Milwaukee Brewers Top 30
By Tom Haudricourt
Plenty of organizations would likely switch places with the Brewers, a club averaging 90 wins over the last three seasons, including pushing the Dodgers to Game 7 of the NLCS in 2018, and home to one of the most recognizable stars in baseball in Christian Yelich.
But Milwaukee's offseason is certainly shrouded in mystery as those in baseball wonder how Milwaukee will push forward facing several key questions and departures.
Mike Moustakas and Yasmani Grandal departed in free agency. Travis Shaw (non-tendered) will get a fresh start elsewhere. Josh Hader and Lorenzo Cain's names have been bandied in trade rumors, and the Brewers already made one deal, bringing back Luis Urias, a top-40 prospect a year ago.
Milwaukee still has holes to fill in both its rotation and infield. The natural question -- will help be coming from within?
The Brewers system ended 2019 ranked as the worst in the game, hurt by a mix of prospect graduations and win-now trades. Because of that, impact near-ready talent at the top of the system is few and far between.
Here's how we project their lineup in 2023, with their 2023 age in parentheses.
Catcher: Mario Feliciano (24)
First Base: Keston Hiura (26)
Second Base: Brice Turang (23)
Third Base: Luis Urias (26)
Shortstop: Orlando Arcia (28)
Left Field: Tristen Lutz (24)
Center Field: Corey Ray (28)
Right Field: Christian Yelich (31)
No. 1 Starter: Brandon Woodruff (30)
No. 2 Starter: Eric Lauer (28)
No. 3 Starter: Adrian Houser (30)
No. 4 Starter: Zack Brown (28)
No. 5 Starter: Ethan Small (26)
Closer: Josh Hader (29)
Listed below are the prospects with the best tools within the organization. To go directly to Milwaukee's Top 10, click here.
Best Hitter for Average: Brice Turang
Best Power Hitter: Mario Feliciano
Best Strike-Zone Discipline: Brice Turang
Fastest Baserunner: Reidy Mercado
Best Athlete: Corey Ray
Best Fastball: Drew Rasmussen
Best Curveball: Zack Brown
Best Slider: Aaron Ashby
Best Changeup: Devin Williams
Best Control: Dylan File
Best Defensive Catcher: Payton Henry
Best Defensive Infielder: Antonio Pinero
Best Infield Arm: Lucas Erceg
Best Defensive Outfielder: Carlos Rodriguez
Best Outfield Arm: Tristen Lutz
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