In a rather confusing 2022 MLB season, the Brewers currently sit at 61-53. While they are only two games behind the Cardinals for the Central Division and still in hot contention for the Wildcard, the team sits in an odd position after trading away star Closer Josh Hader to the Padres in a shocking move to obtain prospects.
The MiLB season is nearing an end as Brewers prospects prepare to get called up to the MLB in hopes of producing. Let’s discuss some of the brightest stars tearing up the minors for the Brew Crew.
OF Jackson Chourio, Wisconsin Timber Rattlers, 2025+ ETA Prospect
The first name that should come to mind when talking about the future of the Brewers is the 18-year old Outfielder Jackson Chourio from Venezuela. MLB.com currently gives Jackson an MLB ETA of 2025, but with the combination of his speed and RBI potential he can find himself in the majors much sooner. Chourio has spent the year playing between high and low A baseball due to his age but he has found quite a lot of success in his first full season launching 16 homers, 59 RBI’s, and 103 hits in 80 games so far. With his ability to do a little bit of everything at such a young age, Chourio should open some eyes next year in Double A and find a home among the top Brewers prospects.
OF Sal Frelick, Nashville Sounds, 2023 ETA Prospect
The fastest rising prospect in the Brewers organization and one of the most intriguing prospects as of late is 22-year old Outfielder Sal Frelick from Massachusetts. Frelick made a name for himself at Boston College after he finished with a career .322 average including a pandemic shortened season. Perhaps the most exciting part of Frelick’s game is his contact ability, which he has proven in the MiLB jumping from high A ball to Triple A in one season batting a combined .321 for the 2022 campaign and an eye opening .391 in Triple A. Frelick should see the MLB field within the next two years. When there is a will, there’s a way, and Frelick always finds a way to make contact.
LHP Robert Gasser, Biloxi Shuckers, 2023 ETA Prospect
You can’t trade away the league leader in saves and get nothing back, and the Brewers made sure they got valuable assets back, including the 23-year old left hander Robert Gasser. Currently, Gasser is with the team’s Double A affiliate and he’s only been able to pitch in two games for them while racking up 18 starts and an ERA of 4.18 for the Padres High A affiliate. Don’t let the ERA fool you, Gasser is an effective pitcher with a ton of upside, posting a consistent WHIP of 1.1. Gasser doesn’t allow many people to touch base and in the past the biggest issue has been singles and doubles sneaking through. A change of scenery and defense could provide Gasser with the tools he needs for success, especially as one of the older Brewers prospects. Expect Gasser to hit the MLB at some point next season.
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