Brewers Spring Training Update: Brock Wilken, Jacob Misiorowski, Wade Miley

There are a couple of updates out of Brewers spring camp on Tuesday

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As Brewers spring training camp rolls along, there are several news updates coming out of Maryvale to check in on.

The Brewers are coming off an off day in Cactus League play on Monday, their first off day of the Cactus League schedule. They will be back in action today against the Giants with Jakob Junis on the mound.

Let's check out the latest news and notes from around Brewers camp.

First rounder Wilken, top pitching prospect Misiorowski among first round of camp cuts

The Brewers made their first round of camp cuts on Tuesday. Among the list of non-roster invitees that were reassigned to minor league camp were 2023 first round pick Brock Wilken and the Crew's top pitching prospect Jacob Misiorowski.

Also included among the camp cuts were catcher Brian Navarreto, RHP Harold Chirino, and RHP Easton McGee.

None of these are any particular surprise. Wilken made a quick rise to Double-A after being drafted last year and he played very well in Cactus League games so far, but he was a longshot for the Opening Day roster and the Brewers will have him work more in the minors, likely starting the year back in Double-A Biloxi.

Misiorowski is perhaps the most talented arm in the organization, and he could probably make the big league team as a reliever right now. But the Brewers are developing him as a starter and he needs more refinement in the minors for that to happen. He could be an option later in the season, as could Wilken, but he'll also likely head back to Double-A to start the year.

Navarreto was an extra catcher to have early in camp, but he won't be counted on as a big league option. Harold Chirino is a solid relief prospect but he missed most of last year with injury and struggled early in spring. McGee was a free agent signing that also failed to impress early in camp and will be reassigned, likely to Triple-A.

Wade Miley trending in the right direction

There was concern last week that Miley might not be ready for the start of the regular season because of a shoulder issue, but that concern may be going away.

According to Pat Murphy, Miley threw a bullpen session on Tuesday morning and he said "I wouldn't count him out for the first week"

This is huge news for the Brewers, who are thin in proven innings in their rotation in 2024. With Brandon Woodruff out for the year and Corbin Burnes now in Baltimore, Miley is the Crew's 2nd best option in the rotation and if they were to be without him to start the year, this group would be in rough shape. The Crew is also still reportedly scanning the open market for more pitching additions as well and the Miley scare could have prompted that.

Thankfully for the Brewers sake, Miley is trending in the right direction and back on the mound.