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Brewers: 5 Prospects That Could Push Their Way To The Taxi Squad

PHOENIX, AZ - FEBRUARY 19: Ethan Small #74 of the Milwaukee Brewers poses during the Milwaukee Brewers Photo Day on February 19, 2020 in Phoenix, Arizona. (Photo by Jamie Schwaberow/Getty Images)
PHOENIX, AZ - FEBRUARY 19: Ethan Small #74 of the Milwaukee Brewers poses during the Milwaukee Brewers Photo Day on February 19, 2020 in Phoenix, Arizona. (Photo by Jamie Schwaberow/Getty Images) /
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2. Brice Turang, SS

Another former first round pick, Brice Turang could merit inclusion on the Brewers taxi squad to continue his development. Turang raked in Low-A in 2019 and earned a mid-season promotion to High-A, where he struggled a little bit in the early going.

Still young at just 20 years old, Turang was likely to start this season in High-A again with the potential to move up to Double-A. He has an advanced hit tool and should look to face more advanced pitching in order to help refine and develop that hitting ability so he’s ready for the big leagues.

On the taxi squad, Turang will get at-bats in a more controlled environment against some Triple-A and big league caliber pitchers. It seems like a great way to help Turang’s development and to get him the swings that he needs against real pitching.

3. Mario Feliciano, C

Catching depth is always important and Feliciano is the Brewers most important catching prospect. They have Omar Narvaez and Manny Pina at the top of the depth chart, and then David Freitas and Jacob Nottingham below them. Feliciano is the only one of that group that looks like he could fill a starting job in the long run if Narvaez or Pina were to go down.

The offensive skills Feliciano possesses are strong enough to give him a starting nod in the future and his defensive skills are also quite strong.

By putting Feliciano on the taxi squad, he can continue to get the at-bats he needs to prove his bat is big league ready. Feliciano would’ve been in Double-A this year and from there, he would just be one phone call away from the big leagues.

Should something happen to Pina or Narvaez this year, Feliciano could prove to be a solid fill-in over Freitas or Nottingham.

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