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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3. 1B/3B Tyler Black

The Brewers currently do not really have a solution at either of their corner infield spots at the moment. Luckily, they have a prospect about to break through to the majors who can play both positions in infielder Tyler Black.

Black was selected just 18 picks after Frelick in the 2021 draft. Like Frelick, Black came with a reputation of having a pure ability to just get on base, and also like Frelick, Black has done exactly that in his minor league career.

In his 213 games of minor league action, Black has a career .279/.415/.465 slash line with 42 doubles and 23 homers. Last season, he decided to add a stolen base element to his repertoire, swiping a whopping 55 bags across the Double-A and Triple-A levels.

The corner infield positions have been a point of concern for the Brewers for a few years now. It felt like Rowdy Tellez might be the answer at first base before poor production eventually led to a non-tender this offseason. And they haven't had a remotely consistent answer at third since a couple solid seasons of Travis Shaw.

Of course this would mean giving another extension to a player who hasn't played an MLB game yet. While he is a very talented prospect, Black is nowhere near the level of Chourio. So if the former were to be the next Brewers player to get an extension, it might be because they wait until the season begins to give another one and Black has gotten the chance to prove that he's the one that deserves it.

The Brewers haven't doled out a ton of contract extensions over the years. But no one has given one like they just gave to Chourio recently, so maybe they can be the start of a new trend going into the future.

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