Here are the 25 Top Brewers Prospects for the 2023 season.
17. SS Freddy Zamora
Poor Freddy Zamora just hasn't been able to catch a break from the injury bug over the past few years. After the Brewers drafted him in 2020 despite him missing that entire season with an ACL tear, he would play just 24 games in 2022 as a result of a shoulder injury.
In between those two years, however, Zamora had an impressive 2021 at both Low-A and High-A where he slashed a combined .300/.404/.421 with 22 doubles in 92 games. Combine that with the fact that he is one of the most talented defensive players in the system and he should still have plenty of potential as long as he returns well from his injury.
18. RHP Janson Junk
Just our second player on the list to be acquired from outside the organization, Janson Junk came to the Brewers this offseason as part of the trade that sent outfielder Hunter Renfroe to the Los Angeles Angels. Though he has just seven games of major league experience, he should end up contrbuting for the Crew right away.
For his minor league career, Junk has a 19-24 record with a 4.03 ERA. MLB Pipeline gives him 55 grades on his fastball, a four-seamer, and slider, as well as his control, which is a much less teachable quality. Even if it's not right away this season, he should factor into the team's future starting rotation equation.
19. RHP Carlos Rodriguez
It's not every day you see a top prospect list with two players that have the same name, yet here we are in 2023. Our first Carlos Rodriguez to appear on the top 25 is a pitcher who was selected by the Brewers in the 6th round in the 2021 draft who went on to make a strong name for himself during his professional debut in 2022.
Pitching for both Low-A and High-A last season, Rodriguez put together a 6-5 record, a 3.01 ERA, and a 10.8 K/9 in 26 games (20 starts), all of which earning him the organizations minor league pitcher of the year award for 2022. His fastball-changeup combo worked at the A levels, we'll see what it does against stiffer competition at Double-A at some point in 2023.