Get your tickets to Appleton now! The Wisconsin Timberrattlers are going to be exciting this summer. As they announced their roster today, all three of their top draft choices (Kodi Medeiros, Jake Gatewood and Monte Harrison) will all be on the roster. With this much talent, the Timberrattlers will a team to watch all summer long.
By keeping these three on the roster, this team is sure to be talked about. In last season’s draft the Brewers went for a home run by selecting all three of these high-upside high school prospects who are now 19-years-old, and their talents will be on full display.
Mederios, the first selection of last years draft should be expected to join the Rattlers rotation. He is currently rated as the team’s eighth best prospect by MLB.com and the second best pitcher in the organization. While some have questions about whether he can start in the future, he looks to prove that he can be a big time pitcher in the future. He was hit hard in his debut, but started to show consistency as the season wound down. With a deceptive delivery, the tall lefty should be tough to hit.
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The one word to think about with Gatewood is power. As a former prep home run derby winner, Gatewood can flat out crush a baseball. At 6’5” 195 pounds, his imposing size can play at either third or shortstop. He will need time to develop and will not be without growing pains, but with all of his tools he certainly has the makings of a future superstar.
Of the three, Harrison may be the most exciting to watch. As a superstar athlete, Harrison has decided to focus on baseball, which should help him to take his game to an even higher level. The future center fielder is currently ranked as the third best prospect in the organization and I do not think that it will be very long until he is ranked as a top 100 prospect in the entire league.
He finished last year batting .261 with an outstanding 31 walks and a .402 OBP. He also was able to swipe 31 bases. With a ton of talent, he will be very exciting to watch on his way to Milwaukee.
Many around baseball say that the Brewers lack talent in their system, but that is simply not true. The Brewers system is filled with prospects and the Timberrattlers will have some of the best. Other exciting players to see in Appleton will include David Denson, Dustin DeMuth, Tucker Neuhaus and Cy Sneed.
The Brewers have plenty of talent throughout the minor leagues, and it will not be on display more than in Appleton.