Should the Brewers play it safe?
21 yrs old
5-11, 170 lb
University of Louisville
ESPN’s Keith Law (Plus the most updated MLB.com Jim Callis article and Baseball America) suggests the Milwaukee Brewers scouting director Ray Montgomery has always gone after the best available player. In his mock draft, the best available would be left-handed outfielder, Corey Ray.
Positives: Ray is already at the college level and has more experience than the high school players already mentioned. If the Milwaukee Brewers are looking for a power bat, he might be the pick as he’s got both that and speed. While Brett Phillips will likely take the CF spot, the Ryan Braun trade rumors may make a spot open for Ray.
Negatives: Ray might be on the safe side for any team not willing to look into a high school pitcher. Plus, he’s had the most trouble against left-handed pitching, so like Milwaukee Brewers fans know already, they’d like an every day position player.
18 yrs old
6-2, 190 lb
La Costa Canyon
Minorleagueball.com thought Moniak would be the likely pick here for the Milwaukee Brewers. They had Corey Ray dropping all the way down to #10. Something not too likely to happen according to many mock drafts, but you never know.
Positives: Scouts love his “lightning quick” swing. Speed and defense are his two top abilities. To me, he looks like a hitter that screams top of the order as he has a very contact-friendly swing.
Negatives: If the Milwaukee Brewers want power out of a hitter, Moniak simply wouldn’t be it. He seems to be one of the few thus far that that has very few downfalls, but could be considered a “safe pick” much like Ray.
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