Milwaukee Brewers: What’s the 2013 draft class up to?
It’s been almost five years since the 2013 First Year Player Draft. What are the Milwaukee Brewers draftees up to now?
The Milwaukee Brewers entered the 2013 First Year Player Draft without a first round draft pick. They chose to sign right-hander Kyle Lohse in the off-season and had to surrender their first round pick. Who did they end up with?
Who was the Brewers first pick in 2013?
Without a first rounder, the Milwaukee Brewers didn’t draft anyone until the 54th overall pick. They chose right-handed pitcher Devin Williams. After a promising start to his career, Williams required Tommy John surgery in March 2017. He’s still hasn’t returned to the mound, but he should make his 2018 debut at some point in the second half.
Has anyone from the 2013 draft class made it to the Majors?
Yes, but only one player from the 2013 draft actually played for the Milwaukee Brewers. Reliever Taylor Williams made his Major League debut last year, and has carved out a role in the 2018 Brewers bullpen.
First baseman Garrett Cooper has made two cups of coffee at the Major League level, but neither came with the Brewers. Right-hander Barrett Astin has made six appearances for the Cincinnati Reds.
Ryan Yarbrough was drafted by the Brewers in the 20th round, but chose to go back to school. He managed to get drafted in the fourth round of the 2014 draft by the Tampa Bay Rays. He’s currently a part of the Rays unique starting rotation.
Do the Brewers have any top prospects from the 2013 draft?
Other than Williams? Not really, no. A few guys are still bouncing around the lower Minors. A few could end up cracking a Major League roster at some point, but there aren’t any guys labeled ‘can’t miss’ or are ready to break through.
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Of 31 signed players, three made it to the Majors. Four if Yarbrough counts. That’s almost a 13% success rate with Yarbrough. For a baseball draft that’s not terrible. The 2013 Milwaukee Brewers draft class may not be the most memorable, but this is far from a poor group.