Weekly Brewers Prospect Watch: 6th rounder making an early impact in the organization

Cooper Pratt has been red hot at the plate and could soon find himself getting a promotion.
Aug 28, 2022; Phoenix, Arizona, US; West infielder Cooper Pratt (19) during the Perfect Game All-American Classic high school baseball game at Chase Field. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports
Aug 28, 2022; Phoenix, Arizona, US; West infielder Cooper Pratt (19) during the Perfect Game All-American Classic high school baseball game at Chase Field. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports / Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports
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Cooper Pratt was selected by the Milwaukee Brewers in the 6th round of the 2023 MLB draft straight out of Magnolia Heights High School in Oxford, Mississippi. Pratt was named the Mississippi high school Gatorade Player of the Year award, and had a commitment to play for Ole Miss, prior to being drafted by the Brewers. One scout wrote "very projectable middle infielder, smooth and easy defender in the infield, bat keeps improving every year."

Pratt is currently playing for the Carolina Mudcats, the single-A affiliate in the Brewers organization. And to this point, he has done nothing but prove he belongs there. Most recently, he has made headlines for reaching base in 27 straight games. He's not just reaching base though, he is doing it with power as well, holding a .928 OPS since May 29th.

In the most recent prospect rankings for 2024, MLB.com has Pratt as the number eight prospect in the Brewers system. The 19 year old has an ETA of 2027 for the major leagues, but if he continues producing at this pace, that time may only come sooner.

When the Brewers selected Pratt in the sixth round, they got a steal. He was committed to Ole Miss, which frightened teams from taking a risk on the young shortstop. When the Brewers selected him, they gave him a $1.35M signing bonus, which actually valued him in the second round.

Pratt is 6'4", which is unusually lengthy for a shortstop, but his glove has been good at all levels and there is no reason to change anything about his game right now. With a smooth swing at the plate, being very sound defensively, and cutting the bases at a high level, he fits the perfect mold of a typical Brewer. He will only continue to develop in the Brewers organization, and soon enough Pratt will be making a difference at a higher level.

His hot stretch in Low-A Carolina is only improving his prospect status and rewarding the Brewers for their investment in him in the Draft.

Other Prospects To Note

  • Fellow 2023 draftee Eric Bitonti is having a great season with the ACL Brewers. Bitonti had a multi-homer game on Saturday and is up to six long balls this season. He's hitting .306 with a 1.016 OPS. 16 of his 33 hits have gone for extra bases.
  • In the DSL, Jose Anderson is making a name for himself. He's hitting .318/.456/.682 with four doubles, four homers, an 1.138 OPS, and more walks (9) than strikeouts (8).

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