The Milwaukee Brewers have taken a step toward the future, again, by calling up the first of the many prospects they received in the trade deadline frenzy when they called up outfielder Domingo Santana from Triple-A Colorado Springs on Friday. Santana wasted no time, both in getting in the lineup as the starting center fielder and by hitting his firs home run as a Brewer.
Santana being promoted did not come as a huge surprise as he was hitting .380 with 2 HR’s and 18 RBI in 20 games with the Sky Sox. This is sure to be the first of many prospects that will be seen in a Brewer uniform as the season begins to wind down.
I am excited to see what this outfield can look like with Khris Davis, Santana and Ryan Braun all who can provide power. It would be refreshing to see a young player get some consistent playing time and add some excitement to what has become a very long season indeed.
It was also fitting that on a night when Santana made a big splash in the Brewers lineup, Mike Fiers did the same for the Houston Astros by throwing a no-hitter. It looks like the trade worked out for both sides in this one. Here’s looking for a bright future for Santana and some much needed energy in the Brewers offense.