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Offline  2020 Official Draft Pick Selection/Signing Thread
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Posted: June 10, 2020, 7:24 AM Post
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This thread will be used to post all Brewers draft picks in order of their selection, as well as details of the picks.

A moderator will update the picks and player profiles. If you have comments/links about a player, please post them in the appropriate discussion thread.

Bold indicates the player has signed.

1 (20). Garrett Mitchell, OF, UCLA
2 (53). Freddy Zamora, SS, Miami
3 (92). Zavier Warren, C/IF, Central Michigan
4 (121). Joey Wiemer, OF, Cincinnati
5 (151). Hayden Cantrelle, SS, Louisiana-Lafayette


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ROUND 1 (20th overall): Garrett Mitchell, CF

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Height: 6'3
Weight: 204
B/T: L/R
School: UCLA
Year: Junior
DOB: 09/04/98

SCOUTING REPORT:

MLB Pipeline:
Scouting grades: Hit: 60 | Power: 50 | Run: 70 | Arm: 60 | Field: 50 | Overall: 55

Mitchell was a solid high school prospect at Orange Lutheran in California, one who was firmly in the middle of the Draft Top 100 in 2017. As toolsy as they come, concerns about his ability to tap into those tools consistently and his commitment to UCLA led to him not being selected until the 14th round (by the A's). He started to make good on his potential during a strong sophomore season with the Bruins, though he didn't get a chance to show what he could do with Team USA after a leg injury forced him off the Collegiate National Team. He wasn’t fully cleared last fall, but he still impressed scouts with his batting practice sessions, and he had all tools on display this spring.

Mitchell has made real strides with his swing, one of the concerns when he was coming out of high school. He hit consistently for the first time in 2019 and he was doing it again during his junior season. He showed plus power in BP and his ability to transfer that to games makes him one of the top picks in the country. Big and strong, Mitchell is an easily plus runner who can steal bases and cover a ton of ground in center field, a premium position he'll be able to play long term with the chance to develop into at least an above-average defender in time.

Mitchell has been playing with Type 1 diabetes since being diagnosed in third grade and has shown he can be a premium athlete while dealing with the disease. Armed with perhaps the best collection of tools in this Draft class, the team taking him will be the one that believes he will be able to use those tools consistently in games at the pro level.

Perfect Game:
When Mitchell made it to campus he was instantly pegged as one of the top freshmen in the country based on the physicality and advanced tool set; he just needed to prove the tools would play and he’d solidify himself as a first-round talent. Over his career at UCLA Mitchell has done just that, continuously refining his overall approach as he showed in a shortened 2020 season, cutting down the strikeouts even if it was only a 15 game look. A lefthanded hitter, Mitchell’s approach at the dish is still more contact oriented, putting the ball in play as his .355 average in 2020 suggests, but scouts believe the power (which he’ll show plus raw) should continue to appear in live action as he makes refinements to his mechanical operation. He’s an easy plus runner despite his physical strength and he knows how to use it both on the bases and out in center field where you can project him to stick at the next level. If you’re looking for tools, look no further than Mitchell.

2080 Baseball:
Highly regarded out of national prep power Orange Lutheran (Calif.), we ranked Mitchell ranked as the #43rd best prospect in the 2017 class. Three years later, he’s parlayed a broad toolset with a strong collegiate track record to place him squarely into first round consideration. One of the fastest runners in the draft, he consistently gets down the line in the 4.0 range from the left side (70-grade), and his legs are an asset running down balls in the gaps as well. His arm strength also rates out as plus. Mitchell has made strides with the bat over the past three years, cutting down on his strikeouts and showing above average power potential in batting practice. Much has been made of Mitchell’s Type 1 diabetes, a condition that he’s managed without issue thus far during his athletic career.

Baseball America:
Scouts eyed Mitchell as a potential first-round pick at Orange (Calif.) Lutheran High, but a middling senior season and concerns about his Type 1 diabetes caused him to fall to the 14th round, where the A's picked him. He opted for UCLA and became a three-year starter for the Bruins. After struggling as a freshman, Mitchell led the nation in triples during a breakout sophomore season and continued to raise his stock as a junior. He was batting .355/.425/.484 this spring when the season shut down. Mitchell possesses arguably the best package of tools in the 2020 draft. He's an 80-grade runner who changes games with his speed, is a plus defensive center fielder who effortlessly glides to balls and has a rifle for an arm. Mitchell shows massive, plus-plus raw power in batting practice, but his choppy swing produces mostly grounders and low line drives in games. His natural feel for contact gives him a chance to be an above-average or better hitter, and his natural speed and elite times out of the box should help inflate his batting average. Some evaluators are optimistic Mitchell can tap into his power with swing refinements in pro ball, but his in-game power production is concerning dating back to his high school career. Mitchell’s speed helps him to beat out infield singles and amass lots of doubles and triples, making him an offensive difference-maker even absent home run power. Mitchell has faced health and endurance concerns because of his diabetes throughout his career, but he played 62 of 63 games for UCLA in 2019 and all 15 games in 2020 before the season shut down. With a high probability to hit for average, steal bases and stay in center field, and the possibility of adding power, Mitchell is a top-10 talent, though his question marks make him a bit more polarizing than the other players around him.

FanGraphs:
Teams had $1 million evals on Mitchell out of high school but several also had concerns about his hit tool and he ended up at UCLA. He has huge raw power and straight line speed but his swing has generated mixed opinions for a while now.

Note the gap between Mitchell's projected game power output and his raw juice, one that probably needs a swing change to close. Curt, punchy, and geared for gap contact, Mitchell's current cut is more fluid and dynamic than it was in high school, when teams had million-dollar evals on him despite largely taking issue with his swing efficacy, but he still has limited power utility on pitches away from him. The swing changes Mitchell made at UCLA are perhaps evidence he can make more as a pro, but I think this gap approach works fine and is best depoyed by sprinters like Mitchell, who has retained his plus-plus speed despite bulking up quite a bit since high school. Without impact game power Mitchell is unlikely to be a star, but the offensive improvements he made in college combined with his defensive fit in center give him a good shot to be an everyday center fielder.

The Athletic (Keith Law):
Mitchell was a premium prospect out of Orange Lutheran HS in 2017 but was seen as unsignable due to his commitment to UCLA, doubts about how ready his bat was for pro ball, and concerns around a chronic health issue (Mitchell has Type 1 diabetes). Mitchell raked enough as a sophomore and early this spring to put himself squarely into the first round — especially given his 80 run times and plus defense in center field. The questions about his bat are at least partly answered; he hit .350/.419/.550 from the start of 2019 until the shutdown and only struck out 12 percent of the time, although I have seen him have timing issues and meet the ball out front, so it’s a contact quality issue rather than swing-and-miss. Even if he’s just a 45 hit/45 power guy in the end, his defense and speed make him a potential regular for some team that can get comfortable with an everyday player who must manage a chronic health condition.

Prospects Live:
Mitchell is a bit of an enigma this year. He reportedly has some off-the-field questions, and I’m not going to weigh those heavily because I haven’t heard anything from anyone about the specifics. On the field, Mitchell has a swing that’s geared for contact, with a swing plane that often times lacks loft because of a lack of lateral tilt at contact (a way to generate positive attack angles). He has a tight distribution of launch angles which makes me believe in the hit tool going forward, and I’m keeping him this high because I have faith in a pro player-dev group tweaking his posture to unlock a more lofty swing plane which should allow him to hit for more in-game power. He’s an elite athlete with a plus arm, and should have no problem playing CF and providing value on the bases.

CBS Sports (R.J. Anderson):
Mitchell is one of the fastest runners in the class, and he should have no problem remaining in center for the long haul. (He played right in 2019 out of deference to former first-round pick Matt McLain, who moved to shortstop this season.) The other elements of his game are less certain. Mitchell has the kind of athleticism and angular frame that scouts dream about, and he puts on a better BP than his in-game power numbers indicate (his .151 career ISO is propped up by 15 triples, as compared to six home runs). He's already reconfigured his swing once since high school, and a team hoping to help him unlock his star potential could task him with trying it again. Mitchell, a Type 1 diabetic, should serve as a positive role model regardless.

LINKS:

First-round pick Garrett Mitchell comes with five tools – and cherry gummies (The Athletic)
‘An electric athlete’: Brewers believe they found a gem in OF Garrett Mitchell (The Athletic)
Garrett Mitchell overcomes concerns about lack of power, Type 1 diabetes to become Brewers' top pick (Milwaukee Journal Sentinel)
New Brewers' draft pick Garrett Mitchell can bust a move (TMJ4)

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Offline  Re: 2020 Official Draft Pick Selection/Signing Thread
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Posted: June 11, 2020, 5:20 PM Post
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ROUND 2 (53rd overall): Freddy Zamora, SS

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Height: 6'1
Weight: 189
B/T: R/R
School: Miami
Year: Junior
DOB: 11/01/1998

SCOUTING REPORT:

MLB Pipeline:
Scouting grades: Hit: 50 | Power: 40 | Run: 50 | Arm: 60 | Field: 55 | Overall: 45

Freddy Zamora Sr. played professional baseball in Nicaragua and his son has the chance to play at a much higher level. The younger Zamora had been a starter since he set foot on Miami's campus, and after being a glove-only type of middle infielder, improvements in his offensive game had him much higher on Draft boards as he was set to begin his junior season with the Hurricanes. That progress came to a screeching halt when he was first suspended for violating team rules before the start of the season, then suffered a knee injury in practice that will shelved him for the rest of the year.

At his best, Zamora has the skill set to be an everyday player at a premium position. He can be a plus defender at times, with a lot of body control, range and wing span at his disposal to go along with an easily plus arm. He's made strides at the plate to make him a more well-rounded player. He's very short to the ball with a contact-oriented approach that makes him tough to strike out, and he started showing more extra-base pop during his sophomore year, though he tailed off at the end of the year.

Zamora is an average runner, especially once underway, and he's shown the ability to steal bases, though he was nursing a hamstring injury this fall and will have to show there are no ill-effects from the knee injury. He can play with a low motor at times, but with his overall skill set, and he’ll now have to answer questions about his makeup, but he has the tools to be a top three-round talent.

Perfect Game:
Zamora entered the spring as a possible first-round draft pick with high expectations following a strong first two years at Miami and unfortunately he didn’t get the chance to perform as he tore his ACL in spring practice. He entered the season as one of the top defenders in the class as he was almost assured to stick at shortstop with excellent twitch, fundamentals, and athleticism. Zamora was to be the focal point on a championship-aspiring Hurricanes squad and showed top of the scales athleticism with an impact defensive skillset and an offensive profile that was more than simply handling the barrel. The power isn’t significant but he shows good gap power and improved his home run power from his freshman year to his sophomore year. The discipline is notable as he doesn’t strike out often and takes his walks while the speed also allows him to beat out some infield ground balls. Zamora was well known entering the season but unfortunately he didn’t have the chance to play himself into the first round; regardless he’s a significant draft talent who should still hear his name called early.

Baseball America:
Zamora was among the top tier of college shortstops in the 2020 class entering the season. If it weren’t for Arizona State’s Alika Williams, there would be an argument for Zamora as the top defender in the class, and Zamora brings more offensive upside to the table as well. Zamora hit .300/.391/.429 with more walks than strikeouts over his first two years with Miami, but a knee injury suffered in a preseason practice wiped out his junior season before it began. He had started to tap into more power in his 2019 season (going from one home run to six) and would have been right in the middle of the Hurricanes’ lineup as well as their defensive leader at shortstop. Zamora has the tools to be an impact defender at shortstop, though he showed a tendency to get a bit lazy on routine plays. If he cleaned those up, Zamora would have easy plus potential with the glove, with impressive hands, solid range and a reliable throwing arm. Zamora’s power is fringe-average, but he shows a solid understanding of the strike zone and has at least an average hit tool. He’s an above-average runner and does a nice job on the bases, going 33-for-40 (82.5 percent) in steals over his first two seasons. A solid all-around player who is likely to stick at shortstop long-term, Zamora could have easily played his way into first-round consideration if healthy and hitting well. He should slide a bit because of his injury but will still be in day one consideration thanks to very few holes in his game.

FanGraphs:
Zamora is unlikely to go as high as I have him ranked because he tore his ACL this spring and didn't play. He belongs here on talent, a pretty explosive and acrobatic runner who walked more than he struck out as an underclassman.

Prospects Live:
Zamora was slowed by a knee injury in 2020, which only added to his stock dropping after a suspension for violating a team rule. Overall, though, he is a solid selection. He gets praised for his defensive ability more than anything, and he’s got above average speed to boot. At times his bat has shown through as well.

Outside of the injury, the biggest knock to Zamora is consistency. He’s flashed the ability to have every tool in the shed, which is why he’s still in conversations as high as he is. If he can come back from injury and show that his talents are real then someone will be getting a very nice discount on a shortstop.

CBS Sports (R.J. Anderson):
On a talent basis, and a talent basis alone, Zamora deserved to be listed somewhere in the top 25. He's all but certain to remain at the position thanks to his above-average arm strength and range, and he's a more dynamic offensive player than Arizona State's Alika Williams. To wit, Zamora hit .300/.391/.429 with 33 steals and more walks than strikeouts over two seasons at Miami.

Alas, Zamora went unranked on our list due to a series of unfortunate events that culminated in him not playing in a single game during the abbreviated 2020 campaign. The short version is that he was suspended for the onset of the season due to a rules violation, and then he suffered a year-ending knee injury.

Teams will have to make a call on Zamora's ability, health, and makeup based on some combination of their past looks, his medicals, and the information they can glean from coaches and others. Odds are, he's going to go later than he should relative to his upside as a starting shortstop.


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Canes Baseball Player Freddy Zamora Ready For MLB Draft (CBS 4 Miami video feature)


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Posted: June 11, 2020, 6:26 PM Post
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ROUND 3 (92nd overall): Zavier Warren, C/IF

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Height: 6'0
Weight: 190
B/T: S/R
School: Central Michigan
Year: Junior
DOB: 01/08/1999

SCOUTING REPORT:

MLB Pipeline:
Scouting grades: Hit: 55 | Power: 40 | Run: 45 | Arm: 55 | Field: 45 | Overall: 45

Central Michigan hasn't had a position player taken in the first five rounds since 1980, but that drought will end this year. Warren impressed with his hitting and on-base ability in the Mid-American Conference last season, then established himself as a quality prospect by doing the same in the Cape Cod League. He spent some time behind the plate for the Chippewas this spring, adding to his intrigue.

A switch-hitter with a quick, sound swing from both sides, Warren makes line-drive contact with ease. He's more of a gap-to-gap hitter than a home run threat, though he did set a school record with 22 doubles last year. He's not afraid to work deep counts in the pursuit of walks, and plays quicker than his fringy-to-average speed thanks to aggressiveness on the bases.

Warren's future defensive home is in question because his so-so range and funky arm action aren't suited for shortstop. His solid arm could help make him an asset at third base (where he played on the Cape) if he shows enough power to profile there, or he could wind up as an offensive second baseman. There are mixed reviews on him as a catcher, his high school position, though he has the hands, arm and athleticism to possibly make it work with more experience.

Perfect Game:
Perhaps this draft’s most intriguing versatility piece, Central Michigan’s Zavier Warren doesn’t really have a defined position moving forward, but rather than be a detractor from the profile, it’s actually in his benefit. Warren OPS’d 1.080 for CMU’s ’19 regional club and then continued his hot hitting through the Cape Cod League season, earning him high marks from scouts for his hit tool from both sides of the plate as well as his defensive versatility. He’s played mostly the left side of the infield and caught some, and some scouts think he might be best served to convert full time behind the plate, while others see him as a potential 3B/2B/OF type of chess piece. The hit tool projects above average and he’s got some punch in his bat, though most scouts seem to believe the in-game power projection to be average at best. Regardless, Warren’s bat and versatility give him major league upside.

Baseball America:
Warren is an instinctual player who brings a lot of defensive versatility and reliability to the table. He entered Central Michigan as a catcher, but logged time behind the dish, at third base and first base as a freshman. In 2019 a need opened at shortstop, and he’s been a reliable defender at the position, though he isn’t a true pro shortstop prospect. Warren played third base in the Cape Cod League over the summer, where he hit .315/.396/.443 with three home runs and eight doubles. Warren doesn’t have a real standout tool but is solid across the board and has a pretty and consistent swing from both sides of the plate. He has solid power, but it plays more in the gaps for doubles (he set the single-season Central Michigan record with 22 doubles in 2019) than true over-the-fence power. That could create problems with how he profiles at the hot corner, though scouts have said he’s athletic enough to return to catching at the next level, and if he can handle the defensive grind there, his bat all of a sudden looks extremely impressive. Warren has just average speed, but he’s an instinctual baserunner who is 17-for-18 in stolen base attempts over his collegiate career.

FanGraphs:
Plus arm, can play any IF spot, average speed, switch hitter, feel for the game, contact approach, some lift from the left side, where he's more natural.

The Athletic (Keith Law):
Yes, Warren played shortstop this spring for CMU and also caught four games, while he played third base for Bourne on the Cape last summer, so you might say he’s versatile. He’s probably a utility guy rather than a regular given his below-average power — he doesn’t lack strength but his swing is so short that he doesn’t get to drive the ball — but his ability to play so many positions, and to produce some on-base value as a switch-hitter, should make him a third- or fourth-round pick.


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If Central Michigan's Zavier Warren can hit, Brewers will find him position (Detroit Free Press)

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ROUND 4 (121st overall): Joey Wiemer, OF

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Height: 6'5
Weight: 215
B/T: R/R
School: Cincinnati
Year: Junior
DOB: 02/11/1999

SCOUTING REPORT:

MLB Pipeline:
Scouting grades: Hit: 40 | Power: 45 | Run: 60 | Arm: 70 | Field: 55 | Overall: 40

Cincinnati's best prospect since Ian Happ was a Cubs first-rounder in 2016, Wiemer offers some of the best tools in the 2020 college crop but little track record of doing damage at the plate. He has a big league body (6-foot-5, 215 pounds) and three tools that grade as plus or better, yet he's a career .264/.379/.408 hitter for the Bearcats and slugged just .354 with wood bats in the Cape Cod League last summer.

Wiemer's bat speed, strength and leverage give him plus raw power from the right side of the plate, but he's still figuring how to translate it into production. He utilizes a big leg kick and he has an uphill, max-effort swing and timing issues that lead to a lot of groundball contact. He probably will need to overhaul his stroke at the next level, though he does show some patience at the plate.

Wiemer has plus speed and an aggressive nature on the bases, showing a knack for stealing bags. He has well above-average arm strength and has hit 98 mph on the mound, though a lack of control undermined him when Cincinnati briefly tried to use him as a closer this spring. He has played left field for the Bearcats, though his quickness and arm would suggest he can handle any outfield assignment.

Perfect Game:
A very physical, toolsy prospect; Wiemer was a pretty solid two-way prospect coming out of high school in the extreme southern part of the state of Michigan, and did have some two-way time at Cincinnati, but he’s viewed mostly as a bat for draft purposes. He’s got excellent size and athleticism for that size, with plus speed and a plus arm giving him enticing defensive projection, be it in right field or center field. Offensively he’s got plus righthanded raw power as well as bat speed, but he’s never shown that type of power in game situations, and scouts are wary of the hit tool projection as well. Regardless, a guy with Wiemer’s tools, physicality, and athleticism is always a sought-after commodity.

Baseball America:
Wiemer is a toolsy outfielder who raised his draft stock with a strong summer in the Cape Cod League but has consistently underwhelmed as a hitter with Cincinnati in the American Athletic Conference. Listed at 6-foot-5, 215 pounds, Wiemer has a collection of plus tools, including his raw power, arm strength and running ability. He hasn’t been able to successfully tap into that power at the plate, thanks to a noisy swing that has plenty of moving parts—enough that scouts have compared him to Hunter Pence. He has an open setup with lots of bat waggle above his head and a high leg kick, which all lead to timing issues. Over three years with Cincinnati, Wiemer hit .264/.379/.408 with 12 home runs and 35 stolen bases. When Wiemer is on base, he’s an instinctual and smart runner and his speed and arm strength (he’s gotten into the mid-90s on the mound) give him the ability to play all three outfield positions. Wiemer’s toolset is better than where he’s ranked, but the questions about his hit tool are significant.

FanGraphs:
Lanky athlete has huge tools (plus bat speed, raw power, arm strength and straightline speed) and is sorta like Hunter Pence, could jump into the first round with a loud spring, but some scouts have 40 or 45 grades on the bat, but there's a little bit of Hunter Bishop here as well. Also is into the mid-90's on the mound.


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Bedford's Joey Wiemer selected by Brewers in 4th round of MLB Draft (ABC 13 video feature)

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ROUND 5 (151st overall): Hayden Cantrelle, SS

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Height: 5'11
Weight: 175
B/T: S/R
School: Louisiana-Lafayette
Year: Junior
DOB: 11/25/1998

SCOUTING REPORT:

MLB Pipeline:
Scouting grades: Hit: 40 | Power: 45 | Run: 60 | Arm: 70 | Field: 55 | Overall: 40

Cincinnati's best prospect since Ian Happ was a Cubs first-rounder in 2016, Wiemer offers some of the best tools in the 2020 college crop but little track record of doing damage at the plate. He has a big league body (6-foot-5, 215 pounds) and three tools that grade as plus or better, yet he's a career .264/.379/.408 hitter for the Bearcats and slugged just .354 with wood bats in the Cape Cod League last summer.

Wiemer's bat speed, strength and leverage give him plus raw power from the right side of the plate, but he's still figuring how to translate it into production. He utilizes a big leg kick and he has an uphill, max-effort swing and timing issues that lead to a lot of groundball contact. He probably will need to overhaul his stroke at the next level, though he does show some patience at the plate.

Wiemer has plus speed and an aggressive nature on the bases, showing a knack for stealing bags. He has well above-average arm strength and has hit 98 mph on the mound, though a lack of control undermined him when Cincinnati briefly tried to use him as a closer this spring. He has played left field for the Bearcats, though his quickness and arm would suggest he can handle any outfield assignment.

Perfect Game:
An interesting, toolsy middle infielder; Cantrelle gained a fair bit of publicity over his first two seasons on campus and added a very good summer 2019 on the Cape to his resumé. He’s an athletic, twitchy switch-hitter with good contact skills and speed, though he got off to a very rough start in 2020, which is important to note. He’s a talented defender in the middle infield and looks capable of playing both shortstop and second base, which aids in his overall utility profile, since the bat doesn’t look quite impactful enough at the highest level to be an everyday regular.

Baseball America:
The coronavirus shutdown came at an extremely inopportune time for Cantrelle. After two strong seasons at Louisiana-Lafayette, he looked somewhat lost at the plate in the early going this spring. Cantrelle was hitting .136/.320/.237 in 17 games. But there is reason to write that off as a rough month in an otherwise solid college career. After looking somewhat overmatched for much of the summer of 2018 in the Cape Cod League, he showed a much better approach and a more controlled swing in 2019. Playing shortstop and second base for Harwich, he finished ninth in the league with a .315 average. While he played more second base than shortstop with Harwich, Cantrelle projects as an average shortstop defensively in pro ball and an above-average defender at second. He has average arm strength but is an accurate thrower. He isn’t big, (5-foot-11, 175 pounds) but he is a plus runner. He swiped 28 bags in 32 tries as a sophomore and 19 in 21 attempts in the Cape last summer. From either side of the plate, the switch-hitting Cantrelle is a top-of-the-order table setter, but he shows 40 power from the left side. His righthanded swing is generally more of a contact-oriented approach. Cantrelle’s awful spring clouds his status, but he had a lengthy resume of success before that and teams like his baseball IQ. He lacks flashy tools, but a team who relies strongly on a player’s Cape Cod League performance could be enticed in the fourth or fifth round.

FanGraphs:
Hit-first, plus-running middle infielder has performed well on the Cape. Ryan Freel type with wide base of tools that are mostly above average other than fringy raw power, gap game approach.

Prospects Live:
A switch hitting speedster who likes to swing early and often.

Cantrelle has a leadoff profile with an aggressive approach at the plate. He’ll swing a lot and he’ll miss a lot, but the most interesting part is that he walks quite a bit too. In 135 games at Louisiana-Lafayette he struck out 122 times and walked 90. At the plate he has quick hands.
In looks that the Prospects Live staff got, it was noted that his power shows through more from the left side of the dish and that he will profile better defensively as a second baseman. He’s for sure a plus runner with the instincts to match on the basepaths.

A slow start in 2020 saw his average well below the Mendoza line won’t do much for his stock, but there are some tools there for a team to get a guy that could sit atop their lineup.


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Hayden Cantrelle has refined skills last 3 years (Baseball Prospect Journal / Dan Zielinski III)

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