MLB Pipeline will be releasing their 2018 top prospect lists in the coming weeks. They are hinting that a Milwaukee Brewers farm hand will make his debut on the list.
It should come as no surprise that Monte Harrison will move onto the list. Especially after his AFL breakout. It will be a great honor for a player who is very deserving of the honor. And it gives the talent in the Milwaukee Brewers farm more recognition.
It is another addition to the populous crowd of potential studs in the Brewer outfield. But, Harrison is a budding superstar regardless. He possesses great tools and is coming into his own very quickly.
It is no surprise to see his breakout either. Early in his professional career he struggled with injuries. But his athletic ability remained consistently undeniable. His bat speed alone is great. That will help him to develop some pop at the plate.
After hitting just under .280 in 59 games in Carolina, Harrison should see time in Biloxi very soon. MLB Pipeline describes his approach at the plate in a positive way. But there are still questions surrounding strikeouts with him.
Overall, the prediction is that he will become a perennial 20/20 player. That being said, his speed is not his highest grade. In fact, he grades out highest with his arm strength. Having that defensive ability is only adding to his potential.
In 2017 Harrison sat as the number 14 prospect in the Milwaukee Brewers organization, but that is going up. He is a solid player who finally showed what he can do healthy. The question is, how high will he sit on the list?
The rankings are great, and they validate the play of the prospects, but they don’t answer every question. It is not a secret that the outfield is already being overrun with young talent. Harrison will be able to slide into the MLB lineup when he is ready, however it will be something that he earns with stellar play.
Between Lewis Brinson, Brett Phillips, Keon Broxton and Domingo Santana there are already young outfielders claiming their stake in Miller Park. A prospect list promotion for Harrison is well earned, and congratulations to him. But it is only the first step in him earning the time he needs to prove himself as a member of the Milwaukee Brewers.