2015 JAVIER Milwaukee Brewers 25 and under Prospect List

A pursuit of mine has been to find how well minor league statistics translate to the major leagues. During this pursuit I created a comparison system called JAVIER that finds how well other players with similar minor league statistics have done in their careers. After recently adding pitching to a previously hitting-only system, I thought it would be fun to create a top-25 list of all players age 25 or younger for each team. These lists are based only on minor league statistics and nothing else. I am by no means a stats-only person and will not form a decision about a player until reading a scouting report (Baseball Prospectus has a trove of scouting information). However, I can’t add anything to the scouting community, so I do whatever I can and analyze the numbers instead. You can read all about the inner workings of JAVIER and download the data for yourself at Beyond the Boxscore. I will do my best to find all players currently in the franchise, but I may miss a few here and there.

In order to qualify for this list, pitchers must have at least 100 innings pitched and hitters 500 plate appearances in the minors.

View other teams 25 and under list here.

Top 25

Name High Level 2014 Age Pos IP PA JAVIER JAVIER Category
Tyler Thornburg MLB 25 RHP 324.1 3.48 Good
Will Smith MLB 24 LHP 691.7 2.74 Good
Jimmy Nelson MLB 25 RHP 563.3 2.13 Good
Jean Segura MLB 24 SS 1755 1.92 Average
Caleb Gindl MLB 25 RF 3596 1.43 Average
Michael Ratterree AA 23 RF 864 1.08 Good
Wily Peralta MLB 25 RHP 620.9 0.99 Average
Ariel Pena AAA 25 RHP 911.9 0.79 Average
Orlando Arcia A+ 19 SS 1286 0.72 Good
Tyrone Taylor AA 20 CF 1205 0.69 Average
Hunter Morris AAA 25 1B 2380 0.57 Bad
Clint Coulter A 20 DH 1025 0.48 Average
Taylor Jungmann AAA 24 RHP 446 0.48 Bad
Austin Ross AA 25 RHP 365 0.36 Bad
Nick Delmonico A+ 21 3B 893 0.35 Average
Drew Gagnon AA 24 RHP 452.7 0.33 Bad
Taylor Smith-Brennan A 22 3B 911 0.28 Average
Brent Suter AA 24 LHP 343.7 0.27 Bad
Jorge Lopez A+ 21 RHP 314.7 0.26 Average
Tyler Wagner A+ 23 RHP 347.4 0.12 Bad
Taylor Williams A+ 22 RHP 174.6 0.12 Bad
Brooks Hall AA 24 RHP 360.3 0.11 Bad
Michael Reed AA 21 RF 1315 0.10 Bad
Nick Ramirez AA 24 1B 1783 0.06 Bad
Jed Bradley AA 24 LHP 332.9 0.05 Bad

Missing prospects

Here are the JAVIER results for some names you might be looking for that did not make it onto the top-25 list. Some might not have enough minor league experience, others just might be prospects that have not produced in the minor leagues.

Name High Level 2014 Age Pos IP PA JAVIER JAVIER Category
Wei-Chung Wang MLB 22 LHP 74.4 0.54 Bad
Kodi Medeiros Rk 18 LHP 17.7 0.22 Average
Monte Harrison Rk 18 RF 224 0.19 Average
Victor Roache A+ 22 LF 1000 0.05 Bad
Gian Rizzo Rk 20 RHP 190.9 0.03 Bad
Clint Terry A 22 LHP 122.7 0.03 Bad
Damien Magnifico A+ 23 RHP 222.7 0.01 Bad
Devin Williams Rk 19 RHP 101 0.00 Terrible
David Denson A 19 1B 452 -0.02 Terrible
Tucker Neuhaus Rk 19 3B 476 -0.11 Terrible
Miguel Diaz Rk 19 RHP 72.3 -0.11 Terrible
Barrett Astin A 22 RHP 159.4 -0.13 Terrible
Johnny Hellweg MLB 25 RHP 477.1 -0.14 Terrible
Jake Gatewood Rk 18 SS 222 -0.15 Terrible
Michael Blazek MLB 25 RHP 629.3 -0.17 Terrible
D’ Vontrey Richardson AA 25 CF 1557 -0.18 Terrible
Garrett Cooper A+ 23 1B 442 -0.20 Terrible
Tyler Cravy AAA 24 RHP 411.9 -0.21 Terrible
Yadiel Rivera AA 22 SS 2158 -0.22 Terrible
David Goforth AA 25 RHP 381.1 -0.29 Terrible
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One Comment on “2015 JAVIER Milwaukee Brewers 25 and under Prospect List”

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