In 2017 Saint Louis alumnus Jordan Yamamoto established himself as one of the top prospects in the Milwaukee Brewers organization.
Now, he’ll be doing so for the Miami Marlins.
Yamamoto was a piece in the Brewers’ trade for Marlins star outfielder Christian Yelich Thursday.
The 2014 12th round draft pick out of Kalaepohaku racked up a 9-4 record with a 2.51 earned run average in 111 innings with 113 strikeouts last season in class A-Advanced Carolina. His 1.09 WHIP ranked 3rd in the Carolina League.
The 21-year-old was one of four Milwaukee minor leaguers traded to Miami. Waiakea graduates and fellow Carolina Mudcats Quintin Torres-Costa and Kodi Medeiros were not involved in the deal.