Milwaukee Brewers Top 25 Prospects
The Milwaukee Brewers have drastically shifted from a bleak future with an aging roster and little farm depth two years ago to the vibrant, up-and-coming, scrappy squad we see before us. They’re in the playoff hunt a year or two earlier than anyone anticipated, including their young general manager David Stearns.
Stearns has been at the helm of this organization since September of 2015 and was just 28-years old at the time of his hiring. Since, he’s taken this small-market franchise from forgettably adequate (and old) to a pugnacious and fun to watch bunch. He’s made some savvy personnel decisions that have primed this farm system to be 10 solid prospects deep with intriguing young pieces lurking toward the bottom of this tools-laden list.
The pieces of value that he’s inherited, he’s made the most of. The Jonathon Lucroy-Jeremy Jeffress trade harvested a plethora of promising players for a organization that needed some top-tier talent to sit atop a system that was lacking star power potential. This past winter’s deal, moving effective reliever Tyler Thornburg to Boston for young shortstop Mauricio Dubon and serviceable Major League third baseman Travis Shaw, was yet another fantastic, valuable trade that Stearns can notch under his belt.
A fine draft, some deft trades, and a bit of luck has the Brewers in a nice position for a team that needs to contend utilizing one of the league’s smallest payrolls.