It has been a tough season for many pitching prospects with Double A Huntsville as they are struggling to find the right momentum.
First round selection Taylor Jungmann posts a 9-7 record with an Earned Run Average of 3.70 in his first season with the Stars.
The tall right hander bounced back with six victories after starting the season with a 1-4 record and eventually earned himself a spot on the Southern League All-Star team.
Jungmann won four consecutive outings May 25 through June 9 where he allowed five earned runs through 26 innings with 12 hits and ten walks.
He dealt with a tough No Decision June 21 where he pitched seven strong innings and allowed no earned runs but the bullpen was unable to deliver the victory to him. Jungmann is in a logjam tie for the third most victories in the Southern League.
Roundtripper battle brewing
Teammates Jason Rogers and Brock Kjeldgaard are having a see-saw battle for the most home runs in the Southern League.
Both presently are tied for the league lead with 19 home runs and when Rogers struggled with injuries around the All-Star break, he stepped down from the Home Run Derby and passed the baton off to Kjledgaard to represent the Stars.
Rogers compiled four multi-home run games during the season including three home runs July 20 against Pensacola with six runs knocked in. He has belted nine home runs and driven in 23 runs.
In addition, the first baseman compiled a 16-game hitting streak between July 19 and August 4.
Goforth to bullpen
In purely a player development move, Huntsville made the decision to move starter David Goforth to the bullpen despite posting a complete game shutout and two consecutive scoreless outings.
Goforth is the Brewers’ 17th rated prospect and scouts believe he could project into a better long reliever than starter at the Major League level.
Owings to Huntsville
Milwaukee recently added former Major League pitcher Micah Owings to the roster as an outfielder and spot reliever.
Owings spent six seasons with Cincinnati, Arizona and most recently San Diego in 2012 where he posted a career 32-33 record.
In his Stars’ debut, he appeared as a Pinch Hitter and struck out the side in one inning of work the following evening.