With the 15th overall pick, the Brewers have selected Sal Frelick, a centerfielder out of Boston College.
Frelick is known to have better defensive skills over offense, especially his speed on the bases. But even without a ton of power, the outfielder makes consistent contact and is very meticulous at the plate. Slashing an impressive 359/.443/.559 this spring, he also had 13 steals and only 28 strikeouts in 228 plate appearances. He still ranks a 45 grade for potential power, something given the time to develop on a higher level could pan out for him.
From a defensive standpoint, Frelick has strong instincts and coupled with his speed can read the ball off the bat nicely. If needed he could be bumped to a corner outfield position because of this versatility. His one below average tool is his arm strength, that if not able to adapt to the next level could jeopardize his ability to say in centerfield. As an ABCA Gold Glove recipient this spring and ACC Defensive Player of the Year, that’s pretty much the last thing you want happening.
Frelick’s all around skill set both on the field and instinctually give him a huge advantage to move through the minors very quickly.