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Farm Hops
Farm Hops: October 2008

By Patrick Ebert
Published 11/02/2008
Featured Player: Mat Gamel
Bio / Stats: [ link ]

Welcome to's season-ending edition of Farm Hops in which we will review the entire 2008 season of all of the Brewers minor league affiliates. Toby Harrmann, Brad Jiles, Jim Goulart and myself are going to hand out some hardware while tackling some of the key issues while looking ahead to the 2009 season.

Minor League Player of the Year 2008:
Mat Gamel, 3B, Huntsville Stars/Nashville Sounds/Milwaukee Brewers

Mat Gamel can hit, no doubt about it, as he has done so at every level since he was drafted in the fourth round of the 2005 draft. And he continues to get better, seeing his power bloom considerably this past year after being named the MVP of the Hawaii Winter Baseball league last fall. He was one of three players on the Huntsville Stars squad that was considered for this award, including Alcides Escobar and Angel Salome. Since we

Farm Hops is compiled by Brad Jiles,'s Director of Minor League Operations. He can be reached at
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