4. C – Jeferson Quero
Continuing the list with another catcher, the 19-year-old from Venezuela’s biggest strength is his defense behind the plate. He has a strong arm to keep runners at bay and gels really well with his pitchers.
Jeferson Quero’s offensive stats are nothing to laugh at either. Late this season, he’s had a number of clutch hits and has been a major contributor to the Timber Rattler’s offense. The move from Low-A to High-A proved no big challenge for Quero, as many of his offensive stats, including batting average and slugging percentage, improved after the switch.
Overall, he finished the year batting .278 between the two levels, including .313 with the Timber Rattlers after his promotion. He added 10 home runs and 22 doubles as well and even had a couple of triples.
3. SS – Brice Turang
The Brewers’ first-round pick in 2018, shortstop Brice Turang has encountered some struggles in his time in the farm when getting promoted but has always been able to overcome them. Turang spent the entire 2022 season, his best since being drafted, in Triple-A with the Nashville Sounds.
This year, he’s shown off his defensive versatility at shortstop, second base, third base, and center field. Turang has also had his first year where he was a consistent hitter for the entire season. He’s displayed his athleticism this year and reminded everyone why the Brewers took him in the first round.
Turang had his best batting average for a full season in hitting .286 with the Sounds. He also answered some questions about whether he’ll be able to hit for power by slugging a career high 13 homers this season.