2022 Brewers Prospect Season In Review #2 - Sal Frelick - OF
Frelick was another outfielder for the Brewers that took some serious jumps and within those jumps got even better at every level. He began his 2022 season off in High-A with the Timber Rattlers where his stint lasted a short 21 games. Hitting .291/.391/.456 with the Timber Rattlers, Frelick quickly found himself in Double-A with the Biloxi Shuckers.
While others struggled to jump from High-A to Double-A, Frelick was quite the exception. He played in double the number of games in Wisconsin, and he batted a solid .317/.380/.456. Following his 52-game slate in Biloxi, he was promoted to Triple-A Nashville for the remainder of the season where he got even better as a hitter. Batting a cool .365/.435/.508, Frelick was able to gather 69 base hits, which is two less than he had in his time with the Shuckers but in fewer games.
Maybe he moved up three levels of the minors in one season because he was getting on base like no other, or maybe the Brewers had a vision of him being on the Opening Day roster come April 2023. With Matt Arnold trading away right fielder Hunter Renfroe a week ago, there's a great chance we'll be able to see the on-base machine himself come April.
2022 Brewers Prospect Season In Review #3 - Joey Wiemer - OF
The 2021 MiLB.com Organization All-Star for the Brewers entered his second season looking to capitalize on an outstanding rookie season in professional baseball. Starting and playing two-thirds of the season in Double-A, Wiemer struggled a little bit despite smashing 15 home runs in 84 games. In his time in Biloxi, he was awarded the Southern League player of the Week during the third week of May.
The high strikeout rate might've frightened some, however, that didn't prevent him along with the rest of the young core of outfielders from being called up to Triple-A Nashville. In 43 games with the Sounds, it looked like he started to get his swing back as he hit .287/.368/.520.
As we mentioned earlier, the departure of Renfroe opens up another outfield spot for one of the many outfield prospects that the Brewers have. Could Wiemer be one of the many prospects we are sure to see next season? Right field is Wiemer's future home in the big leagues thanks to his cannon for an arm and with Renfroe gone, that job is for the taking.