The need for speed on the baseball diamond has always been a necessity at the major-league level. Elite speed can not only be utilized in the batter's box and on the basepaths, but it can also be an extremely valuable tool on defense. Consequently, players with tremendous speed have continuously been in high demand.
Of course, you'd be deeply mistaken to think speed only resides in the big leagues. There are countless minor-league prospects, particularly in the Milwaukee Brewers system, that have elite speed and are able to utilize it both on the basepaths and in the field of play. Once developed, these young players could turn out to be extremely useful for base-stealing advocate and Brewers manager Ron Roenicke.
Who are these young players and why are they considered to have above-average to elite speed on the baseball diamond? Let's find out.