The Milwaukee Brewers will be hoping to select a player to build around for years to come with the 21st pick in the 2018 MLB Draft. Here are three hot corner names to know for the upcoming draft.
Many mock drafts have India in the range of 5-15 of late, but earlier prognosticators had him a bit lower before a big breakout junior year at Florida. India has solid tools across the board, but nothing stands out beyond the rest. He also holds enough athleticism to play elsewhere in the infield, increasing potential value as a utility man.
This wouldn’t be India’s first flirtation with the Milwaukee Brewers, as the team selected him in the 26th round in 2015, but he of course did not sign. MLBPipeline suggests his strong junior season in the SEC may keep pushing him to the top of the first round.
Gorman’s calling card is undoubtedly his raw power, which many rate as the best in this draft class. The Arizona prepster won two home run derby events last summer and it plays in games as well, but the hit tool is inconsistent and leaves him prone to strikeouts.
Defensively, there are doubts he may not stay at third base. MLBPipeline currently has Gorman pegged in the 15 slot and teams that fall in love with the power could move the needle higher.
Much like India, Groshans is a well-rounded player who doesn’t have a standout tool over the other. Fortunately, he doesn’t really have any big holes in his game either. Groshans has a lanky, projectable frame that should help add power as he matures.
He has played mostly shortstop in high school, but probably isn’t athletic enough to continue there. Most mocks have Groshans in the lower third of the first round. With the Milwaukee Brewers picking towards the front of that pack, they could go with Groshans.
If the Milwaukee Brewers select a third baseman, they’d be thrilled to land either India or Gorman. Groshans may be the smallest of reaches at 21, but also could be a safe pick as a well-rounded player.