Brewers: 5 Rookies Guaranteed To Make Their MLB Debut In 2023
By David Gasper
The Milwaukee Brewers are going to have a youth movement in 2023. Based on the way the offseason has gone thus far and the prospects the Brewers have that are ready for opportunities, we should see a wave of prospect debuts we haven't seen in Milwaukee since 2018.
In 2018, the Brewers were calling up a Top 10 prospect every other week it seemed like. They may be looking at a similar situation in 2023, just five years later.
MLB debuts are always special. Garrett Mitchell got the call in 2022 and he was able to create some magical moments in his five week stint to end the regular season. He's just the first of many. Who could join him in 2023?
Here are five Brewers prospects that are virtual guarantees to make their MLB Debut for the Brewers in 2023.
1. SS/2B Brice Turang
We'll probably see this debut very early on in 2023, likely even on Opening Day. Brice Turang was the Brewers first round pick out of high school back in 2018. He's steadily worked his way up through the minor league system without any true breakout season but without any down season either. He's been consistently productive and getting better along the way.
Turang has hit for solid batting averages along the way with little in the way of power, but plenty of speed on the bases. He took a strong step forward in 2022 though, spending the entire year in Triple-A Nashville, Turang posted a .286/.360/.412 slash line with a career high 13 homers and a career high 34 stolen bases.
There's practically nothing left for him to prove at Triple-A. He's proven to be a quality defender at shortstop and has also shown versatility at other positions.
The Brewers traded Kolten Wong this offseason, leaving the second base job wide open for Turang to take. He's a shortstop by trade but Willy Adames isn't going anywhere so Turang's path to playing time is likely going to be at second base. He could earn that starting job right out of camp.
Turang was added to the 40 man roster in November to protect him from the Rule 5 Draft, which was an easy call. He's the current favorite to start at second base and even if he doesn't earn the job straight out of spring training, we'll see him at some point in 2023.