I think its time to shake up my top ten prospect rankings. Mark Rogers can’t seem to get healthy, Scarpetta, Heckathorn, and Nelson have ERA’s well over 4 and Eric Farris future is as a utility player at best. So my current rankings are going to be based off of potential impact the player might have on the major league level.
1: Erik Komatsu, AA, CF- With good plate discipline and the ability to put good wood on the ball Komatsu has the potential to be an everyday centerfielder. He has done nothing but hit since joining the organization.
2:Mat Gamel, AAA, 1b- Gamel’s has torn up AAA for 3 years now and is being groomed to replace Prince next year. The Brewers are expecting his bat to make an impact in 2012.
3: Tyler Thornburg, RHP, A- Thornburg has a long way to go to reach the majors but the fact is he has one of the best stat lines in all of the minor leagues for pitchers; that alone deserves a high ranking on this list. At the very least Thornburg will be a back end of the bullpen guy with the potential to be much more.
4: Amaury Rivas, RHP, AAA- Having gone through some rough patches this year and battling control issues Rivas still projects as a 4th or 5th starter. He should get the chance to make the team next year and a September call up is not out of the question.
5: Scooter Gennett, 2b, A+ – Gennett has slumped as of late but his potential is that of an everyday second baseman.
6: Mark Rogers, RHP, DL- It has been a pretty disappointing year for Rogers so far and I think a lot of Brewer fans may have written him off as a bust. With that being said, the fact is Rogers pitched in Milwaukee last year and had success and that’s more then any other prospect in the system can say.
7: Wily Peralta,RHP, AA- Mentioned as a possible 5 starter out of spring training Peralta has seen his ups and downs at AA. He still is one off our better pitching prospects and maintains his spot in the top 10.
8: Khris Davis, LF, AA- I think a lot of people are waiting for this guy to fall off but he is following up his record breaking year in 2010 with another all star season. Davis has the best offensive numbers in the whole system so until he proves otherwise he deserves a top 10 ranking.
9: Austin Ross, RHP A- Coming from a top notch D1 program at LSU, Ross is doing what he is suppose to be doing to low A hitters and that’s making them look silly. I think a promotion to Brevard County is needed in order to see what the Brewers really have in him.
10: Caleb Gindl, OF, AAA- There are plenty of people you can put in this spot but I choose to go with the guy playing at the highest level of the minors. Gindl might not be anything more then a 4th outfield in the majors but he has proved he can hit and get on base. If he turns out have a career like Gabe Gross that will be nothing to be ashamed off.