The Brewers currently have an exciting core of outfield prospects. The group is headlined by teenager Jackson Chourio. Garrett Mitchell is the only prospect who is current on the Major League roster, but Sal Frelick and Joey Wiemer are knocking on the door. Wiemer recently caught up with members of MLB Pipeline and discussed his time in Brewers camp so far.
Brewers outfield prospect Joey Wiemer discusses his time in Big League camp.
Third-ranked @Brewers prospect Joey Wiemer discusses his time in big league camp, his approach at the dish and what tools he brings to the table: pic.twitter.com/ssmxQUbPkr
— MLB Pipeline (@MLBPipeline) March 3, 2023
Wiemer was drafted in the fourth round of the 2020 MLB draft out of Cincinnati. Quickly after starting pro ball the power that he had displayed in flashes during college became more evident as he hit 27 home runs in 2021 and 21 in 2022. He collected 77 RBI’s in each of those seasons and also stole 30 or more bases. Last year he was one of five Minor League players to be in the 20 home run and 30 stolen base club.
Throughout his two year Minor League career, Wiemer has worked his way up to Triple-A and has a career .274/.367/.506/.873 slash line. He has a very strong throwing arm and projects best as a right fielder. This is a position in which the Brewers Major League depth is currently lacking, which could mean a promotion is in Wiemer’s near future.
For now, Wiemer is taking it one bat at a time and continuing to work on his game. Hopefully we see him with the Brewers at some point in 2023.
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