The 2022 MLB Postseason is in full swing and is getting close to the start of the Championship Series. But while the Milwaukee Brewers and most of their players in the organization are at home watching, a handful of others have been playing into the fall in a different way.
A contingent of eight Brewers minor leaguers has been taking part in 2022’s version of the Arizona Fall League, playing with the Glendale Desert Dogs. That team sits fifth out of six teams with a 5-5 record through ten games.
A third of the games are now complete and some of those Brewers minor leaguers have already started standing out. One infield prospect in particular has gotten off to one of the more impressive starts for the Desert Dogs.
Brewers infield prospect Zavier Warren has been killing it so far down at 2022 Arizona Fall League.
When the Brewers drafted infielder Zavier Warren back in the 3rd round of the 2020 draft, a lot of it had to do with his ability to get on base. Since the start of this year’s Arizona Fall League, that’s exactly what Warren has done, and then some.
Warren has appeared in eight games so far this fall. He has reached base in every single one of those games, has hits in five of them, and has multiple hits in three contests.
His first appearance for Glendale was outstanding. Warren would end up singling, doubling, and homering (the latter two occurring in the same inning), setting himself just a triple short of a cycle after only four innings. He would unfortunately record outs in his final two at bats but finish 3-for-5 with three RBIs and two runs scored.
As if a three-hit outing wasn’t good enough, Warren would one-up that and put up a four-hit outing in his fifth appearance with the Desert Dogs. That day, he would finish 4-for-6 with four singles, two RBIs, and three runs scored.
That leaves Warren with an impressive .379/.486/.517 (1.003 OPS) slash line going into Monday’s games, making him one of three qualified players on the team with an OPS above 1.000. His 11 hits are second most on the team, as are his seven runs scored.
After putting up a decent first season in the Brewers system in 2021 that also saw him lose a chunk of time due to injury, Warren got off to a slow start in 2022. He would slash just .220/.298/.381 in 100 games for High-A Wisconsin.
Despite that, Warren would see a promotion to Double-A Biloxi in mid-August and actually see his numbers improve, albeit over just 28 games. He would end up slashing .250/.340/.348 for the Shuckers, showing off the on base skills that were part of his pedigree.
That was a good enough combined performance to make him one of the best at the third base position in the Brewers minor leagues in 2022, which somewhat speaks to the lack of corner infield depth in the system. Improving his stock this fall could help him move even further up the system in 2023.
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Just under four weeks remain in the 2022 Arizona Fall League schedule. That leaves plenty of time for more Brewers prospects to make a name for themselves like Warren has.