CBS Sports lists dual-sport Iowa commit as one of four 'most polarizing' prospects for MLB Draft
One of Iowa’s signees for the class of 2021 may have a big decision on his hands in the coming week.
Brody Brecht is a 6-foot-4 wide receiver out of Ankeny, Iowa. He was rated as a three-star prospect and the No. 14 player out of Iowa for the class of 2021, committing to the Hawkeyes over Power 5 offers from Iowa State, Nebraska, Kansas, and Kansas State.
However, Brecht’s talents go past the gridiron and extend to the baseball diamond. As a pitcher, Brecht throws a fastball that can reach the upper-90s, making him an interesting prospect for Major League Baseball teams.
With the MLB Draft set to begin Sunday, CBS Sports released a look at the four most polarizing players in this year’s pool. That included a look at Brecht’s possibilities, provided by R.J. Anderson:
We’ll end with another late-rising riddle of a player in Brecht, who did not make the cut for the top 50. He’s a 6-foot-4 right-hander with a steep release point from which he throws an upper-90s fastball and a promising slider. He also has a commitment to play wide receiver at the University of Iowa.
Teams are working with limited looks and impressions of Brecht, meaning his expected landing spot is all over the place. A team that believes in his (however raw) ability and his signability could pop him earlier than expected to snatch him away from the Hawkeyes.
It sounds like teams are definitely interested in Brecht, but how interested remains to be seen. If not taken high enough, Brecht would more than likely forego signing with a team to attend Iowa and play for the Hawkeyes.