Huntsville headlines highest rankings

September 4, 2012

By Jason Arndt
Brewers Farm Report

Rattlers continue into post-season

Final standings and top ranked players in the Rookie Pioneer League, Midwest League, Florida State League, Southern League and Pacific Coast League have been added below.

Nashville endured a rash of injuries and players were sidelined from time-to-time including Logan Schafer and Caleb Gindl towards the end of the season.

Some players were not listed due to splitting time between as many three different levels through the course of 2012, but they do warrant some mention.

Khris Davis, of, Nashville – Davis played six games in Arizona for the Developmental team and rocketed through the minor league system by displaying respectable power numbers (15 HR) with Double A Huntsville and Triple A Nashville. In addition, he demonstrated the ability to get on base consistently with a total OBP of .451 and a batting average of .350.
Davis has the ability to drive the ball down the outfield alleys and get runners in by collecting 21 total doubles and 52 Runs Batted In.
In 2013, Davis should have a more prominent role with Triple A Nashville and receive more playing time.

Drew Gagnon, rhp, Brevard County – Received a promotion from Single A Wisconsin to Brevard County when he held a 6-1 record with an ERA of 2.83 in 82 innings pitched. Gagnon had difficulty earning decisions with High A Brevard County, starting 11 total games and coming away with a 1-2 record. It took several tries before he was able to earn his first Manatee victory.

Tyler Thornburg, rhp, Milwaukee – Thornburg was the epitomy of being a nomadic ballplayer in 2012, beginning the season with Double A Huntsville and working his way up to a few spot starts for an injury-ravaged Brewers rotation with Nashville in between both.

Player rankings were based on the following criteria:
1. Top two players in the league in each category
2. Top two players on the team
3. Players ranked below 50th were not numbered
4. Pitchers were a difficult category to judge, because most did not collect the required 0.8 IP/League game requirement. Pitchers not meeting the requirement were labeled in parenthesis the amount of starts they accrued.

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