Milwaukee Brewers Top 30 Prospects

1. Keston Hiura, 2B

Age: 22 (8/2/96)

Highest Level: AA

.293/.357/.464, 13 HR, .171 ISO, 133 wRC+, 6.7% BB, 19.3% K, 15 SB

The Brewers selected Hiura with the ninth overall pick in the 2017 draft out of UC Irvine. His final season on campus he was limited to DH-only due to an elbow injury which also probably bumped him out of the top five or six because teams thought he was going to require Tommy John right after signing. The Brewers put him on a throwing program after he signed and he has managed to avoid the operating table thus far while improving defensively. He’s never going to win a Gold Glove at second base, but he’s more than adequate enough to stay at the position.

He’s hit everywhere, and it shouldn’t surprise anyone that he climbed all the way to Double-A in his first full professional season. He added 34 doubles and five triples to go with the 13 homers last season, and followed that up with taking home the MVP of the Arizona Fall League. Mechanically, the swing is noisy with considerable rhythmic movement. It has a complex leg kick that involves a toe tap before the leg kick and he does a great job of throwing his body behind the ball at impact. He gets the most out of his 5-foot-11 frame and is a future middle of the order bat despite his stature.

His future 70-hit/60-power grades will cement Hiura amongst the top players at his position for a decade and make him a prospect to get excited about rostering. The only thing that can get in his way is health, but that’s not anything we can predict. Hiura should be a fixture at Miller Park sometime in the second half of 2019, if not earlier. ETA: 2019.

2. Brice Turang, SS

Age: 19 (11/21/99)

Highest Level: ROK

.283/.396/.352, 1 HR, .069 ISO, 110 wRC+, 16.1% BB, 17.7% K, 14 SB

The Brewers had to be thrilled to get Turang with the 21st pick in this past June’s draft. Entering the draft year Turang was looked at as the top prep talent on the board, as he often looked like the best player on the Team USA squad that also featured Royce Lewis and Hunter Greene, but a lackluster final prep season led to the tumble on draft day. He checks all the boxes defensively, and is a lock to stick at the six. He’s an instinctual shortstop with all the plus tools you desire from the position and is a natural leader.

The hit tool and approach are sound, and they work in tandem to create an overall plus on-base skill, and the hit tool itself stands alone as a future 55 for me. The left-handed swing is smooth, but can be a bit long at times, but he has no problem putting the barrel on the ball. He’s recorded plus run times from the left side, and showed the speed on the bases with his superb base running and high stolen base percentage. The power output will likely always be below-average, but a plus defender with strong hit tool and good wheels is still an above-average regular. He’s a similar prospect to Cole Tucker, but I think Turang has a better hit tool. He’s widened his stance after entering the Brewers system, as you can see below. ETA: 2022.

3. Corey Ray, OF

Age: 24 (9/24/94)

Highest Level: AA

.239/.323/.477, 27 HR, .239 ISO, 124 wRC+, 10% BB, 29.3% K, 37 SB

The former sixth overall pick in the 2016 draft, Ray rebounded in a big way in 2018 with a monster statistical campaign compared to his lackluster 2017. While at Louisville, Ray was compared to fellow Chicago native Curtis Granderson, and that comp still fits now. Like Granderson, Ray has significant swing and miss issues despite his athleticism, and fringe average defensive skills despite the up-the-middle profile. Ray made a mechanical tweak that procured more consistent hard contact, but it still wasn’t as frequent as we’re looking for. His near 30% K rate at Double-A is problematic, and projecting anything over a 40 future hit tool is wishful thinking. On the bases is where Ray shines, as his 84% success rate matches his elite college numbers, and he’s a candidate to swipe 30 bags in the big leagues if he can get on base enough. Ray should move to Triple-A next year with a continued focus on the bat-to-ball. He could see Milwaukee in 2020. ETA: 2020.

4. Zack Brown, RHP

Age: 24 (12/15/97)

Highest Level: AA

125.2 IP, 2.44 ERA, 3.33 FIP, 8.31 K/9, 2.58 BB/9, .206 AVG

Brown was the Brewers fifth round selection out of the University of Kentucky in the 2016 draft. Productive at every stop, the six-foot-one righty now finds himself on the cusp of the big leagues due to his ability to fill up the strike zone with his three pitch mix. The best pitch here is the curveball, which has emerged since turning pro. He he has an average changeup and a two-seamer that gets ground balls to go with his 92-94 MPH fastball. It’s not hard to see the Brewers breaking Brown into the majors much in the same was as they have with arms like Corbin Burnes and Brandon Woodruff and using him as a multi-inning reliever initially. While he doesn’t have the upside of the two previous arms, Brown should settle in as a number four starter in Milwaukee in as soon as two years after getting his feet wet in the bullpen. ETA: 2019.

5. Mauricio Dubon, SS/2B

Age: 24 (7/19/94)

Highest Level: AAA

.343/.348/.574, 4 HR, .231 ISO, 135 wRC+, 1.8% BB, 16.7% K, 6 SB

Dubon was acquired from the Red Sox in the Tyler Thornburg deal that also netted the Brewers Travis Shaw. The Red Sox drafted him in the 26th round in the 2013 draft after the Honduran-born Dubon and his family relocated to the United States for his baseball career. Dubon’s best traits are his bat-to-ball ability and his wheels. He’s added some power since the move to the Milwaukee organization, but I would be surprised if he ever hit double digit homers in a season. That being said, he should have no problem hitting for a strong average and contributing some added value on the base paths where he should be a 20 stolen base threat. Betting on the speed is a risky profile with Dubon coming off of a torn ACL, but he should be ready to go in 2019 without restriction. It’s possible that he pushes Orlando Arcia for the starting shortstop job, but Dubon profiles better as a utility option because the defensive skills are just average at best. He should be in Milwaukee in 2019. ETA: 2019.

6. Tristen Lutz, OF

Age: 19 (11/21/99)

Highest Level: A-

.245/.321/.421, 13 HR, .176 ISO, 110 wRC+, 9.1% BB, 27.6% K, 9 SB

The Brewers took Lutz out of a Texas high school with the 34th pick in the 2017 draft. Lutz’s game is built almost entirely on strength and power, and all of the normal flaws that come with similar profiles are present here as well. Lutz is a physical specimen that has monster pull-side pop, but enough strength to drive the ball out to right field as well. There are some swing and miss issues here, and he’s also a dead pull hitter, so it’s tough to see Lutz ever hitting for a strong average. He’s played all three outfield spots, and is at least an average runner underway, but his strong arm makes him a good fit for right field. Lutz had a very inconsistent season that saw a strong summer book-ended by a lackluster start and finish. He will likely head to the Carolina League and look to refine his game in 2019. ETA: 2022.

7. Joe Gray Jr., OF

Age: 19 (3/12/2000)

Highest Level: ROK

.182/.347/.325, 2 HR, .143 ISO, 102 wRC+, 18.4% BB, 25.5% K, 6 SB

The Brewers took Gray with the 60th overall pick in this past June’s draft. Gray is the flashy athlete you dream on, and a guy with superstar upside due to his athleticism, power and speed. According to Fangraphs, Gray has already grown two inches since entering pro ball and is now 6-foot-3. The swing can look a bit awkward at times due to his long levers and the fact that he’s still growing magnifies that. Gray has plus raw power and plus speed, which is the type of dice roll you’re looking for in the fantasy game. The hit tool currently projects to be below average, and Gray has already tinkered with his stance a few times since entering pro ball, 50 Stances of Gray. The power over hit athlete is one that the Brewers haven’t had much success with in the past, and it’s hard not to think of guys like Jacob Gatewood, Monte Harrison and Lewis Brinson when looking at this profile. That being said, it sucks me in every time. ETA: 2023.

8. Aaron Ashby, LHP

Age: 20 (5/24/98)

Highest Level: A-

57.2 IP, 3.59 ERA, 3.38 FIP, 10.3 K/9, 2.65 BB/9, .260 AVG

Ashby was the top JUCO arm in the 2018 draft class and the Brewers gave him $438,300 to get him to forego a commitment to the University of Tennessee. The nephew of former big leaguer Andy Ashby, the lefty found an extra tick on the radar gun with the Brewers and now bumps the fastball up to 94 MPH. He also throws two breaking balls and a changeup. The curveball is the best pitch and it gets plus grades. His seven start stint in the Midwest League was dominant with over 11 K/9 and a walk rate around 2 per nine. Ashby was the talk amongst the scouts at a few of the different games I went to, and his performance warranted it. The Brewers might have something here. ETA: 2022.

9. Eduardo Garcia, SS

Age: 16 (7/10/2002)

Highest Level: DNP

DNP- Signed in July of 2018.

The Brewers couldn’t sign Garcia on the July 2 signing date because he was only 15, and you can’t sign an International Free Agent until they turn 16, which he did eight days later. The Brewers gave Garcia $1.1 million, and early returns from instructs make that sound like a good deal so far. Garcia was regarded as one of the slickest defenders at the six in this class, and has the hands, range, arm and footwork to be a plus defender there in the big leagues. He needs to add strength and is far from a finished product physically, but there’s a lot to like here. To put it into context, if Garcia was in high school right now he wouldn’t be draft eligible until 2020, and he still wouldn’t even be 18-years old. It feels aggressive putting such a young player here, but when you know, you know. ETA: 2024.

10. Tyrone Taylor, OF

Age: 25 (1/22/95)

Highest Level: AAA

.278/.321/.504, 20 HR, .226 ISO, 110 wRC+, 5.6% BB, 15.4% K, 13 SB

The former top prospect was drafted by the Brewers in the second round in the 2012 draft. Since entering full season ball Taylor hadn’t shown much from a raw numbers standpoint, but has always been interesting due to the outstanding plate skills, and more specifically, the low strikeout rates. The swing is a beautiful one, simple and direct to the ball. He’s added a new leg kick to it and has begun hitting the ball with more authority, as shown by the graph below. Prospect fatigue has set in big time here, and I think Taylor is being slept on as he was finally healthy in 2018. Yes, Colorado Springs is a launching pad but Taylor was driving the ball more than he ever had before. He was added to the 40-man roster this winter. ETA: 2019.

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11. Troy Stokes Jr., OF

Age: 23 (2/2/96)

Highest Level: AA

.233/.343/.430, 19 HR, .197 ISO, 121 wRC+, 11.8% BB, 26.7% K, 19 SB

Stokes narrowly missed his second straight 20/20 season as he compiled 19 homers and 19 stolen bags in Double-A in 2018. Stokes has transformed himself since the Brewers used their fourth round pick in the 2014 draft on this kid from Baltimore. He began hitting for more power in 2017 when he hit 20 homers despite coming into the year with only nine to his name. The heavy pull/fly-ball approach has caused the strikeout rate to head the wrong direction and also ensures that he won’t be much of a batting average asset, but the change has been an important one for Stokes prospect status. As a speed only player that’s limited to left due to an almost unplayable throwing arm, he needed to make a change. Stokes now has a future as a second division regular in left for a big league club where he can hit 20-25 homers and steal 15-20 bags due to his above-average speed. Much better fantasy player than a traditional one. He’s put himself in position to potentially get a late season call-up if needed. ETA: 2019.

12. Mario Feliciano, C

Age: 20 (11/20/98)

Highest Level: A+

.205/.282/.329, 3 HR, .123 ISO, 75 wRC+, 7.9% BB, 35.8% K, 2 SB

The Brewers took Feliciano with their pick in Competitive Balance Round B at 75 overall in the 2016 draft. Feliciano started 2018 in extended spring training and dealt with injuries all season and only had 165 plate appearances over 42 games. Feliciano is more talented than his career numbers indicate, and the batted ball numbers show more here. To put everything into context it’s important to note that the Brewers have pushed Feliciano aggressively through their system and that makes the tough offensive numbers easier to swallow. There’s plus raw power here, and a strong throwing arm and I feel like we’re waiting for the rest of the skills to catch up. There’s always an enormous amount of risk in prep catching prospects and Feliciano is no different. The fact that the Brewers keep aggressively pushing him up through their system speaks volumes about his makeup and how they believe he handles pitchers despite his raw defensive skills. The Brewers sent Feliciano to the AFL to get some much needed reps, but he was shut down due to right shoulder discomfort after just two games that ended up with him getting arthroscopic surgery. He’s expected to be ready for spring training. ETA: 2022.

13. Braden Webb, RHP

Age: 23 (4/25/95)

Highest Level: AA

120.2 IP, 3.80 ERA, 3.95 FIP, 9.55 K/9, 4.92 BB/9, .228 AVG

Webb had Tommy John his senior year in high school which made him draft eligible as a redshirt freshman in 2016, and the Brewers drafted Webb in the third round. Webb has three pitches that have all flashed plus, but the changeup lacks the consistency that the fastball and curveball have. The command is poor and needs improvement. It may push him to the bullpen long-term. He struggles to repeat his slightly unorthodox delivery. It starts off with a weight transfer and over the head motion that would fit in with the dead ball era, but he then stays compact and finishes with a high 3/4 slot. The stuff is loud and deserving of an important role on any staff. Unfortunately if the command doesn’t improve Webb will top out as a bullpen piece, but he tops out as a mid-rotation arm if he can improve. ETA: 2020.

14. Trey Supak, RHP

Age: 22 (5/31/96)

Highest Level: AA

137.2 IP, 2.48 ERA, 3.21 FIP, 8.04 K/9, 2.88 BB/9, .220 AVG

The Pirates drafted Supak with the 73rd overall pick in the 2014 draft. The 6-foot-5, 235 pound righty came over to the Brewers along with OF Keon Broxton for 1B/3B Jason Rogers. Supak has a four-pitch mix in his fastball, curveball, change and slider/cutter. The fastball is in the low-90s and can hit 94. The curveball and change project as average and the hybrid cutter/slider is a tick below that. Supak lives down in the zone and the low ERA was a product of a HR/FB rate of under 4.5%. Supak projects as a number four starter, or in this organization, a multi-inning relief piece. ETA: 2020.

15. Lucas Erceg, 3B

Age: 23 (5/1/95)

Highest Level: AA

.248/.306/.382, 13 HR, .134 ISO, 94 wRC+, 7.3% BB, 16.1% K, 3 SB

The Brewers selected 3B Lucas Erceg out of Menlo College with their second round pick in 2016. Erceg arrived at Menlo after transferring from Cal for academic reasons, and while at both schools he spent some time on the mound as well as playing primarily third base. Erceg feasted on NAIA pitching while at Menlo, but the dominance hasn’t transferred over to the lower minors like it was expected. Erceg was advertised as an advanced college bat and was getting Matt Carpenter comparisons as he entered pro ball, but the only aspect of that original comp that sticks still is the over 40% flyball rate. The heavy fly-ball rate matches up with the swing which features an exaggerated uppercut that almost surely leads to troubles with pitches at the letters. The hit tool maxes out at below average, but the raw power is plus. Problem is, it only plays to above-average in game due to the other limitations here. His heavy pull-approach will lead to some pronounced shifts against him. Erceg is an average defender at third with a strong arm. It wouldn’t surprise me if he began to pitch again to add some value. Erceg should spend most of 2019 in San Antonio playing for the Brewers new Triple-A affiliate. ETA: 2020.

16. Micah Bello, OF

Age: 18 (7/21/2000)

Highest Level: ROK

.240/.324/.325, 1 HR, .084 ISO, 91 wRC+, 10.3% BB, 23.6% K, 10 SB

The Brewers drafted Bello in the second round of the 2018 draft and added another prospect from their burgeoning Hawaiian pipeline. Bello has average tools across the board with the hit tool, speed and power. He’s a tick better defensively with an above-average arm, but he should add some weight to his athletic frame which could dramatically alter the skill set. At 6-foot, 165 pounds Bello is a bit on the smaller side, but the body has some room for his “man muscles.” Bello works out with big-leaguer Kolten Wong in the offseason, and hopefully he can add strength and jump the power and speed tools up a grade. He has good instincts and a strong eye at the plate, so the foundation is here. ETA: 2022

17. Carlos Rodriguez, OF

Age: 18 (12/7/2000)

Highest Level: ROK

.325/.363/.414, 2 HR, .089 ISO, 123 wRC+, 3.6% BB, 7.9% K, 14 SB

The Brewers grabbed Rodriguez during the 2017 J2 period by signing him for $1.355 million. Rodriguez is a left-handed slap hitter without much power or the ability to drive the ball. He’s an ultra-aggressive hitter whose game is putting the ball in play, and he takes full advantage of his plus-plus wheels. Rodriguez projects as a plus defender in center. He’s a fourth outfielder for me unless he adds strength or learns to drive the ball more. ETA: 2023.

18. Payton Henry, C

Age: 21 (6/24/97)

Highest Level: A-

.234/.327/.380, 10 HR, .145 ISO, 104 wRC+, 9.8% BB, 31.9% K, 1 SB

The Brewers snagged Henry in the sixth round in what has turned into a strong 2016 draft. The prep backstop from Utah had a strong commitment to BYU and it was surprising that the Brewers were able to get him signed. The best tools here are the plus power and equally impressive throwing arm, and the other tools are beginning to take shape around them. Henry utilized all fields better than ever last year with a 38.5% pull rate and a 36.7 opposite field rate according to Fangraphs. He also improved his defensive game. He needs to make some adjustments at the plate though, as a quick look at his batted ball data shows a groundball-heavy approach, which will make it tough to tap into his raw power. Henry was actually a prep backstop taken in the same draft as Mario Feliciano despite being a year and a half older, so he needs to keep improving at every stop. ETA: 2022.

19. Adam Hill, RHP

Age: 22 (3/24/97)

Highest Level: A-

15.1 IP, 2.35 ERA, 2.31 FIP, 15.26 K/9, 4.11 BB/9, .262 AVG

Adam Hill was the Mets fourth round pick in 2018. He was moved to the Brewers in the Keon Broxton trade. Hill was a member of the South Carolina rotation all three seasons in Columbia, and checks all the necessary boxes to be a big league starter for the Brewers. Hill has a fastball heavy three-pitch mix. He relies on his 90-93 MPH fastball with some run in on the hands to righties, and finishes them off with a slider that plays up due to sequencing. He has a changeup that he uses primarily against lefties. The delivery is smooth and repeatable, and he gets good extension from his 6-foot-6 frame. Hill is a pretty safe bet to become a mid-rotation arm, and his early results showed his fastball/slider approach was too advanced for Low-A. He should reach Double-A by the end of 2019. ETA: 2020.

20. Pablo Abreu, OF

Age: 19 (10/19/99)

Highest Level: ROK

.250/.335/.418, 7 HR, .168 ISO, 93 wRC+, 11.6% BB, 25.3% K, 9 SB

Abreu is yet another projectable athletic outfielder in a system full of them. He was an $800,000 signing out of the Dominican Republic in 2016. His above-average bat speed stands out, but it’s necessary due to the long swing. Abreu has the skills to stick in center long-term but won’t stand out like several others in the organization so he fits best on a corner. Like many athletes in this system there’s extreme risk attached to this profile because if the hit tool doesn’t develop he won’t be able to tap into the rest of his above-average skill set. ETA: 2023.

21. Eduarqui Fernandez, OF

Age: 17 (11/20/2001)

Highest Level: DNP

DNP- Signed in July of 2018.

The Brewers signed Fernandez for $1.1 million this past July. At 6-foot-2, 176 pounds, Fernandez has a nice projectable frame and even if he adds weight like I expect him to, he should still be agile enough to play center. Fernandez drew compliments for his ability to make hard contact consistently during the showcase circuit. It’s a potential plus power tool to go along with an average hit tool with above average speed and arm strength. He’s worth a late flier in your FYPD for dynasty leagues. ETA: 2024.

22. Larry Ernesto, OF

Age: 18 (9/12/2000)

Highest Level: ROK

.247/.300/.399, 5 HR, .152 ISO, 99 wRC+, 6.2% BB, 30.5% K, 9 SB

The Brewers gave the switch-hitting teenager $1.8 million to sign as part of their 2017 J2 class. Ernesto brings plus raw power to the table, but an immature hit tool and undeveloped plate approach stand in the way here. Like many other athletes in the system Ernesto could stick in center long-term, but this organization is ripe with athletes and he will likely be a better fit on the corner, and his average arm makes him a potential right field fit. Every other tool has a chance to project out as average, but the hit tool needs the most work right now. ETA: 2024

23. Je’Von Ward, OF

Age: 18 (10/25/99)

Highest Level: ROK

.307/.391/.403, 2 HR, .097 ISO, 111 wRC+, 11.8% BB, 21% K, 13 SB

The Brewers grabbed Ward in the 12th round of the 2017 draft. It often takes taller, long-limbed baseball players time to figure it out, and I’m not saying Ward has it all figured out yet, but 2018 was a very encouraging year for him. At 6-foot-5, 190 pounds Ward doesn’t have the traditional baseball player body, but the frame and skills make him an interesting lotto ticket. Ward has strong foundational skills with the walk and strikeout rates, and those aren’t numbers you normally associate with long-limbed athletes that are this raw. He’s an above-average runner with potential plus raw power, but the speed likely drops closer to average as he adds strength and mass. There’s some significant emerging power here. Check out this spray chart

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A 419 foot line drive, and the dot to its right is a 431 foot homer. If he can figure out how to tap into this power more consistently watch out. It will be a slow rise through the system, but Ward is an interesting prospect. ETA: 2023.

24. Adrian Houser, RHP

Age: 26 (2/2/93)

Highest Level: MLB

78.2 IP, 5.03 ERA, 4.51 FIP, 7.67 K/9, 2.86 BB/9, .302 AVG- AA/AAA

13.2 IP, 3.29 ERA, 3.75 FIP, 5.27 K/9, 4.61 BB/9, .255 AVG- MLB

Tyrone Taylor isn’t the only zombie prospect on this list. Adrian Houser was drafted by the Astros in the second round in 2011. He came to the Brewers as one of the four prospects in the Carlos Gomez/Mike Fiers deal. Houser got a September callup in 2015 after the deal. He was sent back to Double-A to start 2016, but then had Tommy John Surgery. During the rehab process he transformed his body and become more fit and athletic. He added some velocity and returned to the big leagues last season for the Brewers. His changeup has passed his curveball as his go-to secondary since his return from TJ. The lost development time has cost him a future as a potential mid-rotation arm, but I think he has the skills to work himself into a potential back-end option in the bullpen, or as Milwaukee likes to do, a multi-inning swingman. ETA: 2018

25. Marcos Diplan, RHP

Age: 22 (9/18/96)

Highest Level: AA

118.1 IP, 4.03 ERA, 4.35 FIP, 8.90 K/9, 5.63 BB/9, .260 AVG

The Rangers signed Diplan in July of 2013 for $1.3 million, and he was acquired by the Brewers in a deal for Yovani Gallardo. The 6-foot righty has an electric arsenal. All three pitches have flashed plus, but the slider lacks the consistency of the fastball and changeup. The fastball sits between 90-93 but plays up to 97 when Diplan decides to go max effort. The delivery is athletic and loose. I’d consider the command of the entire arsenal to be poor, but he still warrants this ranking because the arm strength is plus and the action is smooth. Presently Diplan doesn’t have the command to stick in a big league rotation, or bullpen for that matter. He should start 2019 in Double-A. ETA: 2020.

26. Bobby Wahl, RHP

Age: 27 (3/21/92)

Level: MLB

5.1 IP, 10.13 ERA, 5.57 xFIP, 11.81 K/9, 6.75 BB/9, .360 AVG - MLB

45 IP, 2.20 ERA, 2.41 FIP, 14.60 K/9, 3.80 BB/9, .133 AVG - AAA

The Brewers acquired relief prospect Bobby Wahl as part of the package from the Mets for OF Keon Broxton. Wahl appeared in seven games for the Mets last year after coming over in the Jeurys Familia deal and sat 95-96 with the heater. His command and health issues have held him back to this point. Wahl had a 12.5% SwStrk last year out of the Mets pen, and he led all Triple-A relievers in K%, K-BB% and SwStr%. Here’s the scouting report from Jason Woodell:

“He throws 4 pitches, which is odd for a career reliever. His fastball sits 96 and he also features a change-up, curveball, and slider. Everything Wahl throws is hard and he lacks separation between his three off-speed pitches. His stuff generates swing-and-miss when he stays in the zone, but his ceiling is limited by below-average command. ETA: 2018”

27. Quintin Torres-Costa, LHP

Age: 24 (9/11/94)

Highest Level: AAA

55 IP, 1.31 ERA, 2.91 FIP, 10.64 K/9, 4.09 BB/9, .145 AVG

Torres-Costa was a 35th round draft pick out of the University of Hawaii in 2014. The lefty comes at hitters with an almost sidearm delivery, and has posted strong strikeout numbers for the last two seasons. Torres-Costa likely would’ve pitched in Milwaukee last season but an elbow injury that will require Tommy John put an end to that. QTC also won’t pitch in 2019 due to the injury. He destroyed lefties last year as they hit a combined .167/.287/.202 line against him but he was somehow even tougher against righties as they hit a cumulative .133/.261/.143. The stuff isn’t nearly as eye-popping as the numbers though, as the fastball sits in the upper 80s and he pairs it with a sweeping slider. Torres-Costa will see Milwaukee late in 2020. ETA: 2020.

28. Justin Jarvis, RHP

Age: 19 (2/2/2000)

Highest Level: ROK

19 IP, 6.63 ERA, 4.65 FIP, 8.53 K/9, 1.89 BB/9, .316 AVG

The North Carolina prep product was the Brewers 5th round selection in this past June’s draft. The 6-foot-2 righty gets good sink on his 91-94 MPH fastball. His sweeping curveball is an above-average offering that flashes plus, and he has some feel for a changeup with depth. The command gets above-average grades, and there’s a chance the stuff ticks up when he adds weight to his 170 pound frame. Jarvis looks like a future big league starter. ETA: 2023.

29. Yeison Coca, SS/2B

Age: 18 (5/22/99)

Highest Level: ROK

.281/.315/.413, 3 HR, .132 ISO, 85 wRC+, 4.3% BB, 21.7% K, 16 SB

The switch-hitting middle infielder was a J2 signing by the Red Sox and moved to the Brewers as the player to be named later in the Tyler Thornburg deal. Coca has mature defensive actions and a strong bat-to-ball profile that give him a floor of a utility infielder. There is little to no power projection here though, but if Coca can get more physical than we could be looking at a potential starting shortstop with some speed. ETA: 2023

30. Felix Valerio, 2B

Age: 18 (12/26/2000)

Highest Level: ROK

.319/.409/.433, 3 HR, .114 ISO, 146 wRC+, 11.2% BB, 6.9% K, 16 SB

Valerio paced the Dominican Summer League with 84 hits and his 6.9% strikeout rate was fourth lowest in the league for qualified hitters. At only 5-foot-7 Valerio is going to have to continue to hit, and will have to earn every opportunity he gets, but so far so good. He hit .319/.409/.433 with 22 extra base hits and 16 steals over 67 games and should make his stateside debut next year as an 18-year old.