Ray, the Brewers’ first-round Draft pick in 2016, started in right field and went 1-for-2 with a double and a run scored.
Extending his season with the Rafters allows Ray an opportunity to make up for the at-bats he lost to an early-season recovery from knee surgery. The 23-year-old hit .238 with seven homers and 48 RBIs in 112 games for Class A Advanced Carolina.
Erceg, meanwhile, came off the bench to bat 2-for-2 with a pair of doubles and a run scored. In his second professional season since the Brewers made him a second-round Draft pick in 2016, Erceg slashed .259/.333/.455 with 15 homers and 83 RBIs for Carolina and Triple-A Colorado Springs.
Also representing the Brewers on the Rafters are pitchers Nate Griep, Adrian Houser, Jon Perrin and Quintin Torres-Costa; infielder Jake Gatewood (No. 18) and outfielder Monte Harrison (No 14).
The AFL season, typically considered a “finishing school” for prospects on the cusp of reaching the big leagues, runs through Nov. 18. Games are played Monday through Saturday at six Arizona Spring Training facilities: Surprise Stadium, Scottsdale Stadium, Camelback Ranch-Glendale, Salt River Fields, Sloan Park and Peoria Sports Complex.
Each organization is required to send at least six players to compete in the six-team league. This year, the Brewers’ prospects are competing on the Rafters alongside players from the D-backs, Orioles, Rockies and Marlins.
Chad Thornburg is a reporter for MLB.com based in Los Angeles. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.