With the 121st pick in the 2020 MLB Draft, the Milwaukee Brewers select Tyler McDonough, OF/2B, NC State
Mock 2.0 Pick: Luke Little, LHP
Mock 1.0 Pick: Tyler McDonough, OF/2B
I’m going back to another one of my original selections from our Mock Draft 1.0 with Tyler McDonough in the fourth round.
McDonough is Pipeline’s 151st ranked draft prospect and his profile just seems to mesh perfectly with the Brewers organization.
He is a switch hitter with a penchant for getting on base. McDonough’s career .327/.407/.473 slash line is very impressive and he’s drawn 40 walks in his career to 50 strikeouts.
In the 2020 season, through 17 games before baseball was cut short, McDonough was hitting .354/.457/.554 with three homers, 14 walks, and 10 strikeouts.
Defensively, McDonough plays up the middle, providing great speed and defense in center field, including a 78 game streak without making an error. He can also play second base and should have enough arm strength to play other positions if needed.
His hit tool is very exciting, and combined with his speed, McDonough makes for a great top of the order hitter. He doesn’t have much power, but there’s some potential for growth in that area.
McDonough grades out as above average with his hit tool, speed, and defense. He can hit from both sides, he can play multiple positions, he’s a grinder, and a great clubhouse presence. Every organization in the league could use a guy with his profile.
With the shortened draft this year and the desire for safer picks, college guys like McDonough will move up earlier than they likely would’ve been taken.