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Joey Wiemer

#24 | OF | BrewersMIL
Nashville Sounds Nashville Sounds
Joey Wiemer
Name: Joseph Daryl Wiemer Jr.
Born: Feb 11, 1999 in Sylvania, OH
College: Cincinnati
High School: Bedford HS, Temperance, Mich.
Ht.: 6'5" / Wt.: 215 lbs
Bats: R / Throws: R
Drafted in the 4th round (121st overall) by the Milwaukee Brewers in 2020 (signed for $150,000)
Wiemer raised his draft stock with a strong summer in the Cape Cod League, but he has consistently underwhelmed as a hitter with Cincinnati in the American Athletic Conference. Listed at 6-foot-5, 215 pounds, Wiemer has a collection of plus tools, including his raw power, arm strength and running ability. However, he hasn’t been able to successfully tap into that power at the plate because of a noisy swing that has plenty of moving parts—enough that scouts have compared him to Hunter Pence. He has an open setup with lots of bat waggle above his head and a high leg kick, which all lead to timing issues. Over three years with Cincinnati, Wiemer hit just .264/.379/.408 with 12 home runs and 35 stolen bases. When Wiemer is on base, he’s an instinctual and smart runner. His speed and arm strength—he’s reached the mid-90s on the mound—give him the ability to play all three outfield positions. Wiemer’s tools are loud, but questions about whether he'll hit are significant.
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