Recently, the MLB Pipeline Top 100 prospects list was updated. With the updated rankings, the Milwaukee Brewers now have two prospects in the top 100. There also was some movement within the organizations top 30.
Sal Frelick, the Brewers 15th overall pick in this years draft, has entered the top 100. He slots in as the 97th ranked prospect. The second player is Garrett Mitchell. He retained his place in the top 100 and moved to the 56th ranked spot. Leaving the top 100 was Brice Turang. He was bumped out of the rankings due to the influx of new talent from this year’s draft class.
OF Sal Frelick
Despite just 10 games at the professional level, Frelick did enough to impress scouts. In addition to being the 97th highest rated prospect, he also is the second ranked prospect in the Brewers system. Frelick has produced at an elite level so far. While it is a small sample size, in 10 games (4 with the ACL team 6 with Low-A Carolina) he has has an electric slash line standing at .429/.462/.592. He has 21 hits so far, which is an average of over two per game and his OPS currently is 1.053. He has not hesitated to showcase his 70 run grade either with four stolen bases in five attempts.
OF Garrett Mitchell
Garrett Mitchell remains seated atop the Brewers farm system rankings. He began the season ranked #65 on the MLB Pipeline top 100 list and has now moved up nine spots. Recently, Mitchell received a promotion from High-A Wisconsin to AA Biloxi. With the Timber Rattlers, the High-A affiliate, he posted an OPS of 1.124. So far in Biloxi, his OPS has taken a dip to .625. He likely is just adjusting to the higher level competition and his new team, so I would expect those numbers to rebound soon.
INF Brice Turang
Brice Turang has found himself on the outside looking in with this rankings update. To begin the year, Turang barely made the top 100 cut for he was the 96th ranked prospect. It is not all that surprising that after the addition of this years draft class that he now is outside the top 100. However, he remains high in the Brewers organizational rankings, coming in at third.
Despite dropping in the rankings, Turang did earn a promotion within the Brewers farm system earlier this month. He began the year in AA Biloxi and was promoted to AAA Nashville. In 13 games he has adapted quite and is near the .300 batting average line in 13 games played.
Other Brewer Prospects
OF Hedbert Perez and LHP Ethan Small round out the top 5 of the Brewers system rankings. New additions to the top 30 are two players from this years draft. Tyler Black, a second basemen, slots in as the seventh ranked prospect. Lastly, corner infielder Alex Binelas comes in at 17th.
More recently the Brewers farm system is not ranked near the top in the MLB. In a recent article, Bleacher Reports Joel Ruter ranked them 24th in the league. This is not concerning for the Brewers are currently built to reload and not rebuild. Sooner rather than later, the Brewers top level prospects will be joining the big league ball club and could be impact players on a team that has established themselves as contenders.
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