Milwaukee Brewers: 3 Candidates to Get the Team's Next Contract Extension

After the Brewers just gave out an unprecedented contract extension, who's next?

Sep 26, 2023; Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA; Milwaukee Brewers catcher William Contreras (24)
Sep 26, 2023; Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA; Milwaukee Brewers catcher William Contreras (24) / Michael McLoone-USA TODAY Sports
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2. OF Sal Frelick

Even before the Brewers locked up Chourio, there was a lot of excitement surrounding the wave of young outfield talent that was to eventually arrive in the majors. That arrival finally happened over the last couple years.

Of that group of players, the one with the most potential might just be Sal Frelick. The 2021 15th overall pick was a top three prospect on the team prior to making his debut last season and was at one point a Top 100 prospect in all of baseball.

Frelick's career minor league numbers are outstanding with a slash line of .314/.393/.451 over the course of 197 games. Unfortunately, injuries affected his 2023 season and delayed his MLB debut, but in late July it was time to head to The Show.

Frelick stormed out of the gate, going 7-for-23 with a double and a homer in his first six games. He also added highlight reel plays in the field, adding yet another strong outfield defender into the mix for the Crew.

Though things cooled down toward the end of the season for Frelick, as they would for many 23-year-olds. However, he still finished the season with a very solid .341 on base percentage and a 1.2 bWAR supported in part by his strong defense.

One needs to just look to Arizona and Corbin Carroll to see just how big having a talented, young table setter at the top of the lineup can be. Yelich has performed well in the role over the last couple years, but a more prototypical leadoff hitter might be even better.