Scouting report on the newest Brewers
The first round of he MLB draft is in the books and the Milwaukee Brewers chose a pair of college pitchers, Taylor Jungmann and Jed Bradley, with picks #12 and #15.
I spoke to Brewers GM Doug Melvin today and he explained the selections were a product of how the Brewers big board fell. Melvin wasn't necessarily focusing on college talent versus high school talent. Melvin also explained that this year's draft is weaker than normal in regards to position players. Because of it, a couple players snuck into the top 10 as teams try to address needs, which allowed Jungmann and Bradley to be available for the Brewers.
Below is a scouting report on each player from MLB.com.
TAYLOR JUNGMANN - RHP, University of Texas (6'6" / 220lbs.)
"While there are a couple of college arms that have gotten a bit more buzz as being top-of-the-draft types, there may not be another pitcher in the country who's been more consistently effective than the Texas Longhorns ace. The big right-hander with a Mike Pelfrey-type frame has three plus pitches and shows the ability to maintain his stuff deep into every start.
His fastball has been around 91-97 mph, even touching 98 mph, and sits comfortably in the 93-95 mph. His fastball has plus movement as well. His curve, with a hard, tight 11-to-5 break, is also a plus pitch, as is his changeup. While his command is average -- he occasionally gets too much of the middle of the plate -- he's got outstanding control, throwing strikes and not hurting himself with walks. He'll have to learn to pitch off the plate more, but that shouldn't be an issue.
Jungmann did have elbow surgery in high school."
JED BRADLEY - LHP, Georgia Tech University (6'4" / 224lbs.)
"Bradley isn't the top college lefty on Draft boards this year -- that honor belongs to Virginia's Danny Hultzen -- but it's looking like he's the clear No. 2.
Georgia Tech's Saturday starter doesn't have any plus pitches -- no one offering that wows scouts -- but he does have a very solid four-pitch mix at his disposal. Bradley will throw his fastball 92-93 mph. He complements the fastball with a slider, curve and changeup. He can throw all four for strikes and mixes his pitches very well, with all of them at least Major League average.
Big and durable in an Andy Pettitte sort of way, he profiles as a future workhorse who can throw a lot of innings and get to the big leagues fairly quickly. That package has many teams at the top of the Draft taking a long look at him."