The pick is in, and the Milwaukee Brewers have made their selection with the #15 overall pick in the MLB Draft. The Brewers have tended to lean towards position players at the top of the MLB Draft under the current regime, and that continued in 2021 with the club picking outfielder Sal Frelick out of Boston College.
Frelick, a left-handed swinger, was ranked #9 among Baseball America’s top draft prospects. He hit .359/.443/.559 with six home runs and 13 steals in 228 plate appearances during his junior season, and owns a .345/.435/.521 slash line across his three collegiate seasons. He also hit .377/.453/.593 during two summers in the Futures Collegiate Baseball League.
Frelick was one of the players covered in the College Hitters post of our draft preview series:
(9) OF Sal Frelick
BA Grade: 55 | Risk: High
Hit: 60 | Power: 40 | Run: 70 | Field: 60 | Arm: 50
Frelick is a high-contact hitter with tremendous speed and athleticism. He has a fringy arm in center field but throws accurately and has excellent range as the ACC Defensive Player of the Year. He hits the ball where it’s pitched, and though he’s got some occasional pull-side pop, he’s not much a power threat. But he puts the bat on the ball and uses his speed to beat out infield hits. He’s considered one of the safer picks in this draft, someone who could be a table setter atop the order with strong, up-the-middle defense.
The #15 overall pick comes with a $3,885,800 slot value.