Brewers prospect we could see called up #2: IF Tyler Black
The Brewers 2021 first round pick in Sal Frelick is already up in Milwaukee and making noise. That year's Comp A round pick Tyler Black isn't far behind. Black was putting up monster numbers in Double-A, earning himself a recent promotion to Triple-A Nashville.
This season, Black is hitting .265 with a .408 OBP, a .906 OPS, 16 doubles, nine triples, 14 homers, and 48 stolen bases.
Black has an exceptional eye at the plate, similar to Frelick, drawing a ton of walks, not striking out much, and making a lot of quality contact. Black has been developing some solid power as well and his speed has been tremendous. He could be a valuable weapon on the basepaths down the stretch for Milwaukee and he gets on base quite a bit.
Black can play second base or third base, but has also been gaining some experience at first base, which could be an easier way to get him into the lineup in Milwaukee sooner. Brice Turang is spending most of his time at second base while Andruw Monasterio and Brian Anderson have third base covered lately. First base has been a question mark since Rowdy Tellez's struggles this year. Carlos Santana was added at the deadline to help there and Tellez is on the mend from a finger injury, but there are available at bats.
The way he's hitting this year, it's absolutely a possibility the Brewers call him up to help out their offense down the stretch, even just as a bench bat or a pinch runner.
Since he was one of the first from that group of top prospects down in Biloxi to get promoted to Triple-A, it seems clear the Brewers view him as closest to the big leagues and therefore closest to a potential call up before the 2023 season is over.