2024 MLB Draft Deep Dive: Brody Brecht, RHP, Iowa.   

The 2024 MLB draft is set for Sunday, July 14, 2024, in Arlington Texas as part of the 2024 MLB All-Star Weekend festivities. The Phillies will pick at number 27 in the 1st round. Currently, the Phillies have 17 picks in the 2024 draft.

The baseball people here at EOP will keep you updated on the top prospects in this year’s draft. This week we look at our projected twelfth player selection (pick owned by the Boston Red Sox) in the 2024 MLB Draft Brody Brecht, RHP, Iowa.

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It’s hard to match the pure arm talent, athleticism, and upside that Brecht has. A former dual-sport athlete who was a wide receiver on Iowa’s football team, Brecht finally dropped football and focused exclusively on pitching during his junior year on campus.

 The 6-foot-4, 225-pound righthander was a reliever as a freshman and transitioned to a starting role as a sophomore, and between his first two seasons, he posted a 4.33 ERA in 99.2 innings with a 34.3% strikeout rate and 19.2% walk rate.

Brecht’s fastball is one of the hardest in college baseball. He averaged 97.5 mph in 2023 and has been up to 101 and he pairs the heater with a hellacious, high-80s slider that has double-plus potential.

 Brecht’s question marks are as big as his arm strength, and he needs to prove in 2024 that he can throw significantly more strikes and profile as a starter. Scouts are excited about what a full offseason working on their craft will do.

There’s a chance he will showcase a new splitter and two slider-shape variants during his junior season. Brecht’s pure upside is second to none, but his risk is high as well.

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Matt Bednarczyk
Matt Bednarczyk

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