Jake Gatewood
22-Year-Old First Baseman1B
Milwaukee Brewers AA
Out
Injury Knee
Est. Return 3/1/2019
2018 Fantasy 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 unfortunately, but he did make tremendous strides in the walk department, reaching base nearly as many times last year (51) as he did in his first three years as a pro (63). His improvement in plate discipline has him back on the prospect radar, and he still possesses impressive raw power. He played briefly at the Double-A level for the first time at the end of last season and figures to open there in 2018. Whether he continues to trend upward will depend on if he can carry over last year's improvements to this year, and ultimately if he can cut down his massive strikeout numbers. Read Past Outlooks
$Signed with the Brewers in June of 2014.
Tears ACL, done for season
1BMilwaukee Brewers  AA
Knee
July 27, 2018
Gatewood will require surgery after suffering a torn ACL in his left knee, Adam McCalvy of MLB.com reports.
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Gatewood was hitting .244/.302/.466 with 19 homers and 59 RBI through 94 games at Double-A Biloxi prior to the injury. He'll miss the remainder of the 2018 campaign and potentially part of the 2019 season while rehabbing after surgery.
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Past Fantasy Outlooks
2016
2015
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.
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Slugs 19th homer
1BMilwaukee Brewers  AA
July 23, 2018
Gatewood went 1-for-4 with a two-run homer for Double-A Biloxi in its 7-5 win over Tennessee on Sunday.
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Overcoming slow start
1BMilwaukee Brewers  AA
June 11, 2018
Gatewood hit .270/.322/.505 with 10 home runs, 36 RBI, and a 14:55 BB:K over his last 51 games with Double-A Biloxi.
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Moves up to Double-A
1BMilwaukee Brewers  AA
August 7, 2017
Gatewood was promoted to Double-A Biloxi on Monday.
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Scuffling of late at High-A
1BMilwaukee Brewers  AA
July 26, 2017
Gatewood, 21, is batting just .189 with 13 strikeouts over his last 10 games for High-A Carolina.
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Plates six runs Monday
1BMilwaukee Brewers  AA
May 23, 2017
Gatewood, 21, went 3-for-4 with a home run and six RBI for High-A Carolina on Monday.
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