Brewers rookie Chourio has big impact on season

The Vikings look forward to a new milestone in the program. Photo provided by Lawrence University Athletics.

While the Milwaukee Brewers fell 5-3 to Seattle on Saturday, April 6, the team’s youngest player continued his personal hot streak. 20-year-old outfielder Jackson Chourio’s two-run homer in the eighth inning marked his sixth safe-hitting start in seven games (while he did not start on April 8, he hit safe in eight of nine starts to kick off the regular season, including all five of his first starts).

The April 6 home run already marked Chourio’s second of the season, with his first coming April 3 against Minnesota.

As the number two–ranked prospect in the MLB, Chourio is also the youngest active player in the League — and its first player born in 2004. Per Major League Baseball’s first Rookie of the Year poll, Chourio is ranked as the National League’s top newcomer.

Starting the season with nine hits in 32 at-bats, Chourio is the youngest Brewer to homer since Gary Sheffield in 1988.

Chourio had one safe hit in four at-bats and one run in Tuesday’s game against Cincinnati.