Turang was the Brewers’ first round pick back in 2018 (21st overall) out of Santiago High School in California. Predominantly a shortstop, Turang has also spent time at second base coming through Milwaukee’s system, while he also logged a handful of games in center field this season. In 131 games at Triple-A this year, Turang hit .286/.360/.412 with 13 home runs and was an impressive 34/36 on stolen base attempts. The 22-year-old (23 next week) doesn’t strike out much (19.6% of the time) and walks a solid amount (10.8% of the time).
MLB.com ranks Turang as the Brewer’s fourth best prospect, and their report on him also notes he projects as an above-average shortstop, citing “improved range and overall playmaking ability”. It’s not a huge surprise to see Turang added to the 40-man in Milwaukee, as his strong showing in Triple-A this past season make him a likely candidate to make his big league debut next summer.
Uribe, 22, is a Dominican born pitcher who’s posted big strikeout numbers in the past few seasons but also struggled with injuries. The Brewers’ 26th prospect according to MLB.com underwent surgery to repair a torn meniscus earlier in the year, and missed most of the 2022 campaign. He only tossed three innings at Double-A this year, but in 33 2/3 innings at Single-A last year he struck out 52 batters, although he did walk 25.
While the control is certainly a concern, there’s no doubt Uribe has a lot of raw potential. He’s flashed three digits on the speed gun in the minor leagues, and in the 2021 Arizona Fall League he had 13 of the 14 hardest thrown pitches per Statcast. While Turang looks closer to the majors at this point, if the Brewers can get Uribe fit and hone his control, his ability to miss bats could make him an option for their bullpen in the not-too-distant future.