With the MLB draft two weeks away, it’s time to seriously consider the options available to the Milwaukee Brewers. Let’s take a look at three potential outfielders who could be available at the 21st pick.
Call it homestate bias if you must, but we can’t ignore the highly-regarded prepster playing in the Milwaukee Brewers’ backyard. As recently as a few weeks ago, Jarred Kelenic was listed by some as an option to go 1:1 if Casey Mize proves to be too costly for the Detroit Tigers to consider.
His hit tool is his calling card, but plus speed and raw power indicate he could be dynamic. Kelenic will be given a long leash to stay in center field. He has the arm to play in at a corner spot as well. The prediction is Kelenic is drafted before Milwaukee has a pick. However, the cold weather season may limit his exposure enough to fall.
Connor Scott is following Plant High School alums Wade Boggs’ and current Astros top prospect Kyle Tucker‘s path to pay dirt. Scott has a lanky frame much like Tucker, but doesn’t have the power to match. Rather, Scott uses his 70 grade speed and plus arm to provide strong defense in center field.
The hit tool is there as well. Many scouts feel the potential for more pop could come as he matures physically. Recent mock drafts are inconsistent on where they have Scott going.
MLBPipeline has Parker Meadows pegged as the Milwaukee Brewers pick in its’ latest mock, and there’s a lot to like. Meadows is the younger brother of Pirates outfielder Austin Meadows, and as such shares many physical similarities with the newly called up Pirates prospect.
Scouts have concerns about Meadows ability to hit. With plus tools in every other category, a team believing in that hit tool could reach up and grab Meadows, much like the MLBPipeline mock suggests.
The Milwaukee Brewers’ front office continues to evaluate their options with pick 21, and the future may rest on the shoulders of one of the above players. If so, the team will end up with a toolsy but raw prospect.