The Milwaukee Brewers will select 18th in the 2023 MLB draft. A lot can happen between now and July, but mock drafts are being released already. MLB Pipeline’s first mock draft had the Brew Crew selecting shortstop Maui Ahuna. The mock draft this article will focus on is from Prospects Live, in which they have the Brewers selecting outfielder Travis Honeyman.
Honeyman did not get much playing time during his first season at Boston College in 2021. Following that, he played 30 games in the New England Collegiate Baseball League and put up phenomenal numbers. He had a .430/.530/.763/.1.294 slash line, seven home runs, and 26 RBI.
In 2022, he put up great numbers at Boston College. The 20 year old hit for a .329 batting average, slugged .506, and had a .402 on base percentage. He displayed great contact skills as he struck out just 16 times over 184 plate appearances.
Following a successful college season, he played in the cap cod league last summer where put up good numbers. His average dropped below .300 to .289, but he again had a .400 on base percentage and a slugging percentage over .500.
If Travis Honeyman is selected in the first round of the MLB draft by the Brewers, he would be the second Boston College outfielder taken by the Crew in two years.
In 2021, the Brewers selected Sal Frelick out of Boston College with the 15th overall pick. Honeyman may join Frelick as another first round pick. He does still have to play out his junior season for the Eagles, so his stock can vary quite a bit by July.
As it stands today, Honeyman has the potential to be a mid to late round first round pick. Scouts have him graded at a 55 hit tool, 50 power, 55 run, 50 arm, and 50 field. He is not nearly as fast as former teammate Sal Frelick, but there is some belief that he could stick as a center fielder.
It will be interesting to see if Honeyman is on the Brewers radar or not. Sal Frelick had a tremendous first minor league season with the Crew and could make his major league debut in 2023. Perhaps selecting another outfielder from the same college will be of benefit.
Follow me on Twitter @tylerkoerth. Follow us @WiSportsHeroics for more great content. To read more of our articles and keep up to date on the latest in Wisconsin sports, click here!