The common theme with last week’s group of prospects was their sky-high potential. This week, prospects #6-10 boast that same potential, but also have a history of performance that backs it up. All five of this week’s prospects are 21 or younger and in the lower levels of the minor leagues. While some fans may find it discouraging that they will most likely not be in Milwaukee until at least a couple of years down the road, it is important to remember that these prospects have already figured out how to perform professionally at a high level, and with that they still have tons of room for growth in each of their respective skill sets. I find that very exciting, as each of their production thus far could very well only reveal a scratch on the surface of what they may become. Here are top prospects #6-10:
10. Lucas Erceg 3B
The Brewers selected Erceg with the 46th overall pick in the 2016 draft, and he has done nothing but impress since. Although his performance is pretty clear-cut indicator of his on-field talent, he has an interesting backstory of off-field struggles, which supposedly scared some teams away from taking him as high as the Brewers did in the draft. After a breakout sophomore campaign at the University of California, where he batted .303/.357/.502, Erceg was deemed academically ineligible, forcing him to transfer to Menlo College. Erceg’s transfer worried scouts, as it made them question his work ethic. In many scouting reports, he is noted as having a questionable attitude, making his early selection by the Brewers a gamble in the minds of some.