The 2022 MLB Draft continues and the Milwaukee Brewers have selected Crowder College RHP Jacob Misiorowski with the 63rd overall pick.
The Brewers have one of the best pitching development programs in professional baseball and have shown an incredibly ability to tap into the potential of their pitchers and maximize their upside. The lab has a nice new toy in Jacob Misiorowski.
There’s a lot to like about Brewers second round pick Jacob Misiorowski.
Let’s start with the fact that Misiorowski is 6-foot-7 and has a fastball that reaches 100 MPH.
He’s a big, tall, lanky pitcher at just 190 pounds and is likely to add weight and muscle in pro ball. The velocity he can reach already is insane. Misiorowski also possesses an ability to spin the ball extremely well, another trait the Brewers love in their pitchers.
With an innate ability to put spin on the baseball, high level velocity, and a tall, imposing frame, there’s an incredible foundation to work with here. It’s an excellent project for the pitching lab.
Misiorowski is from Crowder JC in Missouri, the same school that Aaron Ashby attended. He’s committed to play at LSU next year but the Brewers will sign him away from that. They likely went underslot with Eric Brown in the first round and will use some of those savings on Misiorowski here.
He was 3rd in all of the NJCAA with 136 strikeouts and a 16.1 K/9 rate. This continues the trend of the Brewers selecting the top JUCO strikeout pitchers in the draft as they’ve done going back to 2018 now.
Misiorowski had a 2.72 ERA in 15 starts for Crowder this year. He really only has two pitches, a fastball and a slider, and his command needs improvement.
There is immense reliever risk with this pick, but as a reliever, he has closer-type stuff, it’s not just a middle relief arm.
The Brewers can help him add a third pitch to his arsenal to give him the potential to stick as a starter. A changeup or curveball would be a nice addition to his mix. He’ll need to hone in that command as well. He’s going to move a bit more slowly through the system, but the upside is tremendous if they can get him to put it all together.
Milwaukee is chasing some upside here with a big frame and big velocity. The foundation is there and they believe they can build him up.