STOKES, JR., TROY

Position: Outfield

DOB: February 2, 1996

Height: 5’8″ / Weight: 182

Bats: Right / Throws: Right

40-man roster: No

How acquired: Drafted (4th round, 2014)

Profile: Drafted by the Brewers out of high school in the fourth round in 2014, Stokes signed with Milwaukee for a reported $400,000, turning down an offer to the University of Maryland. He was sent to the AZL after signing, then moved up to Helena a year later, before spending all of 2016 in the Midwest League at Single-A Wisconsin. A good athlete with plus speed, Stokes is a line drive hitter with a compact swing that generates good bat speed. A table setter at the top of the lineup, he’s hit for a consistently solid average at each level he’s played at, and has shown a willingness to work counts and take a walk, sporting an on base percentage that is a hundred points higher than his batting average. He can also generate some surprising pop given his small stature and is a threat to run when he gets on base. Defensively Stokes has the speed to play center field but his throwing arm is a bit below average and he has relegated to mostly left field due to the large number of center field prospects in the Brewers system.

2014: Stokes made his professional debut with the Brewers affiliate in the rookie Arizona League after signing with Milwaukee following the draft. He appeared in 47 games for Maryvale and went on to hit .262 while stealing 19 bases in 22 attempts.

2015: After opening up the 2015 season in extended spring training, Stokes was sent to Helena of the Pioneer League when their season got underway in June. He saw action in 62 games there, batting .270 with five home runs while swiping 26 bags.

2016: The Brewers gave Stokes his first taste of full season ball in 2016, sending him to Class-A Wisconsin to start the year. Sidelined with a couple of stints on the disabled list, Stokes appeared in 86 games for the Timber Rattlers and hit .268 with 20 doubles to go along with four triples and four home runs.

MPP Pre-Season Prospect Rankings
2017 (#41)
2016 (#35)
2015 (#36)