Milwaukee Brewers 2022 MLB Draft Class Superlatives
Brewers 2022 Draft First To Make Impact: SS Robert Moore
I think the fastest to the big leagues is going to be Robert Moore. He’s an advanced, polished college player with an intricate understanding and knowledge of the game. His desire to improve at the game and play well and win is something that leads to a potential to move quickly through the minors.
He doesn’t really need much in the way of learning how to make it through a professional season. As long as he’s able to perform at the plate and hit decently well, he’ll be moving on up. Of all the picks the Brewers made, he’s most likely to be up the fastest.
Brewers 2022 Draft Likeliest Late Round Contributor: C Tayden Hall
Tayden Hall fits pretty much everything the Brewers tend to love. He’s regarded as a pure hitter and drew 40 walks this year to just 22 strikeouts all season. He’s a tremendous athlete and is a solid defensive catcher despite being 6’4″ tall.
Even if he doesn’t stick behind the plate, he can play first base and he can play outfield. He’s versatile and as long as he hits, he’ll find a spot in the lineup. There’s some power potential and it’s not forced. He has probably the best chance of any of the later round guys to make his way to the big leagues.
Brewers 2022 Draft Most Interesting Pick: BHP Jurrangelo Cijntje
No player in history would fit the superlative of “Most Interesting” better than Jurrangelo Cijntje. He is a switch thrower on the mound, throwing mid-90s from the right side and low-90s from the left. Few players in MLB history have ever been a switch pitcher and they never had velocity like this.
He’s also a switch hitter and a pretty good infielder as well and wants to be a two-way player. If the Brewers can sign him, he’s going to be one interesting prospect to follow. The Brewers love athletes and in order to be a switch hitting, switch throwing two-way player with the stuff he has, he has to be one amazing athlete.
Brewers 2022 Draft Sleeper Picks: 3B Ben Metzinger, LHP Nate Peterson
7th round pick Ben Metzinger was a senior sign but he’s probably one of the best in this draft. He was finally healthy for a full season and had a breakout campaign for Louisville. He has big power but also a solid hit tool and doesn’t sell out for home runs, which will help him actually reach his full potential as a hitter and hit for a decent enough average to make it to the bigs.
Nate Peterson was drafted in the 8th round and has some pretty good stuff in his arsenal. He’s a pitchability lefty that doesn’t get away with a dominant fastball, but rather a strong knowledge of how to mix pitches and attack hitters, similar to the type of profile Brent Suter has. If they get a back of the rotation guy like Suter was prior to his TJS, that’s great value.