Coulter working on transition to right field in AFL

Crew aiming to maximize former catcher's bat with change in position

Coulter working on transition to right field in AFL

MILWAUKEE -- Brewers Minor League Player of the Year Clint Coulter will continue his transition to a new position in the prestigious Arizona Fall League.

Coulter this week joined the roster of the Glendale Desert Dogs as a taxi squad player, but he is not expected to see much game action, according to Brewers assistant general manager Gord Ash. Rather, Coulter will continue working on the transition from catcher to right field during the team's workouts, a project he began in the Brewers' instructional league program.

The Brewers are moving Coulter, 21 and a first-round Draft pick in 2012, off catcher to maximize his offensive potential. He hit 22 home runs with 89 RBIs in 126 games at Class A Wisconsin in 2014 while starting at catcher and designated hitter. His 22 homers tied Wisconsin's single-season record and tied for the Midwest League lead. 

First base and third base were also considered for Coulter, but it is becoming more evident that right field is the best fit.

"He has adapted well," Ash said.

Coulter is No. 7 on MLB.com's list of the Top 20 Brewers prospects.

Adam McCalvy is a reporter for MLB.com. Read his blog, Brew Beat, and follow him on Twitter at @AdamMcCalvy. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.