2014 MLB Draft: Brewers select LHP Kodi Medeiros
By John Dinse
May 5, 2013; Milwaukee, WI, USA; The Milwaukee Brewers logo on the field behind home plate prior to the game against the St. Louis Cardinals at Miller Park. Mandatory Credit: Jeff Hanisch-USA TODAY Sports
The Milwaukee Brewers used their first round pick, 12th overall, to draft left-handed pitcher Kodi Medeiros. Medeiros becomes the first Hawaiian high schooler to go in the first two rounds of the draft since 2001. The 18 year-old gained national prominence with talent evaluators while pitching at Waiakea high school in Hilo, Hawaii this past season. Though some scouts refer to him as “small in stature” Medeiros possess a fastball that repeatedly hits the mid nineties with a plus slider and a decent change-up.
Brewers officials were impressed with Medeiros during his workout at Miller Park last week, reportedly hitting 97 mph.
Video of Medeiros is available on a variety of sites. I will update the story as more information as it becomes available throughout the night with some analysis on Medeiros.