Milwaukee Brewers: Ranking the 25 Top Prospects of 2023
Here are the 25 Top Brewers Prospects for the 2023 season.
14. OF Hendry Mendez
Outfielder Hendry Mendez is another international signee with a bunch of hitting potential who got to show it off two years ago at the rookie leagues. He combined to hit .316 with a .879 OPS in 40 games across the Dominican Summer League and Arizona Complex.
His averaged dropped to .244 upon reaching Low-A Carolina last season, though he kept a solid .357 OBP over 105 games, largely due to walking (62) nearly as many times as he struck out (70). His slugging also dropped significantly (.470 in 2021 to .318 in 2022) so he will need to bring that back up after a year to adjust to affiliated ball in order to reach his full potential.
15. 2B Robert Moore
Another 2022 pick graces our top 25 with Competitive Balance B pick Robert Moore. The son of Kansas City Royals president of baseball operations Dayton Moore came to the Brewers with a reputation as an above average defender with decent hit skills.
Moore proved that to be true early with a solid 27-game run at Low-A Carolina (.264/.352/.418), but he really poured it on while playing down under with the Brisbane Bandits this winter. In 40 games there, he slashed an impressive .294/.378/.516 while belting eight homers and driving in 33. His baseball instincts could allow him to ascend the system more quickly than expected.
16. SS Daniel Guilarte
Sneaking into the Brewers top prospect list a little bit last year was shortstop Daniel Guilarte, an international signee out of Venezuela from the same class as Chourio. He did so on the back of a strong performance at the Arizona Complex last summer.
Guilarte hit .307 with a .403 OBP in 36 games while also being successful in eight of 11 stolen base attempts. MLB Pipeline gives the infielder 60 grades in his arm and speed with a 55 grade in defense, qualities that will play especially if he continues to get on base at his current rate. He should make his way to Low-A Carolina in 2023.