5. Tyler Black, 3B, L/R
Tyler Black is a 23-year old Canadian third baseman and is the fourth ranked prospect in the Brewers pipeline. He was drafted 33rd overall in the 2021 draft and appeared in 39 games for Triple-A Nashville having impressed at Double-A Biloxi.
He has bounced back from early setbacks during his first year in the pipeline. A left scapula fracture in July 2022 and then a fractured left thumb cut his time in the Arizona Fall League short. The lefty batter put up impressive numbers during his time in Nashville. Black ended the season with a .310 batting average and .428 OBP in those 39 games, which included four home runs and eight stolen bases.
His current ETA is 2024 and so we may see him being called up to the Majors next year. The Brewers' infield has seen a lot of faces over recent years and Black may be a player that can take advantage of the open spots. Currently, the starting third baseman would likely be Andruw Monasterio if the front office don't bring in anyone during this free agency period. GM Matt Arnold has already stated that Black is in consideration.
Question marks do remain over his arm strength and having previous experience at second base may see him move back there later down the line. The Spring Breakout will allow him to showcase the batting skills that may see him become an infield option for the Brewers.