The Milwaukee Brewers get an opportunity to improve their already impressive farm system in the MLB Draft this Sunday.
The Brewers have the 13th best prospect pool according to Baseball America.
They have four players in MLB Pipeline’s Top 100 prospect list headlined by Jackson Chourio, considered the third-best prospect in the minors.
The Crew has four picks in the draft’s top 100 with the team having the 18th slot in the first round.
Mock drafts vary on who general manager Matt Arnold and scouting director Tod Johnson will take. The consensus is they will take a college player over a high schooler.
Johnson has had a solid run with his first-round picks in building up the Brewers’ farm system after falling to dead last in 2020. Sal Frelick is a top-20 prospect after being taken in the 2021 draft. 2021’s other first-round pick, Tyler Black, is the Brewers’ fifth-best prospect. Last year’s top pick, Eric Brown Jr., is ranked sixth.
Garrett Mitchell was the Opening Day centerfielder. Brice Turang has cracked the Major League roster.
The Milwaukee Brewers could use some more pitching depth in their minor league system. They currently only have nine pitchers among their top 30 prospects.
Then again, the Brewers should stick to their draft strategy of selecting players who play up the middle–catcher, pitcher, shortstop or second base, and centerfielder.
Although, a couple of draft experts have the Brewers going outside their normal draft strategy and taking a corner outfielder. Regardless, a small market team like the Brew Crew needs to keep adding talented prospects to give them more spins at the postseason apple. The franchise could consider a couple of players to add to their farm system.