Only 2 Brewers in Keith Law's top 100


You need insider to view, but only Lawrie (47) and Escobar (54) made it. With his pessimistic view of the system, this is not a shock. And since it's so pessimistic, here are the breakdowns on both followed by the 100 list: Lawrie (47) Lawrie hit well in the Midwest League for a 19-year-old, and if he had a clear position he might have spent the second half in high-A. The Brewers did move him up two levels in mid-August, after which he scuffled. Lawrie has a good swing, almost a classic left-handed swing but from the right side, with tremendous rotation and raw power. I've seen him overstride in BP, but he quiets down a little in games, still taking all-out swings but with such a good swing path that he covers the plate and struggles only with changing speeds. He's an intense, aggressive, "one-speed" player who might benefit from dialing it down a notch every now and then, and the lack of finesse in his game is part of what holds him back as an infielder. He played all over as an amateur but settled on second in part because he thought he had a faster path to the majors there. There's still a realistic chance he'll have to move to first or an outfield corner, limiting his projected value. Escobar (54) Escobar today is pretty close to what he's going to be at his peak -- a plus defensive shortstop who makes contact, without secondary skills. Escobar has good range and makes solid reads at shortstop with good footwork, so he can turn plays quickly and is solid on the DP. His swing is short and he generates good bat speed, squaring up above-average fastballs, but his recognition of breaking balls needs work. His 34 unintentional walks in 2009 represented a new career high. He hits balls hard to the gaps but won't ever have more than fringe-average power, and he needs to reduce his tendency to lengthen his swing to try to pull the ball out. Instead, he should stick with his whole-field approach and use the off field when he falls behind. He's a 65-70 runner (on the 20-80 scale) who runs the bases well, with strong stolen-base percentages the last two years. He should be entrenched as Milwaukee's shortstop for the next four to six years because of the value he'll add with his glove. NO. PLAYER 1 Jason Heyward, OF, ATL 2 Stephen Strasburg, RHP, WAS 3 Carlos Santana, C, CLE 4 Buster Posey, C, SFO 5 Mike Stanton, OF, FLA 6 Desmond Jennings, OF, TAM 7 Martin Perez, LHP, TEX 8 Dustin Ackley, CF, SEA 9 Justin Smoak, 1B, TEX 10 Jesus Montero, C, NYY 11 Brian Matusz, LHP, BAL 12 Starlin Castro, SS, CHC 13 Neftali Feliz, RHP, TEX 14 Domonic Brown, RF, PHI 15 Wade Davis, RHP, TAM 16 Aroldis Chapman, LHP, CIN 17 Jeremy Hellickson, RHP, TAM 18 Casey Kelly, RHP, BOS 19 Aaron Hicks, RHP, MIN 20 Brett Wallace, 1B, TOR 21 Logan Morrison, 1B, FLA 22 Tyler Matzek, LHP, COL 23 Jenrry Mejia, RHP, NYM 24 Michael Taylor, OF, OAK 25 Zach Britton, LHP, BAL 26 Lonnie Chisenhall, 3B, CLE 27 Jaff Decker, OF, SDG 28 Madison Bumgarner, LHP, SFO 29 Tim Beckham, SS, TAM 30 Josh Vitters, 3B, CHC 31 Derek Norris, C, WAS 32 Ryan Westmoreland, OF, BOS 33 Chris Carter, 1B, OAK 34 Eric Hosmer, 1B, KAN 35 Pedro Alvarez, 3B, PIT 36 Christian Friedrich, LHP, COL 37 Jarrod Parker, RHP, ARI 38 Shelby Miller, RHP, STL 39 Dee Gordon, SS, LAD 40 Kyle Drabek, RHP, TOR 41 Wilmer Flores, 3B, NYM 42 Wilson Ramos, C, MIN 43 Arodys Vizcaino, RHP, ATL 44 Carlos Triunfel, 2B, SEA 45 Casey Crosby, LHP, DET 46 Simon Castro, RHP, SDG 47 Brett Lawrie, 2B, MIL 48 Jhoulys Chacin, LHP, COL 49 Mike Trout, OF, LAA 50 Jay Jackson, RHP, CHC 51 Hector Rondon, RHP, CLE 52 Hank Conger, C, LAA 53 Anthony Rizzo, 1B, BOS 54 Alcides Escobar, SS, MIL 55 Zach Stewart, RHP, TOR 56 Lars Anderson, 1B, BOS 57 Jose Tabata, OF, PIT 58 Tyler Flowers, C, CHW 59 Daryl Jones, OF, STL 60 Jordan Lyles, RHP, HOU 61 Josh Bell, 3B, BAL 62 Matt Dominguez, 3B, FLA 63 Julio Teheran, RHP, ATL 64 Ike Davis, 1B, NYM 65 Jason Castro, C, HOU 66 Todd Frazier, 2B, CIN 67 Freddie Freeman, 1B, ATL 68 Matt Sweeney, 3B, TAM 69 Mike Moustakas, 3B, KAN 70 Austin Jackson, OF, DET 71 Michael Brantley, OF, CLE 72 Mike Leake, RHP, CIN 73 Fernando Martinez, OF, NYM 74 Michael Saunders, OF, SEA 75 Mike Montgomery, LHP, KAN 76 Yonder Alonso, 1B, CIN 77 Trevor Reckling, LHP, LAA 78 Tanner Scheppers, RHP, TEX 79 Andrew Cashner, RHP, CHC 80 Jacob Turner, RHP, DET 81 Matt Moore, LHP, TAM 82 Tony Sanchez, C, PIT 83 Chris Withrow, RHP, LAD 84 Zack Wheeler, RHP, SFO 85 Randall Delgado, RHP, ATL 86 Ryan Kalish, OF, BOS 87 Aaron Crow, RHP, KAN 88 Chris Heisey, OF, CIN 89 Kyle Gibson, RHP, MIN 90 Jake Arrieta, RHP, BAL 91 Jose Iglesias, SS, BOS 92 Drew Storen, RHP, WAS 93 Grant Green, SS, OAK 94 Jiovanni Mier, SS, HOU 95 Jared Mitchell, OF, CHW 96 Manny Banuelos, LHP, NYY 97 Miguel Sano, SS, MIN 98 Junichi Tazawa, RHP, BOS 99 Travis d'Arnaud, C, TOR 100 Nick Hagadone, LHP, CLE