Jackson Chourio of the Milwaukee Brewers recently became MLB Pipeline’s top overall outfield prospect. He’s been on top of Baseball America’s rankings for quite some time and is at or near the top of several other prospect boards. One big reason why numerous experts are raving about him is because of what he is accomplishing at the young age of 19 years old.
Last year, Jackson Chourio’s breakout season, he was one of the youngest players no matter where he was playing baseball. In 2022 he played in A, A+, and briefly in AA for the Milwaukee Brewers. He also participated in the Venezuelan Winter League. His overall statistics in affiliated ball consisted of a .288/.342/.538 slash with 20 home runs, 75 RBI, and 16 stolen bases.
This season he was placed in AA with the Biloxi Shuckers. Recently he reached a statistical milestone as he belted his 10th home run of the year and stole his 20th base. This put him in some elite company for teenage prospects.
Milwaukee Brewers outfield prospect Jackson Chourio joined Ronald Acuna Jr as one of three teenagers to hit 10 home runs and steal 20 bases in the high minors.
Per Javik Blake, the Biloxi Shuckers media relations and broadcaster, only three teenagers have accomplished this in the high minors since 2005. The first being Delmon Young (2005), second Ronald Acuna Jr (2017), and third Jackson Chourio (2023).
This is not the first time that Jackson Chourio and Ronald Acuna Jr have been mentioned together in the same sentence. Chourio’s manager in Low-A Carolina Victor Estevez made the comparison last season and believed that he would make it to the big leagues at a young age.
Although not the same players, Jackson Chourio is continuing down the Ronald Acuna Jr fast track to the big leagues. Acuna debuted in the big leagues at 20 years old. If Chourio can make his MLB debut at any point in 2024 he will do the same.
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