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Milwaukee Brewers: Six players you didn’t know they drafted

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MILWAUKEE, WI – MAY 13: A general view of Miller Park prior to a game between the Milwaukee Brewers and the New York Mets on May 13, 2017 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. (Photo by Stacy Revere/Getty Images)
MILWAUKEE, WI – MAY 13: A general view of Miller Park prior to a game between the Milwaukee Brewers and the New York Mets on May 13, 2017 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. (Photo by Stacy Revere/Getty Images) /

Jonathan India

The Milwaukee Brewers selected India in the 26th round of the 2015 draft.  He is a middle infielder who stands at six foot tall.  He turned down the contract offer to attend the University of Florida in his home state.

For those keeping track at home, he will be ready  for the 2018 draft.  He could very well still end up with the Brew Crew next season when the draft rolls around, but as of now he said no to the team.

There is precedence for a team drafting a player multiple times.  The most recent example is one of India’s college teammates. The Detroit Tigers drafting Alex Faedo out of high school, then again as a first rounder in 2017.

India is worth mentioning because of where he is projecting to be next season.  As of right now, he looks to be a Top 20 player for the draft.  If that pans out, it is worth mentioning who took the chance on him first.

He is hitting nearly .300 for his college career.  He projects to be a great future talent.  There is still a chance he winds up in the Brewer organization, but he would need to still be available in the first round.

Here is the other issue, he still has to play the 2018 season.  Players will play, that is not the issue.  If he is a first round selection, he will play like it.  But, if he has a monstrous year he will become a top ten pick.  The flip side of that is a poor year will drop him out of the first round.

Time will be the biggest factor for India, and his fate, is in his hands.  He will get drafted again, it is just a question of which round it will be.  If the Milwaukee Brewers wanted him before, they more than likely will want to go after the young infielder again.

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