OMG: Milwaukee Brewers
As I sit in the press box at George M. Steinbrenner Field, waiting dutifully for C.C. Sabathia’s simulated game to start, I thought I’d bring you the Milwaukee Brewers’ OMG (One More Guy). First, here’s their Top 10 list.
And now, their OMG:
Cutter Dykstra, 3B: The Brewers took Lenny’s kid in the second round of the 2008 Draft out of the California high school ranks. His summer debut was fine, as he hit .271/.374/.412 in the rookie-level Arizona and Pioneer Leagues.
In 2009, he stumbled a bit, with a .659 OPS in 90 games between Helena (Pioneer League) and full-season Wisconsin. Consider then, 2010, as his coming out party. Dykstra finished second in the organization with his .312 batting average. He also had a .416 on-base percentage while his 27 steals placed him fourth in the system. He got better as the season in the Midwest League wore on, too, hitting .329 with a .443 OBP and 19 steals in the second half of the season. He’s looking more and more like a sparkplug, top-of-the-order type.
The big question is where he’s going to play defensively. In 2008 and 2009, he played a lot of outfield, though when he was back with Helena in 2009, he played second base every day. Last year, he was a third baseman. He doesn’t really profile for the hot corner, unless you’re using Chone Figgins as a role model. A move up to the Florida State League will be interesting to watch for the 21-year-old.