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BF.net Fan Community Top 25 Prospects - 2019 Pre-Season Edition

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Offline  BF.net Fan Community Top 25 Prospects - 2019 Pre-Season Edition
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Posted: April 11, 2019, 12:58 PM Post
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#1 ( - ) Keston Hiura, 2B, age 22 - AAA San Antonio
672 points - 26 1st place votes - 27 of 27 ballots

With the great Mike Moustakas at 2B experiment underway, the need to rush Hiura is not necessary. Expect him to get plenty of time at San Antonio. Hiura has the chance to be an impact bat - something Milwaukee hasn’t produced internally in a long time.

#2 ( +1 ) Zack Brown, RHSP, age 24 - AAA San Antonio
609 points - 27 of 27 ballots

Brown nudged up a spot - beating Corey Ray by a single point. Brown took his game to another level last year, and if he keeps things up in 2019, expect him in Milwaukee at some point. Don’t be surprised if he comes up and fortifies the bullpen during the season - like Hader, Burnes and Woodruff have done the last couple of years.

#3 ( -1 ) Corey Ray, OF, age 24 - AAA San Antonio
608 points - 27 of 27 ballots

Time for Ray to put it all together. The young man is going to strike out a lot - just have to accept that. But if he can make a little better contact, that would go a long way to making him a legitimate starting OF in the big leagues. Ray is an exciting player with lots of tools and potential - but pitfalls as well.

#4 ( - ) Brice Turang, SS, age 19 - A- Wisconsin
555 points - 27 of 27 ballots

After a fine debut last season, the club’s top pick of 2018 heads to full season ball at Wisconsin. Turang has a nice set of tools - good glove, strong arm, plus bat, excellent speed. The big question is how much strength he’ll add as he matures.

#5 ( - ) Tristen Lutz, OF, age 20 - A+ Carolina
548 points - 27 of 27 ballots

Gotta love a bit stick. BF.net fans are hoping Lutz’s raw power continues to emerge in 2019 as he moves up to Carolina, which is not an easy park to hit in. Lutz, who profiles as a right fielder due to his strong arm, is probably the system’s top power bat.

#6 ( +4 ) Aaron Ashby, LHSP, age 20 - A- Wisconsin
489 points - 27 of 27 ballots

Expectations are high for Ashby after striking out 66 batters in 57.2 innings last year. As a college arm, he should move quickly in the system, but he will need to harness his command if he is going to be successful in the upper levels of the minor leagues. Ashby features one of the best curveballs in the system.

#7 ( - ) Mauricio Dubon, 2B/SS, age 24 - AAA San Antonio
463 points - 26 of 27 ballots

Dubon will round into form at San Antonio to start the year, but if the young man shows he’s ready, he could end up in Milwaukee at some point during the year. At worst, Dubon looks like he can be a backup middle infielder in the majors.

#8 ( +2 ) Lucas Erceg, 3B, age 23 - AAA San Antonio
435 points - 26 of 27 ballots

Time to see what Erceg has in his arsenal. The skills and raw power are there - let’s see if they can come together in 2019. The young 3B needs to improve his defense, and take his hitting to the next level if he wants to be a major league regular.

#9 ( +4 ) Braden Webb, RHSP, age 23 - AA Biloxi
364 points - 26 of 27 ballots

Webb has tantalized by putting up big strikeout numbers since being drafted in 2017. He steadily improved last year - rounding out the season with a nice 20 inning stint at Biloxi. The Brewers will want to see Webb’s command improve after giving up 66 free passes in just 120.2 innings last season.

#10 ( -1 ) Trey Supak, RHSP, age 22 - AA Biloxi
354 points - 26 of 27 ballots

Supak may not be that exciting of a prospect, but he could provide a live arm in the Brewers bullpen as early as this season, and perhaps serve as a back-of-the-rotation arm in the future.

#11 ( -3 ) Jacob Nottingham, C, age 24 - AAA San Antonio
331 points - 23 of 27 ballots

It will be a big year for Nottingham in 2019. The defense has improved and the bat has come around - now he needs to stay healthy and show what he can accomplish. With Grandal and Pina set in Milwaukee for this year, that will give Nottingham plenty of opportunity to hone his game at San Antonio.

#12 ( -1 ) Troy Stokes, Jr., OF, age 23 - AAA San Antonio
331 points - 24 of 27 ballots

A mediocre hit tool and weak arm limit Stokes’ opportunities, but the guy has been underestimated all his career. He has good power, strong on-base skills and is a plus runner. At AAA, it will be interesting to see how Stokes adjusts to better pitching.

#13 ( +1 ) Payton Henry, C, age 21 - A+ Carolina
275 points - 25 of 27 ballots

Henry offers good power and improving defense - making him an interesting prospect. Currently, he has some big swing and miss problems, and will need to work on making more contact going forward.

#14 ( +2 ) Adrian Houser, RHP, age 26 - AAA San Antonio
270 points - 20 of 27 ballots

The Brewers were granted another option on Houser for 2019, meaning the big right-hander will likely be part of the shuttle between the majors and San Antonio. For Houser, he needs to demonstrate better and a more consistent control of his offerings. He will get his chances in Milwaukee, but he needs to show he can be a trusted member of the bullpen.

#15 ( +2 ) Joe Gray, OF, age 19
243 points - 22 of 27 ballots

The Brewers 2nd round pick in 2018, Gray is a good athlete who had a ton of raw power and cannon for an arm. Expect some growing pains as he moves forward.

#16 ( +6 ) Tyrone Taylor, OF, age 25 - AAA San Antonio
239 points - 21 of 27 ballots

Taylor’s return from the Abyss continues as he rises to the #16 spot in our poll. While some of Taylor’s numbers in 2018 were due to the thin Colorado air, he has shown enough that he could work his way to the majors in the near future. Taylor may not do anything great - but he has a nice set of skills that could make him - at least - a valuable 4th outfielder.

#17 ( -2 ) Carlos Rodriguez, OF, age 18
182 points - 20 of 27 ballots

A nice performance in the DSL and AZL in 2018 (.325 BA) has gotten the attention of baseball scouts and analysts. Rodriguez is not a big guy - only 150 pounds - but has speed and is a polished hitter and plus defender.

#18 ( +1 ) Trent Grisham, OF, age 22 - AA Biloxi
153 points - 25 of 27 ballots

Is make-or-break overly dramatic to describe Grisham’s upcoming campaign? The former #1 pick simply has not hit the last few seasons. His ultra patient approach at the plate has yielded plenty of walks, but Grisham needs to show progress actually hitting the ball this year if he wants to maintain his prospect status.

#19 ( -7 ) Marcos Diplan, RHP, age 22 - AA Biloxi
152 points - 18 of 27 ballots

Not a lot of love for Diplan. He got rocked in spring training and has simply not shown much improvement over the past few years. A poor start to 2019 could knock him off our Top 25 this summer. A move to the bullpen may be coming if Diplan doesn’t improve his consistency and command.

#20 ( -2 ) Jake Gatewood, 1B, age 23 - AA Biloxi
146 points - 17 of 27 ballots

Sadly, a torn ACL prematurely ended Gatewood’s 2018 campaign. At the time of the injury, he was starting to show off the immense raw power he possesses - hitting 19 HR in 94 games. He will be brought along slowly by the organization in 2019. Let’s hope he can round quickly into form once he gets back onto the playing field.

#21 ( +2 ) Je’Von Ward, OF, age 19 - A- Wisconsin
139 points - 16 of 27 ballots

Toolsy outfielder that has a lot of work to do, but has intriguing potential. Ward is tall and rangy, and in time, should develop more power. If he can keep hitting like he did in 2018, he should start climbing our prospect list.

#22 ( -1 ) Mario Feliciano, C, age 20 - A+ Carolina
111 points - 13 of 27 ballots

After a - mostly - lost 2018 (only 42 games played), Feliciano looks to rebound this season. He is an interesting prospect - drawing raves from some - shrugs from others. Feliciano’s fans feel that he can stay behind the plate - and develop into a plus hitter. Others are skeptical of his catching abilities - and thus downplay the bat as it won’t play as well at a different position - such as 1B.

#23 ( NEW ) Drew Rasmussen, RHP, age 23
101 points - 7 of 27 ballots

Former Oregon State hurler was a 1st round pick in the 2017 draft, but did not sign when concerns were raised during his physical. He eventually underwent a second Tommy John surgery, and the Brewers grabbed him in the 6th round of the 2018 draft. It is a low-risk - but potentially high reward - move by the Brewers. Rasmussen has yet to appear in any games, but is progressing - and should make his professional debut sometime in 2019.

#24 ( -4 ) Micah Bello, OF, age 18
99 points - 17 of 27 ballots

Selected 73rd overall in the 2018 draft, Bello is a young outfielder with plus speed and a good glove and strong arm. Like a lot of players his age, he will need to add strength to his frame in order to raise his ceiling.

#25 ( New ) Eduardo Garcia, SS, age 16
83 points - 8 of 27 ballots

The Brewers signed Garcia in 2018 for $1M out of Venezuela. Although very young, he was considered one of the premium defenders on the international market. And while his glove is his ticket to the Big Leagues, scouts like his bat and approach at the plate - and believe he will grow as a hitter as he matures physically.

The rest

Pablo Abreu - 77
Miguel Sanchez - 68
Caden Lemons - 52
Jon Olczak - 51
Clayton Andrews - 45
Andres Melendez - 39
Cam Roegner - 38
Joey Matulovich - 33
Angel Perdomo - 31
Bubba Derby - 31
Adam Hill - 30
Weston Wilson - 28
Eduarqui Fernandez - 22
Chad McClanahan - 21
Larry Ernesto - 20
Cody Ponce - 18
Bobby Wahl - 18
Nate Griep - 16
Eddie Silva - 16
Lun Zhao - 16
David Fry - 14
Scott Sunitsch - 13
Reese Olson - 13
Noah Zavalos - 12
Cooper Hummel - 11
CJ Hinojosa - 11
Max Lazar - 9
Jesus Chirinos - 9
Nathan Kirby - 9
Ryan Aguilar - 8
Felix Valerio - 7
Jake Hager - 6
LG Castillo - 6
Aaron Wilkerson - 6
Victor Vargas - 5
Joantel Segovia - 5
Devin Williams - 5
Quintin Torres-Costa - 5
Daniel Brown - 4
Korrey Howell - 4
Michele Vassalotti - 3
Henry Medina - 3
Phil Bickford - 2
Yeison Coca - 2
Dallas Carroll - 1
Bowden Francis - 1

All ages are as of April 10, 2019.

If a player isn't listed as being on any team, that means he is either rehabbing or destined for short season ball, such as the DSL.

Original voting thread: viewtopic.php?f=64&t=38203


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Posted: April 11, 2019, 12:58 PM Post
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Thanks to everyone who participated in this version of our Top 25 poll.

Here are some numbers:

Gone from the Top 25: Ponce (dropped to 41), Lemons (dropped to 28)
Newcomers to Top 25: Drew Rasmussen, Eduardo Garcia
Number of ballots: 27
Number of players on ballots: 71
Mr. Irrelevant (1 point): Bowden Francis (2nd time in a row!), Dallas Carroll
Risers: Webb, Ashby, Garcia, Rasmussen, Taylor
Fallers: Lemons, Ponce, Diplan

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.


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Posted: April 11, 2019, 12:58 PM Post
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Observations about this poll

Keston Hiura - again - got all the #1 votes except for one (Cam Roegner).

We only had 27 ballots, so each ballot held more weight than in the past. This allowed some dramatic shifts in a few cases - example, Drew Rasmussen, who was only on 7 ballots. He had several people really give him a high ranking, thus really helping inflate his totals. Nothing wrong with that - just with fewer ballots, these sorts of things are more common.

Not a ton of movement as there were no players traded or released since the last poll. The players we added were not big time prospects - and the best (Wahl) had surgery - meaning they did not affect voting much.

Some longtime Top 25 prospects who have stagnated of late ended up tumbling a lot. That included Diplan and Ponce.

Some new names on the cusp of the Top 25 who we will want to watch in 2019 include Pablo Abreu, Miguel Sanchez and Lun Zhao.


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Posted: April 11, 2019, 2:10 PM Post
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Thanks as always for putting the time into compiling this all, reilly.

Will be interesting to see how the list looks after a couple two tree months of performance from the incumbents, an infusion of new talent after the June draft & then any potential losses or additions around the trade deadline.


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Posted: April 11, 2019, 10:59 PM Post
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I'm not saying he will, because who knows how well he'll perform, but I think the one best situated to make a giant leap by midseason is Olson. He's the one who a half season of good results probably benefits most given his age and current placement in the also ran section of the list.


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Posted: April 12, 2019, 5:50 AM Post
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CheeseheadInQC said:
I'm not saying he will, because who knows how well he'll perform, but I think the one best situated to make a giant leap by midseason is Olson. He's the one who a half season of good results probably benefits most given his age and current placement in the also ran section of the list.


I think Scott Sunitsch is going to be a fast riser. His Wisconsin numbers last year were impressive, and if he continues that pace this year... he could be good.


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Posted: April 12, 2019, 11:52 AM Post
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I must be high on guy on Joey Matulovich and Max Lazar I provided half of each of their points and predict by midseason they both fly up the ranks. Have to admit that I was bummed Joey M didn't crack Wisconsin at season start.


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