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Milwaukee Brewers 2017 End of Season Top Prospects

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A different take on an organization prospect ranking.

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Lewis Brinson.
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The purpose of this post is to provide an overall picture of the prospects that the Milwaukee Brewers have currently down on the farm. Typically this would be provided through a numbered list; I have expressed previously how I don’t believe that those types of numerical rankings help to foster intelligent prospect discussions. So my prospect list will be a little different: a tiered categorizing of players with no numerical ranking. It’s not necessarily important or meaningful whether Player X ranks third or thirteenth or thirtieth on a specific list at a specific time. What is relevant are said player’s tool grades and projected future value. In my opinion that’s what the discussion should focus on, and that’s why my list should help steer the conversation in that direction.

My rankings are based on several scouting reports and tool grades from various outlets, age/risk, physical build/projection, and statistical performance. After taking all of those items under consideration I determined where I felt comfortable projecting each player’s future value to the organization, using the 20-80 scouting scale as a guide. Here’s how it turned out:

Above-Average Position Players (55+ Overall Future Potential)

Lewis Brinson
Keston Hiura

Above-Average Starting Pitchers (55+ OFP)

Luis Ortiz
Brandon Woodruff

Everyday Position Players (50 OFP)

Isan Diaz
Lucas Erceg
Monte Harrison
Tristen Lutz
Brett Phillips

Average Starting Pitchers (50 OFP)

Corbin Burnes
Freddy Peralta

Platoon Role/Bench Role/Extreme Risk Bats (45 OFP)

Pablo Abreu
Blake Allemand
Jean Carlos Carmona
Dallas Carroll
Trent Clark
Zack Clark
Yeison Coca
Mauricio Dubon
Nick Egnatuk
Aaron Familia
Jay Feliciano
Mario Feliciano
Gabriel Garcia
Jake Gatewood
Devin Hairston
KJ Harrison
Payton Henry
Jesus Lujano
Franly Mallen
Ernesto Martinez
Chad McClanahan
Max McDowell
Jacob Nottingham
Demi Orimoloye
Troy Stokes
Je'Von Ward
Larry Ernesto
Carlos Rodriguez
Corey Ray

Swingmen/Impact Relief/Extreme Risk Arms (45 OFP)

Phil Bickford
Zack Brown
Justin Bullock
Marcos Diplan
Bowdien Derby
Carlos Herrera
Adrian Houser
Thomas Jankins
Caden Lemons
Jorge Lopez
Kodi Medeiros
Josh Pennington
Jon Perrin
Cody Ponce
Trey Supak
Braden Webb
Aaron Wilkerson
Jordan Yamamoto
Taylor Williams
Brendan Murphy

Bullpen Arms (40 OFP)

Luke Barker
Alec Bettinger
Daniel Brown
Joaquin De La Cruz
Bowden Francis
Nate Griep
Conor Harber
Nelson Hernandez
Maz Lazar
Karsen Lindell
Jon Olczak
Drake Owenby
Nick Ramirez
Wuilder Rodriguez
Jayson Rose
Austin Rubick
Quintin Torres-Costa
Josh Uhen
Michele Vassalotti
Angel Ventura
Tyler Webb
Devin Williams
Nathan Kirby

Organizational Depth Bats

Ryan Aguilar
Dustin Houle
Nicolas Pierre
Luis Avalo
Cooper Hummel
Antonio Pineiro
Luis Aviles
George Iskenderian
Michael Reed
Kyle Beam
Julian Jarrard
Wendell Rijo
Carlos Belonis
Gilbert Lara
Yadiel Rivera
Javier Betancourt
Tyler Lawrence
Nathan Rodriguez
Tyler Bortnick
Luis Manon
Robie Rojas
Leugim Castillo
Victor Maria
Nick Roscetti
Bryan Connell
Alejandro Marte
Joantgel Segovia
Kenny Corey
Yerald Martinez
Tyrone Taylor
Clint Coulter
Pat McInerny
Francisco Thomas
Jean Cruz
Anderson Melendez
Luis Valdez
Jose Cuas
Julio Mendez
Yoel Vazquez
Johnny Davis
Charlie Meyer
Caleb Whalen
Dustin DeMuth
Johan Mojica
Weston Wilson
Brandon Diaz
Roberto Molina
Kyle Wren
Brent Diaz
Trever Morrison
Jeicor Cristian
Francis Florentino
Joel Munoz
Luis Valderrama
Rene Garcia
AJ Murray
Juan Frias
Mitch Ghelfi
Tucker Neuhaus
Andres Melendez
Ronnie Gideon
Gabriel Noriega
Jose Romero
Jose Gomez
Jonathan Oquendo
Jose Arteaga
Elian Gonzalez
Nathan Orf
Francis Casado
Alexandre Guennette
Angel Ortega
Daniel Castillo
Tyler Heineman
Kelvin Pacheco
Alberis Perez
Rob Henry
Moises Perez
Alwinson Valdez

Organizational Depth Arms

Freisis Adames
Michael Gonzalez
Cam Robinson
Tristan Archer
Scott Grist
Kody Rock
Andrew Barbosa
Cameron Haines
Jose Rodriguez
Nestor Batista
Matthew Hardy
Cam Roegner
Parker Bean
Travis Hissong
Jose Romero
Cody Beckman
Robbie Hitt
Wilfred Salaman
Rodrigo Benoit
Landon Hollifield
Javi Salas
Parker Berberet
Alec Kenilvort
Brayan Salaya
Silvestre Berroa
Stephen Kohlscheen
Miguel Sanchez
Jesus Brea
Brad Kuntz
Scott Serigstad
Oscar Brito
Frank Lopez
Kadon Simmons
Dalton Brown
Cody Martin
Jake Smith
Harold Chirino
Jeison Medina
Forrest Snow
Jesus Colman
Julio Mendez
Christian Taugner
Colton Cross
Jenri Montas
Brandon Texiera
Roberto Delgado
Karlos Morales
Tyler Thorne
Jordan Desquin
Joel Munoz
Victor Vazquez
Juan Diaz
Branden Nunn
Andrew Vernon
Victor Diaz
Braulio Ortiz
Chase Williams
Nattino Diplan
Jose Parra
Leoner Colina
Johan Dominguez
Guillermo Paulino
Cristian Sierra
Jake Drossner
Wilber Perez
Dylan File
Michael Peterson
Gabe Friese
Maiker Pinto
Preston Gainey
Brandon Presley
Davison Gonzalez
Matt Ramsey
Nash Walters
Yhonathan Barrios
Sean Nolin
Jorge Orteaga
Blake Fox
Carlos Luna
Blake Lillis
Daniel Missaki