Position: Pitcher

DOB: May 18, 1997

Height: 6’5″ / Weight: 210

Bats: Right / Throws: Right

40-man roster: No

How acquired: Drafted (3rd round, 2015)

Profile: Milwaukee used their third round pick in the 2015 draft to select the big, right-handed Texan out of high school and signed him away from an offer to Texas A&M for $800,000. He joined the Brewers AZL affiliate after signing, then split time between Maryvale and Helena in 2016. With a fastball sitting in the 91-94 mph range, Walters struck out more than a batter per inning during his first two pro seasons, but has also struggled to command his pitches, putting up extremely high walk totals. Still very raw, Walters has experimented with several different secondary offerings, but needs to develop better feel for all of his pitches in order to continue to progress through the Brewers system.

2015: After passing up an offer to Texas A&M, Walters was sent to Maryvale to make his professional debut with the Brewers rookie AZL club. He appeared in 11 games, started six of them, and went 1-0 with a 4.15 earned run average while holding opposing hitters to a .215 average.

2016: Walters opened 2016 in extended spring training, then once again suited up for the Brewers Arizona League team when they began play in June. He made four starts there, posting a 3.86 ERA, then received a promotion to Helena where he spent the remainder of the year. He pitched in ten games there, starting five, and went 2-1, striking out 30 over 24.2 innings of work.

2017: After two seasons of rookie ball, there was some thought that Walters might see Class-A Wisconsin at some point in 2017, but after suffering an undisclosed injury, Walters wound up sidelined for all of 2017, not pitching an inning for any of Milwaukee’s affiliates.

MPP Pre-Season Prospect Rankings
2017 (#40)