Brewers: Ranking The 10 Most Important Young Players To The Brewers Future

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#2: OF Garrett Mitchell

Garrett Mitchell has seemingly had superstar written all over him since his arrival in the Brewers organization. He unexpectedly fell in the Draft to them in 2020, and has since stormed his way through the minor leagues. Mitchell reached the big leagues last season and provided a massive spark to a team in desperate need of one.

That's what Mitchell does, he's a sparkplug. He's electric. He's electric on defense, he's electric running the bases, he's electric at the plate. Mitchell hit a walk-off against the Yankees last season, he slugged a walk-off home run against the Mets this season, and he went yard in back-to-back at bats against the Mets as well. He's the real deal.

Mitchell is a five tool centerfielder with not only the talent but also the personality to be the face of the franchise. He's quickly taken to the Milwaukee faithful in a way no other player on the roster has really done. He brings energy everywhere he goes.

An unfortunate shoulder injury suffered in Seattle cut short his promising 2023 season. Since his injury, the Brewers have scuffled. They started the season 14-5 with Mitchell in centerfield just about everyday. They've gone 7-12 in the first 19 games since his injury. That's what losing Mitchell has done to this ballclub. Sure there may be some other factors, after all this is the game of baseball, but the common denominator is Mitchell. The Brewers started winning more after his call up last season and they started losing more after he went down this season.

That ability to lift the team just by simply being on the field and in the dugout makes Mitchell one of the most important and valuable young players in the organization. They need him healthy, they need him providing the spark that he's able to provide. Without him, they're simply not as good of a team.