Brewers Weekly Prospect Watch: Checking in on the top 10 prospects

A deep crop of prospects for the Brewers has largely looked solid so far in 2024.
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Can you believe that the baseball season is already close to being halfway over? Well, the minor league season is, anyway.

The A-level affiliates are all approaching their halfway point and there has been plenty to get excited about all across the Milwaukee Brewers minor league system. The Low-A Carolina Mudcats and High-A Wisconsin Timber Rattlers in particular are trying to secure first half championships in their respective leagues, which would secure playoff spots for each team.

Considering where we are in the season, it feels like a perfect time to check in on the performance of the top 10 Brewers prospects as defined by MLB Pipeline. This is a group, by the way, that no longer includes Jackson Chourio and Joey Ortiz, who both are doing their thing in the majors and have graduated.

Performances for this group of Brewers prospects are wide ranging. Some have excelled while others have fallen short of expectations early, assuming they haven't been too injured to even play. Let's check in on this crew, starting with the top prospect in the Milwaukee system.

1. Jacob Misiorowski - RHP

When Chourio graduated from the Brewers' top 10 prospects list, pitcher Jacob Misiorowski took on the title of top prospect in the organization. He has mostly lived up to that title as a member of the Double-A Biloxi Shuckers.

Misiorowski briefly touched Double-A to end his second season in professional ball last year but has been there all of 2024 so far. He has looked much more settled in at the level to begin this year as he has started 11 games and has compiled a 2.98 ERA and 1.441 WHIP over 42.1 innings.

The tall, fireballing righty is still blowing plenty of hitters away at a rate of 12.54 strikeouts per nine innings and is limiting hits, holding batters to a .191 average. His walk rate remains quite high, though, at 6.8 BB/9. If the Brewers want him to remain as a starter, he'll have to start dialing that in at some point, though if he eventually ends up in Milwaukee as a dominant reliever, fans would probably be fine with that.