With the 92nd pick in the 2020 MLB Draft, the Milwaukee Brewers select Casey Schmitt 3B/RHP, San Diego State
Mock 2.0 Pick: Bryce Elder, RHP
Mock 1.0 Pick: Ian Bedell, RHP
Casey Schmitt is MLB Pipeline’s 117th ranked prospect and is a two-way player coming into this draft. Lately, two way players have been a hot trend, and the Brewers currently have one in the system with Clayton Andrews, and they could add another here in the third round with Schmitt.
Schmitt has a better pedigree as a hitter than Andrews and they both profile as relievers on the mound, although they have different styles of pitching. Schmitt stands at 6’2″, 200 pounds while Andrews stands at 5’6″ and 160 pounds.
Let’s talk about Schmitt as a position player. Raw power is his calling card and should play up well at the big league level. He has the power to stick at third base and be an impact player in the middle of the lineup. Obviously, Schmitt also has great arm strength and it profiles as an elite arm for the position.
In three years at San Diego State, Schmitt has a .295/.366/.408 slash line in over 400 at bats. On the mound, Schmitt has a 2.48 ERA in his career over 87 innings in 50 appearances. He’s struck out 78 hitters and walked 29. He’s saved 23 games for the Aztecs in those three seasons.
As a pitcher, Schmitt can hit the mid-90s with his fastball and he pairs it with a really good splitter. He is strictly a reliever at the professional level if his drafting team keeps him on the mound.
There isn’t much clarity on Schmitt’s future home. He could end up strictly a third baseman or he could end up strictly a reliever. Perhaps the team that drafts him will use him as a two-way player all the way up. The Brewers have clearly been open to versatile players and could be willing to send him out as a two-way until they can get a clearer picture of how best to use Schmitt’s immense talent.