Brewers prospects: Eduarqui Fernandez could excel at Low-A Carolina
The Brewers have two top 30 outfield prospects on the Low-A Carolina roster in Hedbert Perez and Jace Avina. They also have a former one joining them in Eduarqui Fernandez, who was a top 30 prospect back in 2019.
Fernandez was signed to the Brewers organization as one of the highest rated prospects in the 2018-19 international class, the same class that brought in shortstop prospect Eduardo Garcia. The former began his minor league career in Milwaukee's Dominican Summer League the next season.
The next two seasons (2019 and 2021) didn't go great for the outfield prospect. Fernandez would slash .214/.301/.372 and .208/.327/.369 those two seasons while piling up far more strikeouts (156) than walks (50).
Things finally started looking up a bit for Fernandez in 2022. He batted .257 with a .819 OPS in 31 games at the Arizona complex before heading to Carolina for another 34 games where he batted .252 with a .729 OPS. He still struck out at a high 39.2% rate, but still appeared to figure some things out.
Fernandez is still just 21 years old and has power and speed while being a solid fielder. Should he make some more advancements just like last season, he could put himself right back on track.