The Milwaukee Brewers feature one of the more young, exciting teams in the major leagues. From top to bottom, their lineup is full of double-digit home run potential and better defense than they’ve seen in years in the form of Kolten Wong, Willy Adames, Lorenzo Cain and Hunter Renfroe.
Today, we take a look at the best players on the current Brewers 40-man roster that are 25 years old or younger and rank them. With the roster’s best players including Adames, Corbin Burnes, Josh Hader, and Christian Yelich already over the threshold, this leaves a total of seven players fitting the criteria left.
With all the Brewers young talent, here’s how we rank their players age 25 and younger.
Top Brewers age 25 and under #7 – RHP J.C. Mejia
J.C. Mejia, one of the newest Milwaukee Brewers, was acquired from the Cleveland Guardians in a minor league trade back in November of this past season.
While he is not expected to play too large of a role at the big league level for the Brewers (at least this season), Mejia is off to a red-hot start for the Nashville Sounds, the Brewers’ Triple-A affiliate. In six relief appearances for the Sounds so far this season, Mejia has a 1.42 ERA (just one earned runs) and 10 strikeouts in his first 6.1 innings.
Mejia also made 15 appearances for the Tigres del Licey in the Dominican Winter League over this past offseason, posting a sparkling 1.50 ERA with 23 strikeouts and nine walks allowed in 18 innings.
His major league numbers look awful to this point, albeit in parts of just one season. Mejia currently owns an 8.25 ERA with a 1-7 record at the big league-level. He has a knack for giving up too many long balls so he will need to bring those numbers down if he is to make it and stick in the majors.
To Mejia’s credit, he hasn’t allowed a single home run in any of his Winter League or minor league appearances this season. Also, most of those struggles came as a starter and the Brewers will be using him in the bullpen.