22-Year-Old First Baseman – Milwaukee Brewers
2018 Fantasy Baseball Outlook
Simply put, Gatewood had his best year as a pro in 2017, setting career bests in all three slash categories as well as home runs and stolen bases. Strikeouts were as much an issue as ever unfortunatel...
Jake Gatewood Contract Information:
Signed with the Brewers in June of 2014.
Gatewood was promoted to Double-A Biloxi on Monday.
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Milwaukee Brewers Roster
MajorsAguilar, Jesus (1B)
AAABerry, Quintin (OF)
AABetancourt, Javier (SS)
A+Diplan, Marcos (P)
ABelonis, Carlos (OF)
RookieAbreu, Pablo (OF)
Jake Gatewood: Past News Updates ( ▲ View most recent update )
RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks
Gatewood started 2015 with Low-A Wisconsin, but was sent back to rookie-level Helena after slashing just .187/.250/.271 and striking out 45 times in 34 games. He showed improvement in his hitting, bumping his OPS up to .807, but still struck out 133 times in 109 games between the two levels. He did improve his walk rate from 5.9 percent in 2014 to 7.4 percent between levels in 2015, which is promising considering his low contact rate. Gatewood is only 20 years old so he still has plenty of time to develop into the power-hitting shortstop that the Brewers want him to be, but he'll have to figure out a way to cut down on the strikeouts in order to live up to his potential.
The Brewers selected Gatewood with the 41st pick in last year’s draft based primarily on his power potential from the shortstop position. Despite the big bat, Gatewood struggled to make contact in his first taste of professional action, hitting just .206 and striking out 71 times over 50 games with the Brewers’ rookie league team in Arizona. Gatewood was taken out of high school, so he will be given plenty of time to develop.