Brewers: How Has Jackson Chourio Fared In His First 2 Games at High-A?

Milwaukee Brewers prospect Jackson Chourio warms up prior to a game on July 26, 2022, his debut with the Wisconsin Timber Rattlers.Ctk18124 2
Milwaukee Brewers prospect Jackson Chourio warms up prior to a game on July 26, 2022, his debut with the Wisconsin Timber Rattlers.Ctk18124 2 /

It isn’t often that you see a prospect who is both as young and talented as Jackson Chourio come through a minor league system. Right now, Milwaukee Brewers fans are happy to see the that the organization he belongs to is theirs.

Chourio was signed during the international signing period in January of 2021 a bit before his 17th birthday. This May, as an 18-year-old, he got his first taste of affiliated ball when he was added to the team’s Low-A Carolina Mudcats roster.

It didn’t take long to see that the league would be no match for Chourio. Ultimately, in 62 games, he would slash .324/.373/.600 with 23 doubles, 12 homers, 74 RBIs, and 51 runs scored, earning himself an invitation to the Futures Game during MLB’s All-Star break.

It also earned him something else: a promotion to the High-A Wisconsin Timber Rattlers earlier this week. On Tuesday, the Jackson Chourio Experience was on display for the first time at his new home, followed by another showing in a day game on Wednesday.

So, how did top Brewers prospect Jackson Chourio do in his first two games with the High-A Wisconsin Timber Rattlers?

In Tuesday’s series opening game against the Cedar Rapids Kernels, Chourio saw himself batting second in the lineup for the Timber Rattlers. He promptly showed why that lineup decision was a great one.

Chourio singled up the middle in the first High-A at bat of his young career. He would advance to third base when the next batter, Joe Gray Jr., singled as well, but that would be all for that inning.

In the second inning, Chourio would draw a walk on a full count before being stranded at first to end that inning. That would set the stage for his third plate appearance in the fourth inning, which saw him crack a double to right, scoring Jose Acosta.

Chourio would strike out and ground out in his final two at bats to end his day. Still, a final line of 2-for-4 with a walk, a double, an RBI, and a strikeout is plenty impressive for a first game at High-A, especially for the youngest player at that entire level.

It would be a short turnaround for Chourio the following day as Wisconsin went from night game to day game. That didn’t seem to bother the young outfielder, though, as he would punch a single to left in his first at bat of the day once again.

Like the previous day, Chourio would move to third on a single by Gray Jr. He would not be stranded there this time, however, after a double steal executed by him and Gray Jr would give Chourio his first High-A stolen base as well as his first High-A run scored.

Chourio would fly out in his second at bat in the second inning before adding a hard single to left in his third at bat in the fifth. He would ground out and then strike out in two more at bats to end his second game with the Timber Rattlers.

The final line for his second career game at High-A would read 2-for-5 with a double, a stolen base, a strikeout, and a run scored. In the two games combined, that comes out to a 4-for-9 start with three singles, a double, a walk, a steal, and an RBI two go with two punch outs. It’s hard not to be happy with that initial production.

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To no one’s surprise, Chourio has impressed to start his High-A career. It’s hard to imagine he won’t continue doing the same going forward.