July 28, 2021

Milwaukee Brewers 2020 MLB Draft Preview: High School Pitchers (Brew Crew Ball)

On June 10th, the Milwaukee Brewers will gear up to make their first pick of the 2020 MLB First-Year Player Draft. Unfortunately, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the team will only be drafting five players. This situation makes it that much more important to get a good talent when they pick at 20.

Over the next two weeks, we’re going to review key players who could fall to Milwaukee, or who the Brewers might reach for. We’re starting our look at probably the least likely pool of players for the front office to go after: prep pitchers.

With it becoming more and more likely that there will be no minor league season, there’s a belief that high schoolers will be hurt by a lack of development. On top of that, high schoolers have by far the most leverage of the draftees; teams can offer only deferred bonuses to their top picks to try and lure players to the professional ranks, and just $20K maximum bonuses for undrafted players. If the top prep players don’t find the deals they’d like, they can simply head to college — whether that be a four-year school or a JUCO. And perhaps most importantly, the high school hurler pool is just pathetic at the top tier compared to…

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