Top-Ranked Brewers Prospect Earns Big Promotion

Larry Rupp
A top-ranked Milwaukee Brewers prospect has earned a big promotion.
A top-ranked Milwaukee Brewers prospect has earned a big promotion. / AP Photos/Ross D. Franklin

Milwaukee Brewers fans got a treat last week as Jackson Chourio, Joey Wiemer and Antoine Kelly all participated in the MLB All-Star Futures Game.

It was yet another important step in Chourio's growth as the team's No. 1 prospect, and that growth will now continue with Chourio being called up from the Low-A level to the High-A level.

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Chourio destroyed the Carolina League across 62 games, slashing .324/.373/.600 to go along with 51 runs scored, 23 doubles, 12 home runs, 47 RBI and 10 stolen bases. The 18-year-old from Venezuela will now be a part of the Wisconsin Timber Rattlers and make his debut at home on Tuesday night.

"Jackson has played very well in Carolina and has dominated the league to an extent. We felt that the time was right to challenge him at a new level."

Milwaukee's Tom Flanagan on Chourio

Milwaukee originally signed Chourio in January of 2021, when he was 16 years old, for $1.9 million. He has been rising up the prospect rankings ever since. In fact, MLB Pipeline ranks him at No. 39 and Baseball America ranks him at No. 43. His arrival to the major leagues is expected to come in 2025.

Keep in mind Chourio was the youngest player in the Carolina League and will now be the youngest player in the Midwest League by a full nine months. The young pro now faces tougher competition and could be a spark plug for a Timber Rattlers team that has lost nine of their last 10 games.

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