2018 Milwaukee Brewers Top 10 Prospects

Brewers Top 10 Prospects
1. Lewis Brinson, OF
2. Brandon Woodruff, RHP
3. Corbin Burnes, RHP
4. Keston Hiura, 2B
5. Monte Harrison, OF
6. Luis Ortiz, RHP
7. Brett Phillips, OF
8. Lucas Erceg, 3B
9. Isan Diaz, 2B/SS
10. Corey Ray, OF

GOT QUESTIONS? Brewers Top 10 Chat


For each organization, we identify the 10 prospects with the highest ceilings, with consideration given to the likelihood of reaching those ceilings.

To qualify as a prospect, a position player cannot exceed 130 big league at-bats, while a pitcher cannot exceed 50 innings or 30 relief appearances. These thresholds mirror major league rookie qualifications, albeit without regard for major league service time.

Notable Graduations: LHP Josh Hader (2) ascended to the role of the club's top setup reliever.

Trending: ◀️▶️Nice blend of hitters and pitchers.

 

SYSTEM OVERVIEW

Strengths: With Keon Broxton and Domingo Santana established in the majors, Lewis Brinson and Brett Phillips on the cusp of the majors and Monte Harrison and Corey Ray not that far behind, the Brewers are stacked with athletic outfielders who have a chance to hit. Tristen Lutz, the 2017 sandwich pick, could be the start of another wave in the lower minors.

Weaknesses: The development of Manny Pina into a productive everyday catcher in 2017 was a huge win for the Brewers—and a win that's fortunate. Andrew Susac has been waylaid by injuries and Jacob Nottingham's bat isn't living up to expectations. Because of that, the homegrown options behind Pina are lacking. The Brewers' best catching prospect may be 2017 third-rounder K.J. Harrison. He's yet to play in full-season ball and he’s no sure bet to catch.

 

BEST TOOLS

🔸Best Hitter for Average: Keston Hiura.
🔸Best Power Hitter: Monte Harrison.
🔸Best Strike-Zone Discipline: Trent Clark.
🔸Fastest Baserunner: Johnny Davis.
🔸Best Athlete: Monte Harrison.
🔸Best Fastball: Josh Pennington.
🔸Best Curveball: Corbin Burnes.
🔸Best Slider: Brandon Woodruff.
🔸Best Changeup: Trey Supak.
🔸Best Control: Corbin Burnes.
🔸Best Defensive Catcher: Dustin Houle.
🔸Best Defensive INF: Antonio Pinero.
🔸Best INF Arm: Lucas Erceg.
🔸Best Defensive OF: Lewis Brinson.
🔸Best OF Arm: Brett Phillips.

 

PROJECTED 2021 LINEUP

(Listed with 2021 season age)

🔸C Manny Pina (34)
🔸1B Travis Shaw (31)
🔸2B Keston Hiura (24)
🔸3B Lucas Erceg (26)
🔸SS Orlando Arcia (26)
🔸LF Monte Harrison (25)
🔸CF Lewis Brinson (27)
🔸RF Domingo Santana (28)
🔸SP Brandon Woodruff (28)
🔸SP Corbin Burnes 26)
🔸SP Luis Ortiz (25)
🔸SP Zach Davies (28)
🔸SP Freddy Peralta (25)
🔸CL Josh Hader (27)

 

TOP PROSPECTS OF THE DECADE

(Listed with 2017 organization)

🔸2008: OF Matt LaPorta (DNP) | WAR: -0.9
🔸2009: SS Alcides Escobar (Royals) | WAR: 10.7
🔸2010: SS Alcides Escobar (Royals) | WAR: **
🔸2011: RHP Jake Odorizzi (Rays) | WAR: 8.1
🔸2012: RHP Wily Peralta (Brewers) | WAR: 1.2
🔸2013: RHP Wily Peralta (Brewers) | WAR: **
🔸2014: RHP Jimmy Nelson (Brewers) | WAR: 4.3
🔸2015: OF Tyrone Taylor (Brewers) | WAR: N/A
🔸2016: SS Orlando Arcia (Brewers) | WAR: 2.3
🔸2017: OF Lewis Brinson (Brewers )| Top 10

 

TOP DRAFT PICKS OF THE DECADE

(Listed with 2017 organization)

🔸2008: 3B Brett Lawrie (DNP) | WAR: 15.2
🔸2009: RHP Eric Arnett (DNP) | WAR: N/A
🔸2010: RHP Dylan Covey (White Sox) | WAR: N/A
🔸2011: RHP Taylor Jungmann (Brewers) | WAR: 1.1
🔸2012: C Clint Coulter (Brewers) | WAR: N/A
🔸2013: RHP Devin Williams (Brewers) | WAR: N/A
🔸2014: LHP Kodi Medeiros (Brewers) | WAR: N/A
🔸2015: OF Trent Clark (Brewers) | WAR: N/A
🔸2016: OF Corey Ray (Brewers) | Top 10
🔸2017: 2B Keston Hiura (Brewers) | Top 10


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