Top 40 Prospect Rankings



Between the June Draft and the recent trade deadline acquisitions, an already deep Brewers farm system has gotten even deeper so we decided to do one more ranking as the 2016 season starts to wind down. Here’s a breakdown our most recent Top 40 Prospect Rankings.

1. Orlando Arcia (SS) – Promoted to Milwaukee last week, Arcia remains atop the Brewers prospect rankings and should get the majority of starts at shortstop for the Brewers the rest of the way.

2. Lewis Brinson (OF) – Acquired from Texas at the trade deadline, Brinson has gotten off to a fast start at Triple-A Colorado Springs and could take over the #1 spot once Arcia graduates.

3. Luis Ortiz (RHP) – Picked up from the Rangers along with Brinson, Ortiz tossed three scoreless innings in his first out with Double-A Biloxi on Saturday night.

4. Corey Ray (OF) – The Brewers aggressively pushed Ray to High-A Brevard County where he’s hitting .229 through his first 32 pro games.

5. Josh Hader (LHP) – Milwaukee’s top left-handed arm has racked up 57 strikeouts in 44.2 innings of work for Colorado Springs.

6. Trent Clark (OF) – The Brewers first round pick in 2015 has battled hamstring issues with Wisconsin but has held his own, hitting .254 in 35 games.

7. Phil Bickford (RHP) – Acquired from San Francisco as part of the Will Smith deal, Bickford was ranked as the #1 prospect in the Giants system at the time of the trade.

8. Isan Diaz (2B) – After a slow start to the season, Diaz has turned things around in recent months and his 17 home runs lead Class-A Wisconsin.

9. Brett Phillips (OF) – Strikeouts have been an issue this season but the 22-year-old outfielder has 12 home runs and remains one of the Brewers top outfield prospects.

10. Cody Ponce (RHP) – Milwaukee’s player development staff has eased Ponce back into action after he missed the first two months of the season. He’s racked up 51 strikeouts in 50 innings.

11. Gilbert Lara (SS) – Lara’s production hasn’t matched his potential as of yet, but he’s shown signs of life recently with a couple of multi-hit games.

12. Jorge Lopez (RHP) – Lopez struggled to pitch in Colorado Springs and was recently sent back to Double-A Biloxi where he Brewers hope he can return to his form of 2015.

13. Marcos Diplan (RHP) – After a dominant start to the season at Wisconsin, Diplan received a promotion to High- A Brevard County in early July.

14. Jacob Nottingham (C) – The key piece of the Khris Davis trade in the offseason, Nottingham has had an up-and-down season at the plate with Biloxi while continuing his development behind it.

Lucas Erceg

Lucas Erceg

15. Lucas Erceg (3B) – Another 2016 draftee, Erceg has been impressive in his brief Brewers career, hitting .369 between Helena and Wisconsin.

16. Devin Williams (RHP) – Williams would appear to be the next Timber Rattlers pitcher in line for a promotion after establishing himself as one of their best arms.

17. Brandon Woodruff (RHP) – Woodruff has been dominant for the Shuckers in recent weeks, shooting up the prospect rankings after earning Pitcher of the Month honors for July.

18. Kodi Medeiros (LHP) – One of the youngest players in the Florida State League, Medeiros has a WHIP of 1.86 in 19 appearances for Brevard County.

19. Monte Harrison (OF) – Harrison hit the DL again after suffering a broken hamate bone but should return to game action shortly, hopefully re-joining Wisconsin before season’s end.

20. Demi Orimoloye (OF) – The Brewers 4th round pick in 2015 has struggled with sporadic playing time, hitting just .220 through 35 games with Helena.

21. Nathan Kirby (LHP) – Kirby’s comeback from Tommy John surgery continues as he rehabs in Arizona and he should be back on the mound to start the 2017 season.

22. Miguel Diaz (RHP) – The 21-year-old Dominican has shown flashes with Low-A Wisconsin, striking out nearly a batter per inning in 21 appearances.

23. Jake Gatewood (3B) – Gatewood was bounced from third base to first base when Erceg was promoted to Wisconsin but he’s piled up 24 doubles and 11 home runs over 100 games.

24. Corbin Burnes (RHP) – The Brewers fourth round pick, Burnes has an ERA of 1.88 through his first eight pro games between Helena and Wisconsin.

25. Freddy Peralta (RHP) – Like Diplan, the 20-year-old Peralta also received a promotion to Brevard after a strong start to the season at Wisconsin.

26. Tyrone Taylor (OF) – Taylor’s second season at Double-A has looked much like his first, hitting .231 with 8 home runs through 108 games.

27. Michael Reed (OF) – Reed is hitting .250 for the Sky Sox but continues to show a patient approach at the plate, resulting in an on base percentage of .370.

28. Taylor Williams (RHP) – Another of Milwaukee’s forgotten prospects, Williams continues to rehab from Tommy John surgery and should be full go in 2017.

Clint Coulter

Clint Coulter

29. Clint Coulter (OF) – Coulter received a promotion to Double-A Biloxi despite his struggles at Brevard County and hopes are that the change could jump-start his quiet bat.

30. Mario Feliciano (C) – The 17-year-old Puerto Rican has been as advertised with the Brewers AZL club, hitting .274 through his first 18 games.

31. Braden Webb (RHP) – After enduring a heavy workload at South Carolina, the Brewers third round draft choice has yet to make his pro debut.

32. Chad McClanahan (3B) – The Brewers were happy to sign McClanahan away from college and after homering in his first plate appearance, he’s hitting .213 through 22 games.

33. Garrett Cooper (1B) – Cooper continues to hit for good average and though his power numbers are lacking, he recently earned a promotion to Triple-A.

34. Damien Magnifico (RHP) – Magnifico could see Milwaukee by season’s end after settling into the closer’s role at Triple-A Colorado Springs.

35. Victor Roache (OF) – Roache hit .243 through his first 51 games but has been out of action since suffering a fractured fibula in June.

36. Nash Walters (RHP) – Milwaukee’s third round pick in 2015, Walters opened the year in the AZL before earning a promotion to Helena.

37. Franly Mallen (2B) – Mallen got off to a blistering start to the season before cooling off some but is still hitting .283 in 28 games.

38. Zach Clark (OF) – Another surprising sign by the Brewers, Clark debuted in the AZL hitting .254 with two home runs in his first 15 games.

39. Kyle Wren (OF) – Wren is looking to force his way to the big leagues with his showing at Colorado Springs, hitting .363 since joining the Sky Sox in June.

40. Joantgel Segovia (OF) – Segovia continues to make solid contact at the plate, setting the table at the top of the Helena lineup.

Others receiving votes: (In alphabetical order) – Dustin DeMuth, Bubba Derby, Gabriel Guerrero, Payton Henry, Nate Orf, Jon Perrin, Jose Sibrian, Troy Stokes, Angel Ventura, Jordan Yamamoto


One thought on “Top 40 Prospect Rankings

  1. Not having Stokes in the top 40 appears to be the most obvious snub. Suter not even receiving a vote also seems a little odd based on performance.

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