2014 MLB Draft: Brewers select Monte Harrison


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 second round pick, 50th overall, to draft high school outfielder Monte Harrison. The 18 year-old is described as an “elite athlete” while starring in three sports at Lee’s Summit (Mo.) West High School. His athleticism netted him a committment  to the University of Nebraska as a wide receiver in the fall and make his signability questionable. However the Brewers feel the risk is well worth the reward drafting a player that Jonathan Mayo at MLB.com ranked 23rd overall and Baseball America ranked 20th. The task of signing Harrison seems to have been the deterrent that let him fall to the Brewers and if they can sign him as well as Medeiros and Gatewood the Brewers could have a draft day “haul” on day one.

Scouting Video on Monte Harrison from Baseball America