Here are the 25 Top Brewers Prospects for the 2023 season.
20. SS Eduardo Garcia
Once a top 10 prospect in the system as recently as 2021, shortstop Eduardo Garcia slipped in the rankings over the past year, partially due to an influx of new talent and partially because of a down year in 2022 that saw his strikeout rate rise all the way to 33.8% in his first full year of affiliated ball.
In all fairness, Garcia was just 19 when last season began and was coming off a 46-game season that saw him put up an .824 OPS at the Arizona Complex plus a brief cup of coffee at Carolina. He is still a very talented defender with an early history of hitting. As long as he adjusts to pro ball and regains some discipline at the plate, he can get things back on track.
21. RHP Cam Robinson
Yet another prospect who was added to the Brewers' 40-man roster last fall to protect him from the rule 5 draft, Cam Robinson had himself quite a year in his age 22 season. The 23rd rounder from the 2017 draft made the rare three-affiliate stop in 2022, starting the season at High-A and finishing at Triple-A.
The result was a 2.49 ERA, 1.154 WHIP, and 11.6 K/9 over 52 relief appearances. HIs fastball-curveball combination is what gives batters fits and there's a chance that, like Uribe, Brewers fans get to see it in person for some short stints in the big leagues this season.
22. INF Felix Valerio
After vaulting himself on to the team's top prospect lists with a very strong 2021 season, infielder Felix Valerio took a step back in 2022 in his first season at the Double-A level. In playing almost the same amount of games in 2021 versus 2022 (114 vs. 113), his average dropped 62 points while his OPS dropped another 70.
There are still some bright spots to consider, though. Valerio continued to show a surprising amount of pop, slugging 12 homers out of his 5'7" frame after knocking out 11 the year before while also only striking out at a 16.7% rate. Expect to see him back at Double-A looking to get his contact skills back to normal.