7 must-see Brewers prospects who should participate in the 2024 MLB Spring Breakout

Which Brewers prospects should you keep an eye on in the 2024 MLB Spring Breakout
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6. Carlos Rodriguez, RHP

The first pitcher on the list is Nicaraguan right-hander Carlos Rodriguez, who was drafted in the sixth round of the 2021 draft. Within just a year he was named as the Brewers' Minor League Pitcher of the Year having put up ridiculous stats in Single-A and High-A, holding batters to just a .198 average and a .106 WHIP.

In 2023 he started 25 games at Double-A where he put up a 2.77 ERA and a 9-6 record. He allowed just a .183 batting average against and that earned him a call up to Triple-A Nashville. He has added velocity to his arsenal which makes him a really deadly pitcher now and is continuing to ramp-up his pitching skills. The fastball is able to hit the mid-90s and his changeup is regarded as the best pitch of his, adding good fade and his curveball is beginning to become even more effective and gives him great options on the mound.

Rodriguez originally worked out of the bullpen at Single-A before working his way into the rotation. Heading forward there is plenty there for him to be a starter, but that potential to be used as a reliever could see him become a great option in the pen down the line.

The Spring Breakout is just one game and so it is likely that multiple pitchers will be able to shwocase their skills, with Rodriguez being one of the hottest prospects for the Brewers.