The 2021 MLB Draft is going to get underway shortly, so we’re going to begin looking at potential first round Brewers draft picks to help get fans familiar with who might be the next Brewers prospect.
The first round of the 2021 Draft will take place on July 11th, so we’re about a month away as of this article’s publication. Milwaukee will have the 15th overall selection in the first round, and there are several intriguing players the Brewers could select.
One intriguing player the Milwaukee Brewers could select in the first round is Kansas State LHP Jordan Wicks.
You can never have enough left-handed pitching.
After stockpiling left-handers in the 2019 Draft, the Brewers’ three top pitching prospects are all left-handed. They could add another with Kansas State southpaw Jordan Wicks.
Wicks, 21, has had a good year in the Big 12 with the Wildcats, posting a 3.70 ERA with 118 strikeouts and 28 walks in 92.1 IP. He had a rough start in his final time out against TCU, giving up six runs in 5.2 IP, which raised his ERA from 3.32 to 3.70.
In the shortened 2020 season, Wicks made four starts with a 0.35 ERA in 26 innings.
When it comes to his pitch mix, Wicks’ best pitch is his changeup, and it’s regarded by many to be the best changeup in this year’s draft class. MLB Pipeline grades it a 65 on the 20-80 scouting…