Milwaukee Brewers Release Outfield Prospect D’Vontrey Richardson


After the rule five draft this winter, the Milwaukee Brewers lost several upper level outfield prospects. But one of the greatest strengths of the team in the mid to lower levels is the team’s outfield depth. With players like Victor Roache, Tyrone Taylor, Clint Coulter, Michael Reed and Michael Ratterree with at least one full season under their belts and others like Monte Harrison and Troy Stokes all beginning their first full-years as professionals, they will have plenty of future options.

Because of this extreme depth, the Brewers have released D’Vontrey Richardson. While Richardson has shown flashes of talent throughout his four seasons as a professional, he was simply passed up on the depth chart by the mass of strong players who are on the way to Milwaukee. Though the former fifth round pick from Florida State has plenty of talent (and was even a two-sport college athlete), the Richardson has never quite lived up to his potential.

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In his career, Richardson is a .266 hitter to go along with a .329 OBP. His best season came in 2013 when he batted .322 playing mostly at High-A Brevard County. Last season he struggled in AA, batting just .239 through 52 games. Not known for power, Richardson homered just 16 times in his minor league career.

With ability to play all three outfield positions, there is hope that Richardson will catch on with another team somewhere. While the 26-year-old outfielder looks to have little chance to be an everyday player any longer, he still could find a way to catch on and reach his ceiling as a fourth or fifth outfielder somewhere down the road.

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