The updating prospect rankings portion of the offseason is officially upon us. Fangraphs recently released their version of the Brewers top 38 prospects. As expected, 18 year old outfielder Jackson Chourio sits on top of that list.
Fangraphs released their top 38 Brewer prospects. Chourio, as expected, checks in at #1 pic.twitter.com/AAxks3yg9b
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According to fangraphs, Chourio has the highest future value of all Brewer prospects at 60. On the 20-80 grading scale, 60 is the numerical equivalent of saying that fangraphs believes Chourio will become an All-Star. A 70 grade would mean that he projects as a top 10 player and 80 top 5.
At 18 years old, how did outfielder Jackson Chourio become the Brewers top prospect?
Chourio shot up the prospect rankings last season. He started the 2022 MiLB season at Low-A Carolina and progressed to Double-A by seasons end. At both Low-A and Advanced-A, he had a ton of success. He basically forced the Brewers hand to promote him. On the year, he finished with a .288/.342/.538/.880 slash line over 99 total games. He hit 20 home runs, 30 doubles, 75 RBI, and stole 16 bases.
Despite being the youngest player at each minor league level he played at, Chourio ended up with a lot of awards. He was named to MLB Pipelines Prospect Team of the Year, MVP of the Carolina League, and won a MiLB gold glove.
All of his accomplishments has led Brewers manager Craig Counsell to saying that Chourio could see big league playing time as soon as next season. The soon to be 19 year old will likely start next season in Double-A, so how well he performs will dictate how quickly the Brewers advance him.