multihit games last week raised his line to .336/.379/.623 with nine homers in 36 contests, and he paces the Southern League in slugging.

Watch: Eloy belts grand slam

OF: Cedric Mullins, Bowie Baysox (Double-A)
(Orioles’ No. 6 prospect)
.560/.607/.680, 6 G, 25 AB, 9 R, 14 H, 1 2B, 1 3B, 5 RBI, 3 BB, 3 SO, 3 SB

A steal as a 13th-rounder out of Campbell in 2015, Mullins can do a little bit of everything and showed that last week with two three-hit games, a four-hit contest, two extra-base knocks and three steals. He has a .972 OPS in May and is batting .319/.368/.521 with six homers and eight steals in 46 games.

LHP: Zac Lowther, Delmarva Shorebirds (low Class A)
(Orioles’ No. 15 prospect)
1-0, 0.00 ERA, 1 GS, 6 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 3 BB, 10 SO, 0.67 WHIP

Thanks to the life, command, extension and deception with his fastball, Lowther was a strikeout machine in college at Xavier and continues to be one in pro ball. Last week he recorded his third scoreless outing and third with dou Josh Donaldson Canada Day Jersey ble-digit whiffs in six starts this year, boosting his record to 3-1 with a 1.16 ERA, 51/9 K/BB ratio and .115 opponent average in 31 innings.

RHP: Shane Bieber, Columbus Clippers (Triple-A)
(Indians’ No. 3 prospect/MLB No. 100)
1-0, 0.00 ERA, 1 GS, 1 CG, 7 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 7 SO, 0.00 WHIP

Since signing as a fourth-rounder out of UC Santa Barbara in 2016, Bieber has pounded the strike zone and dominated everywhere he has gone. He turned in the best outing of his pro career on Friday, tossing a seven-inning no-hitter while needing just 80 pitches (61 strikes) and facing the minimum 21 batters. He missed out on a perfect g Russell Martin Canada Day Jersey ame only because his shortstop made an error.

Bieber has gone 5-1 with a 1.10 ERA in 10 starts between Double-A and Triple-A this year, and he leads the Minors in WHIP (0.70), K/BB ratio (61/3 in 65 1/3 innings) and walk rate (0.4 per nine innings). His career record as a pro is 15-6 with a 2.19 ERA, 244 strikeouts and just 15 walks in 262 2/3 innings.

Watch: Bieber fans 7 in no-no

RP: Seth Elledge, Modesto Nuts (high Class A)
(Mariners’ No. 18 prospect)
0.00 ERA, 3 G, 1 SV, 2 2/3 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 7 SO, 0.37 WHIP

Elledge struck out seven of the 10 batters he faced last week allowing no hits and one walk while improving to 6-for-6 in save opportunities this Kevin Pillar Canada Day Jersey spring. He’s 2-0 with a 1.29 ERA, 32 strikeouts and a .125 opponent average in 21 innings.

Jim Callis is a reporter for MLB.com. Follow @jimcallisMLB on Twitter. Listen to him on the weekly Pipeline Podcast.