Brewers Rookie Is Already Making Franchise History

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Written By Maya Cantina

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The Milwaukee Brewers haven’t had a whole lot to get excited about over the last couple of years, and after last season’s disappointing playoff exit, many were wondering if this team was trending downward, especially after trading ace Corbin Burnes this offseason.

The team needed a shot in the arm, and so far this season, it is getting all that and more from one of the top prospects in the league who has begun his career with a blazing hot start.

Outfielder Jackson Chourio has become the first Brewers rookie to collect at least six hits in his first four career games since Hall-of-Famer Paul Molitor in 1978, per the team on Twitter.

Milwaukee is 4-0 and after just four games, Chourio has already been moved from the No. 9 spot in the lineup to batting leadoff today.

Expectations were sky-high for the 20-year-old rookie, who was considered by most pundits to be the No. 2 prospect in the league behind Orioles phenom Jackson Holliday, and he is meeting all of them so far.

There is a reason why the Brewers signed Chourio to an unprecedented $82-million, eight-year deal after playing only six games above Double-A.

Chourio has legitimate five-tool ability and is being counted on to be an immediate game-changer and Rookie of the Year candidate for a team that got horrible outfield production outside of Christian Yelich last season.

Yelich and new first baseman Rhys Hoskins are off to great starts as well, and Chourio moving to the leadoff spot could go a long way towards keeping the Brewers’ 4-0 start rolling.

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