2022 Brewers prospect season in review: #7 - Jeferson Quero - C
With the departure of former Brewers catching prospect, Mario Feliciano, 20-year-old Jeferson Quero takes over the top catching prospect in the organization. After dealing with injuries during his first season of Minor League Baseball, Quero came out as a man on a mission in 2022.
Starting the season with the Carolina Mudcats, Quero played in 75 games. With the bat, he showed off his power and consistency as he smashed 18 doubles and six home runs. With the power, he showed how good his eye was as well as he drew 28 walks over the course of 320 plate appearances.
Writers and coaches talk about his elite level of defense and he showed just that this past season as he threw out the runner attempting to steal a base, 31% of the time.
Quero is also predicted to arrive in the MLB by 2024. This is a good timetable for the young Venezuelan, as Brewers backup catcher Victor Caratini will most likely be gone by then and Quero will most likely serve as the backup catcher behind William Contreras, forming a duo of great young catchers.
2022 Brewers prospect season in review: #8 - Jacob Misiorowski - RHP
The Brewers selected righty Jacob Misiorowski out of Crowder JC in the 2nd round (63rd overall) in the 2022 MLB Draft. The Brewers ended up giving him the biggest signing bonus of all their draftees, and rightfully so as he ranked third in the NJCAA D1 in strikeouts (136) and a 16.1 K/9 rate.
Misiorowski played in only two games with the Mudcats, starting both of them. Pitching in only an inning and a third, he gave up one run, and one hit. However, his control appeared to be all over the place as he walked seven batters and hit another one.
His shaky first couple of outings showcase the risk that Misiorowski brings. His command was known to be a work in progress and the Brewers have a lot of work ahead of them to help Misiorowski cut down on the walks. He did look a lot better at Instructional League this fall.
His fastball has the capability to hit 100 mph and he has some nasty secondary stuff. We won't see him in a Brewers uniform for quite some time, but if it's one thing the farm system knows how to do, is develop pitchers, and Misiorowski is one that has a lot of potential and fans should be excited for him.