With the Brewers farm system decimated in order to bring in the pitching talent bolstering this year’s squad, Monday night’s first round of the first-year player draft was a big night for the organization. Between selections number 12 and number 15, the Brewers needed to add two impact talents to the system to jump-start the rebuilding process. Although the organization is arguably deeper at pitcher — four of the top five in the Brewerfan.net Power 50 are starting pitchers — the organization added two top-talent starters on Monday night in Taylor Jungmann, a right-hander from the University of Texas, and Jed Bradley, a left-hander from Georgia Tech.
Jungmann, a 21-year-old, has a powerful fastball in the low-mid 90s to go with a good curve and an in-progress changeup. MLB.com notes as well his lack of signability issues. Look for him to be signed and ready soon. For more, check out his MLB draft-day page here and his scouting video below.
Bradley, a 20-year-old, is a well-rounded four-pitch left-hander. He throws a low-90s fastball to go with a slider, curve, and changeup. Bradley was the consensus second-best left-hander in the draft behind #2 draft pick Danny Hultzen. With his full repertoire mostly developed, Bradley should be able to shoot through the farm system, and his size invokes a comparison to Andy Petitte by MLB.com. That’s likely a very optimistic comparison, but encouraging nonetheless. It is worth noting that this pick is unprotected due to the Brewers’ failure to sign Dylan Covey last year. If Bradley were to go unsigned, the Brewers wouldn’t receive a pick in compensation. Watch his scouting video for more.