Milwaukee Brewers Draft Recap: Day 2
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After what many called one of the best drafts when Day 1 concluded, the Brewers picked up right where they left off and drafted some very promising talent. After going heavy on high school players in round 1 and 2, the Brewers focused on college players for most of the Day 2 rounds.
Round 3, Pick 85 – Cy Sneed, RHP, Dallas Baptist (Scouting Video). Cy is the younger brother of Royals pitcher Zeb Sneed. Drafted in the 35th round of the 2011 draft by the Rangers, Cy chose to attend Dallas Baptist instead. Cy is projected to be a relief pitcher with a fastball that tops out at 95 MPH. If his command can improve, he’ll be very good. Oh, and he has a sick stache.
Round 4, Pick 116 – Troy Stokes, CF, Calvert Hall College HS. Not a standout in any of the five tools, Stokes is still a very balanced and solid player. If anyone had to chose what his best tool was, however, it would be his speed. He can be an average hitter and possibly hit for power as well.
Round 5, Pick 146 – Dustin DeMuth, 3B, Indiana University. DeMuth has a chance to be a fast riser in the Brewers organization He displays the ability to hit for a high average and plays a solid third base with great instincts and a strong arm. He does lack power, but his other qualities should outweigh that.
Round 6, Pick 176 – David Burkhalter, RHP, Ruston HS.
Don’t have much on David, except that he was featured in Perfect Game’s draft promotional video. He has already told people he will sign with the Brewers.
Perfect Game :30 “The Journey” from Perfect Game on Vimeo.
Round 7, Pick 206 – Mitch Meyer, RF, Kansas State University. Left handed hitter with a very good eye at the plate. He will need to develop some power if he wants to rise up in the big leagues.
Round 8, Pick 236 – J.B. Kole, RHP, Villanova. Kole was a starter and reliever at Villanova. He throws with great power with a fastball that sits in the mid-90s with some movement at the end.
Round 9, Pick 266 – Greg McCall, C, University of Texas. Arlington. Bats left, throws right. He is the third player the Brewers have taken that shares those attributes. Could be a trend ans the organization lacks left handed hitters. McCall won’t be the only catcher the Brewers take in this draft class.
Round 10, Pick 296 – Javi Salas, RHP, University of Miami. Salas was taken last year by the Twins in the 39th round but he opted to return to the Hurricanes for his senior year.
Live coverage of Day 3 of the MLB Draft will be on MLB.com starting at Noon central time.