The Jackson Chourio hype train is heading up to Appleton, Wisconsin as the talented Brewers outfield prospect has already earned his first promotion.
The Milwaukee Brewers Player Development Twitter account announced on Sunday that the team’s top prospect was being promoted from the Low-A Carolina Mudcats to the High-A Wisconsin Timber Rattlers.
It’s already been a whirlwind of a season for the 18-year-old. After being signed during the international signing period two winters ago, Chourio made his professional debut at Low-A Carolina last May.
Since then, he has seen his stock skyrocket as he dominated the Carolina League and shot up MLB top prospects lists, including over at MLB Pipeline. Most sites now consider him to be No. 1 among all of the Milwaukee Brewers’ prospects.
Most recently, Chourio was invited to take part in MLB’s Futures Game, which is held during the All-Star break. There, he joined some of best prospects in the league to gain even more exposure on a national stage.
Now, Jackson Chourio is taking the next step in his journey to the Brewers by moving up to the High-A level.
It was only a matter of time before Chourio was promoted by Milwaukee. Even though he didn’t start his season with the Mudcats until later into the year, he has put up some of the best numbers in the league since he began.
Chourio leads all qualified Carolina League hitters with a .324 batting average and is second with both a .600 slugging percentage and a .973 OPS. His impressive .373 only places him 16th in the league.
He also is third in the league in doubles (23), seventh in homers (12), tenth in hits (81), and twelfth in runs batted in (47). And this is all having played in only 62 games while a majority of the league leaders have played closer to 80.
Chourio’s performance on Friday may have been what solidified the decision to promote him. In that night’s game against the Down East Wood Ducks, he went 3-for-6 with three doubles, two runs batted in, and three runs scored.
Starting Tuesday, Chourio gets to be challenged by a slightly higher level of competition as a member of the Timber Rattlers. Hopefully he can give the team a bit of a jolt too as Wisconsin has lost 9 of their last 10 games after getting swept in a double header on Sunday.
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The Timber Rattlers have four more home series left this season, so if you live in Wisconsin, head on over to Appleton to see Chourio play in person while you have the chance!