• After Marco Estrada and Wily Peralta piggyback Thursday against the A's, Yovani Gallardo is scheduled to start Friday in Scottsdale against the Giants, Kyle Lohse (home) and Mike Fiers (road) are scheduled to start split-squad games Saturday against the Dodgers and at the D-backs, and Matt Garza is scheduled to start Sunday at the Rockies.
• Brian Anderson and Bill Schroeder will call the Brewers' Cactus League opener on Thursday for a webcast on Brewers.com and MLB.com. Then Bob Uecker and Joe Block will have the call Friday against the Giants on the Brewers Radio Network, and Anderson and Schroeder will call Saturday's televised game against the Dodgers on FS Wisconsin.
• Roenicke was setting lineups for Thursday and Friday's games with Saturday's split-squad action in mind. The Brewers will borrow some players from the early Minor League minicamp to cover games at home against the Dodgers and in Scottsdale against the D-backs.
• Baseball Prospectus, a publication held in high regard within the Brewers' front office, released its annual ranking of Minor League systems on Wednesday and put Milwaukee 29th, ahead of only the Angels. Outfielder Tyrone Taylor is rated as the top prospect for the Brewers, and 2013 Draft picks Devin Williams and Tucker Neuhaus were named breakout candidates for the coming season.
Baseball Prospectus wrote: "I actually like some of the aforementioned lower-level talent, especially Devin Williams, and if those higher risk types can start to actualize on the field, the farm will take a much needed step forward."
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