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Milwaukee Brewers place 6 in Baseball America’s Top 100 Prospects

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Milwaukee’s farm depth shows as half a dozen Brewers prospects get Top 100 grades

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The Top 100 prospect lists continue to roll in, with Baseball America releasing their list with a primetime special on Friday night. The Brewers were once again well-represented, with six players making the BA Top 100:

27. OF Lewis Brinson

Hit: 50 / Power: 60 / Speed: 60 / Fielding: 55 / Arm: 60 / ETA: 2017

33. LHP Josh Hader

Fastball: 70 / Slider: 60 / Changeup: 45 / Control: 45 / ETA: 2017

42. OF Corey Ray

Hit: 60 / Power: 55 / Speed: 60 / Fielding: 50 / Arm: 50 / ETA: 2018

79. RHP Luis Ortiz

Fastball: 60 / Slider: 55 / Changeup: 50 / Control: 50 / ETA: 2018

82. RHP Brandon Woodruff

Fastball: 60 / Slider: 55 / Changeup: 50 / Control: 50 / ETA: 2018

93. INF Isan Diaz

Hit: 55 / Power: 40 / Speed: 45 / Fielding: 50 / Arm: 50 / ETA: 2019

Milwaukee's 6 in the Top 100 matches the Cubs for most in the NL Central. Pittsburgh placed 5 prospects on the list, while the Cardinals and Reds both grabbed four spots. St. Louis' Alex Reyes (4th overall) is the division's top-rated pitching prospect, while Pittsburgh's Austin Meadows (6th) is the top-rated NL Central hitter.

Boston outfielder Andrew Benintendi came in at #1 overall on the list, but will graduate from prospect status almost immediately this season.

The Brewers didn’t have anyone within the Top 25, but do have three in the Top 50. Brinson and Ray also grade out as legitimate five-tool players. Even more encouraging for the Brewers might be the ETA times, with everyone but Diaz projected to make the majors sometime in the next two years.

Last year, the Brewers placed four prospects in the Baseball America Top 100, but none of those players appeared on this year’s list. Orlando Arica (8th) graduated, while Trent Clark (49th), Brett Phillips (57th), and Jorge Lopez (59th) fell out of the Top 100 with disappointing 2016 seasons.