Milwaukee Brewers Top Prospects List: #11 OF Troy Stokes Jr.
It’s that time of year for everyone to re-do their organization’s top prospects list. Here at Reviewing The Brew, we’re going to rank our top 15 Milwaukee Brewers prospects.
Starting last week, we began ranking the top prospects in the Brewers system. We started at no. 15 with Cody Ponce, then to no. 14, no, 13, no. 12, and now we’ve reached the no. 11 spot. Next up on our Milwaukee Brewers Top 15 Prospects list is Outfielder Troy Stokes Jr.
Stokes, a 4th round pick during the 2014 MLB Amateur Draft out of Calvert Hall College High School in Baltimore was added to the 40-man roster this offseason.
#11. OF Troy Stokes Jr.
Stokes won’t intimidate you with his 5’8’’, 182 lb build, but don’t let the 22-year old fool you, he has power and speed.
Since 2014, Stokes has a stat line of .253/.353/.415, with 48 home runs and 115 in 459 games as he has climbed up the organization’s minor league depth chart.
His last 164 games in the minor leagues with Biloxi have been his best so far. He has hit .238 with 143 hits, including 25 home runs, 32 doubles and six triples. He also swiped 28 bases, being caught only five times. He walked 65 times, but struck out 147 times with the Shuckers. It was the stellar play in the field that landed Stokes a MiLB Rawlings Gold Glove award.
In 2018, Stokes had a .773 OPS with 23 doubles, 19 homers, 65 walks, and 19 stolen bases.
He has a 45-grade hit tool, but possesses some solid power as well as 55-grade speed. Stokes doesn’t have the strongest throwing arm, and would be limited to left-field in the big leagues, but he plays his position well.
This winter, Stokes played 28 games for Tigres de Aragua in the Venezuelan League. He hit .298/.391/.447 with 28 hits including two doubles, four home runs and 12 RBIs in just 94 at-bats. Showing patience at the plate as well, Troy collected 13 walks and was successful on all seven steal attempts.
When could we see Stokes in Milwaukee?
The Milwaukee Brewers outfield is already full with Lorenzo Cain, Christian Yelich, Ryan Braun and Ben Gamel holding down the top four spots. Stokes will most likely start the season in San Antonio alongside fellow outfield prospects Corey Ray and Tyrone Taylor, but the trio will be ready for potential call ups this season.
Unless an injury happens, Brewer fans could see Stokes during September call ups this season when the rosters expand.
He was added to the 40 man roster this offseason to protect him from being sniped away by some other organization. This is clearly a guy the Brewers like, and he’s forced his way into being a topic of conversation when it comes to outfield options in Milwaukee. In a system that has acquired many hyped outfield prospects, Stokes could be one of the few that emerge as a keeper when it’s all said and done.