Ivy-League graduate Brent Suter has been the workhorse of the Manatees’ starting pitching core posting a team-leading 103.2 innings.
In conjunction, Suter is demonstrating tremendous control walking 29 batters and allowing 99 hits.
The left-handed Suter has produced seven victories and one complete game since his promotion from Single A Wisconsin.
Suter is showing the ability to produce at every level through his short career including his first stop at Pioneer League Helena in 2012.
After Milwaukee selected him with the 31st round pick, he posted a 4-2 record with an earned run average of 3.92 in Montana’s rocky mountain air and was promoted to Wisconsin to cap off his first season.
Milwaukee wasted no time moving him to Brevard County in 2013 after making three appearances with the Timber Rattlers where he compiled 16 strikeouts and allowed three earned runs in 15 innings.
Starter Tyler Cravy is beginning to find a groove after Brevard County made the decision to put him in the starting rotation.
After appearing in his first 14 games out of the bullpen. In his six starts since, he has logged 30 innings and allowed five earned runs.
Richardson picking up where he left off
Leadoff hitter D’Vontrey Richardson is re-emerging as a prospect after spending all of 2012 deciding whether to return to baseball or complete his degree at Florida State University.
Milwaukee kept the door open for Richardson and put together a 13-game hitting streak and has an On Base Percentage of .393.
The two-sport athlete who also was the Seminoles backup quarterback has eight stolen bases in 29 games with the Manatees.
Richardson was rated as the Brewers 20th ranked prospect at the end of the 2011 season and could be picking up where he left off.
Ramirez in top five, Delmonico adjusting
First baseman Nick Ramirez was the Florida State League’s Home Run Derby champion during its All-Star break and is second in the FSL with 18 home runs and fourth with 69 runs batted in.
Nick Delmonico, recently acquired from Baltimore for veteran reliever Francisco Rodriguez played his first 11 games with Brevard County.
Delmonico is still adjusting to the pitching-rich FSL after playing 61 games in the Carolina League where he belted 13 home runs and collected 12 doubles. The third baseman has nine hits with a double and triple in 39 at bats for the Manatees.
Life without Bradley
Brevard County has prepared to go the remainder of the season without left-hander Jed Bradley after he injured his throwing arm.
Bradley has hit multiple snags in his second season with the Manatees including stints on the disabled list and rough outings.
The former first-round pick dropped in the MLB.com prospect rankings from fifth to 16th.