Brewers Prospect To Watch At Spring Training: Brice Turang
The highly touted shortstop had a very good first showing at Maryvale with the 2018 Arizona League Brewers. In that stint, then 18 year old Brice Turang slashed .319/.421/.362 with seven RBIs, eight stolen bases and nine walks. His .319 average and .421 on-base percentage were second-best on the team out of players that had at least 50 plate appearances so he’ll look to build on that performance here in 2021.
Since then, Turang has continued to impress. The number two prospect in the Brewers system was drafted 21st overall right out of high school in the 2018 June Amateur Draft and was ranked as the ‘Top Position Prospect’ out of the Brewers Alternate Training Site last season in Appleton.
Turang’s best asset is probably his speed, where he can cover tons of ground at shortstop and also be a thorn in the side of pitchers on the bases. He stole 21 bases in 82 games in 2019 with the Timber Rattlers and has the ability to leg out his fair share of infield dribblers. The one tool that he may never get to where he wants is his power, but he’s strong enough to muscle out plenty of extra base hits.
It appears as though he’s another year or two away from being ready for the big show, but now is not the time for Orlando Arcia and Luis Urias to get too comfortable with their roles with the club. I would suspect Turang will start in AA with Biloxi and if he continues to produce, he’ll likely be called up to Triple A with the Nashville Sounds.
He is one of the best prospects in the organization and has continued to prove why thanks to his ability to do just about everything well. We should be ecstatic to see how Brice Turang follows up his impressive performance last year.