April 24, 2024

The Milwaukee Brewers farm system has been on the upswing in recent years. Sal Frelick, Garrett Mitchell, Brice Turang, Joey Wiemer, and Abner Uribe are no longer prospects, but Jackson Chourio, Jeferson Quero, Tyler Black, Robert Gasser, Carlos Rodriguez, and Jacob Misiorowski are all vying for MLB playing time.

Beyond the aforementioned talents, the wave of forthcoming brilliance after that group must begin with 19-year-old Luis Lara. The switch hitters’ calling card a season ago through two levels of A-Ball was hitting for average, getting on base, and stealing bases. Furthermore, Milwaukee demonstrated early on that they are not afraid to move him rapidly through the minor leagues, and he could follow in the footsteps of Jackson Chourio.

Cooper Pratt is ranked just behind Lara on the prospect list. Pratt was selected in the sixth round of the 2023 draft. He was named Gatorade Player of the Year in high school and was compared to Gunner Henderson.

Following these two adolescents, some of the Crews’ top prospects are Yophery Rodriguez, Josh Knoth, Dylan O’Rae, Filippo Di Turi, and Luke Adams. Yophery Rodriguez, an 18-year-old prospect, is expected to break out in 2024, according to MLB pipeline.

 

 

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Yophery Rodriguez, a Milwaukee Brewers outfield prospect, is poised to break out in 2024.

Yophery Rodriguez signed as an international free agent with the Brewers in January 2022. He was regarded as one of the top pure hitters in the class, as well as one of the best outfielders. He had been training with veteran major leaguer Carlos Guillen prior to signing, and he received a $1.5 million signing bonus.

Yophery Rodriguez played in the Dominican Summer League for Milwaukee last summer. He had an OPS of.842 across 52 games, walked 41 times more than he struck out (40), and stole 12 bases. Despite his youth, he could start the A-Ball season in 2024.

Milwaukee has a recent history of bypassing the Arizona Complex League and sending talented outfielders from the Dominican complex to Single-A in their second years, as shown with Jackson Chourio in 2022 and Luis Lara last year. Rodriguez could be next. With a.393 OBP and 41/40 BB/K ratio in 52 DSL games in 2023, the teenager exhibited the makings of an above-average hitter, and his power is developing well given his age. A little more physical growth and continuous production in the United States, regardless of level, might propel him to the top of the Brewers’ prospect list.

Yophery Rodirguez will be a player to watch next summer. The Brewers have done an excellent job of acquiring international talent recently, and if he performs as expected, he might be a prospect whose stock skyrockets.

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