19: Alcides Escobar SS ETA: 2009
34: Mat Gamel 3B ETA: 2009
81: Brett Lawrie C/3B ETA: 2011
100: Jeremy Jefress P ETA: 2009
See the whole list here. This isn't a terrible showing considering how young the Brewers are. It's a bit more troubling when you realize how "old" these prospects are. Three of the four are projected (and probably should) hit Milwaukee this year. That leaves one legit top 100 in the system. Ouch. Honestly, beyond these four the cupboard is fairly bare. Some people have hopes for Angel Salome and Jon Lucroy (my new boy!) but after that? Pretty much nothing. The next closest thing they have to a prospect is Cutter Dykstra solely because his awesome name and memories of his pop will sell jerseys.
Odorizzi might mature into a solid pitcher years down the road and Cody Scarpetta might be poised to break into the Top 100 (big might) but I don't see anything else. Taylor Green is overrated, Lorenzo Cain is 22 and has yet to show signs of dominating even at AA. This is a big year for a large chunk of the middling prospects in the system. Hopefully a lot of them break out big. My hopes for next breakout dark horse lie with Cole Gillespie.
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