Brewers Draft Grades - Overall Class
Looking at the Brewers Draft class as a whole, there are a few players that stand out as the stars. Cooper Pratt is potentially the steal of the Draft, not just of Milwaukee's class, but the entire draft for the league. Eric Bitonti is another high upside pick that was a better talent than where they took him.
The Brewers essentially grabbed two second round picks in the 3rd and 6th rounds. They may have massively traded down in the 4th round and again in rounds 7-10, but it was a well managed Draft through the first two days.
Let's take stock of what the Brewers added here. They got a traditional, power hitting third baseman that they haven't had the likes of in years in this organization. They got a contact-oriented hitter that can also play the corner infield, addressing their two biggest positional needs in the system, 1B and 3B, with guys that have a plus tool at the plate.
They added a high upside pitcher in Knoth that they can work very well with, plus two very high upside infielders at great value. Bitonti and Pratt could be stars. On top of that, the Brewers added several pitchers who look like options in the big league bullpen in the not too distant future.
Milwaukee selected and will sign 5 of MLB Pipeline's top 100 draft prospects. That's tied for the most of any team in this year's Draft. This is despite starting with the 18th pick. The only team with a later first rounder with as many in the Top 100 was Seattle and that was due to their Prospect Promotion pick being added at 29 overall.
This was a very well done draft by Milwaukee. They addressed organizational needs, added high upside talent at key positions, and stocked up on pitching that could help out soon. We'll revisit this Draft class in about five years when we have a full picture on how this class turned out, but for right now, it's very well done.