Milwaukee Brewers: 3 RHP Prospects To Know For The 2019 MLB Draft

DENVER, CO - APRIL 25: A bag of baseballs sits on the mound in the bullpen as the Pittsburgh Pirates prepare to face the Colorado Rockies at Coors Field on April 25, 2016 in Denver, Colorado. (Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)
DENVER, CO - APRIL 25: A bag of baseballs sits on the mound in the bullpen as the Pittsburgh Pirates prepare to face the Colorado Rockies at Coors Field on April 25, 2016 in Denver, Colorado. (Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images) /
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JJ Goss, RHP, Cypress Ranch (TX) HS

Projectability is the name of the game. If the Milwaukee Brewers select Goss with their first round selection, they’ll be basing it off of his super projectable frame and a nasty slider.

One Brewers scout I talked to absolutely loves this kid. He said Goss is “highly projectable” and “has the tools to make it to the big leagues”. One thing the scout loved about Goss was his ability to make in-game corrections and adjustments on the mound, and that he holds himself “almost like a veteran” as just a high school pitcher, which the scout noted is extremely rare.

Goss is committed to Texas A&M, but a first round selection could push him to forego college and immediately start his pro career.

Normally, Goss sits about 91-93 with his fastball velocity, but he’s gotten it up to 96 MPH. With more strength added to his frame, Goss should see his average velocity increase. There’s a lot to like about this kid.

That slider that Goss has is his best pitch and is one of the best sliders in this year’s draft class. It has a ton of movement and works as a great out pitch.

It seems like every single year there is at least one high school pitcher from Texas that’s throwing gas with a nasty slider that ends up getting selected very early in the MLB Draft. The 2019 version of that is JJ Goss.

There is a ton of upside with Goss and although he’s far from a finished product, he’s the kind of high reward type player that teams like the Brewers need to look at in the late first round. He’d make for an excellent first round selection for Milwaukee.

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