clock menu more-arrow no yes

Filed under:

Lewis Brinson tops Brewers prospect list from Minor League Ball

New, comments

John Sickels of Minor League Ball tabs Brinson as Milwaukee’s top prospect, saying he’s a potential 20-20 guy

MLB: Spring Training-Kansas City Royals at Texas Rangers Soobum Im-USA TODAY Sports

Another week, another prospect list.

John Sickels of SB Nation's Minor League Ball released his list of Top 20 Brewers prospects today, complete with his evaluations and letter grades.

Sickels' list tends to look different than others, but combine his list with those of other prospect evaluators, and you get a pretty decent idea of where each guy stands in the system.

His list is as follows:

1. OF Lewis Brinson, B+

2. LHP Josh Hader, B+

3. OF Corey Ray, B+

4. INF Isan Diaz, B/B+

5. INF Mauricio Dubon, B

6. RHP Luis Ortiz, B

7. RHP Brandon Woodruff, B

8. RHP Phil Bickford, B

9. RHP Marcos Diplan, B/B-

10. 3B Lucas Erceg, B/B-

11. OF Brett Phillips, B-/C+

12. OF Trent Clark, B-/C+

13. RHP Jorge Lopez, C+/B-

14. C-1B Jacob Nottingham, C+

15. OF Ryan Cordell, C+

16. RHP Corbin Burnes, C+

17. SS Gilbert Lara, C+

18. RHP Cody Ponce, C+

19. RHP Devin Williams, C+

20. OF Monte Harrison, C+

While Sickels doesn't give any of the Brewers' prospects an A-grade, in a sign of the team's organizational depth, 7 other prospects earned C+ grades but didn't crack the Top 20: LHP Nathan Kirby, 3B Chad McClanahan, OF Demi Orimloye, RHP Freddy Peralta, RHP Jon Perrin, RHP Braden Webb and RHP Jordan Yamamoto.

It's worth noting Sickels tends to incorporate performance into his evaluations more than some other prospect prognosticators. That may explain why he still sees Brinson as a bit risky, isn't sold on Diaz's contact ability, but rates Dubon very highly. For what it's worth, Sickels does think Josh Hader can stick as a starting pitcher.

You can check out his complete evaluations on the Top 20 over at Minor League Ball. As a reminder, he typically takes a look back/updates his grades halfway through the season.