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http://mlb.mlb.com/news/article/mlb/breaking-down-the-top-100-prospects-list?ymd=20140123&content_id=66929504&vkey=news_mlb

Brewers have 1 prospect on the list (RHP Nelson). Cubs have 7. Pirates have 6. Cardinals have 3, and the Reds have 2.

1 - Byron Buxton, OF (MIN)
2 - Xander Bogaerts, SS (BOS)
3 - Oscar Taveras, OF (STL)
4 - Miguel Sano, 3B (MIN)
5 - Archie Bradley, RHP (ARI)
6 - Taijuan Walker, RHP (SEA)
7 - Javier Baez, SS (CHC)
8 - Carlos Correa, SS (HOU)
9 - Kris Bryant, 3B (CHC)
10 - Francisco Lindor, SS (CLE)
11 - Noah Syndergaard, RHP (NYM)
12 - Addison Russell, SS (OAK)
13 - Gregory Polanco, OF (PIT)
14 - Jonathan Gray, RHP (COL)
15 - Nick Castellanos, 3B (DET)
16 - Jameson Taillon, RHP (PIT)
17 - Mark Appel, RHP (HOU)
18 - Albert Almora, OF (CHC)
19 - Robert Stephenson, RHP (CIN)
20 - Dylan Bundy, RHP (BAL)
21 - George Springer, OF (HOU)
22 - Travis d'Arnaud, C (NYM)
23 - Aaron Sanchez, RHP (TOR)
24 - Austin Hedges, C (SD)
25 - Kyle Zimmer, RHP (KC)
26 - Maikel Franco, 3B (PHI)
27 - Tyler Glasnow, RHP (PIT)
28 - Alex Meyer, RHP (MIN)
29 - Andrew Heaney, LHP (MIA)
30 - Henry Owens, LHP (BOS)
31 - Kevin Gausman, RHP (BAL)
32 - Kyle Crick, RHP (SF)
33 - Jackie Bradley, OF (BOS)
34 - Corey Seager, SS (LAD)
35 - Yordano Ventura, RHP (KC)
36 - Joc Pederson, OF (LAD)
37 - Billy Hamilton, OF (CIN)
38 - Raul Adalberto Mondesi, SS (KC)
39 - Jorge Alfaro, C (TEX)
40 - Kohl Stewart, RHP (MIN)
41 - Eddie Butler, RHP (COL)
42 - C.J. Edwards, RHP (CHC)
43 - Max Fried, LHP (SD)
44 - Lucas Giolito, RHP (WAS)
45 - Austin Meadows, OF (PIT)
46 - Allen Webster, RHP (BOS)
47 - Gary Sanchez, C (NYY)
48 - Clint Frazier, OF (CLE)
49 - Jorge Soler, OF (CHC)
50 - Jonathan Singleton, 1B (HOU)
51 - Colin Moran, 3B (MIA)
52 - Lance McCullers Jr., RHP (HOU)
53 - Jesse Biddle, LHP (PHI)
54 - Mike Foltyniewicz, RHP (HOU)
55 - Marcus Stroman, RHP (TOR)
56 - Jake Odorizzi, RHP (TB)
57 - Garin Cecchini, 3B (BOS)
58 - Kolten Wong, 2B (STL)
59 - Rougned Odor, 2B (TEX)
60 - Lucas Sims, RHP (ATL)
61 - Blake Swihart, C (BOS)
62 - Mookie Betts, 2B (BOS)
63 - Zach Lee, RHP (LAD)
64 - Julio Urias, LHP (LAD)
65 - Jake Marisnick, OF (MIA)
66 - Delino DeShields Jr., OF (HOU)
67 - Alen Hanson, SS (PIT)
68 - Eduardo Rodriguez, LHP (BAL)
69 - A.J. Cole, RHP (WAS)
70 - Erik Johnson, RHP (CWS)
71 - David Dahl, OF (COL)
72 - Michael Choice, OF (TEX)
73 - Trevor Bauer, RHP (CLE)
74 - Josh Bell, OF (PIT)
75 - Mason Williams, OF (NYY)
76 - Luis Sardinas, SS (TEX)
77 - Chris Owings, SS (ARI)
78 - Matt Wisler, RHP (SD)
79 - Braden Shipley, RHP (ARI)
80 - Matt Davidson, 3B (CWS)
81 - Justin Nicolino, LHP (MIA)
82 - Christian Bethancourt, C (ATL)
83 - Jimmy Nelson, RHP (MIL)
84 - Hak-Ju Lee, SS (TB)
85 - Rafael Montero, RHP (NYM)
86 - Matt Barnes, RHP (BOS)
87 - Casey Kelly, RHP (SD)
88 - D.J. Peterson, 3B (SEA)
89 - Arismendy Alcantara, 2B (CHC)
90 - J.O. Berrios, RHP (MIN)
91 - Jorge Bonifacio, OF (KC)
92 - Joey Gallo, 3B (TEX)
93 - Roberto Osuna, RHP (TOR)
94 - Taylor Guerrieri, RHP (TB)
95 - Edwin Escobar, LHP (SF)
96 - Trey Ball, LHP (BOS)
97 - Robbie Ray, LHP (DET)
98 - Stephen Piscotty, OF (STL)
99 - Rosell Herrera, SS (COL)
100 - Pierce Johnson, RHP (CHC)
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That's just sad... Cubs are just playing a waiting game in getting their top guys up to the bigs and the rest of the division has top-100 talent waiting to come in. I don't care what we do in making moves, we're not going to be contending for a while.
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yzerman1
whfan202 wrote:
That's just sad... Cubs are just playing a waiting game in getting their top guys up to the bigs and the rest of the division has top-100 talent waiting to come in. I don't care what we do in making moves, we're not going to be contending for a while.




Probably the most impressive thing from this list is that Theo Epstein and Jed Hoyer either drafted or signed(international players) 14 of these guys. 7 Red Sox, 4 Cubs, and 3 Padres and they traded for C.J. Edwards who is also on the list. It definately looks bleak for the Brewers going forward.
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john42
Brewers farm system ranked last by Keith Law (insider article)

http://m.espn.go.com/mlb/story?storyId=10354393&src=desktop
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yzerman1
john42 wrote:
Brewers farm system ranked last by Keith Law (insider article)

http://m.espn.go.com/mlb/story?storyId=10354393&src=desktop


He had them ranked 29th last year, only ahead of the Angels. It will be interesting to see how Gennett, Davis, and a few of the pitchers do this year. Most experts were not high on those guys last year and remain that way going into this year as well. Baseball America will have the Brewers in about the same spot as well.
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john42
30. Milwaukee Brewers
There may not be a player in this system who projects as an above-average player in the majors; the best bets are all teenagers who played in low Class A or below in 2013, and none is close to a lock to get there.
The system lacks ceiling and it lacks depth beyond reliever candidates and likely fourth outfielders, with nothing in the middle of the diamond and no starting pitching of note.
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yzerman1
Keith Law's breakown of the Brewers farm system:


Farm system overview

The majors' weakest farm system didn't place anyone on the global top 100, and didn't have anyone particularly close. Tyrone Taylor, Nick Delmonico, and Michael Reed are solid prospects who project as average regulars if everything clicks, but don't have high ceilings.

Taylor has the broadest base of skills, a former wide receiver whose approach has been much better than expected from a two-sport guy, and he projects to stay in center. Reed can't stay in center, so he'll have to develop more power to play every day. Delmonico also needs to stay healthy for a full season, as he has missed more than 100 games over the past two years.

Devin Williams has the highest upside in the system, with a loose, easy delivery and a fastball up to 95, but he needs work on his command and secondary pitches. John Hellweg and Jimmy Nelson are future relievers. Mitch Haniger looks more like a good fourth outfielder than a regular. Victor Roache had a miserable full-season debut, hitting .248/.322/.440 at age 21 in low-A with a 26 percent strikeout rate. Orlando Arcia did nothing with the bat in 2013, but he was one of the youngest position players in any full-season league, and had missed all of 2012 due to injury. He has good instincts in the field and his ability to square the ball up enough to put it in play is good for his age and lack of experience.

David Denson (No.11) is an all-or-nothing guy, a 6-foot-4, 245-pound first baseman with big raw power, signed for $100,000 in the 15th round, whose value is all in his bat and who'll have to work to maintain his conditioning. Other names of note are hard-throwing reliever David Goforth; righty Ariel Pena, who has starter stuff and reliever command; and righty Jorge Lopez, still projectable with a good curveball, whose 5.23 ERA in 2013 was skewed by an April outing in which he allowed 8 earned runs in 1/3 of an inning.

2014 impact

Hellweg and Nelson could pitch for the major league squad this year, more likely in the bullpen though perhaps as spot starters. Hunter Morris is one of a few internal options at first base but doesn't project to hit or get on base enough to be an average regular there.

The fallen

Taylor Jungmann and Jed Bradley, the Brewers' two first-round picks in 2011, both had awful seasons and neither is even a potential fifth starter in the majors right now. Bradley hurt his shoulder, ending his season, the second year in a row he has been shut down with arm woes, and his stuff has never been where it was before he was drafted. Jungmann stayed healthy but walked almost as many as he struck out and has been reduced to throwing almost only fastballs.

One of their two first-rounders from 2013, catcher Clint Coulter, had to be demoted to short-season ball. In fact, the last successful first-round pick for Milwaukee was Brett Lawrie in 2008.

Sleeper

Williams has the best chance to make a big leap in 2014. Pre-draft, I compared him to Taijuan Walker at the same age. Walker had a better curveball, but the two otherwise have similarly easy velocity and loose, fluid arms.
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yzerman1
These are the rankings of the Brewers prospects by various experts:

Keith Law:

1. Tyrone Taylor, CF
2. Devin Williams, RHP
3. Nick Delmonico, 3B/1B
4. Michael Reed, OF
5. John Hellweg, RHP
6. Jimmy Nelson, RHP
7. Mitch Haniger, OF
8. Orlando Arcia, SS
9. Victor Roache, OF
10. Hunter Morris, 1B


Baseball America:

1. Jimmy Nelson, rhp
2. Tyrone Taylor, of
3. Mitch Haniger, of
4. Johnny Hellweg, rhp
5. Victor Roache, of
6. Taylor Jungmann, rhp
7. Orlando Arcia, ss
8. David Goforth, rhp
9. Devin Williams, rhp
10. Hunter Morris, 1b

MLB.com:

1. Jimmy Nelson
2. Taylor Jungmann
3. Johnny Hellweg
4. Tyrone Taylor
5. Nick Delmonico
6. Orlando Arcia
7. Hunter Morris
8. Victor Roache
9. Devin Williams
10. Michael Blazek
11. Clint Coulter
12. Mitch Haniger
13. Tucker Neuhaus
14. Ariel Pena
15. Drew Gagnon
16. Jed Bradley
17. David Goforth
18. Jorge Lopez
19. Damien Magnifico
20. Yadiel Rivera
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yzerman1 wrote:
These are the rankings of the Brewers prospects by various experts:

Keith Law:

1. Tyrone Taylor, CF
2. Devin Williams, RHP
3. Nick Delmonico, 3B/1B
4. Michael Reed, OF
5. John Hellweg, RHP
6. Jimmy Nelson, RHP
7. Mitch Haniger, OF
8. Orlando Arcia, SS
9. Victor Roache, OF
10. Hunter Morris, 1B


Baseball America:

1. Jimmy Nelson, rhp
2. Tyrone Taylor, of
3. Mitch Haniger, of
4. Johnny Hellweg, rhp
5. Victor Roache, of
6. Taylor Jungmann, rhp
7. Orlando Arcia, ss
8. David Goforth, rhp
9. Devin Williams, rhp
10. Hunter Morris, 1b

MLB.com:

1. Jimmy Nelson
2. Taylor Jungmann
3. Johnny Hellweg
4. Tyrone Taylor
5. Nick Delmonico
6. Orlando Arcia
7. Hunter Morris
8. Victor Roache
9. Devin Williams
10. Michael Blazek
11. Clint Coulter
12. Mitch Haniger
13. Tucker Neuhaus
14. Ariel Pena
15. Drew Gagnon
16. Jed Bradley
17. David Goforth
18. Jorge Lopez
19. Damien Magnifico
20. Yadiel Rivera


Interesting to see that Law has Nelson so low. If he can continue to develop his change up and keep his walks low, he has the shot to be a very good pitcher as soon as next year. I wouldn't be surprised if he ends up in Milwaukee at some point this year and impresses. Big frame, can throw two fastball with good velocity and movement and has a nice slider. His walk rate is what will hold him back at this point.
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