Brewers: Big League ETAs For The Crew’s Top Prospects

Wisconsin Timber Rattlers' Garrett Mitchell (5) warms up before playing against the Beloit Snappers Tuesday, May 4, 2021, at Neuroscience Group Field at Fox Cities Stadium in Grand Chute, Wis. Dan Powers/USA TODAY NETWORK-WisconsinApc Rattlersvsbeloit 0504210590djp
Wisconsin Timber Rattlers' Garrett Mitchell (5) warms up before playing against the Beloit Snappers Tuesday, May 4, 2021, at Neuroscience Group Field at Fox Cities Stadium in Grand Chute, Wis. Dan Powers/USA TODAY NETWORK-WisconsinApc Rattlersvsbeloit 0504210590djp /
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What is the big league ETA for Brewers prospect Hedbert Perez?

One of the more exciting young prospects, not just in the Brewers system but in baseball in general, Hedbert Perez is going to be raising eyebrows once the Arizona Rookie Ball season begins.

He earned some praise and some recognition back in Spring Training as he got some playing time and was the youngest player at the Brewers Alternate Training Site in 2020.

Perez is a potential five tool outfielder with the makeup and work ethic to reach his incredibly high ceiling. We have yet to see Perez perform in official minor league games yet, but as long as he continues to hit, he can get himself on a fast track to Milwaukee.

By the end of the 2021 season, Perez could find himself in Low-A Carolina if he does well in Arizona to start.

As for Milwaukee, even on an aggressive track, he likely won’t make it to Milwaukee until 2023 at the earliest, but more likely 2024. If Perez hits right away and doesn’t stop hitting, he could push his way to the big leagues early, but the 18 year old is still a few years away at the moment.

The Brewers have shown a willingness to push Perez given they placed him at the ATS last year and gave him playing time and opportunity in spring training.

ETA: Late 2023/Early 2024

What is the big league ETA for Brewers prospect Aaron Ashby?

Soon. Aaron Ashby going to be the next big Brewers prospect debut fans have to look forward to.

Ashby started the season in Triple-A Nashville, and after six starts in the rotation, the Brewers have moved Ashby to the bullpen in preparation for his eventual big league call up. He’s going to get enough reps to feel comfortable in that role and then when the Brewers believe he’s ready, they’ll call him up.

Ashby is going to follow the Corbin Burnes path to the big leagues, with an initial stint in the bullpen before a return to the rotation scheduled for next season. They still believe in Ashby as a starter and the move to the bullpen doesn’t change that, it merely reflects that they feel Ashby is ready but there isn’t a rotation spot for him at the moment.

The Brewers bullpen could use some added depth after the trade for Willy Adames and Ashby will provide that. He’ll be up in a few weeks.

ETA: July 2021

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