With spring training well under way, and a lot of us already saying, "Who in the world is this?" let's take a dive into some of those players and clear up some confusion as we resume our look into how some more of last year's top 25 prospects did.
2022 Brewers prospect season in review: #21 - Eduardo Garcia - SS
Eduardo Garcia has had an interesting career thus far as when the Brewers wanted to sign him they had to wait a little over a week until his 16th birthday in order to do so. Coming in ranked No. 24 in that year's international draft class, he has slowly started to figure things out after being in professional baseball for three seasons.
Last year Garcia spent time in both Single-A Carolina as well as High-A Wisconsin. His time with the Mudcats lasted most of the season as he finished with a .262/.309/.404 line. He showed off a little bit of everything from power, where he hit 10 bombs, to speed where he stole 14 bags.
Towards the end of the season he was pulled up to High-A where he appeared in 26 games. He fared okay as he slashed .248/.269/.419, smashing half the home runs as he did when he was with Carolina in less games. I expect the same story as last season where he will start in Wisconsin and then finish in Double-A with Biloxi.
2022 Brewers prospect season in review: #22 - Freddy Zamora - SS
Our string of top shortstop prospects continues as we reach Freddy Zamora. The Brewers 2021 MiLB.com organizational all-star had a lot to prove and build upon after a great season. However, his 2022 season didn't go as planned as he only played in 24 games due to injury.
Looking into his short 2022 season with Double-A Biloxi, he batted .209/.270/.286, finishing with 19 total hits. You can't make much of an assessment of his season due to his injury. If his season was anything like what he had in 2021 then expect him to be in Triple-A by season's end.
2022 Brewers prospect season in review: #23 - Dylan O'Rae - SS
The last of our shortstop prospects, Dylan O'Rae, is the Brewers 2022 third-round draft pick who was taken in mind of thinking "they were missing out on a gem if they didn't select him" according to his profile on MLB.com.
As you can imagine, the 18-year old only played in eight games with the Brewers Gold team where he had a successful week's worth of games, slashing .308/.424/.308. He stole four bags, scored six times, and knocked in three as well. I'd expect to see O'Rae begin his 2023 campaign with the Carolina Mudcats.
2022 Brewers prospect season in review: #24 - Logan Henderson - RHP
Selected in the 4th round of the 2021 MLB Draft, things have probably not gone the way Logan Henderson had hoped as he has only played in seven games total, those coming last year. He made two appearances with the Brewers Blue and threw two scoreless innings, giving up a hit. Once he made it to Carolina, he appeared in five games, throwing 11 2/3 innings and giving up 14 hits and six runs.
It wasn't the best start, but it ended up being a sign of a injury as he was out for the remainder of the season. Henderson had a chance to play in Arizona Fall League, but never saw action in any games. I'd expect him to either be in Single-A or High-A once he comes off of the injured list.
2022 Brewers prospect season in review: #25 - Johan Barrios - SS/3B
The Brewers signed two players in the top 25 international signing class two winters ago and one of them was Johan Barrios, who was was ranked No. 23. The left infielder had a decent season in the Dominican Summer League where he slashed .292/.351/.350 in 34 games.
Barrios got on base via the hit 35 times and went just under 50% as far as stealing bases goes. For how young he is I'd expect him to be in the same spot or in Single-A with Carolina to start the 2023 season.