Brewers Double-A Affiliate Biloxi Shuckers 2022 Roster Preview

Jun 19, 2018; Birmingham, AL, USA; Biloxi Shuckers outfielder Corey Ray hits a single during the Southern League All Star Game at Regions Field. Mandatory Credit: Butch Dill-USA TODAY Sports
Jun 19, 2018; Birmingham, AL, USA; Biloxi Shuckers outfielder Corey Ray hits a single during the Southern League All Star Game at Regions Field. Mandatory Credit: Butch Dill-USA TODAY Sports /

Just a day after the 2022 Major League Baseball season gets underway, the Double-A Minor League Baseball season kicks off for the Brewers Double-A Biloxi Shuckers. The Brewers have quite a few of their top prospects on the Shuckers awaiting to make the jump to Triple-A.

With Triple-A being the level of Minor League Baseball where the players make the jump to Milwaukee we take a look at some players that have a good chance to make the rise to the next level and even a couple of players that could make the trip to Milwaukee.

Let’s get to know the Biloxi Shuckers 2022, the players, and who could have the biggest rise in the Brewers farm system.

Biloxi Shuckers Roster Preview: Top Prospects

OF Garrett Mitchell, OF Joey Wiemer, INF Freddy Zamora, INF Felix Valerio, RHP Abner Uribe, RHP Victor Castaneda, RHP Taylor Floyd, INF Gabe Holt

The Shuckers are home to eight of the Brewers’ top prospects and should have an exciting team for Shuckers fans after a down season last year. Out of the eight prospects I had just listed above, the three prospects that are most highly anticipated are the first-round pick, Garrett Mitchell, fourth-round pick Joey Wiemer, along with pitcher Abner Uribe.

Uribe is coming off of a spring training where he only appeared once, despite control issues, he hit triple-digits on the radar gun which has fans excited to see how long it’ll be for him to reach Milwaukee. Craig Counsell has suggested it could even be this year, so his performance in Biloxi will be important to monitor.

All though Brewers fans are usually excited for the next up-and-coming pitching prospects, we finally have position players to be excited about, particularly in the outfield. The 2020 draft class was huge for the Brewers as two of the top three prospects are their future outfield in Mitchell and Wiemer.

Mitchell looked great in spring training as he got on base four times in seven plate appearances. He looks to bounce back as he struggled after arriving in Double-A as he was dealing with an illness, which put him through a slump at the plate. Wiemer looks to build off of his hot first year of professional baseball and continue to make his way to Triple-A. Double-A will be the true test for Wiemer’s bat and he’s one to keep an eye on early.

Biloxi Shuckers Roster Preview: Rest of the Pack

The Shuckers aren’t home to as many top prospect arms, however, they are home to a couple of arms some fans may be wondering, “What happened to this guy?”

We start with RHP Lucas Erceg, who was once a top infield prospect who changed into a pitcher. 2021 was his first season back on the mound, and he didn’t have the greatest outcome finishing with a 2-6 record and a 5.29 ERA. He looks to bounce back and really kick off his career as a pitcher as he begins his second season in with the Shuckers, along with becoming more comfortable on the mound.

In the infield, the Shuckers have a couple of top prospects along with former top prospects. The biggest riser in being Freddy Zamora who comes in as the Brewers No. 10 prospect. After a hot 2021 season, Zamora looks to add on, and awaits to see what the Brewers plans for him are as they have a surplus of middle infielders in the higher levels.

Cam Devanney, Thomas Dillard, Felix Valerio, and Ashton McGee all round out the rest of the infield for the Shuckers.

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The Shuckers are home for a lot of Brewers top prospects looking to make the next big jump and just goes to show that the Brewers are not short of talent. We could also see quite a few of these players be thrown around in trade talks this upcoming trade deadline.