Milwaukee Brewers: The 2016 draft class looks fantastic

Matthew Dewoskin
MILWAUKEE, WI - OCTOBER 19: Corbin Burnes #39 of the Milwaukee Brewers throws a pitch against the Los Angeles Dodgers during the eighth inning in Game Six of the National League Championship Series at Miller Park on October 19, 2018 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)
MILWAUKEE, WI - OCTOBER 19: Corbin Burnes #39 of the Milwaukee Brewers throws a pitch against the Los Angeles Dodgers during the eighth inning in Game Six of the National League Championship Series at Miller Park on October 19, 2018 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images) /
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Lucas Erceg

The Milwaukee Brewers drafted Lucas Erceg in the second round of the 2016 amateur draft, and he’s already at Double-A. Erceg has shown all-around ability, and can clearly handle the hot corner. He’s blocked at the Major League level for now because Travis Shaw plays third base, but Erceg could develop into a capable utility infielder or end up in trade to get the Brewers a quality starter or upgrade at catcher.

Erceg posted a .688 OPS in a full year at Double-A Biloxi, but he should make his way to Triple-A in 2019. After that, he’s just an injury or two away from a spot on the Major League roster.

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