Originally written on Pro Sports Daily  |  Last updated 9/30/14
The Milwaukee Brewers' farm system hasn't received much recognition nationally in recent years, but it was a good sign that the organization felt compelled to protect five prospects on its 40-man roster. To prevent them from being snatched away by other clubs in the Rule 5 draft of unprotected players in December, the Brewers added right-handers Hiram Burgos and Nick Bucci, outfielders Khris Davis and Josh Prince, and second baseman Scooter Gennett. The moves left Milwaukee with 39 players on its 40-man roster. "They've all excelled at various times over the course of the season at different levels," Brewers assistant general manager Gord Ash told the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. "Probably even more important than that are the tools and ability they possess. We didn't want to lose any of the five." Prince, a third-round pick in 2009 out of Tulane, practically forced the Brewers to protect him with a banner campaign in the Arizona Fall League,...
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