Milwaukee Brewers: Ranking the top 20 prospects
12- Freddy Peralta RHP (11)
Peralta throws his fastball in the low to mid 90’s. According to his MLB scouting report, his slider and change-up are already major league ready. He has already flashed strikeout stuff in the minors, as his command improves he will only get better.
In 91 2/3 innings, over two levels of the Minor Leagues, Peralta has 128 strikeouts and only 46 walks this season. That’s good for a 2.78 K/BB ratio. He has only allowed 19 home runs over 331 innings over his five seasons in the Minors.
Playing for the Biloxi Shuckers, he has continued to show an ability to command all three of his pitches. He strikes out a ton of batters when he’s right. He’s destined to fill a meaningful role in the middle of a Major League rotation, and he could arrive as early as next season. However, 2019 would be a better bet.
11- Keston Hiura 2B (5)
By this time next season, Hiura could easily be the Milwaukee Brewers number one prospect. However, before that can happen, he will have to show that he can play the field defensively.
Without question Hiura can hit. In 58 at bats so far with the Wisconsin Timber Rattlers this season, Hiura has a .368/.379/.526 batting line. He is tearing the cover off of the ball.
Hiura opted not to have surgery on his injured elbow. To this point, he has played zero innings in the field this season, strictly at designated hitter. Listed as a second baseman, he may well end up in left field when it’s all said and done.
There is little doubt Hiura will have a productive Major League career. He has shown a great feel for hitting at every level he has played. He may be more of a trade chip prospect for the Milwaukee Brewers. However, if he can prove adequate defensively he develop into a force in the middle of the Brewers lineup within a few years.
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There are some really good prospects in the system right now. However, this is only a glimpse of the future for the Milwaukee Brewers. Stay tuned for top ten.