Milwaukee Brewers Top Prospects List: #8 RHP Trey Supak
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.
Next up on our Milwaukee Brewers Top 15 Prospects list is #8 RHP Trey Supak.
Supak, a 2nd round pick of the Pittsburgh Pirates was part of the December 17, 2015 that sent first baseman Jason Rogers to the Pirates for Supak and outfielder Keon Broxton. He was named to the Brewers 40-man roster on November 20, 2018.
#8 Trey Supak
At first glance, you may say that 22-year old Trey Supak is a big human being, and you would be correct. Standing a stout 6’5’’, 235lbs is the second largest pitcher on the Brewers roster, just behind 6’6’’, 250lb Jimmy Nelson. He can get his fast ball into the mid-90s regularly, which showed up in 2018.
After a hot start in Carolina, Supak moved up to Double A Biloxi where he went 6-6 with a 2.91 ERA and 1.17 WHIP in 16 games. In 25 games between High A and Double A he went 8-7 with a 2.48 ERA, 1.12 WHIP and threw for 123 strikeouts in 137.2 innings.
Supak’s fastball is even more dangerous when paired with his nasty curveball. He also has a pretty good changeup, giving him a solid three-pitch mix.
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His command and his breaking pitches could use a little more development, and he’s just 22 years old. There’s a lot to like about his ability.
When could we see Supak in Milwaukee?
Supak has been in the moving up through the Brewers minor league organization in being assigned to Rookie League Ball in Helena in June 2016. He moved to Low-A that July, then stayed through the 2016 season. After returning to Appleton to start 2017, he moved up to High-A Carolina a month later. In 2018, he had the same luck, starting a season a level down before moving up to Double A Biloxi.
So even though it would make sense to move him directly up to Triple-A San Antonio, Supak will most likely start the season in Biloxi, until his 23rd birthday on May 31st.
As for Milwaukee, Supak has a group of young pitchers ahead of him in the organization. He will most likely have to wait til the 2020 season and that would be coming out of the bullpen like his peers before him. If he continues to show potential, he will put himself into the mix for a starting rotation spot in 2021 or 2022.
He was added to the 40 man roster this offseason to protect him from being selected by another team. Since coming over in the 2015 trade, the Brewers seem to like what they have with Supak.
Look for him to put his name in the hat for the 2019 Brewers Minor League Pitcher of the Year, an award that top pitching prospect Zach Brown and current Brewers pitchers Corbin Burnes and Brandon Woodruff have won.