Baseball America ranks Brewers’ Jackson Chourio as No. 2 prospectus


Jackson Chourio’s meteoric rise continues.

Having rocketed up the charts to become the Milwaukee Brewers’ No. 1 prospect earlier in the season, the 18-year-old on Monday was named the No. 2 prospect (subscription required) in all of minor-league baseball by Baseball America.

He was rated 36th overall by MLB.com last month as the youngest player on that list and is ranked third overall by The Athletic.

Baltimore shortstop Gunnar Henderson is ranked as the top overall prospect by Baseball America.

Unlike Henderson — a second-round pick in 2019 out of Auburn University — Chourio has developed into one of the game’s brightest young stars in relative anonymity as an international free-agent signee out of Maracaibo, Venezuela, at the age of 16.

But the reported $1.9 million signing bonus the Brewers gave Chourio underscored the belief the organization had in him.

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