Back in 2018, Brewers pitching prospect Zack Brown was named the organizations MiLB Pitcher of the Year. He ranked as high as sixth on MLB Pipelines top 30 Brewers prospect list and was nearing a MLB debut. Unfortunately, that did not pan out, he began to struggle, elected free agency at the end of the 2022 season, and will now be a member of the Reds organization.
Brewers former top pitching prospect Zack Brown had signed a minor league deal with the Reds.
It was a rather quick descend from top prospect to not for Zack Brown. In 2018, he pitched in Double-A and posted a 2.44 ERA and made 21 starts. A year later, in Triple-A, his ERA skyrocketed to 5.79 over 23 starts.
His 2020 season was lost due to COVID-19 and the Brewers then tried to convert him into a reliever in 2021. Injuries limited his ability to play in 2021.
Last season, Brown put up better numbers overall at Triple-A. He finished the 2022 season with a 3.93 ERA and appeared in 49 games.
Going forward, it is unclear what role he will pitch in. We do know that he will be furthering his professional career with the Reds, so perhaps we will see him in game action in the future.