Howell was an offensive force during his two years at Kirkwood CC (Cedar Rapids, Iowa), batting .398/.471/.569 with 50 extra-base hits, 150 runs and 83 steals over 113 games while leading the Eagles to their first NJCAA Tournament appearance in nearly 20 years in 2018. The Brewers took Howell in the 12th round that June and signed him for $210,000 -- nearly half of which counted against their bonus pool -- and he rewarded the organization with a strong pro debut in the Rookie Arizona League before advancing to full-season ball in 2019.
Howell's carrying tool is his speed, which earns plus-plus grades from evaluators and enables him to impact the game on both sides of the ball. His pure hitting ability is fringy and he'll never offer much in the way of power, but he handles the bat well enough to let his speed play. He earns praise for his baserunning and aggression on the basepaths, but is still learning how to read pitchers and pick his spots in order to be an effective basestealer.
After spending most of his pro debut at shortstop while also working at second and third base, Howell has played the outfield exclusively in his first full season, with the bulk of his reps coming as a center fielder. His speed is an asset there and gives him plenty of range, though his jumps and routes remain a work in progress. A return to the infield for Howell hasn't been ruled out, and he's continued to take ground balls at both middle-infield positions during practice as the Brewers groom him for a potential super-utility role.
SS Korry Howell assigned to Wisconsin Timber Rattlers from AZL Brewers Gold.