Josh Prince CF/SS/2B
Profile: Began his college career at the University of Texas but transferred after one season to Tulane University where he stole an NCAA high 48 bases in 2009. Prince was drafted by the Brewers that summer in the third round and spent the season splitting time between Helena and Wisconsin.
in 2010 Prince spent the entire season at High-A Brevard County. He struggled to a .233 batting average and returned to Brevard for the 2011 season where he fared much better, batting .281 in 75 games, after missing a month of the season with a hip strain.
Originally a shortstop, the Brewers converted Prince to center field for the 2012 season and moved him to AA Huntsville. He hit .251 in 137 games but showed a much better eye at the plate, walking 74 times.
Strengths: Prince has above average speed, swiping 147 bases over the course of his first five minor league seasons. He has shown the ability to get on base and has the versatility to play several positions on the diamond. He has played center field, shortstop, third base and second base.
Weaknesses: Though he has good speed, Prince is not a particularly good base stealer. He’s been thrown out nearly 25% of the time throughout his minor league career. He also doesn’t have the strongest of arms, though it is good enough to get him by.
Future: Prince’s speed and versatility could carve out a career as a utility player for him at the Major League level, though he likely will never be an everyday player. He still has more developing to do and would have probably been best served staying at Nashville this season, but injuries forced the Brewers to bring him up at this time. He may not see much action and will likely head back to Nashville when Aramis Ramirez returns from the DL, but Prince will gain some valuable big league experience that could help him down the line.