Saint Louis grad Yamamoto traded to Marlins

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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.

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