Saturday, July 16, 2011
Brewers finale leads to tough choices
By Andrew Drennen
The Brewers hosted a final workout for the 2011 Area Code Games at Westmont College (Montecito, Calif.). This was the third workout in ten days at the small school just North of Los Angeles. The idea with this workout was to bring the best players from the July 6 and July 7 workouts together for one final evaluation day.
It gave the players a chance to make a final impression before the Brewers staff made the decision on the roster. Typically the Brewers (because they had two teams) would put around 26 players on each roster. This year, with one team, the roster may be slightly larger, but at the same time some players may be left at home.
Because of this year's setup, the final workout was even more important. One thing is for sure, the pitching would be the hardest decision for the staff. And because of that, should the Brewers decide to take a couple of more arms, that would mean less spots for the position players.
At the final tryout it was once again the arms that stood out. Trevor Megill out of Marina (Huntington Beach, Calif.) made the team back in 2010. At the tryout at Westmont he was throwing in the low-90s.
We learned more about Camarillo's (Camarillo, Calif.) Hunter Virant. He may make the team as a pitcher and oddly enough he only threw one inning for his high school team. He said that he just started to pitch within the last year. You wouldn't know that by watching him.