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Brewers add prospects to roster

The Milwaukee Brewers have protected multiple prospects by placing them on the 40-man roster. The additions come with urgency as MLB teams had to add prospects to their roster due to the Rule 5 Draft policy. Every December the Rule 5 Draft allows clubs without a full 40-man roster to choose other players around the league that are currently not on any other 40-man roster teams. According to jsonline the Brewers capitalized by selecting top catching prospect Mario Feliciano and two right-hand pitchers in Alec Bettinger and Dylan File. 

 

Feliciano is a right-handed batter that was selected by Milwaukee in the 2016 MLB Draft as the 75th overall pick. The Puerto Rican native pieced 19 home runs and compiled 81 runs batted in with a .273 batting average (BA) all while being named the most valuable player in the Carolina League in 2019. His career on base percentage comes in at .315 while his slugging percentage totaled at .477 which led the league. 

 

Adding Bettinger and File was a move that showed turn-key performance. According to the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, Brewers president of baseball operations David Stearns likes what both pitchers bring to the mound:  “These are two pitchers who are ready to pitch in the big leagues. They both have poise; they both command the baseball. They both can change speeds. To varying degrees, they can change eye level (of hitters). As we look forward to 2021, we think both pitchers have the potential to help us on the major-league level.” Bettinger attended The University of Virginia and earned the Brewers attention his senior with a 2.43 earned run average (ERA) along with a perfect 8-0 record. The right-hander has accumulated over 300 innings of work for Milwaukee's minor league system. As for File, he came out of a NCAA Division II program that propelled him into being a 21st rounder in the 2017 Draft. The 24 year-old racked up over 147 innings of work last season while accumulating a 3.29 ERA. The Brewers believe each prospect will see their time in majors soon.

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