Milwaukee Brewers: 3 Shortstop Prospects To Know For 2019 MLB Draft

JUPITER, FL - FEBRUARY 23: Baseballs and a bat sit on the field of the Miami Marlins during a team workout on February 23, 2016 in Jupiter, Florida. (Photo by Rob Foldy/Getty Images)
JUPITER, FL - FEBRUARY 23: Baseballs and a bat sit on the field of the Miami Marlins during a team workout on February 23, 2016 in Jupiter, Florida. (Photo by Rob Foldy/Getty Images) /
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Matthew Lugo, SS, Carlos Beltran Baseball Academy (P.R.)

MLB Pipeline ranks the 18 year old Lugo as their 36th overall prospect, meaning he should be available for the Brewers with the 28th overall pick.

Lugo has a strong bat, which is the one carrying tool of his profile. He reportedly has an advanced approach at the plate for his age, and focuses on hitting line drives and going up the middle. If you haven’t noticed a trend, we’re mostly looking at hitters with above-average hit tools as the names to know for the Brewers heading into this draft.

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For the rest of his tools, nothing really stands out for Lugo. He possesses average power and speed, and his defense is nothing spectacular. He might not be able to stick at shortstop in the future, but will have a future at either second or third base should he prove unable to clean things up at shortstop.

Lugo is committed to the University of Miami, and it may be tough to sign him away from that commitment, and especially with the limited bonus pool this year for the Crew, that could prove even more difficult.

He’s got a really good bat and has the potential to add more power as he fills out his frame and could even have above-average power when all said and done.

At 28 overall, the board would likely have to fall the exact opposite way of the Brewers favor for them to make Lugo their selection, unless the Brewers believe in a certain part of his skill set more than other teams. But there’s a chance Lugo falls until late round 2, where he would be an excellent value pick.

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The MLB Draft is coming up fast, and there are a lot of variables when picking 28th overall. It’s going to be a lot of waiting and seeing how things fall for the Crew this year.

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