SEGOVIA, JOANTGEL

Position: Outfield

DOB: November 8, 1996

Height: 6’1″ / Weight: 175

Bats: Right / Throws: Right

40-man roster: No

How acquired: Free Agent (July 14, 2013)

Position: Outfield
Height: 6’1″
Weight: 175
Bats: Right
Throws: Right
DOB: November 8th, 1996

Profile: Signed by the Brewers out of Venezuela in 2013, Segovia made some noise in his first season of professional baseball, winning a batting crown for Milwaukee’s Dominican Summer League club as a 17-year-old. He made his way stateside a year later, opening up with Maryvale in the AZL before receiving a promotion to Helena. An ankle injury ended his season after just five games there however and he returned to Helena once again in 2016. A slap hitter who covers the plate well, Segovia displays good pitch recognition and puts the ball in play, rarely striking out. While he’s hit for solid average through his first three pro seasons, Segovi has displayed zero power, collecting just 19 extra-base hits over 600 plus plate appearances. He doesn’t have great speed and was thrown out 23 times in 41 stolen base attempts entering 2017 so he will need to continue to hit for an extremely high average to maintain value as an outfield prospect.

2014: An unheralded signing out of Venezuela, Segovia made a name for himself in his pro debut with the Brewers affiliate in the Dominican Summer League. Segovia racked up 86 hits in 58 DSL games, claiming the Dominican Summer League batting title at the age of 17.

2015: The Brewers were impressed enough with Segovia that they brought him to the U.S. in 2015 and after opening the year in extended spring training, he joined the Brewers AZL team when they began play in June. In 25 games with Maryvale, he hit .368 and quickly received a bump to Helena in the Pioneer League. Just five games into his stint with Helena, Segovia suffered a severe leg injury, breaking his ankle in three places while sliding into second base, ending his season.

2016: Healed up from his injury the year before, Segovia returned to Helena in 2016 and saw action in 56 games there. He went on to hit .294 with seven doubles for the Brewers, scoring 36 runs and driving in 21.

MPP Pre-Season Prospect Rankings
2017 (#45)
2016 (#38)
2015 (#39)