MLB Draft : A Mock with Complete Analysis of Every Team

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#5: Milwaukee Brewers

   Nick: Jason Groome, Right-Handed Pitcher, Barnegat High School

   Milwaukee seems to be able to develop hitters, but always seem to be missing a true number one type pitcher. Even during their playoff years they had to make deals for CC Sabathia and Zack Greinke.  Taking Groome here gives them a chance to develop a true number one pitcher.  Groome may have the highest ceiling out of all the players in the draft.  He is 6’6’’ and throws in the lower to mid 90s.  He has the size to be a future work horse in the big leagues. A turn around to an organization is pitching and drafting the best talent available, the Brewers start that with Groome.

David: Nick Senzel, Third Baseman, Tennessee

The Brewers have a solid farm system this year, coming at number 9 in Baseball America’s preseason rankings. Aaron Hill has not been bad this season, slashing .269/.349/.419,, but behind him, there is nothing. Combine the lack of talent at the position and the fact Senzel is the best college hitter on the board, Senzel is the perfect fit for the Brew Crew.

#6: Oakland Athletics

  Nick: Riley Pint, Right-Handed Pitcher, St. Thomas Aquinas High School (Kansas)

The Athletics do not like taking high school players, but they do here.  Pint has hit 102 milers per hour on the radar gun and Billy Beane and company cannot pass up on that.  Pint no doubt has the best arm in the draft.  He needs help with his mechanics and developing secondary pitchers, but the Athletics always do a good job of developing pitchers.  Pint is a big time arm that would be hard to pass on at #6.

David: Kyle Lewis, Outfielder, Mercer

According to MLB Pipeline, the Athletics are in love with Lewis, and what is not to love? The right-handed outfielder has the pop to become a middle of the order bat while playing in right field. Combined with the Athletics in need of some outfield help, they have zero top 10 prospects in the oufield, and their major league outfield is ranking dead last in fWAR this season, and 23rd over the last two years. Lewis can come in, develop, and provide the much needed help.

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