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Brew Crew Ball Community Top Prospects Vote: #13

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Another new addition to the organization snags the No. 12 spot. Who gets lucky No. 13?

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Today as we move forward on to vote for No. 13 on our prospect countdown, I'm struck by a fact: with only eight spots left on our list, at least two of the players listed below in today's vote will not make our list. Yet every single player still available to vote on below would absolutely have garnered strong consideration for the top ten a year ago. Another example of the huge leap the Brewers system has made in the last year grabbed the No. 12 spot in infielder Isan Diaz, who was recently acquired from Arizona. Today we're adding another off-season acquisition to the vote, 2B Javier Betancourt. Your list so far:

1. SS Orlando Arcia 11. LHP Kodi Medeiros
2. OF Brett Phillips 12. SS Isan Diaz
3. RHP Jorge Lopez 13. ???
4. OF Trent Clark 14.
5. LHP Josh Hader 15.
6. SS Gilbert Lara 16.
7. C Jacob Nottingham 17.
8. RHP Cody Ponce 18.
9. RHP Zach Davies 19.
10. RHP Devin Williams 20.

Some updates: I've removed the MLB Pipeline ranks, since no one left is ranked yet (They're releasing the NL Central lists on the 24th, but they're also counting down the top ten organizations starting March 1, and there's a good chance the Brewers are among that group). John Sickels updated his list to include Nottingham (who he ranked fourth) and Isan Diaz (sixth), so those ranks are updated below as well. Also, Keith Law released his top 100 last week: it included four Brewers (the same as our top for above) plus a fifth, Michael Reed, was included on his "just missed" article. Keith Law also released his organizational top 20 on Tuesday (ESPN Insider is required to view all those articles).

Again, if you need a little guidance, here are the organizational lists that have been released up to this point. Our list will of course supersede all of them as the definitive Brewers prospects ranking once complete:

Minor League Ball
Baseball America
Baseball Prospectus: 1-1011-20
ESPN/Keith Law

Voting will be live until the following day (or Monday, for polls posted on Friday) at noon for each poll in this countdown. If at any point there's a player you would have voted for and think others would as well, just let me know in the comments.

2B Javier Betancourt (20)

Acquired: Traded from Detroit in 2015

2015 with High-A Lakeland (Tigers: .263/.304/.336, 3 HR, 4 SB, 5.5 BB%, 8.3 K%, 94 wRC+ (531 PA)

Ranks on other lists:
Baseball Prospectus: 20
Baseball America: N/A
Minor League Ball: 22
Keith Law: 18

OF Clint Coulter (22)

Acquired: First round draft pick in 2012

2015 with High-A Brevard County: .246/.329/.397, 13 HR, 6 SB, 8.1 BB%, 16.2 K%, 123 wRC+ (569 PA)

Ranks on other lists:
Baseball Prospectus: N/A
Baseball America: 8
Minor League Ball: 9
Keith Law: 16

RHP Marcos Diplan (19)

Acquired: Traded from Texas in 2015

2015 with Rookie-level Helena: 3.75 ERA, 4.40 FIP, 9.66 K/9, 3.75 BB/9, 13 G, 7 GS (5.0 IP)

Ranks on other lists:
Baseball Prospectus: 18
Baseball America: N/A
Minor League Ball: 16
Keith Law: 13

SS Jacob Gatewood (20)

Acquired: Supplemental first round draft pick in 2014

2015 with Rookie-level Helena: .274/.331/.476, 6 HR, 3 SB, 7.6 BB%, 28.6 K%, 102 wRC+ (238 PA)
2015 with Low-A Wisconsin: .209/.275/.316, 4 HR, 5 SB, 7.3 BB%, 33.7 K%, 74 wRC+ (193 PA)

Ranks on other lists:
Baseball Prospectus: 12
Baseball America: N/A
Minor League Ball: 20
Keith Law: N/A

OF Monte Harrison (20)

Acquired: Second round draft pick in 2014

2015 with Rookie-level Helena: .299/.410/.474, 3 HR, 14 SB, 11.8 BB%, 19.3 K%, 131 wRC+ (119 PA)
2015 with Low-A Wisconsin: .148/.246/.247, 2 HR, 6 SB, 7.6 BB%, 41.8 K%, 49 wRC+ (184 PA)

Ranks on other lists:
Baseball Prospectus: 7
Baseball America: N/A
Minor League Ball: 11
Keith Law: 11

RHP Adrian Houser (23)

Acquired: Traded from Houston in 2015

2015 with High-A Lancaster (Astros): 4.35 ERA, 4.04 FIP, 9.97 K/9, 3.62 BB/9, 12 G, 8 GS (49.2 IP)
2015 with Double-A Corpus Christi (Astros): 6.21 ERA, 5.70 FIP, 6.21 K/9, 4.05 BB/9, 7 G, 5 GS (33.1 IP)
2015 with Double-A Biloxi: 2.92 ERA, 3.55 FIP, 7.78 K/9, 1.46 BB/9, 7 GS (37.0 IP)
2015 with Milwaukee: 0.00 ERA, 6.12 FIP, 0.00 K/9, 9.00 BB/9, 0 G, 2 GS (2.0 IP)

Ranks on other lists:
Baseball Prospectus: 14
Baseball America: N/A
Minor League Ball: 15
Keith Law: 9

LHP Nathan Kirby (22)*

Acquired: Supplemental first round draft pick in 2015

2015 with Low-A Wisconsin: 5.68 ERA, 4.18 FIP, 4.97 K/9, 4.97 BB/9, 5 G, 2 GS (12.2 IP)

Ranks on other lists:
Baseball Prospectus: 11
Baseball America: N/A
Minor League Ball: 21
Keith Law: N/A

OF Michael Reed (23)

Acquired: Fifth round draft pick in 2011

2015 with Double-A Biloxi: .278/.379/.422, 5 HR, 25 SB, 14.1 BB%, 21.2 K%, 129 wRC+ (377 PA)
2015 with Triple-A Colorado Springs: .246/.351/.381, 0 HR, 1 SB, 13.5 BB%, 20.9 K%, 100 wRC+ (148 PA)
2015 with AFL Surprise: .211/.388/.237, 0 HR, 3 SB, 22..4 BB%, 14.3 K%, 93 wRC+ (49 PA)
2015 with Milwaukee: .333/.313/.338, 0 HR, 0 SB, 0.0 BB%, 23.3 K%, 123 wRC+ (6 PA)

Ranks on other lists:
Baseball Prospectus: 19
Baseball America: N/A
Minor League Ball: 18
Keith Law: 5

OF Demi Orimoloye (19)

Acquired: Fourth round draft pick in 2015

2015 with AZL Brewers: .292/.319/.518, 6 HR, 19 SB, 2.1 BB%, 27.1 K%, 138 wRC+ (144 PA)

Ranks on other lists:
Baseball Prospectus: 13
Baseball America: N/A
Minor League Ball: 17
Keith Law: 19

OF Tyrone Taylor (22)

Acquired: Second round draft pick in 2012

2015 with Double-A Biloxi: .260/.312/.337, 3 HR, 10 SB, 6.2 BB%, 10.9 K%, 84 wRC+ (504 PA)

Ranks on other lists:
Baseball Prospectus: 10
Baseball America: 7
Minor League Ball: 19
Keith Law: 14

All stats courtesy of FanGraphs

*Will miss entire 2016 season after Tommy John Surgery