COULTER, CLINT

Position: Outfield

DOB: July 30, 1993

Height: 6’3″ / Weight: 225

Bats: Right / Throws: Right

40-man roster: No

How acquired: Drafted (1st round, 2012)

Profile: Selected by the Brewers as a catcher with the 27th overall pick in the first round in 2012, Coulter was assigned to Maryvale after signing with Milwaukee. He appeared at three different levels in 2013, then put together a solid year at Wisconsin in 2014. The Brewers recognized Coulter’s deficiencies behind the plate and moved him to the outfield in 2015, sending him to High-A Brevard County. He had a rough go of it in 2015, then opened 2016 back at Brevard where his struggles continued but an August promotion to Double-A Biloxi seemed to help the slugger as he finished the season strong. A pure power hitter, Coulter can put on a show in BP, and crushes mistake pitches, but has some holes in his swing and tends to get too pull happy at times and though he has a cannon for an arm in right field, his defense is still a work in progress, leaving some questions as to where his long-term future lies.

2012: After turning down an offer from Arizona State to sign with Milwaukee, Coulter got his professional career started in the rookie Arizona League, playing in 49 games for the Brewers AZL affiliate in Maryvale. He hit .302/.439/.444 with five home runs and drove in 33 while posting an OPS of .883.

2013: The Brewers had Coulter open up the 2013 season at Single-A Wisconsin, giving him a chance to work on his defense behind the plate in game action, knowing he might struggle against tougher competition. He wound up hitting .207 with three home runs in 33 games before being sent down to Helena. He played in just nine games with Helena before injury sidelined him for several weeks. He went back to Maryvale to rehab, then returned to Helena in late August and finished out the season there.

2014: Coulter was sent back to Wisconsin in 2014 and put together his best season as a pro. In 126 games for the Timber Rattlers, he hit .287 with 28 doubles, three triples and tied the Rattlers single season record for home runs with 22. He also walked 73 times and posted an on base percentage of .410 while driving in 89 runs.

2015: Heading into the 2015 season, the Brewers came to grips with Coulter’s inability to handle the catcher position and shifted him to the outfield as he made the move up to High-A Brevard County. Hopes were that the move would allow him to concentrate more on his offense after his big 2014 season, but he took a step bacck in that regard as well. In 137 games with the Manatees, Coulter managed just a .246 average and saw his home run total drop to 13 as he transitioned to right field

2016: The Brewers had Coulter return to Brevard County to begin 2016, but his struggles there continued, as his average dipped to .220 and he hit just six home runs in 87 games. He didn’t show the same on base skills as he had in previous seasons either, but despite all that, the Brewers still gave him an August promotion to Double-A Biloxi. It proved to be just what Coulter needed as his bat woke up when he got to Double-A. He collected four hits in his first game with the Shuckers and wound up hitting .337 in 28 games there to finish out the season.

MPP Pre-Season Prospect Rankings
2017 (#29)
2016 (#14)
2015 (#4)
2014 (#10)
2013 (#8)