Brewers: Ranking the Team’s Top 15 Prospects for 2021
By Matt Carroll
10. OF Luis Medina
Our top 10 starts off with another signee from the 2019 international class. Luis Medina was the prize of the class for the Brewers at the time as they signed the No. 13-ranked international prospect (per MLB Pipeline) out of Venezuela for $1.3MM that offseason.
Unlike some of the other prospects we’ve touched on so far, Medina’s strength is his literal strength, a.k.a. his 55-grade power. And with that power coming from the left side of the plate, it’s fun to imagine how that profile might play out in Miller Park some day.
Medina isn’t limited to just being a power hitter, though, as he has 50 grades across the board in hitting, fielding, and speed as well as a 55-grade arm in the field. Those tools give Medina a chance at being one of the better all-around outfield prospects in the system.
9. SS Eduardo Garcia
Speaking of international prospects with solid all-around tools, the Brewers signed one of those, albeit not necessarily one with Medina’s power profile, the previous international signing year as well. Eduardo Garcia was signed by the Brewers back in 2018 for $1.1MM.
Garcia is given at least 50 grades across the board from MLB Pipeline for all of his tools with his arm and defense, his calling cards, clocking in at 55. He is one of the few recent, young international prospects to have made his pro debut and his limited action gave fans a reason to be excited.
In 2019 with the organization’s Dominican Summer League team, Garcia slashed an eye-opening .313/.450/.469 across 10 games with a pair of doubles and a homer. Unfortunately, his season would end prematurely due to a broken ankle. He will look to pick up where he left off starting in 2021.