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Minor-league baseball is back! With games back on in 2021 every Thursday for the rest of the season, Bally Sports Wisconsin will take a closer look at some specific young players in the Milwaukee Brewers’ farm system -- as well as noting others who might be stepping up -- measuring, highlighting and evaluating their progress.

This is the 3rd edition of the 2021 Young Brewers Tracker.

Aaron Ashby, SP (age 23/Triple-A)

Last week: 2 games (1 start), 1-1, 9 IP, 3 H, 3 R, 2 ER, 3 BB, 14 K

Season: 7 games (6 starts), 3-1, 3.34 ERA, 29 2/3 IP, 18 H, 2 HR, 19 BB, 42 K, .168 OBA, 1.25 WHIP.

Notable: After starting six games to begin the 2021 season, Ashby was moved to the Triple-A Nashville bullpen and made his first relief appearance of the year June 9. But don’t worry, it’s all good news. According to reporter Adam McCalvy, Ashby is pivoting to a relief role to prepare him for an eventual call-up to the big leagues. That’s right. It sounds like we’ll see Ashby at American Family Field sooner than later.

Mario Feliciano, C (age 22/Triple-A)

Last week: DNP

Season: 12 games, 35 AB, .114 BA, .195 OBP, .200 SLG, .395 OPS, 0 2B, 0 3B, 1 HR, 3 R, 3 RBI, 0 SB, 3 BB, 8 K.

Notable: Feliciano continues to miss time with a shoulder impingement. He hasn’t played since May 21.

Tristan Lutz, OF (age 22/Double-A)

Last week: 5 games, 21 AB, 3 H, 1 R, 4 RBI, 1 2B, 1 HR, 0 SB, 1 BB, 9 K, .143 BA

Season: 29 games, 116 AB, .207 BA, .287 OBP, .379 SLG, .666 OPS, 8 2B, 0 3B, 4 HR, 13 R, 16 RBI, 1 SB, 9 BB, 42 K.

Notable: Lutz was hitting .367 (11-for-30) over his first eight games of the season. Since then? The 22-year-old is batting .151 (13-for-86) with 37 strikeouts in 21 contests. Lutz did have a monster game June 6 with three hits and four TBI in Biloxi’s 7-3 win over Montgomery, so there's that.

Garrett Mitchell, OF (age 22/High-A)

Last week: 3 games, 13 AB, 5 H, 4 R, 3 RBI, 0 HR, 3 SB, 4 BB, 5 K, .385 BA

Season: 9 games, 29 AB, .414 BA, .553 OBP, .621 SLG, 1.173 OPS, 1 2B, 1 3B, 1 HR, 10 R, 7 RBI, 6 SB, 9 BB, 7 K.

Notable: Mitchell is having no problems adjusting to minor-league pitching. The 2020 first-round pick has at least one hit in eight of the nine games he’s played. On June 9, Mitchell reached base five times (one single, one double, two walks) in Wisconsin’s 13-12 loss to South Bend.

Ethan Small, SP (age 24/Double-A)

Last week: 1 game (1 start), 0-0, 5 2/3 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 2 BB, 8 K

Season: 6 games (6 starts), 1-1, 2.60 ERA, 27 2/3 IP, 18 H, 1 HR, 19 BB, 46 K, .191 OBA, 1.34 WHIP.

Notable: Small has allowed just one earned run over his last 15 2/3 innings on the bump (three starts). Opponents are slugging just .167 against Small over that span.

Brice Turang, SS (age 21/Double-A)

Last week: 5 games, 21 AB, 8 H, 4 R, 5 RBI, 0 2B, 1 HR, 1 SB, 1 BB, 4 K, .381 BA

Season: 29 games, 119 AB, .294 BA, .356 OBP, .395 SLG, .751 OPS, 4 2B, 1 3B, 2 HR, 18 R, 21 RBI, 7 SB, 12 BB, 20 K.

Notable: Look out! Here comes Turang. The 2018 first-round pick has collected at least one hit in 13 straight contests, including three hits for Biloxi on June 6 against Montgomery. Turang has smacked two homers in his last 10 games. In 2019, Turang belted three dingers in 129 contests.

Freddy Zamora, SS (age 22/Low-A)

Last week: 5 games, 18 AB, 6 H, 3 R, 5 RBI, 2 SB, 4 BB, 2 K, .333 BA

Season: 14 games, 48 AB, .271 BA, .397 OBP, .333 SLG, .730 OPS, 3 2B, 0 3B, 0 HR, 8 R, 10 RBI, 2 SB, 7 BB, 12 K.

Notable: Zamora, who racked up 33 stolen bases in his final two collegiate seasons at Miami (2018-19), swiped his first two professional bags June 4 against the Down East Wood Ducks. He’s batting .271 on the season but has just three extra-base hits, all doubles.

Other notes: Carolina OF Joe Gray Jr. (2nd round, 2018) won’t stop crushing. Over his last nine games, he’s batting .452 (14-for-31) with three doubles, five triples, five home runs and 14 RBI. Gray Jr. leads the Low-A East in home runs, triples and RBI, and he’s riding a 16-game hitting streak. … Wisconsin RHP Freisis Adames had a rough week, allowing 12 runs on 13 hits, six walks and five home runs in five innings (two appearances). … Timber Rattlers RHP Carlos Luna made his season debut June 6 and pitched three perfect innings of relief. He faced nine batters and tallied eight strikeouts. … Biloxi INF Tyler Friis (21st round, 2017) raised his season average to .316 after batting 9-for-20 with two doubles, one triple and five runs scored over the last week (five contests). … Nashville INF Keston Hiura (1st round, 2017), who was optioned to Triple-A on Monday, has collected three hits in eight at-bats (.425) with one walk, three strikeouts and one RBI in his first two games with the Sounds.

Statistics courtesy baseball-reference.com and milb.com