The Milwaukee Brewers are already over a week into their 2023 regular season. Today, all of their minor league affiliates will have begun their seasons as well.
The organization's Triple-A Nashville Sounds team has actually begun their season, having played six games so far as of yesterday. But later tonight, the Double-A Biloxi Shuckers, High-A Wisconsin Timber Rattlers, and Low-A Carolina Mudcats all get to experience the festivities of Opening Day.
Each affiliate has their share of the organization's top prospects, and many fans will certainly be looking forward to see how much progress they make in their respective journeys to The Show. However, there are plenty of other underrated prospects at every level that Brewers fans should be excited to see as well. Let's take a look at a few of them.
Brewers prospects: Caleb Boushley could excel (again) at Triple-A Nashville
Looking at his stats from last year, it shouldn't be too much of a stretch to predict that starting pitcher Caleb Boushley could excel at Triple-A. Yet, many Brewers fans still aren't familiar with the minor leaguer who was born right here in Wisconsin.
Boushley, a native of Hortonville, Wisconsin, was originally drafted by the San Diego Padres in the 33rd round of the 2017 draft. Two offseasons ago, he was brought back home in a sense when Milwaukee selected him in the minor league portion of the Rule 5 draft.
The right-hander was excellent in his first season in the Brewers organization, which saw him get placed with the Triple-A Nashville club. Boushley started 25 games, going 12-2 with a 3.25 ERA and 1.17 WHIP while limiting batters to a .226 average.
That was enough to earn Boushley the start for the Sounds' in the 2022 Triple-A Championship game as well as the Opening Day start this season. Those are high honors for an organization that prides itself on starting pitching.
Much of the Nashville starting pitching talk will surround a couple of the team's top 30 prospects, Robert Gasser and Janson Junk. But don't be surprised when Boushley excels alongside them, especially since it's already in his history.