2) Jacob Misiorowski
Ranked third in the Brewers’ system and 36th in all of MLB, Jacob Misiorowski is going to have a lot of callers to sports radio stations confused as to how to pronounce his name. Good thing you don’t have to pass a spelling test to get on-air.
The 6’7 righty didn’t have a standout season in the minors this past year, but showed promise. He combined to go 4-2 with a 3.41 ERA at three different levels. He hit a bit of a roadblock in Double-A which isn’t too much of a concern.
Misiorowski is the kind of pitcher who is either going to figure it out or not. He has been wild in his professional career, averaging 6.9 walks per 9. It does come with an outstanding strikeout rate of 13.9 per 9 innings. Finding some sense of control will be key for this young kid. He walked as many batters as hits he gave up in 2023. Through his first 73 professional innings, Misiorowski has allowed only a pair of home runs. At the very least, he seems on track to end up in someone’s bullpen.
When it comes to some sort of a blockbuster trade between the Mets and Brewers involving Alonso, Misiorowski seems like a more expected headliner in the deal. Chourio seems to have things figured out. Misiorowski has a few more things to work on.
There are definitely more prospects the Mets could look at within the Milwaukee system. However, the third player they should demand in any Alonso trade comes from the big league roster.