by John Vittas
The Milwaukee Brewers selected Maryland LHP Jake Drossner in the 10th Round of the 2015 MLB Draft Tuesday.
The talented left-hander led the 2014 Maryland Super Regional team in ERA, going 4-1 with a 2.59 ERA over 62.1 innings.
Drossner had a difficult 2015, but has a fresh arm with three plus pitches that makes him extremely tough to hit.
“The biggest key is and will continue to be command of his three plus offerings,” Jon Lewis said on MBN’s Maryland Draft Preview. “He has the size and stuff that scouts can dream on, whether it be his fastball in the low 90s or his plus downer breaking ball.”
Drossner becomes the third Terp drafted by the Brewers in the last three years. SS Alfredo Rodriguez and C Jack Cleary were also in the Brewers system following their careers in College Park.
Drossner was originally drafted in the 23rd Round by the Chicago Cubs out of Council Rock North HS in Pennsylvania.
Perfect Game USA named Drossner the No. 3 high school prospect in the state in 2012, and No. 135 in the country.
This year, Drossner was selected 301st overall. The slot value for that pick is $149,700. Drossner will have to make a deal with the Brewers by July 17, or he would return to College Park in the fall.
Listen to Lewis and John Vittas discuss Drossner as a pro prosepct: