Top Brewers age 25 and under #6 – RHP Dylan File
Dylan File, 26 in June, has yet to crack the big leagues for the Crew, steadily rising through the minor league ranks since his drafting by the Brewers in the 21st round of the 2017 MLB draft.
File is a right-handed starting pitcher who has huge strikeout numbers alongside low walk rates during the majority of his minor league career. File’s best season came in 2019 when he made 26 starts, posted a 3.24 ERA and 15-6 record, and struck out 136 batters against just 22 walks in 147 innings.
Last year was a down year for File, who made 13 starts and took something of a developmental step backwards with a 5.36 ERA but he did suffer an early season injury that took him out for half the year. Never one to allow many home runs, File gave up 8 in just 50 innings last season, which Brewers fans and front office execs are undoubtedly hoping was just a fluke after missing the entirety of 2020 due to the minor league season being canceled.
Top Brewers age 25 and under #5 – C Mario Feliciano
Mario Feliciano, the youngest member of the Brewers’ 40-man roster, made a surprise cameo appearance in the major leagues last season after injuries to the Brewers catching corps forced him onto the big league roster.
He received just one plate appearance in which he drew a walk and later scored his first big league run.
To begin 2022, Feliciano is expected to be the everyday catcher at the club’s Triple-A affiliate and has likely put himself firmly in the #3 spot on the Crew’s depth chart behind the plate.
Over the course of Feliciano’s minor league career, he’s been known to be more of a bat-first catcher and had his best season yet back in 2019 when he hit 19 home runs and posted a .273 batting average in 116 games and 482 plate appearances.