Over the past several years, the Milwaukee Brewers have greatly beefed up their farm system. Not only do they appear to have hit on their first rounders, but have gotten several “steals” in the next few rounds as well. This year Demi Orimoloye was no exception. After having an instant impact on the system, here is a look at Orimoloye, our 16th best prospect in the system.
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Though Orimoloye is only 18 years old and not very experienced, many thought that he had the talent to be a first rounder. Though the Brewers’ got him in the fourth round, he played like a first round pick and shined in the Arizona Rookie League. Playing in 33 games before finishing the year with team Canada, Orimoloye batted .292 with six home runs, 26 RBIs and an .838 OPS. With all the tools in the world, Orimoloye appears to have the skills to be a future star.
At 6’4’’, 225 Orimoloye is a monster, but defensive tools that could play in any outfield position in the future. With a strong arm and a quick powerful bat, Orimoloye is definitely one to watch. In an article written in early August, MLB.com’s Jonathan Mayo even listed him as one of ten players from the 2015 draft that was off to the best start (along with another Brewer, Cody Ponce).
Though he is still a young 18, with the way the Brewers have been aggressive with prospects as of late, I wouldn’t be surprised to see him start next season with the Timber Rattlers in the Midwest League. With so many plus tools, Orimoloye is destined to be a superstar in Milwaukee.