1. Nolan Gorman, Third Baseman, O’Connor High School
Nolan Gorman is unlikely to be available come the 21st pick, but the Brewers would be ecstatic to draft him.
He’s MLB.com’s 17th ranked prospect and has tremendous raw power. He won a few home run derbys along the way, but his power shows up in game situations as well. Even though he’s a powerful hitter, he’s not a home run or bust guy. He showed some nice contact and good quick hands throughout his at-bats.
Gorman’s power is what might lead to him being drafted in the top 10, however, it’s his inconsistent play that might lead to him dropping to Milwaukee’s spot. He’s been very up an down, causing quite a bit of concern among scouts.
Regardless of who the Brewers select with their 17th pick in this year’s draft, Stearns has proven to the fans they deserve to give him their loyalty. After missing on a few first round picks the last couple of years, they really need to find a contributor this time around.