2. Brewers OF Garrett Mitchell is primed for a breakout season in 2023.
Garrett Mitchell made his major league debut late last season, but broke camp with the big league squad this spring and was part of Milwaukee Brewers Opening Day lineup. After having a cup of coffee with the Brewers last season, Mitchell seems primed for a break season in 2023.
Mitchell spent last season slugging away in the minors. With stops at both Double-A Biloxi and Triple-A Nashville, Mitchell posted a .287 batting average and a 118 wRC+ according to FanGraphs. Mitchell has a good understanding of the strike zone, as evidenced by his 10.4-percent walk-rate and .377 on-base percentage.
Mitchell will also be a weapon defensively. Speed is quite possibly the 24-year-old's greatest asset. On the scouting scale, according to MLB Pipeline, Mitchell grades out at an 80. That elite-level speed will help him track down balls in the outfield and fly on the base paths. Mitchell had 17 stolen bases a year ago in the minors and was only gunned down once.
Brewers fans have been eager to see Garrett Mitchell back on the field after only seeing him for a little over a month last season. Mitchell's speed, defense, and his bat will help propel him to a breakout season in 2023.