Breaking down the Brewers absolutely loaded 2024 Spring Breakout roster

Jackson Chourio and Jacob Misiorowski headline the Crew's inaugural spring breakout roster
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MLB launched a spring training prospect showcase beginning this year called the Spring Breakout. Teams put together rosters of their top prospects and they play against another team's top prospects. This year, the Brewers will face the Royals in the Breakout game.

The rosters are now out for this game and the Brewers roster is absolutely loaded with the talent that are the reason this organization has one of the top rated farm systems in the league.

Let's take at look at this roster by position group.

Pitchers

LHP Robert Gasser, RHPs Patricio Aquino, Bradley Blalock, Logan Henderson, Josh Knoth, Bishop Letson, Jacob Misiorowski, Carlos Rodriguez, Shane Smith, Justin Yeager

The Brewers were able to include eight of the nine pitchers from their recently unveiled Top 30 prospects list over at MLB Pipeline on this roster. The only pitcher who did not make the roster from that Top 30 was Coleman Crow, acquired in the Adrian Houser/Tyrone Taylor trade, because he's out for the season recovering from surgery.

The non-top 30 pitchers on this Spring Breakout roster are relievers Shane Smith and Justin Yeager. Yeager was acquired in the William Contreras trade and missed a lot of last year with injury while Shane Smith has put up great numbers. The 6'4" righty struck out 86 in 59.2 IP last year with a 1.96 ERA. Making this roster is a sign the Brewers believe Smith might be close to helping out at the big league level and if he puts up similar numbers in the minors this year, Smith could crack the majors.

Misiorowski, Gasser, and Rodriguez are the Crew's consensus top three pitching prospects and all could figure into Milwaukee's pitching staff in 2024. Logan Henderson has been underrated but seems primed for a breakout 2024 season after being drafted out of the JuCo ranks in 2021.

Catcher

Jeferson Quero

Just one catcher for the Spring Breakout game for Milwaukee but it's a good one with Jeferson Quero. He's thrown out five baserunners already this spring. He's a Top 100 prospect, he's on the 40 man roster already, and Quero can be the future behind the plate for Milwaukee. Quero is the only true catcher on the Crew's Top 30 prospects list.

Infield

Jadher Areinamo, Luke Adams, Juan Baez, Eric Bitonti, Tyler Black, Mike Boeve, Eric Brown Jr, Wes Clarke, Daniel Guilarte, Cooper Pratt, Brock Wilken

It's a loaded infield group for Milwaukee in this Spring Breakout, but that's where a lot of the top prospect depth is right now. This group also has a solid mix of draft picks as well as international signings who have blossomed.

Areinamo, Baez, and Guilarte all spent last year in the lower levels of the farm system but have put up great numbers with making contact and getting on base. Guilarte hit .284 with a .387 OBP, Areinamo hit .306 with a .333 OBP, while Baez hit .351 with a .377 OBP. The defense they can bring in the middle infield plus that kind of on-base ability makes these three very intriguing prospects to watch during this Spring Breakout and beyond.

The Brewers drafted four infielders in the top six rounds in last year's Draft and all four of them make this roster, headlined by Brock Wilken. Wilken showed out in Cactus League games so far and already made the jump to Double-A. If he continues his trajectory, we could see him in Milwaukee this year. Mike Boeve also moved fast and put up big numbers after signing while Eric Bitonti and Cooper Pratt were high school picks that may move slower through the system, but have incredible upside.

Eric Brown Jr kind of gets lost in the prospect shuffle among some fans because he struggled with injuries last season, but he was the Crew's first round pick in 2022, but he stole 39 bases in just 72 games and his OBP was more than 100 points higher than his batting average. A healthy season from Brown in 2024 and a great spring breakout can put him back atop the radar.

Outfielders

Jackson Chourio, Luis Lara, Dylan O'Rae, Yophery Rodriguez

The most interesting part of this roster group is that Dylan O'Rae is now listed as an outfielder. He was drafted as a middle infielder but started getting some experience in the grass after being promoted to Low-A Carolina. O'Rae is a contact/speed guy, stealing 44 bases last year while hitting .349 with a staggering .491 OBP. O'Rae had just nine extra base hits, but he drew 20 more walks than he had strikeouts.

The rest of the outfield group is of little surprise. Jackson Chourio is the Crew's top prospect and he's a headlining player not just for the Brewers but for all of MLB in these Spring Breakout games. Luis Lara has followed a Chourio track in promotions so far, and has performed incredibly well for a teenager moving stateside.

Yophery Rodriguez could be that next international signing to skip the ACL and move right to Low-A in 2024. He's earned high praise for his hitting ability and is already hanging around in camp earning lots of experience.

Just six of the Brewers top 30 prospects are not on the roster here. Joey Ortiz and Oliver Dunn are in big league camp fighting for a job, which is why they aren't included. Coleman Crow is unable to pitch while he recovers from Tommy John surgery. Jorge Quintana is 16 years old and just signed in January while Pedro Ibarguen and Filippo Di Turi are also teenagers unproven above rookie ball and all three of them are infielders with a loaded infield group already on this roster.

The Brewers will play their Spring Breakout game on March 17th against the Royals Spring Breakout roster.

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