Double-A Pitcher Of The Week: Brewers’ Brandon Woodruff
Milwaukee Brewers’ pitching prospect Brandon Woodruff has been having a career season as he has split his time between Class-A Advanced Brevard County and Double-A Biloxi.
In his most recent outing on August 29, 2016, the twenty-three year old pitched his way to his first complete game of his pro ball career.
In the seven inning outing (one of two games played in a double-header) he allowed just two hits and one earned run while walking three and striking out an impressive ten batters as Biloxi defeated the Jackson Generals 6-1. This was the fourth time this season that Woodruff accomplished a ten strikeout game. The only difference between this game and others was that the right-hander struggled in the first inning, costing him thirty-one pitches.
Woodruff began the 2016 season with the Class-A Advanced Brevard County Manatees of the Florida State League where he started eight games, recording a 1.83 ERA/0,97 WHIP with a 4-1 record. He was then named to the Florida State League All-Star Game and then earned his next promotion.
With the Double-A Biloxi Shuckers of the Southern League he has a 9-8 record in nineteen starts while striking out 115 in 106.2 innings pitched.
MiLB.com named Woodruff the Southern League Player Of the Month in July and was the back to back “Pitcher of the Week” honoree two consecutive weeks in July as well.
Brandon Woodruff was drafted in the 11th Round of the 2014 MLB Draft while playing at Mississippi State. He is currently ranked as the 25th best prospect in the Milwaukee Brewers’ Organization.
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