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Ranking the Milwaukee Brewers’ Top 5 Prospects of Spring Training

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Top 5 Spring Training Performances by Milwaukee Brewers' Prospects

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Spring training creates an opportunity for prospects to show off their skills and make an impression with the club's decision-makers. There's a risk of falling in love with fool's gold when it comes to spring performances, but it's nice to see the prospects in game action.

Admittedly, the Milwaukee Brewers haven't seen many of their prospects excel this spring, but there are a handful who have performed well.

5. Ariel Pena - Relief Pitcher

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5. Ariel Pena - Relief Pitcher

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Many see Pena as a late-inning bullpen arm in the future if he finds some control. He tossed just three frames this spring (two appearances) and he walked four in his two-inning stint. However, Pena didn't give up an earned run in either game and struck out a pair in his one-frame performance his last time out.

4. Adam Weisenburger - Catcher

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4. Adam Weisenburger - Catcher

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He only played in three games, but Weisenburger took full advantage his time. The 24-year-old catcher went 2-for-2 with a home run, two RBI and a walk. It's a very small sample (obviously), but it never hurts to see production from a catcher, even if he's just organizational depth right now.

3. Kevin Shackelford - Relief Pitcher

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3. Kevin Shackelford - Relief Pitcher

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The Brewers have always liked Shackelford's arm and makeup, and he impressed in his limited time this spring. In three frames, Shackelford went 1-0 without allowing a run or a walk. He gave up three hits in a two-inning outing, but pitched a perfect frame his last time out. You may see him with the big club by the end of the season.

2. Mitch Haniger - Right Fielder

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2. Mitch Haniger - Right Fielder

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The 23-year-old was extremely impressive during his few chances. Haniger hit .500 with an OPS close to 1.500 in just 12 plate appearances. Again, small sample, but he did a little of everything. Haniger hit a home run, had five RBIs, scored four runs and walked twice. He even stole a base and played solid defense in right. It's hard to do much more in such limited time.

1. Wei-Chung Wang - Starting Pitcher

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1. Wei-Chung Wang - Starting Pitcher

Wei-Chung Wang - Starting Pitcher
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Though only 21 years old, Wang has proven the ability to perform at a high level. In 7.1 innings (as of March 16), he hasn't allowed an earned run or a walk thanks to a 92 mpb fastball, a great changeup and terrific command. He has given up just five hits while striking out four. The left-handed starter has a good chance of making the MLB team as a reliever this season.