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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 16th edition of the 2021 Young Brewers Tracker.

Tyler Black, 2B (age 21/Low-A)

Last week: 5 games, 12 AB, 1 H, 2B, 4 R, RBI, 0 SB, 9 BB, 6 K, .083 BA

Season (Low-A): 13 games, 30 AB, .205 BA, .466 OBP, .282 SLG, .748 OPS, 3 2B, 0 3B, 0 HR, 8 R, 3 RBI, 1 SB, 17 BB, 15 K.

Season (Rookie): 3 games, 6 AB, .500 BA, .750 OBP, 1.000 SLG, 1.750 OPS, 0 2B, 0 3B, 1 HR, 4 R, 2 RBI, 2 SB, 6 BB, 2 K.

Notable: If nothing else thus far at Carolina, Black, Milwaukee’s other first-round pick in 2021, is showing the ability to get on base. This past week he had games with two, three and four walks and even was hit by a pitch twice Sept. 5.

Sal Frelick, OF (age 21/High-A)

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

Season (High-A): 7 games, 28 AB, .143 BA, .250 OBP, .214 SLG, .464 OPS, 0 2B, 1 3B, 0 HR, 4 R, 1 RBI, 1 SB, 4 BB, 6 K.

Season (Low-A): 16 games, 71 AB, .437 BA, .494 OBP, .492 SLG, 1.085 OPS, 6 2B, 1 3B, 1 HR, 17 R, 12 RBI, 6 SB, 9 BB, 10 K.

Season (Rookie): 4 games, 15 AB, .467 BA, .529 OBP, .667 SLG, 1.196 OPS, 1 2B, 1 3B, 0 HR, 4 R, 4 RBI, 3 SB, 2 BB, 2 K.

Notable: Milwaukee’s top pick in 2021 is encountering his first slump as a pro as he’s hitless over his last three games (0-for-13 with one walk, three strikeouts).

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

Last week (Double-A): 1 games, 0 AB, 0 H, 0 R, 0 RBI, 0 SB, 0 BB, 0 K, .000 BA

Season (Double-A): 32 games, 117 AB, .197 BA, .309 OBP, .282 SLG, .591 OPS, 1 2B, 0 3B, 3 HR, 16 R, 10 RBI, 4 SB, 18 BB, 32 K.

Season (Single-A): 28 games, 92 AB, .359 BA, .504 OBP, .620 SLG, 1.124 OPS, 5 2B, 2 3B, 5 HR, 33 R, 20 RBI, 12 SB, 27 BB, 30 K.

Notable: Mitchell appeared in Biloxi’s Sept. 8 game as a defensive replacement in center field after taking batting practice earlier in the day. He has hadn’t played since Aug. 27 due to a non-COVID related illness.

Hedbert Perez, OF (age 18/Low-A)

Last week: 5 games, 23 AB, 2 H, 2B, 2 R, 0 RBI, 0 SB, 1 BB, 11 K, .087 BA

Season (Low-A): 7 games, 33 AB, .091 BA, .118 OBP, .121 SLG, .239 OPS, 1 2B, 0 3B, 0 HR, 2 R, 1 RBI, 0 SB, 1 BB, 16 K.

Season (Rookie): 32 games, 120 AB, .333 BA, .394 OBP, .575 SLG, .969 OPS, 11 2B, 0 3B, 6 HR, 19 R, 21 RBI, 2 SB, 8 BB, 34 K.

Notable: It’s been a bit of a struggle at a new level for the 18-year-old (he won’t turn 19 until April) but he did have hits in his last two games, including his first career Single-A extra-base hit, a double on Sept. 8. However, Perez has struck out in all seven games with Carolina including multi-whiff games in six.

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

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

Season (Triple-A): 5 games (5 starts), 1-0, 1.37 ERA, 19 2/3 IP, 14 H, 1 HR, 11 BB, 13 K, .209 OBA, 1.27 WHIP.

Season (Double-A): 8 games (8 starts), 2-2, 1.96 ERA, 41 1/3 IP, 26 H, 1 HR, 21 BB, 67 K, .195 OBA, 1.14 WHIP.

Notable: After throwing 28 pitches in his first outing back at Triple-A following an injury, Small upped his total to 45 on Sept. 4. His five strikeouts in three innings was his most since moving up to Nashville in late June.

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

Last week: 6 games, 22 AB, 7 H, 2 2B, 4 R, 0 RBI, SB, 3 BB, 8 K, .318 BA

Season (Triple-A): 30 games, 100 AB, .250 BA, .350 OBP, .340 SLG, .690 OPS, 6 2B, 0 3B, 1 HR, 12 R, 11 RBI, 5 SB, 16 BB, 24 K.

Season (Double-A): 73 games, 288 AB, .264 BA, .329 OBP, .385 SLG, .715 OPS, 14 2B, 3 3B, 5 HR, 40 R, 39 RBI, 11 SB, 28 BB, 48 K.

Notable: Turang had a pair of three-hit games last week, going 3-for-5 on both Sept. 4 and Sept. 7, hitting two doubles in the latter.

Joey Wiemer, OF (age 22/High-A)

Last week: 5 games, 21 AB, 9 H, 2B, 2 HR, 4 R, 7 RBI, 2 SB, 1 BB, 4 K, .429 BA

Season (High-A): 24 games, 91 AB, .374 BA, .427 OBP, .736 SLG, 1.163 OPS, 6 2B, 0 3B, 9 HR, 25 R, 22 RBI, 6 SB, 7 BB, 25 K.

Season (Low-A): 75 games, 268 AB, .276 BA, .391 OBP, .478 SLG, .868 OPS, 11 2B, 2 3B, 13 HR, 53 R, 44 RBI, 22 SB, 45 BB, 69 K.

Notable: We held off as long as we could but Wiemer has forced our hand and is now included in our weekly capsules. Why? He’s only the hottest hitter in all of minor-league baseball since Aug. 1. In that span, which covers time at Carolina and Wisconsin, where he was promoted Aug. 9, Wiemer has a slash line of .422/.473/.836 with 13 home runs, 32 runs, 34 RBI and nine steals in 30 games. His 1.309 OPS is better than anyone in the minors over that span. His past week included homering on back-to-back days – a walk-off three-run shot on Sept. 5 followed by a 4-for-5 game Sept. 7. He then had three more hits the next day. A fourth-round pick out of Cincinnati in 2020, Wiemer is playing his first year of pro ball after sitting out due to the cancelling of minor-league games last year.

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

Last week: 6 games, 23 AB, 10 H, 3 2B, 3 R, 4 RBI, 0 SB, 2 BB, 5 K, .435 BA

Season (High-A): 13 games, 48 AB, .375 BA, .423 OBP, .521 SLG, .944 OPS, 7 2B, 0 3B, 0 HR, 6 R, 7 RBI, 0 SB, 4 BB, 12 K.

Season (Low-A): 70 games, 268 AB, .287 BA, .396 OBP, .399 SLG, .795 OPS, 13 2B, 1 3B, 5 HR, 58 R, 40 RBI, 9 SB, 40 BB, 57 K.

Notable: To say Zamora is on a hot streak would be selling him short. Since being promoted to Wisconsin, he’s had a hit in 11 of 13 games, including six straight. He had a pair of three-hit games last week, including a 3-for-3 on Sept. 7. Since Aug. 1, which includes his time at Carolina, Zamora, a 2020 second-round pick out of Miami (Fla.) who, like Wiemer, is playing in his first professional season, is slashing .395/.474/.553. On July 21 he was hitting .237/356/.318. Now he’s at a combined .301/.399/.817.

Other notes: Biloxi OF Mitch Longo, who was signed as a minor-league free agent in May, was 13-for-28 (.464) last week with two doubles, a triple, three home runs, eight runs, seven RBI and five stolen bases. … Shuckers C Thomas Dillard (5th round, 2019) smacked his first Double-A home run during a week in which he went 9-for-22 with six walks (.409/.536/.591). … Biloxi 2B Gabe Holt had 10 hits in 18 at-bats (.556). … Shuckers SS David Hamilton stole five more bases and now has 51 combined between Single-A and Double-A this season. Hamilton is one of four players in all of baseball to have 50+ steals but the only to be playing above the Single-A level. … Wisconsin OF Carlos Rodriguez was 8-for-19 (.421) last week including a four-hit game Sept. 5. … Carolina OF Micah Bello (Comp-B, 2018) was 12-for-27 with three doubles, two home runs, six runs and 10 RBI in six games last week. … Mudcats 3B Alex Binelas (3rd round, 2021) was 12-for-29 (.462) with five doubles, a homer, five runs and five RBI. Binelas was promoted to Carolina on Aug. 16 and is batting .338/.409/.610 in 19 games. … ACL Brewers Blue RHP Rafael Garcia fanned a career-high 11 in 5 1/3 innings (4 H, 1 R, 1 BB). The 20-year-old played in the Dominican Summer League in 2019.

Statistics courtesy baseball-reference.com and milb.com