A Minute in Maryvale: 2.22.17

With the Brewers two days away from the first pitch of 2017 Spring Training at the Maryvale Baseball Park in West Phoenix, we at the Sky Sox wanted to keep you fans aware of what’s happening down in Arizona. So, we’ll be posting daily updates from Brew Crew Camp, thanks in part to Brewers Beat Writers Tom Haudricourt (@haudricourt) of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinal, and Adam McCalvy (@AdamMcCalvy) of MLB.com.

First off, the beat-writing duo had plenty to say about some former Sox pitchers.

Former Sky Sox outfielder Domingo Santana spent three games in 2016 with Colorado Springs, as part of an attempt to get back to 100 percent strength. During the 2015 season, Santana hit .333 in 95 games with the Sox, hitting 18 home runs and tying for the team lead with 77 RBIs.

After starting eight games for the Sox in 2016, Taylor Jungmann is using Spring Training as a chance to get back to Milwaukee. The right-hander went 9-8 with a 3.77 earned run average as part of Milwaukee’s starting rotation in 2015

Former No. 1 prospect Orlando Arcia spent a majority of 2016 at shortstop for the Sox, earning a spot on both the Pacific Coast League All-Star team, as well as the 2016 All-PCL team. 2017 marks his first full season with the Brew Crew.

Tyler Cravy celebrated the offseason with the birth of his daughter Ophelia on February 7. During the 2016 season, he spent six weeks with the big league club, and learned quite a bit from it.

Catchers Manny Pina and Andrew Susac both spent time in 2016, and the Brewers front office decided to stick with them instead of going after free agent Matt Wieters.

Meanwhile, Brewers owner Mark Attanasio made the trip down to Arizona and had quite the stirring pep talk in lieu of the 2017 season.

Brewers prospect Brett Phillips spoke with MiLB.com about his 2016 on the Mississippi Gulf Coast. The No. 7 prospect in the Brewers system according to MLB.com made Milwaukee’s 40-man roster over the offseason.

Finally, a few not-so-serious happenings at camp:

(Featured photo courtesy of @Brewers)

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