After a short break, it is time to come back and profile the final Milwaukee Brewers prospects.
There are 11 prospects left, and that means it is time to dive into the play of Mauricio Dubon. There is a chance that the middle infielder will be called up to the Milwaukee Brewers at some point this season.
The highest level Dubon has reached is Triple A, where he played 58 games last season. With the potential struggles at second in the majors, there is an opening for Dubon. The former 26th rounder came over in the Tyler Thornburg deal with Boston.
His best attribute by grade is the ability to run. With a total of 38 steals last season, that 60 grade holds up. Dubon’s swing is quick, and because of some good hand-eye coordination, it works out well. Though his power grades out at a whopping 35, so contact and speed is more his game at the plate.
You know that ideal middle infielder with quick feet and a smooth glove? That is Dubon. He can field with the best of them from many different positions on the infield. Based on current roster needs, that will likely be second base. He and Orlando Arcia would make an excellent pair up the middle.
Any excitement around Dubon began during his 2016 season when he hit over .300. It was his introduction as a serious prospect. He followed that up in 2017 by hitting .274 across two levels. That did not calm down any excitement, at least from my end.
One thing to note is that he did not play any position except for shortstop last season. In fact, he has only played 90 games at second in his career. That should not be much of an issue if the Milwaukee Brewers need him, but it does make things just a little more interesting.
How Does He Project?
MLB Pipeline describes him as a player with a high floor, rather than a high ceiling. That is a good thing. That means that at the low end of his potential, Dubon will be a serviceable major leaguer. The Milwaukee Brewers can hopefully enjoy that for years to come.
As with many Brewer prospects, I am a big fan. I think Dubon will be a great starting option at second base, even better than Hiura. Though Hiura can hit, Dubon is a more complete player. That is what separates the two in my mind. One of them will likely be traded for parts at some point in the future.