Hoping to create a stockpile of quality flychasers, the Milwaukee Brewers took HS outfielder Trenton Clark with the 15th pick in the first round of the 2015 MLB Player Draft.
The North Richland Hills (Texas) prospect was ranked 10th by Baseball America, so it appears that Milwaukee fared well with their initial selection.
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The draft started out like none ever before: three shortstops were taken with the first three picks. College players Dansby Swanson (Vanderbilt) and Alex Bregman (LSU) were taken 1-2, while Florida high school phenom Brendan Rodgers went at number three.
Add to that trio pitcher Dillon Tate–who was taken at number four by Texas–and the draft was unrolling as expected.
But then half of the next eight picks were ‘reaches,’ at least according to BA’s Top 500 board.
That allowed Milwaukee to get a solid selection with their first round pick. The 6’0″, 200# lefthanded hitter doesn’t have any tools that really stand out, but is average or above-average across the board, which could easily translate to a nice major league career.
Here is some video of Clark, courtesy of My MLBDraft.com.
Trenton Clark Draft profile, courtesy of MLB.com.