On the first two days of the 2023 MLB Draft, the Milwaukee Brewers only drafted a total of three pitchers with their first 11 picks. On the final day of the 2023 MLB Draft on Tuesday, they decided to draft nine pitchers with their final 10 selections.
Milwaukee Brewers Draft 9 Pitchers On Day 3 of the MLB Draft
It was very interesting to see the Brewers take that approach. Out of the 10 players they selected on the final day of the 2023 MLB Draft, eight of them are high schoolers, and some of them will not sign with the Milwaukee Brewers and decide to play college baseball instead. The only two players they drafted in the final rounds that played collegiate baseball were Brett Wichrowski (RHP) from Bryant University and Josh Timmerman (RHP) from Ohio State.
It will be interesting to see what level of development they get placed at once they sign contracts with the Milwaukee Brewers. Wichrowski was drafted in the 13th round and was selected 392 overall, and Josh Timmerman was selected in the 16th round and was selected 482nd overall.
On the third day, the Milwaukee Brewers used the selections on Bishop Letson, a right-handed pitcher from Floyd Central High School in Indiana, in the 11th round. The second pick on the day for them in the 12th round was used on Bjorn Johnson, a left-handed pitcher from Lincoln High School in the state of Washington.
There are always hidden gems that are always found in the MLB Draft. The Milwaukee Brewers later drafted right-handed pitcher Jacob Gholston from Flower Mound, Texas. He was ranked as the number 181 best prospect on the Top 250 prospects list on MLB.com.
It is all about giving these kids a chance to make a name for themselves. It will be interesting to see how many of their draft picks stay with the organization over the long haul.