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Posted: December 20, 2017, 9:37 PM Post
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Nate, Steven Gingery is probably a better comp to Capuano given the changeup and overall lack of one dominant pitch as both are/were more 'sum of their parts' type of hurlers (Marco Gonzales and Sean Gilmartin were much more Capuano-esque when they were taken where they were in the draft in recent years). Cate's curveball gives him a legit out pitch and more of a power pitcher profile to go along with his low-90s fastball. A good comp for Cate really doesn't come to mind at this point in time, but he reminds me more of some prep lefties that went early in the draft in recent years like DL Hall, Kolby Allard and Rob Kaminsky.

Beer is an interesting prospect for the reasons you pointed our LouisEly. I think a lot of people are still hung up on his freshman year and what he did, but he's still a pretty good prospect as one that can get on base at a really good clip while hitting for a lot of power. On the low end he's Ben Grieve to me.


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Great resources, thanks.

I have seen Will Banfield mocked to Milwaukee somewhere. That sounds terrific. Sounds like a legit catcher with the potential to hit.

Good catching is very hard to find. We have some decent prospects, but I'd jump on an impact catcher if possible.


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JW- I was just watching the Park-Franklin basketball game and they mentioned Alba was going to some meet and greet thing with the Cubs. Don't be surprised if he is drafted by them.


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An interesting set of Tweets from Fangraphs’ Kiley McDaniel...

@kileymcd: Been hearing this for a month but hearing it more now: the Tigers are looking at Waukesha HS (WI) center fielder Jarred Kelenic as the #1 overall pick. Not just a rumor designed to get other player's prices down. Auburn RHP Casey Mize is still the favorite right now to go 1-1.

@kileymcd: Kelenic was in Lakeland, FL to see a spring training game at the Tigers facility on March 6th, which is when I first heard this was a possibility.

@kileymcd: Also worth noting that Kelenic will be playing for a travel ball team this spring, not his high school. Should be more games and better competition, so seems like the right move.

And a clarification to that last Tweet via Patrick...

@PGPatrickEbert: Not will be, Kelenic is already playing for his travel team, Hitters Baseball, as the season started three weeks ago -- he didn't play this past weekend due to illness but has looked very strong otherwise while facing a steady group of good pitchers


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PG Mock Draft 1.0

Has the Brewers taking prep catch Will Banfield.

Jeff Ellis' mock draft

Has the Brewers taking Wichita State CF (and likely pro RF) Greyson Jenista.


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With the Brewers drafting so late, I'm wondering if a Community Mock Draft is feasible. Any thoughts?


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And That said:
PG Mock Draft 1.0

Has the Brewers taking prep catch Will Banfield.

They have former 2015 Brewers draft selection, SS/3B Jonathan India, going #18 overall. India has had an exceptional season for the Florida Gators this year including a 1.391 OPS through 40 games.


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Posted: April 24, 2018, 5:23 AM Post
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reillymcshane said:
With the Brewers drafting so late, I'm wondering if a Community Mock Draft is feasible. Any thoughts?

I am always up for the Community Mock Draft, but understand if it would be a little too deep and time consuming this year. Every year the draft is a crapshoot, but trying to predict this year’s draft seems even more volatile than usual. The MLB Draft is one of my favorite baseball events each year, so I would be happy to help with whatever is decided.

Here are a few ideas if we decide to forego the standard Community Mock Draft:

1) Find a few posters (5-10) that can be available over a smaller timeframe near the draft and assign 2-4 selections each for a first round mock draft.
2) Anyone that wants to participate can list their own individual first round mock draft predictions.
3) Have everyone predict a few items such as who will go #1-#5, who their favorite hitter and pitcher is in the draft, and who they think the Brewers will select. Could also have everyone select the three best players they think will be available at the Brewers selection.

Just a few thoughts, hard to believe the draft is only six weeks away already.


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Here are the aggregate top 100 prospects in the draft, based on 10 different public and paid sources. Brewers picks highlighted:

1. Casey Mize, RHP, 4yr
2. Matthew Liberatore, LHP, HS
3. Nick Madrigal, 2B, 4yr
4. Jarred Kelenic, CF, HS
5. Shane McClanahan, LHP, 4yr
6. Travis Swaggerty, CF, 4yr
7. Ryan Rolison, LHP, 4yr
8. Alec Bohm, 3B, 4yr
9. Brady Singer, RHP, 4yr
10. Nolan Gorman, 3B, HS
11. Kumar Rocker, RHP, HS
12. Carter Stewart, RHP, HS
13. Jackson Kowar, RHP, 4yr
14. Logan Gilbert, RHP, 4yr
15. Brice Turang, SS, HS
16. Ethan Hankins, RHP, HS
17. Mason Denaburg, RHP, HS
18. Cole Winn, RHP, HS
19. Joey Bart, C, 4yr
20. Ryan Weathers, LHP, HS
21. Mike Vasil, RHP, HS
22. Sean Hjelle, RHP, 4yr
23. Nander De Sedas, SS, HS
24. Jeremy Eierman, SS, 4yr
25. Cole Wilcox, RHP, HS
26. Triston Casas, 1B, HS
27. Tristan Beck, RHP, 4yr
28. Greyson Jenista, OF, 4yr
29. Will Banfield, C, HS
30. Connor Scott, CF, HS
31. Trevor Larnach, RF, 4yr
32. Steele Walker, RF, 4yr
33. Mike Siani, CF, HS
34. Noah Naylor, C, HS
35. Griffin Conine, RF, 4yr
36. Jonathan India, 3B, 4yr
37. Konnor Pilkington, LHP, 4yr
38. Tristan Pompey, OF, 4yr
39. Anthony Seigler, C, HS
40. Alek Thomas, CF, HS
41. Seth Beer, 1B, 4yr
42. Kris Bubic, LHP, 4yr
43. J.T. Ginn, RHP, HS
44. Jake McCarthy, CF, 4yr
45. Tim Cate, LHP, 4yr
46. Xavier Edwards, 2B, HS
47. Austin Becker, RHP, HS
48. Jordan Groshans, 3B, HS
49. Blaine Knight, RHP, 4yr
50. Nico Hoerner, SS/2B, 4yr
51. Griffin Roberts, RHP, 4yr
52. Slade Cecconi, RHP, HS
53. Joe Gray Jr., OF, HS
54. Jeremiah Jackson, SS, HS
55. Luke Bartnicki, LHP, HS
56. Lenny Torres Jr., RHP, HS
57. Nick Schnell, OF, HS
58. Zack Watson, OF, 4yr
59. Nick Decker, RF, HS
60. Austin Bergner, RHP, 4yr
61. Owen White, RHP, HS
62. Tanner Dodson, OF/RHP, 4yr
63. Parker Meadows, CF, HS
64. Jameson Hannah, OF, 4yr
65. Nick Northcut, 3B/RHP, HS
66. Jonathan Childress, LHP, HS
67. Simeon Woods-Richardson, RHP, HS
68. Landon Marceaux, RHP, HS
69. Steven Gingery, LHP, 4yr
70. Osiris Johnson, SS/OF, HS
71. Elijah Cabell, OF, HS
72. Luken Baker, 1B, 4yr
73. Sean Wymer, RHP, 4yr
74. Raynel Delgado, 3B/SS, HS
75. Grayson Rodriguez, RHP, HS
76. Adam Hill, RHP, 4yr
77. Daniel Lynch, LHP, 4yr
78. Gunnar Hoglund, RHP, HS
79. Grant Lavigne, 1B/3B, HS
80. Jake Wong, RHP, 4yr
81. Kyle Bradish, RHP, 4yr
82. Jaden Hill, RHP, HS
83. J.P. Gates, LHP/1B, HS
84. Kendall Logan Simmons, 3B/SS, HS
85. Isaiah Campbell, RHP, 4yr
86. Adam Kloffenstein, RHP, HS
87. Cody Deason, RHP, 4yr
88. Matt Mercer, RHP, 4yr
89. Chandler Champlain, RHP, HS
90. Mitchell Kilkenny, RHP, 4yr
91. Zack Haake, RHP, 4yr
92. Ryder Green, OF, HS
93. Cadyn Grenier, SS/2B, 4yr
94. Justin Jarvis, RHP, HS
95. Durbin Feltman, RHP, 4yr
96. Jordyn Adams, CF, HS
97. Blaze Alexander, SS, HS
98. Max Marusak, OF, HS
99. Cole Sands, RHP, 4yr
100. Grant Koch, C, 4yr

125. C.J. Willis, C, HS
155. Trey Riley, RHP, JC
185. Ty Madden, RHP, HS
215. Dallas Woolfolk, RHP, 4yr
245. Cooper Stinson, RHP, HS


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Posted: April 27, 2018, 10:07 AM Post
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My son graduated from Waukesha West in 2016 and played Varsity baseball for 3 years there. So, even though Kelenic never did play on West's baseball team (as someone mentioned, there played summer baseball), we have been following him very closely. Because of the age difference (2 Years), my son didn't play with or against him at all in youth baseball. However, my son did play in a Fall High School baseball league his Sophomore year, and Kelenic was on one of the teams as a 7th grader. If I remember correctly, I believe he pitched against him for one of his at bats and got him on a line-out to 2nd base. [smile]

His dad founded and owns (or at least owned - not sure if he still does) Five diamonds, which is now Infinity Fields in Waukesha.

Another "brush with fame" that my son had in baseball was several youth games against Ty Weber who is a sophomore at University of Illinois and one of their better pitchers. They also played against each other in High School. There are also 2 or 3 local players from Arrowhead and Catholic Memorial that are on Michigan's current team. Dragani from CMH is an outstanding freshman pitcher for them.

No more summer HS baseball in WI after this year. I'm glad my son graduated before that happened.


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The draft speculation thread has been a little slow this year. The first round is just four weeks from today. I haven’t been able to follow amateur baseball as closely as in the past, but it doesn’t appear to be a bad year to be drafting in the early 20’s. Outside of Casey Mize there isn’t really a consensus among the top five. I am normally a strong proponent of taking bats in the early rounds, but this year the depth of high school righthanders seems really strong. It might be worth taking a chance or two on finding a future rotation arm among their first three selections (#21, #60, #73).

One intriguing high school hurler is RHP Grayson Rodriguez who seems to be steadily climbing draft boards. Sounds like the physical conditioning and velocity both saw significant spikes in the right direction over the past year.

Some high school righthanded pitchers that have dropped down the board due to injuries and have an outside chance to fall to the Brewers first pick are Ethan Hankins and Mason Denaburg. HS pitchers (especially injured ones) are a risky demographic, but also a risk that could pay off in a big way.

I am also curious to see how far Brice Turang falls in the draft. He has been one of the most publicized players in this class, but now looks likely to fall outside of the top ten. Regardless, I doubt he has a chance to fall into the 20’s at this point.


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If India slips down, I'd take him as a bat-first SS.

Maybe he can be MLB-ready by 2020-2021.


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Baseball America mock draft.
Oregon State OF Trevor Larnach to the Brewers.

MLB Pipeline mock draft.
Larnach again.

2080 Baseball mock draft.
Stetson RHP Logan Gilbert.


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Updated aggregate top 100 prospects. +/- is change from last time. Brewers picks highlighted:

1. Casey Mize, RHP, 4yr (0)
2. Nick Madrigal, 2B, 4yr (+1)
3. Matthew Liberatore, LHP, HS (-1)
4. Jarred Kelenic, CF, HS (0)
5. Travis Swaggerty, CF, 4yr (+1)
6. Shane McClanahan, LHP, 4yr (-1)
7. Alec Bohm, 3B, 4yr (+1)
8. Kumar Rocker, RHP, HS (+3)
9. Carter Stewart, RHP, HS (+3)
10. Ryan Rolison, LHP, 4yr (-3)
11. Brady Singer, RHP, 4yr (-2)
12. Nolan Gorman, 3B, HS (-2)
13. Cole Winn, RHP, HS (+5)
14. Brice Turang, SS, HS (+1)
15. Logan Gilbert, RHP, 4yr (+1)
16. Joey Bart, C, 4yr (+3)
17. Jackson Kowar, RHP, 4yr (-4)
18. Ryan Weathers, LHP, HS (+2)
19. Mason Denaburg, RHP, HS (-2)
20. Ethan Hankins, RHP, HS (-4)
21. Sean Hjelle, RHP, 4yr (+1)
22. Trevor Larnach, RF, 4yr (+9)
23. Jeremy Eierman, SS, 4yr (+1)
24. Grayson Rodriguez, RHP, HS (+51)
25. Jonathan India, 3B, 4yr (+11)
26. Connor Scott, CF, HS (+4)
27. Mike Vasil, RHP, HS (-6)
28. Triston Casas, 1B, HS (-2)
29. Tristan Beck, RHP, 4yr (-2)
30. Greyson Jenista, OF, 4yr (-2)
31. Cole Wilcox, RHP, HS (-6)
32. Nander De Sedas, SS, HS (-9)
33. Steele Walker, RF, 4yr (-1)
34. Noah Naylor, C, HS (0)
35. Mike Siani, CF, HS (-2)
36. Will Banfield, C, HS (-7)
37. Kris Bubic, LHP, 4yr (+5)
38. Alek Thomas, CF, HS (+2)
39. Anthony Seigler, C, HS (0)
40. J.T. Ginn, RHP, HS (+3)
41. Jordan Groshans, 3B, HS (+7)
42. Tristan Pompey, OF, 4yr (-4)
43. Konnor Pilkington, LHP, 4yr (-6)
44. Griffin Conine, RF, 4yr (-9)
45. Griffin Roberts, RHP, 4yr (+6)
46. Jake McCarthy, CF, 4yr (+2)
47. Xavier Edwards, 2B, HS (-1)
48. Blaine Knight, RHP, 4yr (+1)
49. Seth Beer, 1B, 4yr (-8)
50. Nico Hoerner, SS/2B, 4yr (0)
51. Lenny Torres Jr., RHP, HS (+5)
52. Tim Cate, LHP, 4yr (-7)
53. Jameson Hannah, OF, 4yr (+11)
54. Nick Schnell, OF, HS (+3)
55. Adam Kloffenstein, RHP, HS (+31)
56. Austin Becker, RHP, HS (-9)
57. Joe Gray Jr., OF, HS (-4)
58. Jeremiah Jackson, SS, HS (-4)
59. Slade Cecconi, RHP, HS (-7)
60. Parker Meadows, CF, HS (+3)
61. Jordyn Adams, CF, HS (+35)
62. Zach Watson, OF, 4yr (-4)
63. Owen White, RHP, HS (-2)
64. Trey Riley, RHP, JC (new)
65. Kyle Isbel, CF, 4yr (new)
66. Tanner Dodson, OF/RHP, 4yr (-4)
67. Simeon Woods-Richardson, RHP, HS (0)
68. Jake Wong, RHP, 4yr (+12)
69. Nick Northcut, 3B/RHP, HS (-4)
70. Matt McLain, SS/2B, HS (new)
71. Raynel Delgado, 3B/SS, HS (+3)
72. Nick Decker, RF, HS (-13)
73. Kyler Murray, OF, 4yr (new)
74. DaShawn Kiersey, OF, 4yr (new)
75. Gunnar Hoglund, RHP, HS (+3)
76. Luke Bartnicki, LHP, HS (-21)
77. Elijah Cabell, OF, HS (-6)
78. Jonathan Childress, LHP, HS (-12)
79. Sean Wymer, RHP, 4yr (-6)
80. Aaron Hernandez, RHP, 4yr (new)
81. Jayson Schroeder, RHP, HS (new)
90. Austin Bergner, RHP, 4yr (-30)
82. Luken Baker, 1B, 4yr (-10)
83. Steven Gingery, LHP, 4yr (-14)
84. Adam Hill, RHP, 4yr (-8)
85. Landon Marceaux, RHP, HS (-17)
86. Jaden Hill, RHP, HS (-4)
87. Durbin Feltman, RHP, 4yr (+8)
88. Blaze Alexander, SS, HS (+9)
89. Cody Deason, RHP, 4yr (-2)
90. Austin Bergner, RHP, 4yr (new)
91. Isaiah Campbell, RHP, 4yr (-6)
92. Mitchell Kilkenny, RHP, 4yr (-2)
93. Osiris Johnson, SS/OF, HS (-23)
94. Grant Lavigne, 1B/3B, HS (-15)
95. Matt Mercer, RHP, 4yr (-7)
96. Chandler Champlain, RHP, HS (-7)
97. Justin Jarvis, RHP, HS (-3)
98. Lyon Richardson, RHP, HS (new)
99. Ryder Green, OF, HS (-7)
100. Cadyn Grenier, SS/2B, 4yr (-7)

125. Grant Little, SS, 4yr
155. Brandon Dieter, SS/RHP, HS
185. Jason Bilous, RHP, 4yr
215. Tarik Skubal, LHP, 4yr
245. Mitchell Parker, LHP, HS


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Posted: May 10, 2018, 5:43 AM Post
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Here is a Composite MLB Draft Rankings spreadsheet created using a combination of both mock drafts and rankings lists.

This spreadsheet list was created by an SB Nation writer for Talking Chop.


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https://www.perfectgame.org/Articles/Vi ... icle=15176

Has the Brewers taking Logan Gilbert


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https://www.baseballamerica.com/ranking ... ock-draft/

Baseball America new Mock. Behind paywall this time. Would love to know Brewers pick.


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Posted: May 11, 2018, 10:28 AM Post
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Callis released his first mock draft today. Link below. Has Brewers taking Trevor Larnach, OF, Oregon State

https://www.mlb.com/news/college-player ... =151437456


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Brewers liked India enough to draft him three years ago... would not be surprised to see them go to the well again. Can he stick anywhere on the left side of the infield? He has a pretty ridiculous BABIP this year though.

Same with Jeremy Eierman (but without the ridiculous BABIP). He put up some serious power last year, but has a fairly high K rate.

Larnach has done nothing until this year. I like that he's LH, but am concerned about one year wonders. Would rather have Seth Beer; his numbers are down this year because of a .252 BABIP, but once again he walks more than he K's and has a career K rate of 11% and BB rate of 20%. He's been playing RF for Clemson; I haven't seen him throw so I don't know if he can stick there, but he seems athletic enough (listed at 6'2", 195) to not be stuck in LF or 1B.

If Logan Gilbert is still on the board though, it's him in a heartbeat.


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From the limited amount of research I have done, seems like there should be a number of high upside high school arms for our pick on board.

Seth Beer seems like he’d be on radar. His insane Bb% to K % is incredible. Has big power power upside. Wood bat concerns are there. Weird hearing how unathletic he is now & how he will be limited to 1B, maybe LF if needed. Coming out of high school it appeared he was much better in that department. I don’t know if he is a 1st round pick anymore but if there in 2nd, could be real good pick


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