No. 14 Brewers prospect gets well-deserved promotion to Double-A after hot start

Last year's second round pick has been destroying opposing pitching this year.
Jun 18, 2023; Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA;  A Milwaukee Brewers logo on a batting helmet in the dugout
Jun 18, 2023; Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA; A Milwaukee Brewers logo on a batting helmet in the dugout / Jeff Hanisch-USA TODAY Sports

The 2024 season for the Wisconsin Timber Rattlers, the High-A affiliate of the Milwaukee Brewers, is barely over two weeks old. And yet even in that limited time, one top 30 prospect of the Crew has already earned himself a promotion to the next level.

Infielder Mike Boeve, the No. 14 prospect in the Brewers system according to MLB Pipeline, has gotten off to a blazing hot start in the first couple weeks of the season. As a result, it was announced today that he is heading to Double-A Biloxi.

Boeve was the Brewers' second round pick just last summer out of the University of Nebraska-Omaha. After being drafted, he got a quick stint in at the team's Arizona complex league before ending the season at Wisconsin.

The 21-year-old was back with the Timber Rattlers to start the 2024 season and dominated pitchers. In 13 games, Boeve hit a whopping .553 with a 1.274 OPS, three doubles, and eight runs batted in. He also amassed 13 walks compared to only five strikeouts.

Boeve was an on base machine in his college days, getting on base at a 46.9% rate in his three years at Nebraska-Omaha. He has amazingly exceeded that at 47.4% so far for his minor league career, though the sample size has obviously been much smaller at 41 games compared to 151 in college.

Boeve actually isn't the only one headed up to Biloxi. Jose Acosta, an infielder in the Milwaukee organization who was a teammate of Boeve at Wisconsin, also received a promotion to Biloxi on Saturday.

Acosta has been playing in the Brewers minor league system since part way through the 2022 season after Milwaukee acquired him from the Texas Rangers via trade. He has spent most of his time at the High-A level for the Crew and has been a light hitter, maxing out at a .225 average and .701 OPS last season.

While Boeve's performance played a part in his promotion, both moves were also necessary due to injuries at Biloxi. Brewers prospects Wes Clarke (No. 24) and Eduardo Garcia (unranked) were placed on the injured list on Saturday as well.

Even though his promotion was needed to help fill the Shuckers roster, Boeve will get every opportunity to show that he should stay in Biloxi. If he does even half as well as he did to start the year at Wisconsin, there's a good chance that happens.