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Posted: April 03, 2018, 6:26 PM Post
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#1 (+3) Keston Hiura, 2B, age 21
977 points (24 1st place votes) - 40 of 40 ballots.
A stellar 2017 debut and a great spring camp (.419 BA) has thrust Hiura to the top of the BF.net prospect listing. If he can settle in defensively, he has All-star potential.

Anagram name: Haiku Stoner

2018 Destination: A+ Carolina




#2 ( - ) Corbin Burnes, RHP, age 23
960 points (12 1st place votes) - 40 of 40 ballots.
Athletic pitcher who attacks batters with a four pitch mix. Add in good control and you have nothing but success thus far for Burnes. If he continues his winning ways in 2018 don't be surprised if he is in Milwaukee by the trade deadline.

Anagram name: Nubbier Corns

2018 Destination: AAA Colorado Springs




#3 ( - ) Brandon Woodruff, RHP, age 25
908 points (3 1st place votes) - 40 of 40 ballots.
After an encouraging stint in Milwaukee late last year, Woodruff will open in Milwaukee's rotation despite a lackluster spring camp. For Woodruff, now it is about developing consistency with his mechanics and staying healthy.

Anagram name: Barf Food Rundown

2018 Destination: Milwaukee




#4 (+1) Brett Phillips, OF, age 23
805 points - 40 of 40 ballots.
A logjam in the outfield, along with a poor spring, has Phillips returning to AAA to start 2018. Phillips needs to use the time in the minors to cut down his strikeouts and improve his hit tool. Barring a trade, expect him back in Milwaukee at some point.

Anagram name: Pet Birth Pills

2018 Destination: AAA Colorado Springs




#5 (+1) Luis Ortiz, RHP, age 22
778 points - 40 of 40 ballots.
Talented right hander with a good feel for pitching. With a plus fastball and slider, watch for Ortiz to continue to refine his change up in 2018. Also, look for the organization to continue to push Ortiz's workload, which has never surpassed 94 innings. Ortiz came into spring training having shed some weight - a positive sign for the youngster.

Anagram name: Roil Zit Us

2018 Destination: AA Biloxi




#6 (+5) Tristen Lutz, OF, age 19
764 points - 40 of 40 ballots.
Hitting the ball - and hitting it hard - is one sign of a quality hitter. In 2017, Lutz produced elite exit velocities - velocities that would have been at home with the top hitters in the majors. The quick bat and live action are what make him one of the most exciting - if not the most exciting - hitter in the Brewers farm system. Lutz is still very young, but his power potential is tantalizing.

Anagram name: Let Zits Turn

2018 Destination: A- Wisconsin




#6 (+1) Freddy Peralta, RHP, age 21
753 points (1 1st place votes) - 40 of 40 ballots.
An undersized right hander, Peralta struck out lots of guys last year (169k in 120 IP) and held hitters to a .178 BA. He also walked 62 batters. If he can refine his control in 2018, he can take a huge step forward in his development. Due to his small stature and control issues, some believe Peralta is best suited as a reliever - but the Brewers will continue to work Peralta as a starter until he proves he can't get the job done.

Anagram name: Drafted Replay

2018 Destination: AAA Colorado Springs




#8 (+2) Lucas Erceg, 3B, age 22
716 points - 40 of 40 ballots.
Erceg's exciting 2016 debut was tempered by a solid, but not great 2017. He showed an over-aggressive approach at the plate - and needs to work on being more selective going forward. Erceg sports a tremendous arm, which gives him the potential to be an above average defender at 3B.

Anagram name: Cage Ulcers

2018 Destination: AA Biloxi




#9 (+2) Trent Grisham, OF, age 21
647 points - 40 of 40 ballots.
Dude can take a walk like no one in the system (led the Carolina League with 98 free passes). But now is the time for Grisham to improve his hitting. With his patience at the plate, he doesn't need to hit .300 to be a success. But he needs to improve significantly on last year's numbers (.223 BA). Formerly known as Trent Clark.

Anagram name: Mr Shattering

2018 Destination: AA Biloxi




#10 (+9) Taylor Williams, RHP, age 26
552 points - 39 of 40 ballots.
Everyone loves a comeback. Williams missed two straight seasons of baseball and his successful return as a reliever in 2017 was encouraging - even getting him cup of coffee with the big league club last September. His spring training numbers - 3.48 ERA, 12K and 3BB in 10.1 IP, has put in on the cusp the majors.

Anagram name: Amorality Swill

2018 Destination: AAA Colorado Springs




#11 (+3) Mauricio Dubon, IF, age 23
545 points - 39 of 40 ballots.
Dubon is one of those guys who clocks in all over the prospect board. Some see him as a utility guy due to his lack of game power. Others see him as a slick fielding 2B or SS who has the potential to hit better than he showed in 2017. If Villar falters in 2018, and Dubon produces in the minors, he may get the chance to show his stuff in Milwaukee. Once he reaches the majors, Dubon will be the first Honduran native to play in the big leagues.

Anagram name: Rumba Ionic Duo

2018 Destination: AAA Colorado Springs




#12 (+5) Cody Ponce, RHP, age 23
458 points - 38 of 40 ballots.
Big and hulking, Ponce has the profile of an innings eater type starter. For 2018, the Crew will want him to stay healthy (an issue that has dogged him) and pick up where he left off last year.

Anagram name: Cop Coy Ed

2018 Destination: AA Biloxi




#13 ( - ) Corey Ray, OF, age 23
449 points - 36 of 40 ballots.
The fifth overall pick in the 2016 draft is looking to rebound after a lackluster year and a half as a pro. Some of Ray's issues can be attributed to knee surgery before the 2017 season - but his overall line (.679 OPS, 156K) was very disappointing. Although he is an exceptional athlete, Ray will heavily scrutinized. He needs to make necessary adjustments at the plate and show better strike zone judgment if he's going to avoid plummeting in our next fan poll.

Anagram name: Racy Yore

2018 Destination: AA Biloxi




#14 (new) Adrian Houser, RHP, age 25
366 points - 37 of 40 ballots.
Brewerfan.net voters boarded the Houser train this offseason, vaulting the hard throwing righty way up our boards (and back into the Top 25. Despite limited time on the mound (following TJ surgery in 2016), Houser impressed the club in the offseason - both on the mound and off. His fastball can reach 97 mph. The club will work Houser as a starter, but if they are in need of a big arm during the season, he could end up in the bullpen in Milwaukee.

Anagram name: Diarrhea Onus

2018 Destination: AA Biloxi




#15 ( - ) Jake Gatewood, 1B, age 22
364 points - 35 of 40 ballots
Showed signs of life last year with 40 doubles and 15 HR. Tremendous raw power, but lack of contact his limited him thus far. 2018 will be telling as he faces more advanced pitching.

2018 Destination: AA Biloxi

Anagram name: Wade Goat Joke




#16 (+2) Troy Stokes Jr., OF, age 22
325 points - 33 of 40 ballots
Compact player with good speed and surprising pop. Stokes doesn't hit great (.251 last season), but he takes his walks. While Stokes has played all three OF positions in the minors, he has a weak arm, which may limit him to LF - or a bench role - in the majors.

2018 Destination: AA Biloxi

Anagram name: Joker or Tryst




#17 (+5) Jacob Nottingham, C, age 23
262 points - 31 of 40 ballots
Improved as a catcher, struggled at the plate. Scouts see a lot of raw power in Nottingham - something he hasn't translated into game power. He just turned 23, so he's still young for a catcher, but he's going to have to improve at the plate if he wants to reach the big Leagues.

2018 Destination: AAA Colorado Springs

Anagram name: Bacon Jam Tonight




#18 (+7) Kodi Medeiros, LHP, age 21
254 points - 27 of 40 ballots
Sporting a wicked slider and fastball combo, Medeiros continues to intrigue despite his struggles as a pro. He has shown some success as a reliever - and may end up there down the road.

2018 Destination: AA Biloxi

Anagram name: Kiddie Romeos




#19 (+2) Mario Feliciano, C, age 19
251 points - 31 of 40 ballots
Athletic but raw catcher, Feliciano held his own as an 18-year old in 2017. Scouts see a guy with a good feel for hitting. Look for more doubles and a more robust batting average as Feliciano continues to mature.

2018 Destination: Will begin the 2018 season on the DL.

Anagram name: America Oil Info




#20 ( - ) Marcos Diplan, RHP, age 21
200 points - 27 of 40 ballots
He throws smoke. Strikes out guys. Lacks control. Walks lots of guys. Needs to be more consistent and hone his mechanics. His high effort delivery may portend to a bullpen move in the future.

2018 Destination: A+ Carolina

Anagram name: Pascal Nim




#21 (New) Jean Carmona, SS, Age 18
186 points - 23 of 40 ballots
Athletic SS hit .302 in the DSL last season. Carmona is still a teenager but shows signs of being a quality player - he has a great arm, runs well and has the size to develop some pop as he matures.

2018 Destination: Rookie Ball

Anagram name: Major An Acne




#22 (+1) KJ Harrison, C, age 21
171 points - 21 of 40 ballots
Advanced college bat who continued to hit in his pro debut last season. The real question is if Harrison can stick behind the plate - where his bat would be a plus.

2018 Destination: A- Wisconsin

Anagram name: Sir John Ark




#23 (-7) Phil Bickford, RHP, age 22
152 points - 21 of 40 ballots
Suspensions, failed drug tests and injuries have plagued Bickford, a talented right hander who sports an above average fastball and slider. He is the only player to fall down the Top 25 list (despite the Brewers trading four players from the last poll). Let us hope that the man gets his life - and game - together.

2018 Destination: Will not open the season on an active roster

Anagram name: Bird Chip Folk




24 (+1) Trey Supak, RHP, age 21
137 points - 22 of 40 ballots
Big man with a solid fastball, a good curve, and uneven results. Supak has fought injuries and inconsistencies throughout his career. The potential is there - and with a little experience Supak may be ready to make that next step in 2018.

2018 Destination: A+ Carolina

Anagram name: Rusty Peak




#25 (new) Jon Perrin, RHP, Age 24
109 points - 18 of 40 ballots
By putting up nothing but solid numbers since being a 27th round pick in 2015, Perrin has worked his way into the BF.net Top 25. Congratulations! Perrin doesn't have great tools, but he throws strikes and pitches smart. Could he be our next Brent Suter?

2018 Destination: AA Biloxi or AAA Colorado Springs

Anagram name: Roper Jinn




The Rest

Josh Pennington - 96 points
Caden Lemons - 88
Zack Brown - 86
Gabriel Garcia - 85
Bubba Derby - 81
Carlos Herrera - 74
Nathan Kirby - 54
Aaron Wilkerson - 43
Ernesto Wilson Martinez - 36
Jorge Lopez - 32
Nick Ramirez - 26
Dallas Carroll - 23
Drake Owenby - 23
Kyle Wren - 17
Thomas Jankins - 16
Cody Beckman - 11
Tyrone Taylor - 11
Cooper Hummel - 10
Larry Ernesto - 10
Braden Webb - 10
Carlos Rodriguez - 10
Nate Off - 9
Aaron Familia - 8
Devin Williams - 7
Jay Feliciano - 6
Angel Ventura - 5
Johnny Davis - 5
Payton Henry - 5
Demi Orimoloye - 5
Je’Von Ward - 4
Tyler Webb - 4
Blake Lillis - 4
Joantel Segovia - 2
Quintin Torres-Costa - 2
Carlos Luna - 1
Michele Vassalotti - 1
Gilbert Lara - 1

All ages are as of April 3, 2018.

Full voting thread: viewtopic.php?f=64&t=36499


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Posted: April 03, 2018, 6:28 PM Post
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Thanks to everyone who participated in our latest Top 25 poll.

Here are some stats and numbers for this poll:

Traded from the Top 25: Harrison, Diaz, Brinson, Yamamoto
Newcomers to Top 25: Jean Carmona, Jon Perrin, Adrian Houser
Number of ballots: 40
Number of players on ballots: 62
Mr. Irrelevant (1 point): Gilbert Lara, Michele Vassalotti, Carlos Luna
Risers: T. Williams (+9), Nottingham, Lutz, Ponce (+5)
Fallers: Bickford (-7)

Please know that all write ups are my own observations and opinions.

If you see any mistakes, please let me know. Sometimes autocorrect will trick me. Or I’ll cut and paste something incorrectly. Other times I just mess something up. I will update as needed.

2018 destinations are what is known as of April 3, 2018. There are a couple of players who we are uncertain about - and I will update as soon as we find out their specific club they will start with this year.


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Mr. Shattering 4 Life


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Posted: April 03, 2018, 9:33 PM Post
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Thanks for putting in all the work to compile this again, reilly. The anagrams are definitely a nice touch.

Say what you will about the individual players & their placements, I think my favorite thing about the list is that the top 18 & 23 of the 25 (Perrin is ok, er no?) are healthy and ready to go for 2018.

Lots of interesting depth & should hopefully be fun to follow the Minor League side of things this summer.


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Posted: April 03, 2018, 9:58 PM Post
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One of the interesting things is the sheer number of at least moderately intriguing pitchers who didn't make the list. The fact that it would be easy to see a scenario where Pennington (if healthy), Brown, Herrera, Kirby, Jankins or Webb make the midseason version should make the staffs, especially AAA through A+, fun to follow.


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Posted: April 03, 2018, 10:18 PM Post
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CheeseheadInQC said:
One of the interesting things is the sheer number of at least moderately intriguing pitchers who didn't make the list. The fact that it would be easy to see a scenario where Pennington (if healthy), Brown, Herrera, Kirby, Jankins or Webb make the midseason version should make the staffs, especially AAA through A+, fun to follow.

Also, remember that there are three guys who have a decent chance to graduate off the list by mid-season poll - which actually is 2/3 of the way into the season (at the trade deadline): Woodruff is almost guaranteed. Brett Phillips only needs 42 ABs to graduate. Taylor Williams could get the 45 days needed to graduate if someone falters or is hurt in the bullpen.

That could open up several spots for the next poll. Although we have to remember that we will have some draft picks to add to the list (usually only the top 1 or 2 guys move into the top 25).

And who knows what will happen with trades. We could add - or lose - prospects by the trade deadline.


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Posted: April 03, 2018, 10:21 PM Post
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sveumrules said:
The anagrams are definitely a nice touch.

Thanks.

This is the 12th poll that I have overseen (I never thought I'd still be doing this) - and it gets harder and harder to keep things fresh. I try not to spend too much time writing up the blurbs. It is easy to write the same stuff over and over. Hence, the goofy anagram thing. I thought it was fun.


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I would have gone with "Coed Copy" myself.

KJ Harrison's is bitterly ironic if you've been watching "The Terror" on AMC (you should).

Great work as always.


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Posted: April 04, 2018, 9:40 AM Post
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Thank you for doing this. It is fun to see where we have them ranked compared to other websites out there. I also use this because I am ten and still play The Show and I like to create the prospects of the Brewers.


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CheeseheadInQC said:
One of the interesting things is the sheer number of at least moderately intriguing pitchers who didn't make the list. The fact that it would be easy to see a scenario where Pennington (if healthy), Brown, Herrera, Kirby, Jankins or Webb make the midseason version should make the staffs, especially AAA through A+, fun to follow.


Yeah my 14 and 18 didn't make the top 25... and I feel pretty good about them so that's depth alright.

(Brown, Pennington)


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It even brings out a Sessile Fielder/Battlekow sighting.

Still waiting for Batman to reappear...


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Gilbert Lara with one measly vote. What a disappointment.


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Gilbert Lara with one measly vote. What a disappointment.


I had him and Demi Orimoloye in my top 10 at the end of 2015. Both left me feeling burned a little on just potential. Now, I look at the numbers.


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Posted: April 07, 2018, 1:49 PM Post
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Woodruff has thrown 7.0 inning this year - reaching 50 IP for his career. That will make him ineligible for our prospect list going forward.


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Posted: April 07, 2018, 7:16 PM Post
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Peralta has more to prove in the minors. He needs to harness his control. Guerra is what he is. I'm guessing Guerra will get the start.


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Posted: April 25, 2018, 6:53 AM Post

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there's a really cool tracker introduced this year on mlb.com that shows updated stats of a team's top 30. i lost the link. anyone know what i'm talking about?


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there's a really cool tracker introduced this year on mlb.com that shows updated stats of a team's top 30. i lost the link. anyone know what i'm talking about?


https://www.mlb.com/brewers/prospects/s ... -prospects


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Posted: April 25, 2018, 9:59 AM Post
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Brewer Fever said:
djoctagone said:
there's a really cool tracker introduced this year on mlb.com that shows updated stats of a team's top 30. i lost the link. anyone know what i'm talking about?


https://www.mlb.com/brewers/prospects/s ... -prospects

very nice tool. thanks.


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Whoa. Amazing! I clicked Atlanta and zoom all their stats/rankings. Pitching rich&Acuna. I'd wonder on offensive trades for pitching prospects they are loaded with?


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Taylor Williams has his 45 days in for the year making him ineligible for the future. MLB Pipeline has removed him from their list and added Payton Henry at 29.


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