The Milwaukee Brewers called up top prospect outfielder Jackson Chourio to Triple-A, and he made his debut with the Nashville Sounds on Tuesday night against the Jacksonville Jumbo Shrimp, who is the Triple-A affiliate of the Miami Marlins.
In his debut with the Sounds, he went 1-for-4. Chourio batted second in the order for them, and this is his final destination for potentially reaching the big leagues with the Milwaukee Brewers in 2024. So far this season in the Brewers farm system, he has a .280 batting average with 22 home runs and 89 RBIs, along with 43 stolen bases.
Jackson Chourio is the second-ranked prospect on MLB.com, right behind Baltimore Orioles shortstop Jackson Holliday. Chourio will finish the remainder of the season in Triple-A after spending most of this season in Double-A with the Biloxi Shuckers.
He is only 19 years old and won’t be 20 until next March. Jackson Chourio will very much be an everyday player once he gets to the big leagues.
Milwaukee Brewers Farm System Director Tom Flanagan Speaks Out on Outfielder Jackson Chourio
Tom Flanagan spoke to Brewers Beat Newsletter writer Adam McCalvy about Chourio’s promotion and was asked about what can possibly be gained in one week of experience at the Triple-A level, knowing that the minor league season is coming to a close:
“It’s a fair question. No.1, it gives him that taste of what Triple-A is going to be like for him next year, hopefully. It gets him acclimated. They’re playing at home, which is good. He can get used to the surrondings, and assuming he shows up there next year at the start of the season, it’s one less variable that he needs to adjust to. So, it’s just another test. And then it’s a reward for him for the year that he’s had. I think it’s a win for him on a few different fronts.”
Chourio is probably going to spend most of the year down in the minors, as it appears there is no rush for the Milwaukee Brewers to have him in the big leagues. They want to make sure his development is going as scheduled before he can get that big league promotion. Flanagan also added:
“You still have to realize that what he;s doing at that age at that level, it’s pretty special. Looking back, even though he has a week to go in Nashville, one thing is he was able to remain healthy. He might have had a nagging thing here or there, but for the most part, he logged a ton of plate appearances and gained all of that experience in a really good league. All in all, there a lot of things to be really pleased with about his year.”
It is hard to stay healthy for a full season in baseball. That is what seemed to impress Brewers Farm System Director Tom Flanagan. Chouiro is going to be a player to watch for the Nashville Sounds for most of next season in the minor leagues, and once he gets called up, he will probably be in Milwaukee for the next 10-15 years, if not longer than that.