The 2022 MLB Draft has come and gone. The Milwaukee Brewers made 21 selections and added some more talent to the organization. You can check out the entire class in our 2022 Draft Selections and Signing Bonus Tracker.
Which pick was the best value? Who will make a big league impact the fastest? Who has the highest upside? Let’s dive in to our MLB Draft Superlatives
Now that we know the names of the players the Brewers selected and a little more about their skills, it’s time for some MLB Draft Superlatives.
Brewers 2022 Draft Best Value: SS Robert Moore
Prior to the season beginning, most evaluators both inside the game and in the media had Arkansas infielder Robert Moore as a first round lock, potentially even a Top 10 selection. His rather underwhelming Junior year with the Razorbacks pushed him down boards, but that doesn’t mean the talent isn’t still in there.
The switch-hitting son of Royals President of Baseball Ops Dayton Moore, Robert has grown up around the game and is an extremely intelligent player. His high baseball IQ and mentality on the field gives him a very high floor. There also still could be some more upside and ceiling potential with this pick as well.
He was once viewed as a first round pick so getting him in the CB-B round at 72 overall is a fantastic value. Although his batting average dropped this year, his OBP remained high. He feels like a guy who could stick around in the big leagues for a long time, and that is great value at this point in the draft.
Brewers 2022 Draft Biggest Surprise: SS Dylan O’Rae
When this selection was announced on Monday, both of MLB’s draft experts Jim Callis and Jonathan Mayo had no clue who he was. He was not MLB’s list, nor was he on Baseball America’s Top 500. He was picked seemingly out of nowhere, which qualifies him as the biggest surprise.
Just because he wasn’t on those lists doesn’t mean he wasn’t deserving to be selected with the 102nd pick. He’s a high school player out of Canada, which is a large reason why the media outlets were not aware of him because they focused mostly on the US.
O’Rae is one to keep an eye on. He may take a while to develop as a high school player, but he’s got quality contact skills and speed for days.
Brewers 2022 Draft Highest Upside: RHP Jacob Misiorowski
The Brewers went with upside plays on their pitching selections, depending on their incredible pitching development program and the Pitching Lab to polish their stuff and reach their potential. They have a history of success with it.
Misiorowski is 6-foot-7 and runs his fastball at 100 MPH. That’s a large, imposing frame with a lot of extension down the mound to make it difficult on hitters to begin with and that’s even without the 100 MPH fastball. Add that in, and you’ve got a hell of a foundation to work with.
If the Brewers can add a reliable third pitch for him and teach him some command, the sky is the limit. You could have another true stud in the rotation. The Brewers viewed him as one of the best pure arms in the draft, and they can mold him to their liking with a 100 MPH fastball already in the arsenal.