1. Jackson Kowar, RHP, Florida
Jackson Kowar is the only college pitcher on this list and the reason he’s No. 1. He’s more polished than the other candidates and is less of a risk.
His fastball usually sits in the 92-95 range and can even get up to 98 at some points. He also throws a change-up which really keeps hitters off-balance and is second-best pitch by far. After that, he throws a breaking ball, but that still needs some work. Although, he has come a long way in the past year.
He’s taken monumental strides forward at the University of Florida and has proven he has a great work ethic. This steady improvement should bode well for his time in the minor leagues and allow him to advance through the ranks rather quickly.
Overall, the Brewers would be happy with any of these five players and are likely to select whichever player, pitcher or otherwise, they have highest on their board. However, they might be wise to lean toward the pitching staff considering the lack of depth they have right now.