Yesterday, I did a short piece about a feature that minor league analyst/writer/scout Nathaniel Stoltz published in Big Leauges Magazine that focused on some Nashville Sounds players. As it turns out, Nathaniel has a nice youtube channel featuring some plate appearances and pitching performances by the Brewers Triple-A players, as well! Really nice clarity, here, for seeing movement on the pitches, and swings taken by batters.
Here's a video of Sacramento River Cats LHP Andrew Werner pitching to Sounds outfielder, Caleb Gindl. The fun thing about this is that Stoltz noticed Gindl looks quite a bit like Matt Stairs! Referring to body-type, of course…no one is Matt Stairs. I still wish Stairs hadn't retired : /
There are a lot of really fun prospects to watch. Check out Sonny Gray, the former Vandy pitcher drafted in the 1st round of the 2011 draft by the A's. Here, he's striking out Khris Davis. And Josh Prince… – can't wait to watch Gray in the future!
Here's Brewers RHP prospect, Tyler Thornburg, getting right-handed batter Grant Green to whiff on a nice curveball, in this segment. I really can never see too much of Thornburg. One of the difficult things with the Brewers signing Lohse is that Thornburg and others like him could really have used this season to try and earn spots on Milwaukee's roster, and face some more major league hitters.
Here's Hideki Okajima (yes, that Hideki Okajima!) pitching to Scooter Gennett, who slams his bat down in frustrations (edge of the screen). Knows he should've done more with that. There is plenty of other footage of Scooter not slamming his bat down. Just really wanted to link this. : )
I could just go on and on, here! There are hundreds of video's on Stoltz's channel, and I hope you enjoy checking them out! He's done a great job with them.