The Triple-A Nashville Sounds will have a regular shuttle with the Milwaukee Brewers and some intriguing names.
We’re finally reaching the point where the Brewers Triple-A roster has some prospects in development and not just a rotating cast of bench players to call up and send down.
This Nashville Sounds roster has four of the Crew’s top 30 prospects.
Mario Feliciano and Aaron Ashby are the headlining prospects on this team. Both are Top 10 prospects for the Brewers and Feliciano just made his major league debut the other day. With Jacob Nottingham back in the picture, Feliciano will be able to develop as the mostly everyday catcher in Nashville.
Ashby has thoroughly impressed the Brewers this spring. He completely jumps Double-A after winning the Brewers Minor League Pitcher Of The Year award in 2019. He pitched well in spring training and survived the first round of camp cuts, which was a good sign the Brewers believe Ashby is close to being ready.
The two other Top 30 prospects on this roster are outfielder Corey Ray, who just made his major league debut recently, and two-way player Clayton Andrews. Andrews is primarily a pitcher, but has gotten a few at-bats as an outfielder in recent years, but it remains to be seen how often he’ll play the field this year.
Other Interesting Names To Know: Thomas Jankins makes the move up to Triple-A in 2021 and should be in the rotation. Relievers Quintin Torres-Costa and Luke Barker have put up big numbers in the past and should do so again.
Some spring training standouts that will be in Triple-A include Zach Green, Dustin Peterson, Hoby Milner, Miguel Sanchez, and Jamie Westbrook.
First baseman Chad Spanberger came over after the 2019 season in the Chase Anderson trade, and this will be the first chance Brewers fans get to see him play. If he gets off to a hot start, the Brewers first base job is in a little turmoil.
The minor league season is finally getting underway, and we haven’t seen a lot of these prospects play since 2019. Getting stats and games against real competition is going to be huge for the development of all of them.
What’s interesting to note is that another top prospect, Hedbert Perez, was not announced as being on any of these rosters. He’s likely to start the season in Rookie-level Arizona at the Crew’s spring training complex.