After a very strong day one of the MLB’s June draft, the Milwaukee Brewers best pick of the day two came in the fourth round. On a day when they drafted five arms, it was a Canadian outfielder (first born in Nigeria) who could open the most eyes in the future. By drafting Demi Orimoloye the Brewers have an exciting prospect who could have a major role in Milwaukee for a long time. Here is a look at what he brings to the Brewers.
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Like many of their day one picks, Orimoloye is a steal. Though MLB.com ranked him as the 62nd best prospect of the draft, he wasn’t taken off the board until Milwaukee’s fourth round pick (number 121 overall). Though he has the ability to play defense at all three outfield positions, his strong arm and power bat may make him a mashing corner outfielder in the future.
In his article about Orimoloye, Adam McCalvy mentioned that he has heard Bo Jackson‘s name mentioned in comps. to Orimoloye. While McCalvy reiterated that it is an unfair comparison, being mentioned along with a star talent like Jackson is very exciting to see. With tremendous size (6’4” 225lbs) and raw talent, there is no telling how far he can go as he continues to develop. Here is a look at his tools on display from MLB.com.
Currently Orimoloye is committed to Oregon University, but he is a player that the Brewers simply cannot let get away. Already they have exciting outfield talent like Clint Coulter, Tyrone Taylor and Monte Harrison in their system. By locking up a player with this high of ceiling, the Brewers chances of being competitive throughout the final years of the decade are looking much more realistic.