Baseball Prospect Journal

Brewers select Louisville’s Corey Ray

After months of speculation, the Milwaukee Brewers have selected Louisville outfielder Corey Ray with the No. 5 overall pick in the 2016 MLB First-Year Player Draft.

Ray profiles as a centerfielder at the next level, but has played all three-outfield positions during his time at Louisville.

All though he is only 5-foot-11 and 185 pounds, he possesses more power than most would assume. He’s capable of hitting in any of the top four spots of the batting lineup, but will likely be a leadoff hitter in the pros.

Ray has plus speed and uses it well on the bases. He also is solid defensively and has a strong arm.

Brewers general manager David Stearns and amateur scouting director Ray Montgomery said they felt like Ray was the best available player at No. 5.

Read my feature article I did on Corey Ray earlier in the season here

You can find more MLB Draft coverage here.

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