Here are the 25 Top Brewers Prospects for the 2023 season.
11. RHP Abner Uribe
Flamethrowing reliever Abner Uribe is just 22 years old and has only 38 games of minor league experience, just two of them at the Double-A level, and yet there's a good chance he makes his MLB debut at some point in 2023 after being added to the 40-man in the fall. That's how dominant his stuff is when he's on.
Uribe's goal coming into 2022 was to harness some of his wildness, but that journey was delayed when a knee injury wiped out nearly all of his season for Biloxi. He returned to play in Arizona Fall League and was outstanding, giving up just one run and putting up a 14-2 strikeout-to-walk ratio in 10 innings. If he keeps that kind of control, he'll be lighting up the back of the Brewers bullpen sooner rather than later.
12. LHP Ethan Small
Last year was supposed to be the coming out party for 2019 first round pick Ethan Small. Unfortunately, things didn't quite go as planned as his MLB debut resulted in five runs given up in two starts (6.1 innings) that each lasted less than four innings. He would then struggle a bit down the stretch for Triple-A Nashville.
Small still has good stuff, particularly his changeup and a fastball that isn't overpowering but can be deceptive when used right. The Sounds moved him to the bullpen for a bit to end 2022 with some promising results. That could be his new path back to the big leagues but fans will have to see whether that's a permanently planned move or not.
13. OF Luis Lara
The extreme outfield prospect depth continues on in the middle of our list with 18-year-old Luis Lara, an international signee from two winters ago. He's certainly not the biggest guy on the field at 5'9" and 155 lbs, but that didn't stop him from producing in his first year in the Milwaukee system.
In 58 games playing in the Dominican Summer League last season, Lara slashed .260/.341/.385 with four triples and a pair of homers. He also had three outfield assists while playing primarily center field. He should come stateside for the first time to play in 2023, likely with Low-A Carolina.