It is that time in the offseason where updated prospect rankings start being released. Most recently fangraphs provided their list of the Brewers top 38 prospects. This list is not what is seen on the Brewers top 30 prospect list on their web page. That is provided by MLB Pipeline.
Here we take a look at three noteworthy Brewer prospect rankings on fangraphs list.
Noteworthy Brewer prospect ranking on fangraphs: #5 LHP Robert Gasser.
Robert Gasser was the 71st overall pick in the 2021 MLB draft by the Padres. He was acquired in the Josh Hader trade package. Other players included in that deal were Esteury Ruiz, Taylor Rogers, and Dinelson Lamet. Aside from Gasser, the rest are already out of the Brewers organization. It looks like Gasser was the target in that trade.
MLB Pipeline has Gasser ranked as the Brewers 10th best prospect. In fangraphs rankings, he surpasses prospects Garret Mitchell, Jacob Misiorowski, Eric Brown Jr, and others. Gasser did get to showcase his skills briefly in Triple-A in 2022. He could look to make the leap to the big leagues at some point next season.
Noteworthy Brewer prospect ranking on fangraphs: #7 RHP Abner Uribe
Uribe is the 26th ranked prospect according to MLB pipeline. He was added to the Brewers 40-man roster earlier this offseason in order to be protected from the Rule-5 draft. The Brewers made this decision despite him having just two appearances worth of experience at the AA-level of minor league ball. Injuries have hindered the flamethrowers ability to progress in the minor leagues.
He did put together a very solid season at the Arizona Fall league. He pitched 10 innings, gave up one earned run, struck out 14, and walked just two batters. Aside from health, command has been his biggest downfall so far. If he can harness that, his stuff on the mound has the potential to play at the big league level.
Noteworthy Brewer prospect ranking on fangraphs: #34 OF Hedbert Perez
Perez signed out of Venezuela in 2019 as a teenager. At the time the outfielder was viewed as a toolsy prospect who had a lot of raw power. We saw flashes of that power and his potential in 2021 at the rookie level. As a result, he immediately climbed up into the top 10 of the Brewers prospect rankings on several sites.
In 2022, he played his first full minor league season. He spent the entire season with the Carolina Mudcats and had a pretty underwhelming season. At seasons end his slash line was .216/.272/.393/.665. He hit 15 home runs and drove in 57 runs. Overall, his struggles dropped him to 18th on MLB pipelines prospect rankings list and 34th on fangraphs. He will be 20 years old next season and will be looking to change the trajectory of his prospect stock in which he is now viewed most as a power hitting left-fielder.
Prospect rankings do tend to change quickly and as mentioned various sites have different opinions on where players slot in. Keeping up with these rankings is a fun way to see and monitor which way players are trending. Thankfully the Brewers have a lot of exciting prospects coming up in their system.