Where the Brewers' top 30 prospects are starting the season

Where the Brewers' top 30 prospects are starting the season

With the 2016 season getting started, here's a look at where the Brewers' Top 30 prospects are projected to start the season:

1. Orlando Arcia -- Colorado Springs Sky Sox (AAA)
2. Brett Phillips -- Biloxi Shuckers (AA)
3. Jorge Lopez -- Colorado Springs Sky Sox (AAA)
4. Josh Hader -- Biloxi Shuckers (AA)
5. Trent Clark -- Extended spring training
6. Gilbert Lara -- Extended spring training
7. Kodi Medeiros -- Brevard County Manatees (A Adv)
8. Cody Ponce -- Brevard County Manatees (A Adv)
9. Devin Williams -- Extended spring camp
10. Jacob Nottingham -- Biloxi Shuckers (AA)
11. Isan Diaz -- Wisconsin Timber Rattlers (A)
12. Tyrone Taylor -- Biloxi Shuckers (AA)
13. Clint Coulter -- Brevard County Manatees (A Adv)
14. Demi Orimoloye -- Extended spring camp
15. Monte Harrison -- Wisconsin Timber Rattlers (A)
16. Nathan Kirby -- DL
17. Adrian Houser -- Biloxi Shuckers (AA)
18. Michael Reed -- Colorado Springs Sky Sox (AAA)
19. Zach Davies -- Colorado Springs Sky Sox (AAA)
20. Marcos Diplan -- Wisconsin Timber Rattlers (A)
21. Bubba Derby -- Brevard County Manatees (A Adv)
22. Taylor Williams -- Brevard County Manatees (A Adv) -- DL
23. Yadiel Rivera -- Milwaukee Brewers (MLB)
24. Jake Gatewood -- Wisconsin Timber Rattlers (A)
25. Rymer Liriano -- Milwaukee Brewers (MLB) -- DL
26. Victor Roache -- Biloxi Shuckers (AA)
27. Freddy Peralta -- Wisconsin Timber Rattlers (A)
28. Miguel Diaz -- Wisconsin Timber Rattlers (A)
29. Damien Magnifico -- Colorado Springs Sky Sox (AAA)
30. Jacob Barnes -- Colorado Springs Sky Sox (AAA)

Team to watch
The Colorado Springs Sky Sox's roster features two Top 100 Prospects in shortstop Orlando Arcia (No. 5) and right-hander Jorge Lopez (No. 56), as well as Michael Reed and Zach Davies, both of whom finished 2015 in the Major Leagues. Biloxi also has a pair of Top 100 Prospects in Brett Phillips (No. 31) and Josh Hader (No. 60), and a lineup that should hit plenty of home runs thanks to Jacob Nottingham and Victor Roache.

Top prospects' starting spots
Division Teams
NL East ATL, MIA, NYM, PHI, WAS
AL East BAL, BOS, NYY, TB, TOR
NL Central CHC, CIN , MIL, PIT, STL
AL Central CLE, CWS, DET, KC, MIN
NL West ARI, COL, LAD, SD, SF
AL West HOU, LAA, OAK, SEA, TEX
Top 100 Prospects

Teams on MiLB.TV
Colorado Springs Sky Sox
Biloxi Shuckers
Wisconsin Timber Rattlers

New faces
Acquired from the A's along with righty Bubba Derby in the offseason Khris Davis trade, Nottingham had Brewers camp buzzing this spring with his impressive power -- the highlight being a walk-off homer against the Angels on March 21. Big things are also expected out of Isan Diaz, last year's Pioneer League MVP who Milwaukee received as part of the Jean Segura trade, and Peralta, one of three promising young right-handers acquired from Seattle for Adam Lind.

On the shelf
Milwaukee acquired Rymer Liriano after he had been placed on waivers by the Padres, and he entered Spring Training with a chance to win a spot on the Brewers' Opening Day roster. Unfortunately, he'll begin the season on the disabled list after suffering multiple facial fractures when he was hit by a pitch in the face in a game against the Dodgers on March 20. Meanwhile, 2015 Competitive Balance Round pick (No. 40 overall) Nathan Kirby and right-hander Taylor Williams will miss most, if not all, of 2016 as they both recover from Tommy John surgery late last season.

Mike Rosenbaum is a reporter for MLB.com. Follow him on Twitter at @GoldenSombrero. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.