The Milwaukee Brewers are already a contender (especially with an expanded postseason looming) and decided to keep things simple in the first round of the 2020 MLB Draft.
The team picked at No. 20 overall in the first round and made one of the more obvious decisions of the draft by selecting UCLA outfielder Garrett Mitchell, a consensus top-10 talent.
Snagging the No. 6 overall player (according to MLB.com) at No. 20 is quite the value. This could end up going down as one of those picks where the 19 teams in front of the Brewers wonder what exactly they were thinking.
Mitchell slashed .327/.393/.478 at UCLA and was batting .355 in 2020 before the season was shut down. He also had 28 career stolen bases. The goal now is for him to play alongside Christian Yelich in the near future.
Mitchell is also lauded for being such a great player while living with diabetes. He is already an inspiration, and the Brewers made sure not to make things too complicated when he fell into their lap in the first round. That makes this pick the smartest of the team's five that saw Milwaukee take all college hitters. The clear goal is to add talent ready to play now, and it is hard to argue with that strategy.