2007 Milwaukee Brewers Prospects

2007 Milwaukee Brewers Prospects

  1. Yovani Gallardo, RHP, Grade A (one of the best young pitchers in the game)
  2. Ryan Braun, 3B, Grade A- (only question is how patient they will be with his glove)
  3. Will Inman, RHP, Grade B (the numbers are outstanding but durability is a concern)
  4. Jeremy Jeffress, RHP, B (the fastball is outstanding but control is a major concern. Grade A arm, Grade C- command leads to Grade B)
  5. Lorenzo Cain, OF, B- (developing tools player to watch)
  6. Cole Gillespie, OF, B-  (big bat from '06 draft but I want to see him above the Pioneer League)
  7. Dennis Sarfate, RHP, C+  (nice arm should fit better in the bullpen)
  8. Manny Parra, LHP, C+ (can he stay healthy? Should be good if he does)
  9. Mark Rogers, RHP, C+ (like Jeffress, a Grade A arm with Grade C- command and now a shoulder concern)
  10. Mat Gamel, 3B, C+  (promising bat but I don't like his home/road split)
  11. Hernan Irrabarren, 2B, C+  (will hit for average)
  12. Steve Hammond, LHP, C+ (underrated arm to watch)
  13. Angel Salome, C, C+  (good numbers, strong arm, but advanced A will challenge his bat)
  14. Robert Hinton, RHP, C+  (relief sleeper)
  15. Tim Dillard, RHP, C+  (could be a good swingman)
  16. Mike Brantley, OF, C+ (leadoff prospect with speed and walks)
  17. Brent Brewer, SS, C+  (good tools, but skills?)
  18. Zach Jackson, LHP, C  (I really don't like the collapsing K/IP ratio)
  19. Vinny Rottino, UT, C  (solid utility player)
  20. Chris Errecart, OF, C  (want to see him against better competition)
Others of Note: Drew Anderson, OF; Andy Boucie, C; Steve Bray, RHP; Stephen Chapman, OF; Alcides Escobar, SS; Charlie Fermaint, OF; Steve Garrison, LHP; Anthony Gwynn, OF; Kevin Roberts, RHP; R.J. Seidel, RHP.

The Brewers In One Sentence: Graduation to the majors has thinned this system out rapidly, but there are still two impact talents on the way, along with some intriguing arms who need to stay healthy.

The C+ guys are interchangeable depending on what you like to emphasize.

ALL GRADES ARE PRELIMINARY. If you hate a grade, feel free to make a case for me to change it, though remember that cases phrased respectfully using logic and facts are more likely to be viewed positively than those featuring insults and invective.

There is a lot of slack in the B-/C+/C range and players may move up and down depending on how my thinking progresses. Feel free to make comments, point out sleepers I may have missed, etc. Note that there is only a limited amount of space in the book, and the max I can do is 35-36 players per team.

And, as always, there is the helpful reminder to Buy My Book, which will lay out reports for all these guys (and more) in detail.

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