The Brewers farm system has been getting viewed in a stronger and stronger light over the last few seasons. That became even more clear in MLB Pipeline's midseason update of their Top 100 prospects list that sees a dominant pitching prospect join the ranks.
Jacob Misiorowski is currently Milwaukee's top pitching prospect, was considered a draft steal last season when the team selected him in the second round, and is blowing away opposing batters at High-A Wisconsin.
Now, he's a top 100 prospect.
Top Brewers pitching prospect Jacob Misiorowski joins MLB Pipeline's Top 100 prospects list at No. 93.
The way he started this season, it was only a matter of time before Misiorowski becamse a top 100 prospect. His season began at Low-A Carolina where he made nine starts. He had a 3.04 ERA in those starts, striking out a whopping 15.5 batters per nine innings and sporting a low 0.825 WHIP.
That earned that righty a quick promotion to High-A Wisconsin a few weeks ago where he has somehow been even more dominant. In fact, it took until yesterday for him to finally give up his first earned run as a Timber Rattler.
It's now been four starts for Misiorowski at the next level and he has just a 1.15 ERA over 15.2 innings and is holding batters to a .158 batting average. His outings often haven't been long as he works to become more and more efficient, but that hasn't stopped him from blowing batters away.
Misiorowski is a tantalizing prospect for Brewers fans who hear about his deadly combo of a 100+ mph fastball and nasty slider. He's still a year or two out from the majors, at least, but there's now doubt that he's one of the more important players to the team's future.
Meanwhile, his addition means the Brewers now have four players on MLB Pipeline's top 100 prospects list. And of course every conversation about top Brewers prospects has to involve one Jackson Chourio.
Chourio had actually made his way to the top of the list for a short period of time after some graduations but finds himself at No. 3 with the midseason update. Top Orioles prospect Jackson Holliday, who is dominating the minors, takes over at No. 1 while Elly De La Cruz, who is lighting it up in the majors for the Reds and will graduate soon himself, slides in at No. 2.
As the youngest player at the Double-A level by a good margin, Chourio has seen a couple cold spells in 2023. He has started to heat back up recently, however, and became the ninth player in the minors with at least 10 homers and 20 stolen bases.
The Brewers' other two top 100 prospects find themselves sitting pretty as well. Outfielder Sal Frelick clocks in as the No. 20 prospect in all of baseball while catcher Jeferson Quero, who is having quite the year at Double-A, settles in at No. 79.
The future continues to look brighter every year for the Brewers' minor league system. And with the 2023 draft just a few weeks away, it's soon to get even better.