2022 Brewers prospect season in review: #9 - Eric Brown Jr. - SS
The Brewers' first-round pick in the 2022 draft went to Eric Brown Jr. out of Coastal Carolina. If you ask Brewers fans the first thing that pops out about the young prospect is how he stands at the plate. His bat reminds most of maybe how Craig Counsell used to hold his bat or maybe Kevin Youkilis. Nonetheless, it doesn't prevent Brown Jr. from making consistent contact with the ball.
Brown Jr. was assigned to rookie ball to start and then eventually brought up to Single-A Carolina. In the 27 games he played in the Minors this year, he had 117 plate appearances. He drew 15 walks and got 26 hits. When he got on base he made sure to take advantage of it as he stole 19 bags while only getting caught twice. It's not a huge sample size, but I'd expect him to rise quickly up the prospect list for the Brewers this coming season as many of their current top prospects are expected to graduate this season.
2022 Brewers prospect season in review: #10 - Robert Gasser - LHP
As we get to the end of 2022, it was a season to forget for Brewers fans, particularly in the reasoning for trading away All-Star closer Josh Hader. One of the prospects that the Brewers got back in the Hader trade was left-handed pitcher Robert Gasser who was just drafted by the Padres in 2021.
Gasser is a young promising prospect, who fits in perfectly with the pitching development that the Brewers do so well at. Gasser is known for having great command although the velocity on his pitches lacks a little. That will all come within due time as his speed on his pitches has slowly been ticking up. As far as his 2022 season, he started out strong in High-A Fort Wayne (when he was still a part of the Padres organization) as he earned himself Midwest League Pitcher of the Week during the third week of June.
Other than the week of his award, his time in High-A didn't treat him too well as he went 4-9 with a 4.18 ERA in the 18 games he started. When he was traded to the Brewers in July he was promoted to Double-A Biloxi where he had a decent four starts, pitching to a 2.21 ERA and striking out 26 in 20.1 innings.
Towards the end of the season, the Triple-A club for the Brewers was in the midst of a championship run therefore Gasser was called up to Triple-A to finish out the season where he started five games with a 4.44 ERA, striking out 31 in 26.1 innings.