Milwaukee Brewers High 10 Prospects for 2023 Fantasy Baseball5 min read
2023 must be a bounce again 12 months for Bernie and the Brewers, who completed 2022 one sport behind the Phillies for a wild card spot and can retain all their elite pitching. Effectively, all their elite pitching besides Josh Hader. The lineup is sweet, too. Rowdy Telez and Willy Adames mixed for 66 residence runs, which appears like an emblem of the place this group thrives: making room for expertise that falls by means of cracks in different groups’ roster crunches.
1. OF Jackson Chourio | 19 | AA | 2024
Chourio received’t flip 19 till March 11, giving him an outdoor shot to make his large league debut at age 19. It’s unlikely however inside the vary of potential outcomes for a participant who has already defied the age-to-level curve in an excessive means, taking part in AA video games at 18 and getting precious winter league reps in a hyper-competitive atmosphere. The numbers don’t matter a complete lot for a wunderkind like this, however the numbers are good: 20 HR and 16 SB in 99 video games throughout three ranges.
2. OF Sal Frelick | 22 | AAA | 2023
Hit machine. Walked (8.8%) greater than he struck out (7.4%) in 46 video games at Triple-A, slashing .365/.435/.508 with 4 residence runs and 9 stolen bases. I don’t know why he didn’t get referred to as up. 40-man stuff, possibly. Brewers actually crapped the mattress down the stretch final 12 months, and I suppose unhealthy choices can have a compounding impact and result in extra unhealthy choices. On this case, the Josh Hader commerce created a must see Esteury Ruiz on the main league degree, in order that they introduced him up, maybe taking Frelick’s ticket regardless that they barely performed Ruiz after which despatched him again down.
3. OF Esteury Ruiz | 24 | MLB | 2022
The Ruizes aligned to ship Esteury to Milwaukee within the Josh Hader commerce. Appeared like a great transfer for his fantasy outlook, but it surely didn’t work out that means within the quick time period. No one had a greater minor league season than Ruiz, a 6’0” 169 lb former infielder studying his means across the outfield. He had type of fallen off the prospect map earlier than slashing .332/.447/.526 with 16 residence runs and 85 stolen bases in 114 minor league video games throughout the 2 prime ranges. He additionally posted a 66-to-94 strikeout to stroll fee in 541 plate appearances. After being caught simply 14 instances stealing within the minors, he obtained pegged twice in three makes an attempt within the majors. Doesn’t imply something. Simply attention-grabbing. The Brewers have been somewhat baffling of late, so I’m hesitant to wager on any of those outfielders to get the taking part in time we want, however the catch is we’ll need any of them who breaks by means of.
4. OF Garrett Mitchell | 24 | MLB | 2022
I’ve by no means been actual large fish on Garrett Mitchell, however a few of that’s different sources (Fantrax) pumping him up so excessive it left little room for revenue in our sport. The 2020 first-round choose performed effectively final season and earned a promotion to the majors, the place he struck out 41.2 % of the time in his 68 plate appearances. Too small a pattern to matter a complete lot, however the eight stolen bases leap off the web page and can possible see him rushed up redraft rankings. He’s a 6’3” 215 left-handed hitter with elite protection in heart subject, so I don’t wish to give the impression I don’t suppose he can play. If the hit instrument can cling on the main league degree, he’ll be a fantasy monster.
5. OF Joey Wiemer | 24 | AAA | 2023
At 6’5” 215 lbs, Joey Wiemer options double-plus energy and plus velocity, smashing 21 residence runs and swiping 31 bases in 127 video games throughout two ranges final season. That’s good and all, however the very best factor Wiemer did was lower his strikeout fee from 30.2 % in 84 video games at Double-A to 19.5 % in 43 video games at Double-A. The principle difficulty right here, as with the remainder of these guys, is the place he’ll play and when. Unsure I’ve ever seen a staff with this many elite outfield prospects on the cusp of the majors.
6. C Jeferson Quero | 20 | A+ | 2024
He’s not a giant backstop at 5’10” 165 lbs, so it helps to put aside some preconceived notions concerning the catching place when contemplating his prospect inventory. Quero is considerably extra athletic in his core than the typical catcher. He slashed .313/.329/.530 in 20 video games as a 19-year-old in Excessive-A, and the athleticism interprets behind the plate, the place Quero appears to be like like a pure. It’s an underrated facet of the sport: catching a nasty pitch with a gradual hand and making it look simple time after time. It doesn’t at all times matter for our sport, however on this case, it accelerates the timeline on an amazing hitting prospect.
7. 2B Tyler Black | 22 | A+ | 2024
T.B. Tyler Black. Gettin down on Fri-day. But additionally the opposite days. He’s sort of at all times hit, and for those who see him swing, you get it instantly. Some lefties simply look born for the batter’s field. The thirty third general choose in 2021, Black slashed .281/.406/.424 with 4 residence runs and 13 stolen bases in 64 video games, strolling 45 instances and putting out 44.
8. SS Brice Turang | 23 | AAA
Turang took an actual step ahead in 2022, boosting his remoted slugging share from .070 in 2021 to .126 in 2022. He traded fairly a little bit of his stroll fee, which dropped from 18.2 % to 10.8 %, however I’m inspired that he got here again to Triple-A attacking after spending 44 video games there as a 22-year-old. A left-handed hitter at 6’0” 173 lbs, Turang was an early contender to be prime choose of the 2018 draft however landed at 21 general to the Brewers, the place he’s loved a gradual climb up the system regardless of lower than stellar outcomes on offense.
9. SS Eric Brown Jr. | 22 | A | 2025
Milwaukee obtained a win at choose 27 on this 12 months’s draft in Eric Brown Jr., who transitioned easily to professional ball. He stole 19 bases in 27 video games throughout two ranges, chipping in three residence runs. This crop of younger Brewers has unimaginable velocity all through the system, and Brown matches the mould however brings above common energy in a 5’10” 190 lb body.
10. 2B Felix Valerio | 22 | AA | 2024
Valerio stole 30 bases and hit 12 residence runs in 113 video games and posted a ten.0%-to-16.7% walk-to-strikeout fee towards older opponents. He additionally slashed .228/.313/.357 and checks in at simply 5’7” and 165 kilos. Some folks actually like him within the dynasty neighborhood. Fangraphs offers him a 70 future worth hit instrument, no matter that’s meant to imply. He slashed .314/.430/.469 in 85 Low-A video games in 2021, so it’s not coming from nowhere. I simply suppose it is likely to be couched in a pre rag ball period. Maybe we’re headed again to the juicy juiced days of 2019 sometime, and in that case, Valerio is likely to be too low right here.
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