Who is Jackson Chourio? Everything you need to know about Brewers prospect quickly promoted to Triple-A

Milwaukee Brewers outfielder Jackson Chourio has been named the number two prospect in baseball
Milwaukee Brewers outfielder Jackson Chourio has been promoted to Triple-A

He may not be a popular name among casual fans, but it may not be long before Jackson Chourio becomes must-see TV. The Milwaukee Brewers outfielder has been named the number two prospect in all of baseball, according to Baseball America.

The ultra-talented outfielder from Maracaibo, Venezuela, entered the 2023 season as the site's number-six prospect. However, in the latest updated list, he now sits second.

Earlier in June, Jackson Chourio reached the number-one spot. However, Jackson Holliday of the Baltimore Orioles has since taken the top spot.

"Baseball America Top 100 prospect (1-10) 1 Jackson Holliday, 2 Jackson Chourio, 3 Dylan Crews, 4 Paul Skenes, 5 Junior Caminero, 6 Ethan Salas, 7 James Wood, 8 Gavin Williams, 9 wyatt Langford, 10 Jordan Lawlar" - @ev2GhG2Bq0drD0c

The 19-year-old has been a force at the plate this year with the Double-A Biloxi Shuckers of the Southern League. Through 94 games, he has maintained a dazzling .285 batting average with 17 home runs, 71 RBIs, and a whopping 32 stolen bases.

The young outfielder's combination of both speed and power makes him one of the most intriguing prospects in baseball. However, he has yet to earn a shot at the MLB level, as the Milwaukee Brewers seem content to slowly build him up to the major leagues.

"July Player of the Month: Jackson Chourio. Chourio posted a 1.164 OPS in July with more XBH than Ks and swiped 9 bags. He led Double-A in total bases, and ranked top-10 in OPS, OBP (.447), SLG (.718), K% (10%), ISO (.329), XBH (14), HR (6), 3B (2), R (24), and SB (9) #ThisIsMyCrew" - @BrewersPD

The Brewers announced that Chourio will now be promoted to Triple-A, the highest level of the minor leagues.

In January 2021, the Milwaukee Brewers signed Chourio as an international free agent, agreeing to a $1.9 million signing bonus. He is clearly the next superstar for the Brew Crew and will likely take over the outfield when the likes of Christian Yelich begin to slow down.

Jackson Chourio is ready for the next level

Some fans of the Milwaukee Brewers were confused by the decision to keep Chourio at Double-A, for as long as they did. Given his success at Double-A this season, now is the right time to make the promotion official, even if it;s a little later than expected.

Last season, the team promoted other prospects, such as Garrett Mitchell and Sal Frelick, to Triple-A. Now all that's left to see is if Chourio can work his way onto the MLB roster before the end of the year.

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Edited by Lyndon Suvanto
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