2. OF – Sal Frelick
Many Brewers fans hoped to see Sal Frelick make his major league debut before the Brewers’ season came to an end. That didn’t end up happening but it still ended up being one heck of a season for the outfielder.
Frelick was the Brewers’ first pick in the 2021 draft and he’s shot up through the farm system since then, ending this year in Triple-A after starting in High-A. He was promoted to Nashville in a flurry of roster moves along with Garrett Mitchell and Joey Wiemer in early August.
Even with the promotion to a more difficult level of play, Frelick continued his offensive hot streak and ended the season with a 40-game on-base streak. Frelick shows no signs of slowing down and has been arguably the most consistent batter in the Brewers’ entire minor league system this year.
1. OF – Jackson Chourio
It’s no surprise that the Brewers’ No. 1 prospect takes first place on this list. Jackson Chourio has shot through the Brewers minor league system, starting the season in Low-A and ending in Double-A after a solid showing in the Dominican Summer League last year. Chourio’s biggest strength is hard to nail down because he’s such a versatile player.
At only 18 years old, he has plenty of offensive tools that have developed through his time in the minor leagues. Between his bat speed and a good eye at the plate, Chourio has a very high ceiling, making him one of the most exciting prospects to watch. He’s piling up the accolades, most recently earning the Brewers’ Minor League Player of the Year Robin Yount Performance Award.
And just take a look at the final stat line. Over three levels, he hit .288, had a .342 OBP, slugged .538, and had 20 homers and 30 doubles. You don’t get much better for an 18-year-old in his first season of minor league baseball!
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The 2022 season has come to an end, but what a season it was. Brewers fans can be excited for the future of the organization with prospects like these rising through the farm.