Brewers select Louisville’s Corey Ray

After months of speculation, the Milwaukee Brewers have selected Louisville outfielder Corey Ray with the No. 5 overall pick in the 2016 MLB First-Year Player Draft.

Ray profiles as a centerfielder at the next level, but has played all three-outfield positions during his time at Louisville.

All though he is only 5-foot-11 and 185 pounds, he possesses more power than most would assume. He’s capable of hitting in any of the top four spots of the batting lineup, but will likely be a leadoff hitter in the pros.

Ray has plus speed and uses it well on the bases. He also is solid defensively and has a strong arm.

Brewers general manager David Stearns and amateur scouting director Ray Montgomery said they felt like Ray was the best available player at No. 5.

Read my feature article I did on Corey Ray earlier in the season here.

You can find more MLB Draft coverage here.

Dan Zielinski III
Dan Zielinski III
Dan Zielinski III is the creator of the Baseball Prospect Journal and has covered the MLB draft since 2015. His draft work originally appeared on, a sports website he started in December 2011. He also covered the Milwaukee Brewers as a member of the credentialed media for four years. Follow him on Twitter @DanZielinski3.

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