Milwaukee Brewers 2020 Top 25 Prospects List: Nos. 1-5

MINNEAPOLIS, MN- AUGUST 24: Brice Turang #1 of the USA Baseball 18U National Team bats during the national team trials on August 24, 2017 at Target Field in Minneapolis, Minnesota. (Photo by Brace Hemmelgarn/Getty Images)
MINNEAPOLIS, MN- AUGUST 24: Brice Turang #1 of the USA Baseball 18U National Team bats during the national team trials on August 24, 2017 at Target Field in Minneapolis, Minnesota. (Photo by Brace Hemmelgarn/Getty Images) /
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MINNEAPOLIS, MN- AUGUST 24: Brice Turang #1 of the USA Baseball 18U National Team bats during the national team trials on August 24, 2017 at Target Field in Minneapolis, Minnesota. (Photo by Brace Hemmelgarn/Getty Images) /

1. SS Brice Turang

Here we are. We’ve finally arrived at the top Brewers prospect on our list, and the name shouldn’t surprise many of you. Brice Turang, the Crew’s first round pick in 2018, is the organization’s top prospect.

He finished just outside most 2020 MLB Top 100 prospect lists, and could find himself back on that list soon with a strong start to his season.

Turang is a hit-over-power kind of player, who focuses more on getting on base rather than hitting home runs. His 55-grade hit tool is the best in the Brewers farm system now that Keston Hiura has graduated. In 2019, Turang only hit three home runs.

Selected out of high school, Turang was just 19 years old last season, starting the year in Low-A Wisconsin, hitting .287 with 21 stolen bases, and 49 walks to 54 strikeouts. The Brewers challenged him with a promotion to High-A Carolina, and he got off to a slow start there, finishing the year hitting just .200 with 34 walks, and a .615 OPS over 170 ABs with the Mudcats.

That performance is likely what dropped him from those Top 100 lists, but playing in High-A as a 19 year old is extremely challenging. He’ll likely start the 2020 season back in Carolina.

Defensively, Turang has the ability to stay at shortstop, where his value his much higher. He’s got an above-average arm, a solid glove, and very good speed. If Turang has to move off of shortstop for whatever reason, second base would be the most likely spot, as he doesn’t hit for enough power to profile as a third baseman.

With Turang’s hitting ability, speed, and instincts on the basepaths, he has all the makings of a future top-of-the-order hitter for the Brewers.

Turang is a fairly polished hitter, especially for his age, which will help him reach the big leagues faster. While the power isn’t there, his hitting ability, speed, and defense will push him to the big leagues and he can be a solid starting shortstop for the big league club. Guys like that aren’t easy to find, and for all those reasons, Turang is the Crew’s top prospect entering 2020.

The Top 25 Brewers Prospects

Now that the list is complete. Let’s take a look at the Top 25 Brewers prospects in its entirety.

  1. Brice Turang
  2. Tristen Lutz
  3. Ethan Small
  4. Aaron Ashby
  5. Mario Feliciano
  6. Drew Rasmussen (link 6-10)
  7. Trey Supak
  8. Hedbert Perez
  9. Eduardo Garcia
  10. Corey Ray
  11. Zack Brown  (link for 11-15)
  12. Carlos Rodriguez
  13. Payton Henry
  14. Antoine Kelly
  15. Lucas Erceg
  16. Luis Medina (link for 16-20)
  17. Nick Kahle
  18. Thomas Dillard
  19. Nick Bennett
  20. Bobby Wahl
  21. Dylan File (link for 21-25)
  22. Clayton Andrews
  23. Noah Zavolas
  24. Micah Bello
  25. Felix Valerio

dark. Next. Top 25 Prospects List: Nos. 6-10

The Milwaukee Brewers don’t have the best farm system in baseball, not even close. But they do have some good talent in this group, and could see big league production from a number of these players.

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