Brewers: Breaking Down The Moving Around In Updated MLB Pipeline Top 30 Prospects List

The new Draftees are added and several players move up
Aug 7, 2023; Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA; Milwaukee Brewers outfielder Sal Frelick (10) rounds the
Aug 7, 2023; Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA; Milwaukee Brewers outfielder Sal Frelick (10) rounds the / Michael McLoone-USA TODAY Sports
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Moving Down

A total of eight Brewers prospects moved down the Top 30 list but still remained on the rankings. Some of these were not due to performance but rather new additions from the Draft, but we'll get into the Draftees in a bit. However, some did drop due to performance.

Ethan Small suffered the biggest drop of the group, going from 11th all the way down to 30th, just barely hanging on the list. He's moved to the bullpen and at 26 years old, the Brewers still aren't calling on him, which is a sign his stock is not what it once was, but his first round status is likely keeping him around.

A trio of Timber Rattlers have fallen down a bit. Last year's first round pick, Eric Brown Jr, dropped from 6th to 12th, and some of that is due to new draftees but Brown has also missed considerable time this year with injury, which hasn't helped. Another 2022 Draftee, Robert Moore, dropped from 8th to 17th as he's struggled to get going in High-A. Hendry Mendez fell from 13th down to 29th as he's battled some injuries and overall struggles when healthy to perform like he did last year.

A couple more names fell slightly, likely due to the new Draft picks. Abner Uribe went from 9th to 11th, but his overall prospect status hasn't changed much. His big league roster status means he'll graduate soon anyway. Bradley Blalock, acquired in the Luis Urias trade, went from being slotted in at 15th to now ranked 19th.

Dylan O'Rae went from 18th to 21st despite putting up excellent numbers. I'd argue O'Rae deserved to move up, but he gets pushed down in the shuffle with new names. Jadher Areinamo also went from 19th to 23rd despite putting up good numbers. Freddy Zamora fell from 21st to 28th.