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A look back at Brewer prospects - 2004 and 2005



Had a Amazon gift card from Christmas to use and picked up a couple of older John Sickels prospect books.  Thought it was interesting to see how the current Brewer team looked when they were in the minors.

Also worth noting is Jeremey Reed shows up as the #10 hitting prospect in 2004.

2004

Top Rated Brewers

A:  Rickie Weeks

A-: Prince Fielder

B+: Manny Parra: "He emerged as one of the best southpaw prospects in the game last year"

B: Chris Capuano

B: Jorge De La Rosa

B: Brad Nelson

B: Lou Palmisano

B: Dennis Safarte

B: Corey Hart

B: J.J. Hardy

B: Ben Hendrickson

B-: Tony Gwynn

 

Non Brewers:

 

A: Zack Greinke

B-: Chris Narveson

C+: Shaun Marcum

C+ Kameron Loe

C: Casey McGehee: "Keep an eye on him"

 

2005

Top Rated Brewers

A-: Rickie Weeks – “I still think he’ll be an excellent player”

A-: Prince Fielder – “Fielder remains top offensive prospect royalty”

B+: Herman Iribarren “With Rickie Weeks ahead of him, there is no need to rush him, but continued performance like this could force the issue.”

B: Lou Palmisano

B: Dana Eveland

B: Corey Hart: "His power is still not fully developed"

B: Manny Parra

B-: Mark Rogers “Will take a while to develop” (Written before injury…..)

B-: JJ Hardy

B-: Nelson Cruz

C+: Yovani Gallardo -"He needs to stay healthy, improve his changeup, etc in order to live up to what scouts see in his future"

 

Non Brewers:

B-: Chris Narveson

B-: Shaun Marcum

C+: Kammeron Loe

C: Carlos Gomez – “His swing needs a lot of work, his plate discipline is poor”

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