Milwaukee Brewers: Writers react to the mid season prospect rankings
Trevor Hooth’s reaction
The Milwaukee Brewers top 30 comes with little surprise with who tops the list. Lewis Brinson has huge potential upside. But what could be surprising is Corey Ray at number two. He has not had a great season, but I am completely on board with the decision for him to remain at two.
When making these lists it is important to truly evaluate the potential value of each guy rather than where they are in the farm system. Despite some struggles this year, I still value Ray very highly.
He may even be better than Brinson when it is all said and done.
One guy who gets talked about a lot among the Reviewing the Brew writers, and has earned his jump to number seven, is Corbin Burnes. He is having a masterful season, and proving his real worth to the ball club.
The Milwaukee Brewers have a very solid farm system. It is packed with outfielders though. Some will be on the move eventually to help other areas. They just simply cannot all logistically play. They can be moved to improve the pitching and create a more reliable staff.
A final prospect that has really impressed is Mauricio Dubon. He is tearing the cover off the ball regardless of what level he is playing at. He creates an interesting situation for an already crowded middle infield.
Add Keston Hiura, and things get really fun. Hiura is one that people are low in because of defense. Frankly, while there is a point to be made, it matters if his offense can outshine lack of defense. And so far it looks like it can. Simply stated, good bats find their way into lineups. Hiura will be no different.