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Brewers MOD#1



Brewers MOD#1

Milwaukee Brewers 2014 picks (5)

1st Round- 12th Overall ($2,805,700)

1st Comp A- 41st Overall ($1,384,900)

2nd Round- 50th Overall ($1,100,300)

3rd Round- 85th Overall ($641,8000)

4th Round- 116th Overall ($449,300)

Brewers last 5 drafts, top 4 rounds results

2013

Devin Williams

RHP

R / R

6' 3"

165

09/21/1994

2

54

06/17/2013

Tucker Neuhaus

SS

L / R

6' 3"

190

06/18/1995

CBB

72

06/17/2013

Barrett Astin

RHP

R / R

6' 1"

210

10/22/1991

3

90

06/17/2013

Taylor Williams

RHP

S / R

5' 11"

165

07/21/1991

4

122

06/17/2013

2012

Clint Coulter

C

R / R

6' 3"

222

07/30/1993

1

27

06/08/2012

Victor Roache

OF

R / R

6' 1"

225

09/17/1991

1

28

06/08/2012

Mitch Haniger

OF

R / R

6' 2"

215

12/23/1990

CA

38

06/15/2012

Tyrone Taylor

CF

R / R

6' 0"

185

01/22/1994

2

92

06/15/2012

Zach Quintana

RHP

R / R

5' 11"

180

04/15/1994

3

122

06/15/2012

Tyler Wagner

RHP

R / R

6' 3"

195

01/24/1991

4

155

06/15/2012

2011

Taylor Jungmann

RHP

R / R

6' 6"

210

12/18/1989

1

12

08/15/2011

Jed Bradley

LHP

L / L

6' 4"

225

06/12/1990

1

15

08/15/2011

Jorge Lopez

RHP

R / R

6' 4"

165

02/10/1993

2

70

08/13/2011

Drew Gagnon

RHP

R / R

6' 4"

195

06/26/1990

3

100

06/27/2011

Nick Ramirez

IF

L / L

6' 3"

225

08/01/1989

4

131

06/27/2011

2010

Dylan Covey

RHP

R / R

6' 2"

195

08/14/1991

1

14

Unsigned

Jimmy Nelson

RHP

R / R

6' 6"

245

06/05/1989

2

64

06/23/2010

Tyler Thornburg

RHP

R / R

5' 11"

190

09/29/1988

3

96

06/13/2010

Hunter Morris

1B

L / R

6' 2"

225

10/07/1988

4

129

06/16/2010

2009

Eric Arnett

P

R / R

6' 5"

230

01/25/1988

1

26

06/14/2009

Kentrail Davis

CF

L / R

5' 9"

200

06/29/1988

CA

39

08/17/2009

Kyle Heckathorn

P

R / R

6' 6"

225

06/17/1988

CA

47

07/23/2009

Max Walla

RF

L / L

5' 11"

205

04/12/1991

2

73

06/14/2009

Cameron Garfield

C

R / R

6' 0"

190

05/23/1991

2

74

06/18/2009

Josh Prince

SS

R / R

6' 0"

180

01/26/1988

3

105

06/14/2009

Brooks Hall

P

R / R

6' 5"

230

06/26/1990

4

136

Unsigned

In October 2008, former Brewers scouting director Jack Zduriencik took a job as the GM of the Seattle Mariners. While with Milwaukee, Jack drafted Ryan Braun, Prince Fielder, Rickie Weeks, Jonathan Lucroy, Brett Lawrie, Yovani Gallardo and JJ Hardy between 2001-2008. This helped the Brewers make the postseason for the first time in 26 years in 2008 and the NL Championship Series in 2011. However, the last 5 drafts without Jack Z have been a literal train wreak. In 2009, they missed out on the top player on their board by one pick (Mike Trout) and had to settle for college RHP Eric Arnett (ouch!). In 2010, their 1st round pick (Dylan Covey) was diagnosed with diabetes after being drafted and did not sign. In 2011, they went with "safe" college picks with their 2 first rounders, selecting RHP Taylor Jungmann ahead of RHP high schooler Jose Fernandez, and LHP Jed Bradley ahead of RHP Sonny Gray. The jury is still out on the last two draft classes. In 2012, they loaded up on promising bats with their first four picks (Coulter, Roache, Haniger, and Taylor). In 2013, they were without their 1st rounder due to the FA signing of Kyle Lohse, but have high hopes for their first two picks (Williams and Neuhaus). As the 2014 mock draft scouting director for the Brewers, I’d like to start helping reversing the Brewers recent draft fortunes. I will employ the standard best player available stategy, with the caveat of prefering/targeting bats in the top rounds. I would like to stay away from pitchers in the top rounds that only profile to have mid-rotation ceilings (see Jungmann and Bradley, 2011). Generally, I’m not a 5 tool type guy, but instead would target players with one outstanding tool (i.e. power, hit tool, fastball, breaking ball, etc). The two tools that I probably undervalue are speed and defense. For pitchers, I don’t get gaga over height or projectability, but prefer pitchers with good command and bulldog mentalities (i.e Ben Sheets, Tim Hudson, Sonny Gray)

With this first MOD, I will focus on the Brewers first selection, #12 overall.
I will start by saying that I am intrigued with the possibility of RHP Jeff Hoffman falling to the Brewers pick due to injury (TJ surgery). I think he has #1/2 starter potential and may consider him given the fact that Brewers have decent draft pool money available by owning picks #41 and #50 as well.
Since this draft is top heavy with pitching, I am considering "doing the opposite" and targeting a top hitter. Some hitters that I like/am considering: 3B Jacob Gatewood(HS), SS Trea Turner (COL), OF Michael Conforto(COL), OF Michael Gettys(HS), 1B/C Kyle Schwarber(COL), OF Braxton Davidson(HS)
Some pitchers that I like/am considering, besides Hoffman: RHP Aaron Nola(COL), LHP Brandon Finnegan(COL), RHP Touki Troussaint(HS), LHP Kodi Medeiros(HS), RHP Luke Jackson(COL), RHP Luis Ortiz(HS)
What are some of your thoughts on the direction the Brewers should go with #12 overall pick?
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