There has been much hype surrounding the much improved Brewers Farm System. Going into the 2016 season eyes, for the most part, will be on Orlando Arcia, Jorge Lopez, or Brett Phillips. But one prospect that will fly under the radar for the Brewers is OF Demi Orimoloye (his actual name is a tongue twister-Oluwademilade Oluwadamilola Orimoloye). Orimoloye was drafted by the Brewers in the 4th round of the 2015 draft and has a solid combination of size, speed, and skill with the ability to pay off huge dividends for the Brewers.
Demi Orimoloye was drafted out St. Matthew High School in Orleans, Ottawa, Ont. Orimoloye has all the skill sets you want in a prospect. He’s 6’4″ and weighs 225 pounds. He produces an easy pop up from a powerful uppercut swing, with above-average to plus power already. He has the ability to have 25+ HR seasons, but his strikeout and walk rates show he still needs to work on plate discipline. While his strikeouts may never go down, his raw talent suggests that he may make up for it elsewhere as his hitting power could translate to plentiful RBIs as well as having high run totals.
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He’s played solid defensive so far as well, in 225 2/3 innings in OF he has yet to make an error and has had four assists credited to his name. In 2015, he played 33 games for the Arizona League Brewers racking up 6 dingers, 26 RBIs, a .292 BA and 19 stolen bases. Demi Orimoloye is only 19 years old but he is already showing plenty of promise and plenty of untapped talent. He could produce solid numbers, but with anyone it relies on tons (and I mean TONS) of ifs. That said, it’s totally within the realm of possibility for Demi Orimoloye to play at the all-star level racking up 25-30 Home Runs a season, 30+ Steals, 1006+ RBIs and 80+ runs scored.
Time will only tell with Demi Orimoloye, but with all eyes on the likes of Arcia and Lopez I think that Orimoloye is a prospect to watch that’ll fly under everyones radar.