The Milwaukee Brewers have officially signed first-round pick LHP Ethan Small.
The Brewers took Small 28th overall in the 2019 draft earlier this month. Both sides couldn’t reach an immediate agreement because Small was pitching for Mississippi State in the College World Series. After Mississippi State was eliminated last week, he was able to ship out to Cream City and mark his Herbie Hancock on his first pro contract.
The former lefty was a dominating presence during his final college season. His calling card is his 89-92 mph fastball that he hides exceptionally well to keep hitters from barreling up. Small also throws an average changeup that could become above average as he develops. The curveball is his third pitch, which should be useful but not a dominant pitch by any means. More on his profile can be found here.