Brewers phenom experiences plenty of firsts in debut series as a pro

It was an impressive first series for a prospect who is still just 20 years oldl

Mar 29, 2024; New York City, New York, USA; Milwaukee Brewers right fielder Jackson Chourio (11)
Mar 29, 2024; New York City, New York, USA; Milwaukee Brewers right fielder Jackson Chourio (11) / Vincent Carchietta-USA TODAY Sports

The Jackson Chourio experience has officially arrived Milwaukee Brewers fans. And if this weekend was any indication, fans are in for quite the treat for the next several years that he's under contract.

With the 2024 MLB season kicking off last week, so too did the professional debut of the Crew's sensational top prospect. The 20-year-old made the team's Opening Day roster and played the first MLB games of his career on the road against the New York Mets.

For the most part, Chourio looked every bit as advertised as he helped the Brewers earn a three-game sweep over the Mets. In doing so, he also experienced a number of firsts for his baseball career, which we'll look at here.

Here were just some of the firsts of Brewers phenom Jackson Chourio's start to his Major League career.

When talking firsts, you naturally have to talk about games played and starts. Chourio got to experience both of those on the same day as he started Friday's Opening Day matchup in right field for Milwaukee, and in the leadoff spot in the lineup no less.

He would knock two firsts out right away in the game. Chourio led off the game against past Brewers killer Jose Quintana by drawing his very first walk. The speedster followed that up by stealing his very first base.

In the bottom half of the first, it would be time for a defensive first as Chourio earned his first Major League put out. He would tally some more late in the game including a couple on some nice jumping plays in right.

In the fifth inning, his third ever Major League at bat, Chourio would collect something every baseball loving little kid dreams of, his first career hit, a solid shot to right that moved a runner to third who would eventually score.

In his final at bat of the day in the seventh inning, Chourio's speed would once again come into play. He would hit a grounder on the infield that might have been a sure double play with others at the plate, but that Chourio was able to easily beat out. As a result, Jake Bauers was able to scamper home and Chourio picked up his first ever RBI.

In his second career game, this time batting in the No. 9 spot, Chourio would pick up the first strikeout of his young career. Luckily he would also collect a pair of singles, giving him the first multi-hit game of his career as well.

In Sunday's series finale, it was time for two more firsts. In the second, Chourio would send a drive to the opposite field, scoring William Contreras and giving him his first career double. And with a single later in the game, it would mean his first multi-game, multi-hit streak as well.

There will be plenty more firsts for Chourio to experience over what will hopefully be a long Major League career. It was great to see that so many of them happened in one short series, which shows just how talented he really is.