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So far once again this Spring, whenever I’ve posted a lineup or scheduled pitchers for a given game someone asks if the game is on TV or radio (or hopefully both).
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Here are the dates, with scheduled first pitch time listed in Central Time. It takes into account Daylight Savings Time. NOTE: Morning start times on MLB Network are telecasts of the previous day’s games.
- Friday, March 1, 2:05 p.m.
- Saturday, March 2, 2:05 p.m.
- Wednesday, March 6, 2:05 p.m.
- Thursday, March 7, 2:05 p.m.
- Friday, March 8, 2:05 p.m.
- Saturday, March 9 2:05 p.m.
- Monday, March 11 3:05 p.m.
- Friday, March 15, 3:05 p.m.
- Saturday, March 16, 3:05 p.m.
- Tuesday, March 19, 3:05 p.m.
- Friday, March 22, 3:05 p.m.
- Saturday, March 23, 3:05 p.m.
- Monday, March 25, 3:05 p.m.
- Thursday, March 28, 3:05 p.m.
- Friday, March 29, 7:10 p.m.
- Saturday, March 30, 1:10 p.m.
- Monday, March 11, 3:05 p.m. *LIVE* || FSWisconsin
- Monday, March 11, 8:00 p.m. *REPLAY* || MLB Network
- Wednesday, March 13, 9:10 p.m. *LIVE* || FSWisconsin
- Wednesday, March 13, 10:00 p.m. *DELAY* || MLB Network
- Monday, March 18, 9:00 a.m. || MLB Network
- Monday, March 18, 3:00 p.m. *LIVE* || MLB Network
- Tuesday, March 19, 3:05 p.m. *LIVE* || FSWisconsin
- Wednesday, March 20, 8:00 a.m. || MLB Network
- Friday, March 22, 3:05 p.m. || WGN
- Sunday, March 24, 3:05 p.m. || FSWisconsin
- Friday, March 29, 7:10 p.m. || FSWisconsin
Ryan Braun went yard in the Cactus League opener on Saturday afternoon. Cameras were rolling despite it not being on TV. Want to see it?
The Brewers will be shown on MLB Network five times during Cactus League play, including one live game on Monday, March 18th at 3:00 pm CT.
The entire schedule is listed below.
|Sat., Feb. 23 – LIVE||1:00 p.m.||Washington Nationals @ New York Mets|
|Sat., Feb. 23||11:30 p.m.||Toronto Blue Jays @ Detroit Tigers|
|Sun., Feb. 24||2:30 a.m.||Tampa Bay Rays Split Squad @ Boston Red Sox|
|Sun., Feb. 24||6:00 a.m.||Houston Astros @ Philadelphia Phillies|
|Sun., Feb. 24 – LIVE||1:00 p.m.||Toronto Blue Jays Split Squad @ New York Yankees|
|Sun., Feb. 24||4:00 p.m.||Oakland Athletics @ Los Angeles Angels|
|Mon., Feb. 25 – LIVE||1:00 p.m.||Detroit Tigers @ Philadelphia Phillies|
|Mon., Feb. 25 – LIVE||6:00 p.m.||Washington Nationals @ New York Mets|
|Mon., Feb. 25||9:00 p.m.||New York Yankees @ Baltimore Orioles|
|Tue., Feb. 26 – LIVE||1:00 p.m.||New York Yankees @ Philadelphia Phillies|
|Tue., Feb. 26||4:00 p.m.||Arizona D-backs Split Squad @ Los Angeles Angels|
|Wed., Feb. 27 – LIVE||1:00 p.m.||St. Louis Cardinals @ New York Mets|
|Wed., Feb. 27||4:00 p.m.||San Francisco Giants @ Los Angeles Angels|
|Wed., Feb. 27 – LIVE||7:00 p.m.||Boston Red Sox @ Baltimore Orioles Split Squad|
|Thu., Feb. 28||2:00 a.m.||Baltimore Orioles Split Squad @ New York Yankees|
|Thu., Feb. 28 – LIVE||1:00 p.m.||Atlanta Braves @ Philadelphia Phillies|
|Thu., Feb. 28 – LIVE||6:00 p.m.||New York Mets @ Washington Nationals|
|Thu., Feb. 28||10:00 p.m.||Toronto Blue Jays @ New York Yankees Split Sqaud|
|Fri., March 1||2:00 a.m.||New York Yankees Split Squad @ Houston Astros|
|Fri., March 1 – LIVE||1:00 p.m.||Detroit Tigers @ New York Mets|
|Fri., March 1||4:00 p.m.||Philadelphia Phillies @ New York Yankees|
|Fri., March 1 – LIVE||7:00 p.m.||Pittsburgh Pirates Split Squad @ Boston Red Sox|
|Sat., March 2 – LIVE||1:00 p.m.||Miami Marlins @ New York Mets|
|Sat., March 2||4:00 p.m.||Philadelphia Phillies @ Toronto Blue Jays|
|Sun., March 3||9:00 a.m.||Detroit Tigers Split Squad @ New York Yankees|
|Sun., March 3 – LIVE||1:00 p.m.||Toronto Blue Jays @ Philadelphia Phillies Split Squad|
|Sun., March 3||4:00 p.m.||New York Yankees @ Boston Red Sox|
|Sun., March 3||8:00 p.m.||Detroit Tigers @ Atlanta Braves|
|Sun., March 3||11:00 p.m.||Chicago White Sox @ San Diego Padres|
|Mon., March 4||9:30 a.m.||Chicago Cubs Split Squad @ Los Angeles Angels|
|Mon., March 4 – LIVE||1:00 p.m.||Atlanta Braves @ New York Mets|
|Mon., March 4||4:00 p.m.||Colorado Rockies @ Seattle Mariners|
|Mon., March 4||8:30 p.m.||Houston Astros @ Detroit Tigers|
|Tue., March 5 – LIVE||1:00 p.m.||Dominican Republic @ Philadelphia Phillies|
|Tue., March 5||4:00 p.m.||Los Angeles Dodgers @ San Diego Padres|
|Tue., March 5 – LIVE||9:00 p.m.||Mexico @ Arizona D-backs|
|Wed., March 6||12:00 a.m.||Atlanta Braves @ New York Yankees|
|Wed., March 6||9:00 a.m.||Cincinnati Reds @ Los Angeles Angels|
|Wed., March 6 – LIVE||1:00 p.m.||Dominican Republic @ New York Yankees|
|Wed., March 6||4:00 p.m.||Italy @ Los Angeles Angels|
|Wed., March 6||9:00 p.m.||Washington Nationals @ Philadelphia Phillies|
|Fri., March 8||2:00 a.m.||Washington Nationals @ Houston Astros|
|Fri., March 8||9:00 a.m.||Miami Marlins @ New York Mets|
|Sat., March 9||1:00 a.m.||Arizona D-backs @ Los Angeles Angels|
|Sun., March 10||1:00 a.m.||Minnesota Twins @ Pittsburgh Pirates|
|Mon., March 11||12:00 a.m.||Los Angeles Dodgers @ Colorado Rockies|
|Mon., March 11||3:00 a.m.||New York Yankees @ Toronto Blue Jays|
|Mon., March 11||10:00 a.m.||Philadelphia Phillies @ Houston Astros|
|Mon., March 11 – LIVE||4:00 p.m.||Oakland Athletics @ San Diego Padres|
|Mon., March 11||9:00 p.m.||Los Angeles Dodgers @ Milwaukee Brewers|
|Tue., March 12||12:00 a.m.||St. Louis Cardinals @ New York Yankees|
|Tue., March 12||3:00 a.m.||Los Angeles Angels @ Cleveland Indians|
|Tue., March 12||4:00 p.m.||Detroit Tigers @ Philadelphia Phillies|
|Wed., March 13||12:00 a.m.||San Diego Padres @ San Francisco Giants|
|Wed., March 13 – LIVE||4:00 p.m.||Los Angeles Angels @ San Diego Padres|
|Wed., March 13||11:00 p.m.||Milwaukee Brewers @ Arizona D-backs|
|Thu., March 14||3:00 a.m.||Atlanta Braves @ Miami Marlins|
|Thu., March 14||8:00 a.m.||Philadelphia Phillies @ New York Yankees|
|Thu., March 14 – LIVE||1:00 p.m.||Atlanta Braves @ St. Louis Cardinals|
|Thu., March 14 – LIVE||4:00 p.m.||Chicago White Sox @ Los Angeles Angels|
|Thu., March 14||11:00 p.m.||Tampa Bay Rays @ Baltimore Orioles|
|Fri., March 15||3:00 a.m.||Detroit Tigers @ New York Mets|
|Fri., March 15||8:00 a.m.||Pittsburgh Pirates @ Philadelphia Phillies|
|Fri., March 15 – LIVE||1:00 p.m.||Pittsburgh Pirates @ Houston Astros|
|Fri., March 15 – LIVE||4:00 p.m.||Texas Rangers @ San Francisco Giants|
|Fri., March 15||11:00 p.m.||Minnesota Twins @ Boston Red Sox Split Squad|
|Sat., March 16||3:00 a.m.||Washington Nationals @ St. Louis Cardinals|
|Sat., March 16||6:00 a.m.||New York Mets @ Atlanta Braves|
|Sat., March 16||9:00 a.m.||Miami Marlins @ New York Yankees|
|Sat., March 16 – LIVE||4:00 p.m.||Texas Rangers Split Squad @ Chicago Cubs Split Squad|
|Sat., March 16||8:00 p.m.||Houston Astros @ Washington Nationals|
|Sun., March 17||12:00 a.m.||Miami Marlins @ New York Mets|
|Sun., March 17||3:00 a.m.||Philadelphia Phillies @ New York Yankees Split Squad|
|Sun., March 17||6:00 a.m.||New York Yankees Split Squad @ Atlanta Braves|
|Sun., March 17||9:00 a.m.||Kansas City Royals @ Chicago Cubs Split Squad|
|Sun., March 17 – LIVE||1:00 p.m.||St. Louis Cardinals @ Miami Marlins|
|Sun., March 17 – LIVE||4:00 p.m.||Cleveland Indians @ Cincinnati Reds|
|Mon., March 18||1:00 a.m.||Colorado Rockies @ San Francisco Giants|
|Mon., March 18||4:00 a.m.||San Diego Padres @ Los Angeles Angels|
|Mon., March 18||7:00 a.m.||Minnesota Twins @ Baltimore Orioles|
|Mon., March 18||10:00 a.m.||Milwaukee Brewers @ Los Angeles Dodgers Split Squad|
|Mon., March 18 – LIVE||4:00 p.m.||Milwaukee Brewers @ Cleveland Indians|
|Tue., March 19||1:00 a.m.||Kansas City Royals @ Texas Rangers|
|Tue., March 19||8:00 a.m.||New York Mets @ St. Louis Cardinals|
|Wed., March 20||12:00 a.m.||San Francisco Giants @ Seattle Mariners|
|Wed., March 20||3:00 a.m.||Miami Marlins @ St. Louis Cardinals|
|Wed., March 20||6:00 a.m.||Tampa Bay Rays @ Detroit Tigers|
|Wed., March 20||9:00 a.m.||Los Angeles Angels @ Milwaukee Brewers|
|Wed., March 20 – LIVE||4:00 p.m.||Cleveland Indians @ Los Angeles Angels|
|Wed., March 20||8:00 p.m.||Boston Red Sox @ New York Yankees|
|Wed., March 20||11:00 p.m.||Pittsburgh Pirates @ Atlanta Braves|
|Thu., March 21 – LIVE||1:00 p.m.||St. Louis Cardinals @ New York Mets|
|Thu., March 21 – LIVE||6:00 p.m.||Washington Nationals @ Atlanta Braves|
|Thu., March 21 – LIVE||9:00 p.m.||Los Angeles Angels @ Texas Rangers|
|Fri., March 22||1:00 a.m.||Chicago Cubs Split Squad @ Seattle Mariners|
|Fri., March 22||6:00 a.m.||Houston Astros @ Detroit Tigers|
|Fri., March 22||9:00 a.m.||Minnesota Twins @ New York Yankees|
|Fri., March 22 – LIVE||1:00 p.m.||Detroit Tigers @ Washington Nationals|
|Fri., March 22 – LIVE||4:00 p.m.||Kansas City Royals @ Los Angeles Angels|
|Fri., March 22||9:00 p.m.||Atlanta Braves @ Philadelphia Phillies|
|Sat., March 23||12:00 a.m.||Chicago White Sox @ Oakland Athletics|
|Sat., March 23||3:00 a.m.||Arizona D-backs @ Cleveland Indians|
|Sat., March 23||6:00 a.m.||St. Louis Cardinals @ Houston Astros|
|Sat., March 23||9:00 a.m.||Seattle Mariners @ San Diego Padres|
|Sat., March 23 – LIVE||1:00 p.m.||St. Louis Cardinals @ Miami Marlins|
|Sat., March 23 – LIVE||4:00 p.m.||Cleveland Indians @ Seattle Mariners|
|Sat., March 23||8:00 p.m.||Pittsburgh Pirates @ Boston Red Sox|
|Sun., March 24||12:00 a.m.||Washington Nationals @ New York Mets|
|Sun., March 24||3:00 a.m.||Texas Rangers @ Cincinnati Reds|
|Sun., March 24||6:00 a.m.||Philadelphia Phillies @ Baltimore Orioles|
|Sun., March 24||9:00 a.m.||Oakland Athletics @ San Francisco Giants|
|Sun., March 24 – LIVE||1:00 p.m.||Tampa Bay Rays @ New York Yankees|
|Sun., March 24 – LIVE||4:00 p.m.||Cincinnati Reds @ Texas Rangers|
|Sun., March 24||8:00 p.m.||Baltimore Orioles @ Pittsburgh Pirates|
|Mon., March 25||12:00 a.m.||Kansas City Royals @ Chicago White Sox|
|Mon., March 25||3:00 a.m.||Miami Marlins @ Houston Astros|
|Mon., March 25||7:00 a.m.||Chicago Cubs @ Cleveland Indians|
|Mon., March 25||10:00 a.m.||Los Angeles Dodgers @ Oakland Athletics|
|Mon., March 25||5:00 p.m.||Detroit Tigers @ Miami Marlins|
|Mon., March 25 – LIVE||9:00 p.m.||Los Angeles Dodgers @ Kansas City Royals|
|Tue., March 26||12:00 a.m.||Cleveland Indians @ Colorado Rockies|
|Tue., March 26||3:00 a.m.||Washington Nationals @ Houston Astros|
|Tue., March 26||7:00 a.m.||San Francisco Giants @ Chicago Cubs|
|Tue., March 26||10:00 a.m.||St. Louis Cardinals @ Minnesota Twins|
|Tue., March 26 – LIVE||4:00 p.m.||Chicago White Sox @ Texas Rangers|
|Tue., March 26 – LIVE||7:00 p.m.||Houston Astros @ New York Yankees|
|Tue., March 26||11:00 p.m.||St. Louis Cardinals @ New York Mets|
|Wed., March 27||2:00 a.m.||Los Angeles Angels @ Arizona D-backs|
|Wed., March 27||7:00 a.m.||Tampa Bay Rays @ Philadelphia Phillies|
|Wed., March 27||10:00 a.m.||Colorado Rockies @ Los Angeles Dodgers|
|Wed., March 27 – LIVE||4:00 p.m.||Texas Rangers @ Los Angeles Angels|
|Wed., March 27 – LIVE||7:00 p.m.||New York Yankees @ Baltimore Orioles|
|Wed., March 27||11:00 p.m.||Washington Nationals Split Squad @ St. Louis Cardinals|
|Thu., March 28||2:00 a.m.||Chicago Cubs @ Kansas City Royals Split Squad|
|Thu., March 28||7:00 a.m.||Toronto Blue Jays @ Tampa Bay Rays|
|Thu., March 28||10:00 a.m.||Cleveland Indians @ Chicago White Sox|
|Thu., March 28||4:00 p.m.||Miami Marlins @ St. Louis Cardinals|
|Thu., March 28 – LIVE||7:00 p.m.||Minnesota Twins @ Boston Red Sox|
|Thu., March 28||11:00 p.m.||Oakland Athletics @ San Francisco Giants|
|Fri., March 29||2:00 a.m.||Los Angeles Dodgers Split Squad @ Los Angeles Angels|
|Fri., March 29||7:00 a.m.||Seattle Mariners @ Chicago Cubs|
|Fri., March 29||10:00 a.m.||Toronto Blue Jays @ Philadelphia Phillies|
|Fri., March 29 – LIVE||2:00 p.m.||New York Yankees @ Washington Nationals|
|Fri., March 29 – LIVE||7:00 p.m.||Toronto Blue Jays @ Philadelphia Phillies|
|Fri., March 29 – LIVE||10:00 p.m.||Oakland Athletics @ San Francisco Giants|
|Sat., March 30||12:00 a.m.||San Diego Padres @ Texas Rangers|
|Sat., March 30||3:00 a.m.||Seattle Mariners @ Colorado Rockies|
|Sat., March 30 – LIVE||1:00 p.m.||Minnesota Twins @ Boston Red Sox|
|Sat., March 30 – LIVE||4:00 p.m.||San Francisco Giants @ Oakland Athletics|
|Sat., March 30 – LIVE||9:00 p.m.||Los Angeles Dodgers @ Los Angeles Angels|
|Sun., March 31||12:00 a.m.||San Diego Padres @ Texas Rangers|
|Sun., March 31||3:00 a.m.||Seattle Mariners @ Colorado Rockies|
Thirty-Four Games To Air On Combination of Newsradio 620 WTMJ, FOX Sports Wisconsin and Brewers.com
The Milwaukee Brewers today announced the 2013 Spring Training broadcast schedule, which includes 34 games to be broadcast on a combination of Newsradio 620 WTMJ and the statewide Brewers Radio Network, FOXSports Wisconsin and Brewers.com.
Hall of Fame radio announcer Bob Uecker and partner Joe Block will call 16 Spring Training games on Newsradio 620 WTMJ and the statewide Brewers Radio Network. Television announcers Brian Anderson and Bill Schroeder will call three games to be carried by FOX Sports Wisconsin: Monday, March 11 vs. Los Angeles; Wednesday, March 13 at Arizona; and Friday, March 29 vs. Chicago-AL at Miller Park. Two additional games – Tuesday, March 19 vs. LA of Anaheim and Sunday, March 24 at San Diego – will be produced by other FOX Sports regions (FS-West and FS-San Diego, respectively) but will be simulcast on FS-Wisconsin. Anderson, Schroeder and Block will also team up for 17 Brewers.com webcasts throughout the spring.
The Brewers open the 2013 Spring Training slate on Saturday, February 23 at Maryvale Baseball Park against the Oakland Athletics at 1:05 p.m. Arizona time. Milwaukee will play a total of 35 Spring Training games this season, including 17 at Maryvale Baseball Park and two exhibition games at Miller Park.
All Brewers games played in the Cactus League are scheduled for 1:05 p.m. starts (Arizona time), except for Wednesday, March 13 at the Diamondbacks (7:10 p.m. local/9:10 p.m. CT). The spring schedule closes out with a pair of exhibition games against the White Sox at Miller Park on March 29 (7:10 p.m.) and March 30 (1:10 p.m.).
Tickets for Brewers home Cactus League games are on sale at Brewers.com, by phone at 1-800-933-7890 and at the Miller Park and Maryvale Box Offices. Tickets are available in four seating areas: Field Box ($22), Infield Reserved ($16), Outfield Reserved ($13) and Lawn Seating ($8). Information on Spring Training Season Tickets can be obtained by calling the Milwaukee Brewers Ticket Office at 414-902-4000.
Tickets for the two exhibition games at Miller Park will go on sale at a later date. Please note that games and times are subject to change.
Click to download a PDF version of the schedule: 2013 Spring Broadcast Schedule
Welcome, fellow Brewers fans, to the first “Brewers By the (Jersey) Numbers” column for Series: 2013! Allow me to give you a brief reminder of how this works.
As we approach Opening Day on April 1, 2013, I will be reviewing/previewing players in the the Milwaukee Brewers organization that are either on the 40-man roster or have been given an invitation to big league camp in Spring Training. I won’t do every single non-roster invitee, but I plan on writing up most of them at this point. Basically, though, this is a way to focus on the individual members of the Milwaukee Brewers organization.
Let us depart on our lengthy journey of discovery and remembrance!
First let me say that I realize that bonuses usually come at the end. In this case, it simply doesn’t work out that way.
The reason for this bonus article is that four players were announced after the day on which they would have otherwise had their individual article written and posted.
The players in question are Rafael Neda, Kentrail Davis, Hunter Morris, and Adam Weisenberger. They were assigned jersey numbers 94, 93, 92, and 91, respectively.
These won’t be in-depth profiles of these players but I wanted to make sure you knew a little something about them before camp opens and you see their names popping up in box scores.
#94 – Rafael Neda
Rafael Neda is a 24-year-old catcher who stands 6’1″ tall and weighed in last year at 215 pounds. He was born in Obregon, Mexico and played collegiate ball at New Mexico before the Brewers drafted him in the 10th round of the 2010 First-Year Player Draft.
He has never been touted for his bat which is reflected in his career minor-league slash line of .220/.314/.271, but he calls a good game and the pitchers I’ve spoken with that play with Neda all enjoy throwing to him. He is a good leader on the field and, presumably, in the clubhouse as well.
Neda played the entirety of the 2012 season at the Class-A affiliate Wisconsin Timber Rattlers based in Appleton, Wisconsin. The Timber Rattlers wound up winning the Midwest League Championship in 2012 and Neda’s gamesmanship played a large part in that championship run. While his catching skills helped a number of his early season teammates get their promotions up to Class-A Advanced Brevard County, his leadership helped hold the team together with new, young faces as they marched to postseason sucess.
I covered a game as a credentialed media member up in Appleton for one game (column here) back in June of last year and Neda was the offensive hero. He hit his first (and still only) professional home run during a rally inning and then won the game in extra innings with a walk-off single with the bases loaded.
Most young ballplayers in the minor leagues experiences flashes like that. It’s the gentlemen who can stack flashes together and reshape them into consistency that move up the organization and hopefully one day become Major League ballplayers.
To be blunt, Neda doesn’t fit the profile of someone who will ever excel enough behind or in front of the dish to become a big league regular. I have no doubt though that he’ll be a quality contributor this spring as pitchers hone their craft and that Neda won’t be going anywhere out of the Brewers system for as long as he wants to play. The term “organization guy” gets thrown out as a negative a lot of the times I see it used to describe someone, but in Neda’s case if that’s what he becomes, I think that the Brewers minor leaguers he plays with along the way will be that much better for it.
#93 – Kentrail Davis
An outfielder from Mobile, Alabama by way of the University of Tennessee, Kentrail Latron Davis (5’9″, B/T: L/R) reached the Double-A affiliate Huntsville Stars in 2012 following a strong showing in the 2011 Arizona Fall League.
Davis, 24, was originally drafted out of high school by the Colorado Rockies in 2007 but chose to go to college instead. The Brewers then picked him in the supplemental first round in 2009 (39th overall).
He struggled out of the gates in 2010 after being assigned straight to Class-A Advanced Brevard County to begin his professional career. After finishing out the 2010 season with the Timber Rattlers, where he hit very well, Davis spent all of 2011 back at Brevard County. His prospect status was in some doubt though after a lackluster season at the plate where he hit only .245/.317/.361 in 565 plate appearances. He was very good when he reached base though, stealing 33 bases in 41 attempts (80% success rate), and scoring 76 runs.
In 2012, Davis was a Huntsville Star and perhaps being home in Alabama helped him relax. He finished the year with a .274/.357/.404 line in 498 plate appearances over 122 games. He has a ways to go before he’ll be under consideration for a 40-man roster spot (let alone a 25-man one) but if he can improve his vision and discipline he has the chance to perhaps contribute one day in a reserve OF role at the big league level.
Of note: Davis is ranked as the 11th best prospect in the Brewers system entering 2013 by MLB.com’s Jonathan Mayo.
#92 – Hunter Morris
After an inauspicious start to the year, Morris, 24, turned on the power in a big way in the second half of the season. He finished with the following statistics:
136 G, 571 PA, 522 AB, .303/.357/.563, 77 R, 158 H, 40 doubles, 6 triples, 28 HR, 294 total bases, 113 RBI, 2 SB, 40 BB, 117 K
Those numbers were good enough to win the Southern League’s Most Valuable Player Award! But the accolades wouldn’t stop there as Morris was also awarded the Minor League Gold Glove for first basemen. Yeah, out of all of them, spread over 10 “domestic-based, full-season leagues”, Morris was named the best fielder as his position.
Make no mistake though, Morris was drafted in the 4th round of the 2010 First-Year Player Draft out of Auburn University for his bat which is what will get him to the big leagues should he achieve such, but his developing defense would be a nice boost to his chances.
Morris has things that are often looked for in a prospect (he’s 6’2″, 200 lbs, for what it’s worth), but he also has some reports about the things that could hold him back. But if this power remains the norm and he can increase his walk rate, the Brewers might be looking to add his left-handed swing and glove to their everyday lineup as early as 2014.
In a recent radio appearance, Brewers GM Doug Melvin said that they’re going to watch Morris closely this spring as their evaluation of him very well could impact their long-term decision about the future of the now incumbent 1B Corey Hart in Milwaukee who is only signed through the end of the upcoming 2013 season.
No pressure, kid.
Of note: Morris is ranked the #7 overall Brewers prospect by MLB.com, and is #4 on the overall list of first base prospects in the minor leagues entering 2013.
#91 – Adam Weisenburger
After being chosen as the Best Defensive Catcher in the Brewers system by Baseball America, Adam Robert Weisenburger will enter big league camp in 2013 much like the rest of the players in this article. That is to say that none of them stand a chance of breaking camp with a plane ticket to Milwaukee in hand.
Don’t let that dissuade you from understanding how a guy like Weisenburger will be spending his time before being reassigned to the minor league fields at Maryvale.
Catching bullpens, working with some pitchers he’ll likely meet up with down the road in the 2013 MiLB season, and other things in preparation, but with starting big league catcher Jonathan Lucroy leaving camp to play with Team USA in the 2013 World Baseball Classic, there will be plenty of innings behind the dish in actual big league Spring Training games.
It’s why Neda is there. It’s why Weisenburger is there. It’s also why the Brewers have invited non-roster catchers Blake Lalli and Anderson De La Rosa and Dayton Buller to camp. To be clear, however, if Weisenburger lives up to the billing as the best defensive catcher in the system than he could see the bulk of the game time given to these youngsters.
Weisenburger split time in 2012 between Class-A Advanced Brevard County and Class-AA Huntsville. While he didn’t hit particularly well at either stop (less so as the competition got tougher), his ability to receive, throw, and call a game are what could further his advancement in the system. He’s an interesting case to watch this spring in whatever game action he’s afforded.
Physically, the Minnesota native is 5’10″ and listed at 185 pounds. He bats right-handed. Weisenburger was drafted in the 34th round of the 2011 First-Year Player Draft out of Miami University, in Ohio.
The Milwaukee Brewers today announced the Club’s 2013 Spring Training schedule which opens on Saturday, February 23 at Maryvale Baseball Park against Oakland. The Brewers will play a total of 35 Spring Training and exhibition games in 2013, including 17 at Maryvale Baseball Park in Phoenix and two games at Miller Park.
The Brewers will play games at Maryvale against NL Central rivals Cincinnati on Saturday, March 16 and against the Chicago Cubs on Friday, March 22. Other home highlights include a St. Patrick’s Day game (Sunday, March 17) against Los Angeles in Glendale and a matchup versus Team Canada’s World Baseball Classic entry on Tuesday, March 5.
The team has two split squad games scheduled during the spring. The slate includes Monday, February 25 vs. San Diego (SS) and at Cincinnati, and Sunday, March 24 vs. Colorado and at San Diego.
The final home game at Maryvale Baseball Park for the Brewers is set for Wednesday, March 27 against Kansas City. The Brewers will return home to Miller Park to play two games against the White Sox to round out the exhibition season, scheduled for Friday, March 29 at 7:10 p.m. and Saturday, March 30 at 1:10 p.m.
All Brewers games played in the Cactus League are scheduled for 1:05 pm starts (Arizona Time), except for Wednesday, March 13 at the Diamondbacks (7:10 p.m. local/9:10 p.m. CT start).
Pitchers and catchers with zero to three years of Major League service time are scheduled to report to Spring Training on Tuesday, February 12. All position players and pitchers and catchers with three-plus years of Major League service have a report date of Friday, February 15, 2013.
Tickets for the Milwaukee Brewers home Spring Training games will go on sale at 10 am CT on Monday, December 3 via the internet at Brewers.com and by phone at 1-800-933-7890. Normal business hours are from 9am – 5pm CST. Sales at the Maryvale Baseball Park Box Office will begin on Monday, February 4, 2013. Tickets are available in four seating areas: Field Box ($22), Infield Reserved ($16), Outfield Reserved ($13) and Lawn Seating ($8). Information on Spring Training Season Tickets can be obtained by calling the Milwaukee Brewers Ticket Office at 414-902-4000.
Please note that games and times are subject to change.
Milwaukee Brewers 2013 Spring Training Schedule
Date Time (local) (CT) Opponent Place____
Sat, Feb 23
1:05 pm 2:05 pm Oakland Athletics Maryvale
Sun, Feb 24
1:05 pm 2:05 pm Cleveland Indians (SS) Maryvale
Mon, Feb 25
1:05 pm 2:05 pm San Diego Padres Maryvale
1:05 pm 2:05 pm at Cincinnati Reds Goodyear
Tue, February 26
1:05 pm 2:05 pm Seattle Mariners Maryvale
Wed, Feb 27
1:05 pm 2:05 pm at Kansas City Royals Surprise
Thu, Feb 28
1:05 pm 2:05 pm Chicago White Sox Maryvale
Fri, Mar 1
1:05 pm 2:05 pm at Colorado Rockies Talking Stick
Sat, Mar 2
1:05 pm 2:05 pm Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim Maryvale
Sun, Mar 3
1:05 pm 2:05 pm at Chicago Cubs (SS) Mesa
Mon, Mar 4 OFF DAY
Tue, Mar 5
1:05 pm 2:05 pm Team Canada Maryvale
Wed, Mar 6
1:05 pm 2:05 pm at Seattle Mariners Peoria
Thu, Mar 7
1:05 pm 2:05 pm Arizona Diamondbacks Maryvale
Fri, Mar 8
1:05 pm 2:05 pm Texas Rangers Maryvale
Sat, Mar 9
1:05 pm 2:05 pm at Cincinnati Reds Goodyear
DAYLIGHT-SAVINGS TIME BEGINS MARCH 10
Sun, Mar 10
1:05 pm 3:05 pm San Francisco Giants Maryvale
Mon, Mar 11
1:05 pm 3:05 pm Los Angeles Dodgers Maryvale
Tue, Mar 12
1:05 pm 3:05 pm at Texas Rangers Surprise
Wed, Mar 13
7:10 pm 9:10 pm at Arizona Diamondbacks Talking Stick
Thu, Mar 14 OFF DAY
Fri, Mar 15
1:05 pm 3:05 pm Cleveland Indians Maryvale
Sat, Mar 16
1:05 pm 3:05 pm Cincinnati Reds (SS) Maryvale
Sun, Mar 17
1:05 pm 3:05 pm at Los Angeles Dodgers (SS) Glendale
Mon, Mar 18
1:05 pm 3:05 pm at Cleveland Indians Goodyear
Tuesday, March 19
1:05 pm 3:05 pm Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim Maryvale
Wed, Mar 20
1:05 pm 3:05 pm at San Francisco Giants (SS) Scottsdale
Thu, Mar 21
1:05 pm 3:05 pm at Chicago White Sox Glendale
Fri, Mar 22
1:05 pm 3:05 pm Chicago Cubs Maryvale
Sat, Mar 23
1:05 pm 3:05 pm at Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim Tempe
Sun, Mar 24
1:05 pm 3:05 pm Colorado Rockies Maryvale
1:05 pm 3:05 pm at San Diego Padres Peoria
Mon, Mar 25
1:05 pm 3:05 pm at Oakland Athletics Phoenix
Tue, Mar 26 OFF DAY
Wed, Mar 27
1:05 pm 3:05 pm Kansas City Royals (SS) Maryvale
Thu, Mar 28
1:05 pm 3:05 pm at Colorado Rockies Talking Stick
Fri, Mar 29
7:10 pm Chicago White Sox Miller Park
Sat, Mar 30
1:10 pm Chicago White Sox Miller Park
• Home games in bold
• Note: Daylight-Savings Time begins on March 10
• All Games/Times subject to change
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