Where MIL top prospects are starting 2021

May 4th, 2021

With the Minor League season opening Tuesday, here's where the Brewers’ Top 30 Prospects are projected to start:

  1. Garrett Mitchell (MLB No. 56), OF -- Wisconsin (High-A)
  2. Brice Turang (MLB No. 83), SS -- Biloxi (Double-A)
  3. Hedbert Perez, OF -- Extended spring training
  4. Ethan Small, LHP -- Biloxi (Double-A)
  5. Mario Feliciano, C -- Nashville (Triple-A)
  6. Antoine Kelly, LHP -- Injured (thoracic outlet surgery)
  7. Aaron Ashby, LHP -- Nashville (Triple-A)
  8. Freddy Zamora, SS -- Carolina (Low-A)
  9. Jeferson Quero, C -- Extended spring training
  10. Eduardo Garcia, SS -- Extended spring training
  11. Zavier Warren, C -- Carolina (Low-A)
  12. Tristen Lutz, OF -- Biloxi (Double-A)
  13. Luis Medina, OF -- Extended spring training
  14. Carlos Rodriguez, OF -- Wisconsin (High-A)
  15. Jackson Chourio, OF -- Extended spring training
  16. Hayden Cantrelle, SS -- Wisconsin (High-A)
  17. Patrick Weigel, RHP -- Milwaukee (MLB)
  18. Zack Brown, RHP -- Injured (shoulder)
  19. Payton Henry, C -- Biloxi (Double-A)
  20. Nick Kahle, C -- Wisconsin (High-A)
  21. Jesus Parra, 3B -- Extended spring training
  22. Thomas Dillard, C -- Wisconsin (High-A)
  23. Alec Bettinger, RHP -- Milwaukee (MLB)
  24. Corey Ray, OF -- Nashville (Triple-A)
  25. Clayton Andrews, LHP -- Nashville (Triple-A)
  26. Dylan File, RHP -- Milwaukee (MLB)
  27. David Hamilton, SS -- Wisconsin (High-A)
  28. Micah Bello, OF -- Carolina (Low-A)
  29. Justin Topa, RHP -- Milwaukee (MLB)
  30. Abner Uribe, RHP -- Carolina (Low-A)

Team to watch

Brewers prospects are fairly well spread out with at least one of the organization’s top eight talents headed to each of the four full-season affiliates. But the most appealing club to follow might be Double-A Biloxi. The Shuckers boast one of Milwaukee’s two Top 100 prospects in shortstop Brice Turang, a 21-year-old middle infielder with plus hit and run tools. Left-hander Ethan Small – a first-round pick in 2019 – gives the group some pitching heft with his above-average four-pitch mix as well. Don’t sleep on No. 12 prospect Tristen Lutz’s plus power and arm from the outfield either.

Teams on MiLB.TV

Triple-A Nashville
Double-A Biloxi
High-A Wisconsin
Low-A Carolina

New faces

Is Garrett Mitchell a new face after how much run he got in the Cactus League this spring? We’ll count him since technically Tuesday marks his regular-season debut in a Brewers uniform. The 2020 first-rounder instantly became Milwaukee’s best prospect, thanks to his plus-plus speed and above-average hitting ability from the left side. Mitchell opens his first full season at High-A Wisconsin – right in the Brewers’ backyard – but his toolset could send him to the upper levels rather quickly in 2021.

On the shelf

No. 6 prospect Antoine Kelly underwent thoracic outlet surgery last November and always seemed like an underdog to crack the Opening Day roster of a Minor League club. As noted by MLB.com’s Adam McCalvy, Kelly has not yet started pitching in games, though he's continuing his progression in his return from the procedure. A return to the Minors at some point this summer still seems possible.