The Milwaukee Brewers made three selections on Day 1 of the MLB draft on Sunday night. They used all three picks on college players, drafting two middle infielders and one high-potential right-handed pitcher.
Below is a look at the players the Brewers selected on the first day of the draft:
First Round, Pick No. 27: Eric Brown, SS, Coastal Carolina
Brown (5-foot-10, 190 pounds) is a well-rounded shortstop best known for his defensive skills. He is one of the best defensive shortstops in college baseball and will remain at the position long term. He also has experience playing second base and third base.
Brown is an above-average defender who covers a lot of ground due to his instincts, smooth actions and solid athleticism. He also has above-average arm strength.
Offensively, Brown is a right-handed hitter with a unique setup at the plate. He fully extends his arms and holds his hands above his head before moving them down to ready for the pitch. He started using the setup in high school, so his swing would remain flat through the strike zone, he told Baseball Prospect Journal.
Brown doesn’t fall behind premium velocity, despite his unorthodox setup. He consistently barrels up pitches and drives the ball to all fields. He also controls the strike zone well. Scouts believe Brown will hit for at least average power in pro ball.
In his three-year college career, Brown was a consistent performer. Brown hit .306 with 34 doubles, 16 home runs and 88 RBIs in 451 at-bats. He showed solid plate discipline, with 81 walks and 75 strikeouts. He also added 26 stolen bases.
Second Round, Pick No. 63: Jacob Misiorowski, RHP, Crowder (Mo.) College
In recent years, the Brewers have targeted quality junior college pitchers with a knack for producing high strikeout rates. Misiorowski fits that bill. He also flashes tons of potential.
Misiorowski is a 6-foot-7, 190-pound righty with an above-average fastball that touches 100 mph with high spin rates and vertical break. It generates plenty of swings and misses, including in the strike zone.
His wipeout slider serves as his putaway pitch. It is an above-average pitch that generates swings and misses out of the strike zone. Misiorowski flashes a changeup and curveball. Both are developing offerings.
Misiorowski throws from a three-quarters arm slot. He will need to improve his command and control, refine his mechanics, and develop a consistent third offering if he wants to be a starter in pro ball. It will take some development, but the ceiling is exceptionally high for Misiorowski.
After making one start in 2021, Misiorowski posted 136 strikeouts and 45 walks in 76 innings this spring. He had a 16.1 strikeout rate.
Competitive Balance Round B, Pick No. 72: Robert Moore, SS, Arkansas
Scouts had high expectations for Moore entering this season. Most believed Moore was a first-round talent when the season began, but a challenging year at the plate led to mixed opinions on him.
Moore is a 5-foot-9, 170-pound switch hitter with an aggressive approach at the plate. He has notable bat speed but needs to improve his bat-to-ball skills and use all parts of the field.
Defensively, Moore played second base after being a high school shortstop. He will start his pro career at his natural position of shorstop. He is a respectable athlete and possesses good instincts and average arm strength.
Moore is the son of Kansas City Royals president Dayton Moore. The younger Moore is a gamer who possesses a high baseball IQ. He needs to improve his offensive skills but has the potential to be a major-league regular down the line.
This season, Moore hit .232 with 19 doubles, eight home runs and 44 RBIs in 241 at-bats. He recorded 46 strikeouts and 42 walks.
Do you enjoy reading Baseball Prospect Journal’s draft content? Support our work and become a Patron!
Dan Zielinski III has covered the MLB draft for eight years. He has interviewed 433 of the top draft prospects in that period, including four No. 1 overall picks. Multiple publications, including Baseball America, USA Today, MLB.com, The Arizona Republic and The Dallas Morning News, have quoted his work, while he has appeared on radio stations as a “MLB draft expert.” Follow him on Twitter @DanZielinski3.