After a long wait, we finally have the Opening Day rosters for each of the Milwaukee Brewers minor league affiliates.
The minor league season has been delayed a month, so the shorter season means a little less development time in real games. But the Brewers have had their prospects at either the alternate training site or in minor league spring training in Arizona.
Other minor league teams have been releasing their rosters over the past few days and now, we finally have the rosters for the Brewers minor league affiliates.
Let’s go through each one and look at the key prospects on each team.
The Low-A Carolina Mudcats will begin the season with three draftees from 2020.
In case you forgot, the formerly High-A Carolina Mudcats are now the Low-A Carolina Mudcats after an overhaul of the minor league system this past offseason. Now a look at the roster.
Three of the Brewers five draft picks in 2020 will start their minor league careers in Zebulon, North Carolina. Shortstop Freddy Zamora, catcher Zavier Warren, and outfielder Joey Wiemer will all get plenty of playing time opportunities in Low-A as they get acclimated to pro ball.
The outfield has a couple more good players with Joe Gray, Jr. and 2020 Instructional League MVP Micah Bello on the Mudcats. Both were early picks out of high school in 2018 and struggled in their time in Rookie ball but have reportedly made great strides in the last year.
Other Interesting Names To Follow: RHP Abner Uribe throws pure heat, hitting triple digits regularly on the radar gun. His stock has been rising as much as anyone’s over the past few months. The same goes for Michele Vassalotti.
A couple of early 2017 draft picks out of high school are also on this roster. RHP Caden Lemons missed all of 2019 with an injury and hasn’t played a professional game since 2018. LHP Brendan Murphy, a 4th round pick, hasn’t been seen in a professional game since finishing the season in his draft year of 2017. Both were high draft picks for a reason and could pick their prospect stock back up with a strong 2021 season in Low-A.
Ernesto Martinez is one of the only first base prospects in this farm system and has big time power from the left side. Now 21 years old, Martinez could move quickly if he can tap into that power and post some good numbers.