Brewers: 5 Top Prospects To Keep A Close Eye On In Spring Training
Spring training is a wonderful time of year with the promise of a new season and hope for young players to make the big league roster, potentially for the first time. A strong spring can quicken a prospect's timeline to a promotion. The Brewers have several such prospects in this position in spring training in 2023.
The hard work put into building back up the Brewers farm system is finally about to bear some fruit. Milwaukee has several young prospects in camp with a legitimate chance to crack the Opening Day roster or at the very least speed up their timeline to a promotion.
These are the five biggest Brewers prospects fans should be keeping a close eye on throughout spring training.
Brewers Prospect To Watch #1: OF Garrett Mitchell
If you weren't keeping a close eye on Mitchell before, after his multi-homer performance against the Dodgers, you certainly are now.
Garrett Mitchell was the Crew's first round pick in the 2020 MLB Draft and he has risen through the system quickly. After making his MLB debut last season with much success and a lot of fanfare, Mitchell is the leading candidate to be the Brewers starting centerfielder heading into the season.
Continuing to hit like that will only solidify his grip on the centerfield job.
Mitchell has always had plenty of power but his approach at the plate and swing hasn't been geared toward tapping into that raw power. Because of that, some scouts and prospect writers have downplayed Mitchell's potential and future role. While it's not clear if Mitchell has made specific changes in order to tap into that power more consistently, he certainly was able to in the first game of spring training.
Mitchell is an exciting player to watch regardless, but he's coming into camp looking to lock down that centerfield job and so far, so good on that front. The competition and the battle for the job will only make watching him play that much more exciting.