4. Brice Turang – 21 – ETA 2022
Tools: Hit – 60, Power – 40, Run – 60, Arm/Field – 55
Brice Turang has a major league caliber glove and hit tool, coupled with a fantastic plate approach. The only downside to Turang as a hitter is that the power isn’t likely to develop into anything more than average. He’ll always be a hit-over-power type middle infielder.
In 252 minor league games Turang has 143 walks to 191 strikeouts. That’s a plate approach that’s highly encouraging for a player as young as himself.
Turang has the glove to stick at short but may find himself at 2nd base at the major league level. He has a top of the order hitting profile as a high contact, line drive hitter with good plate discipline.
Best case scenario you have a solid hitting middle infielder with above average defense and speed. This is another high floor type prospect, but one that could be rock solid at the top of the lineup.
Jeferson Quero – 18 – ETA 2024
Tools: Hit – 50, Power – 45 (I think this tool will end up grading higher), Arm – 60, Field – 55
Jeferson Quero is a highly intriguing Venezuelan catching prospect. Quero is a long way from the majors but already appears to be ahead of the curve on both sides of the ball. As it stands, Quero has a chance to be an above average defensive catcher with a plus arm to back it up.
Offensively Quero has shown the ability to hit for contact with good discipline and already flashed some power. Through his first 19 minor league games he’s drawn more walks (11) than strikeouts (9) – that’s quite impressive for a player as young as Quero.
Finding players with great plate approach and discipline has certainly been an emphasis for David Stearns and company, and they may have just found another that fits the mold.
Although he’s only 165 pounds right now, I think once Quero adds some weight I think we’ll see the power start to catch up. Quero is a long way from the majors, but he has what it takes to move through the system as a upper echelon prospect for the brewers.
I do see Jeferson Quero as a high floor prospect who has a chance to fill out and become a top tier catching prospect if everything breaks right. I wouldn’t be surprised to see him move up the Brewers prospect list rather quickly.
While the Brewers haven’t been able to supplement their big league lineup in recent years with prospects from the farm system, they’re teeming with some great young talent right now.