Brewers: 5 Rookies Guaranteed To Make Their MLB Debut In 2023

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4. RHP Abner Uribe

Craig Counsell is a big fan of Abner Uribe. The Brewers skipper previously stated he believed Uribe could potentially impact the big league club in 2022. A meniscus injury suffered in April ended any hope of that, but he's healthy again and pitched extremely well in the Arizona Fall League. Uribe parlayed that into being added to the 40 man roster this fall.

Uribe has big league stuff with a triple-digit fastball and a wipeout slider. He could become a legitimate weapon out of the Brewers bullpen. The main issue with him is command. Uribe struggles with walks, but the Brewers seem to feel that he's made some progress in that area and he showed as much in the AFL.

For the Glendale Desert Dogs in the AFL this year, Uribe completed 10 IP with just two walks, 14 strikeouts, and a stellar 0.90 ERA. You couldn't ask for much better than that.

If Uribe keeps those walks down to a manageable level, he could quickly earn a spot in the Brewers bullpen. That's really the only thing holding him back from the big leagues. His pitches are big league ready right now.

He's on the 40 man, and with the way the Brewers usually churn through bullpen arms over the course of a season, they're likely to call upon Uribe at some point this year and we will see him in Milwaukee for his debut. He may not break camp with the club, but he'll be finding himself in a Brewers uniform at some point in 2023.

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