2. OF Sal Frelick
When Jonathan Davis went down with an injury late in 2022, some believed that the Brewers would call up Sal Frelick instead of Garrett Mitchell. Both were promoted to Triple-A at the same time and Frelick was putting up better numbers. Mitchell was putting up great numbers himself, but what Frelick was doing was ridiculous.
Since getting the promotion to Nashville, Frelick hit .365/.435/.508 with 11 doubles and four homers. He's as hot as can be at the plate and although he won't provide too much home run power, he can do plenty of damage getting on base as often as he does. He also stole 24 bases across three levels of the minor leagues last year.
Garrett Mitchell got the call over Frelick last year in part because Mitchell already had spent some time in big league camp and had an extra year of experience in pro ball. Now, Frelick is going to be in big league camp this spring and he's going to have an opportunity to earn some immediate playing time.
Center field and right field are basically up for grabs. Garrett Mitchell already has a pretty solid grip on the centerfield job at the moment, but things could change in spring training. Plus, Mitchell has the stronger arm so if Frelick proves himself worthy of a big league spot, Mitchell could even move over to right field and both he and Frelick could patrol the outfield together. Nothing is going to fall between those two guys.
It could be Opening Day, it could be shortly after, but we almost assuredly will see Sal Frelick in Milwaukee in 2023.