Prep Baseball Report

Draft Forecast: Milwaukee Brewers

Nathan Rode
National Supervisor

Milwaukee BrewersTEAM: Milwaukee Brewers
PICK: 21 (Slot: $3,013,600)
POOL: $6,611,900

2017: Keston Hiura, 2B, UC Irvine (9th overall)
2016: Corey Ray, OF, Louisville (5th overall)
2015: Trent Grisham (Clark), OF, Richland HS, TX (15th overall)
2014: Kodi Medeiros, LHP, Waiakea HS, HI (12th overall)
2013: Devin Williams, RHP, Hazelwood HS, MO (54th overall, 2nd round)

HISTORY: The Brewers are another team with a pick outside the top 15 for the first time in a few years. They’ve gone with college hitters the last two years in 2B Keston Hiura (UC Irvine) and OF Corey Ray (Louisville), but didn’t hesitate to roll the dice on toolsy-but-risky high schoolers before that with picks like OF Trent Grisham (Richland HS, TX)—formerly known as Trent Clark—OF Demi Orimoloye (St. Matthew Catholic SS, ON), LHP Kodi Medeiros (Waiakea HS, HI), SS Jacob Gatewood (Clovis HS, CA) and OF Monte Harrison (Lee’s Summit West HS, MO).

FORECAST: If OF Jordyn Adams (Green Hope HS, NC) has put it out there that he wants to play baseball, this might be his floor. If he’s not available, or signable, OF Jameson Hannah (Dallas Baptist), SS Nico Hoerner (Stanford), OF Trevor Larnach (Oregon State) and SS Jeremy Eierman (Missouri State) are the best college bats.

Jameson Hannah, OF, Dallas Baptist
PBR Draft Board: 22

HIT: 50/60            POWER: 45/50            SPEED: 60/60            DEFENSE: 50/55            ARM: 30/40
Hannah has a lean, athletic and fast-twitch frame at 5-foot-11, 190 pounds. He has quick, strong hands and a balanced swing. His demeanor at the plate is confident and he has elite hand-eye coordination. He takes pitches with easy rhythm, seemingly picking the ball up early out of the hand. He has above-average range in the outfield and runs easily with long strides. (Toby Bicknell)

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Nico Hoerner, SS, Stanford
PBR Draft Board: 23
HIT: 40/55            POWER: 30/40            SPEED: 55/60            DEFENSE: 45/50            ARM: 55/55

Hoerner is an athletic, medium-frame infielder with good bounce and energy. Offensively, he showed a mostly balanced approach with a loose swing. He’s more of a doubles or gap power type with the chance to hit 10-12 home runs a year in pro ball. He has contact and pitch recognition skills that should allow him to also hit for average, as well as take his share of walks. His above-average to plus speed plays in the game. He showed above-average arm strength with a quick release and solid carry to his target. Although not a silky smooth defender, Hoerner has good hands and is aggressive and confident in the dirt. (David Seifert)

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Trevor Larnach, OF, Oregon State
PBR Draft Board: 24
HIT: 40/50            POWER: 40/60            SPEED: 40/40            DEFENSE: 40/45            ARM: 40/45
Larnach’s frame immediately stands out in the box and though he has some strength, it still looks like has room to add more. He has always had the ability to drive balls in the opposite gap, but looks to have added more pull-side power. He has a quiet approach with quick hands and strong wrists with the ability to make adjustments. (Shooter Hunt)

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Jeremy Eierman, SS, Missouri State
PBR Draft Board: 25
HIT: 30/40            POWER: 40/55            SPEED: 60/60            DEFENSE: 45/55            ARM: 50/60
Eierman is a strong-bodied, super athletic infielder. He started the season slow at the plate, but now looks to be locked in. He showed an improved approach with much better balance than last summer. He’s a pull hitter with plus raw power. He shows an above average to plus arm and will likely remain at shortstop, though he could profile as an offensive second baseman as well. He’s a plus runner with good acceleration and his speed impacts the game. (David Seifert)

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Jordyn Adams, OF, Green Hope HS, NC
PBR Draft Board: 31
HIT: 30/45            POWER: 45/55            SPEED: 80/80            DEFENSE: 55/60            ARM: 45/60
Adams has a lean, projectable and athletic frame at 6-foot-2, 185. He is a premium athlete and four to five star recruit as a wide receiver in football. That athleticism shows in the field as he takes long, easy strides on the bases and in center field, chewing up tons of ground and he has the advance footwork to course correct his routes if needed. He has consistently turned in home to first times of 4.0-4.1. He could stand to get better jumps in center field, but that can come with more playing experience and he has the speed and athleticism to make up ground. At the plate, he is behind his peers, but has above-average bat speed and a smooth path. He can get big at times, adding length to his swing and causing some swing and miss, but can drive the ball with authority when he stays short. (Nathan Rode)

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