David Stearns trading four prospects for Christian Yelich in 2018 was the best trade that he executed. In the deal, he sent Lewis Brinson, Isan Diaz, Jordan Yamamoto, and Monte Harrison to the Marlins for the eventual 2018 NL MVP and 2019 runner up. None of the prospects surrendered by the Brewers ended up panning out in Miami and now all play for different organizations. The most recent prospect to make baseball news was Monte Harrison as he elected to sign back with the Brewers on a MiLB deal.
Monte Harrison signs 2023 MiLB deal with the Brewers that includes an invitation to Major League camp.
In the coming full circle department:
Brewers have signed OF Monte Harrison to a minor-league deal with an invitation to MLB camp.
— Todd Rosiak (@Todd_Rosiak) January 30, 2023
Harrison was initially drafted by the Brewers in the second round of the 2014 MLB draft. The former 50th overall pick quickly drew attention for his speed-power-defense combination. Unfortunately, strikeouts have been a big issue for him no matter what level he has played at.
Over 50 Major League games, Harrison has struck out 48.7% of the time and has a .176/.253/.294 slash line. Throughout his Minor League career, he has a .244/.333/.403 slash line. Speed continues to be an asset for him as he has stolen more than 20 bases each of the last six seasons.
After spending the last four seasons out of the Brewers organization, Harrison will now get a chance with the team that originally drafted him. He does have his work cut out for him as Milwaukee is stocked with outfield prospects such as Garrett Mitchell, Sal Frelick, Joey Wiemer, and Jackson Chourio.
For now, it appears that Harrison will provide organizational depth, but he is another player to add to the growing list of non-roster invitees to Spring Training.
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