Brewers News: Top prospect reportedly confirmed to make 2024 Opening Day roster

Brewers fans hoping to see the team's top prospect on Opening Day are reportedly getting their wish.

Feb 24, 2024; Peoria, Arizona, USA; Milwaukee Brewers center fielder Jackson Chourio (11) high fives
Feb 24, 2024; Peoria, Arizona, USA; Milwaukee Brewers center fielder Jackson Chourio (11) high fives / Joe Camporeale-USA TODAY Sports

Well, so much for that possible confusion.

Yesterday morning, Milwaukee Brewers manager Pat Murphy was asked some questions about the status of top prospect Jackson Chourio making the 2024 Opening Day roster. His responses left some wondering how sure a thing it was that the young phenom would be on the team when the season began.

As it turns out, Brewers fans hoping to see Chourio on the roster next Thursday got good news late last night. Of course, not quite as good of news as Chourio himself could receive, or any young prospect hoping to make it to The Show for that matter.

On Monday, top Brewers prospect Jackson Chourio was reportedly informed he has made the Opening Day roster.

No formal announcement has been made by the team, Murphy, or Chourio himself about the news. However, it was Milwaukee Journal Sentinel's Curt Hogg who revealed on X/Twitter last night that Chourio had reportedly officially made the team.

Chourio had been put to the test this spring as Murphy evaluated whether the youngster was ready to play in the majors right away in 2024. He's played in 14 of the team's 24 Cactus League games this spring, generally starting and playing against the other team's Opening Day hopefuls.

He was a little up and down this spring, as many players are taking their first at bats of the year, but mostly seemed to fare well at the plate. He has so far slashed .286/.314/.347 with three doubles, three RBIs, and eight runs scored. He has struck out 21.6% of the time which is right around his career average in the minors.

One of the questions that remains in the eye of his manager is how he will hold up defensively. Chourio is only a few years into his conversion into a full-time outfielder after being originally signed as a shortstop. He has primarily played center field in the minors and has made some eye-opening plays but is still refining his skills there.

His opportunities were on display during Monday's game. Playing in right field for the day, Chourio made a pair of errors on the day as he misplayed a fly ball and later committed a throwing error that allowed a run to score.

In the end, though, it appears that Murphy both couldn't resist leaving the pure talent at the plate off the roster and had confidence that Chourio can work through any struggles as he has done up to this point in his career. So get ready, Brewers fans, because the future of Milwaukee baseball will be here on Opening Day!