With the 53rd pick in the 2020 MLB Draft, the Milwaukee Brewers selected SS Freddy Zamora out of Miami.
Zamora is one of the best defenders at shortstop in the draft. While he was known for his glove to start, he has steadily gotten better with his bat. Not only can he control the bat well, but he shows good control of the strike zone. His power is so-so, but he should be able to walk and cause trouble on the basepaths.
The down side for Zamora is two-fold. He missed the short start of the season with an ACL injury that he is still recovering from. On top of that, there are character issues. He was suspended for violating team rules before getting injured. Some scouting reports also say that he can get lazy on the field.
MLB Pipeline listed Zamora at 100, Baseball America had him at 73, but FanGraphs’ Eric Longenhagen ranked him at 35. Most the notes on him state that he’s a bit lower than he would be because of the ACL injury.
MLB Pipeline Tools:
Hit: 50 | Power: 40 | Run: 50 | Arm: 60 | Field: 55 | Overall: 45
The Brewers have a $1,370,400 pool allotted for this pick in the second round.