ESPN’s Kiley McDaniel dropped the tweet heard ‘round the draft world last Wednesday afternoon when he announced that prep pitcher Dylan Lesko would be undergoing Tommy John surgery. Shortly after that, all of the other outlets confirmed the unfortunate news.
While it's unclear how this will impact Lesko's draft status, it could put the Brewers in play at pick #27.
Baseball America dropped their mock prior to the Lesko news; while MLB Pipeline’s came out shortly after.
Baseball America predicts the Brewers to select Gonzaga RHP Gabriel Hughes. You've seen that name before if you've been reading these draft reports. He's had an excellent spring and has a really nice repertoire. It will be interesting to see how many pitchers go before this point. Hughes is the tenth pitcher off the board in this mock draft. Hughes goes off the board much earlier (16th) for Pipeline.
MLB Pipeline also has the Brewers going the college pitching route but has the Crew selecting Oklahoma State RHP Justin Campbell. (Campbell went 28th in the BA version.) Campbell is 6-7 and though he doesn't have a dominant pitch, his full arsenal of having a variety of pitches and good control makes him a high-floor prospect.
The Brewers will have a bonus pool of $7,070,900. Their first-round pick has a slot value of $2,700,500 and they have their full contingent of Top 10 picks, plus the 72nd overall pick by means of the competitive balance round B. So despite drafting 27th, the team will have the 22nd largest pool.
JEREMY’S TOP 10 PROSPECTS
The news on Lesko sends him down the list; while the trajectory of Jackson Holliday continues to trend upward.
1.) Druw Jones, OF, Georgia prep (Vanderbilt commit)
2.) Termarr Johnson, 2B, Georgia prep
3.) Elijah Green, OF, Florida prep (Miami commit) (Baseball America breaks down his game.)
4.) Brooks Lee, SS, Cal Poly (previously: 5)
5.) Kevin Parada, C, Georgia Tech (previously: 7)
6.) Jackson Holliday, SS, Oklahoma prep (Oklahoma State commit) (previously: 10)
7.) Jacob Berry, 3B, LSU (previously: 6)
8.) Jace Jung, 3B, Texas Tech
9.) Dylan Lesko, SP, Georgia prep (Vanderbilt commit) (Baseball America breaks down his game.) (previously: 4)
10.) Andrew Susac, C, Arizona (previously: 9)
MOCK DRAFTS / PROSPECT BOARDS
- Baseball America - v3.0 (4/28/22) / (v2.0 (4/1/22) / v1.0 (2/10/22) / Top 300 (4/27/22) / Staff Draft v.1.0 (4/20/22)
- MLB.com - Mock Draft (4/27/22) / Callis - Top 10 (12/15/21), Mayo - Top 20 (7/20/21) / Top 150 (4/25/22)
- The Athletic - Law Top 30 (3/10/22)
- ESPN - Early Draft Rankings (7/26/21) ($$$ - ESPN+) / McDaniel’s Draft Rankings (2/24/22) / Draft Rankings 2.0 (4/27/22)
- Fangraphs - The Board / 2022 MLB Draft Rankings and Offseason List Primer (11/30/21)
- Prospects Live - v2.0 (4/21/22) / v1.0 (1/4/22)
- Just Baseball v1.0 (2/10/22)
- My MLB Draft (1/18/22)
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