Tuesday, June 07, 2005

With the 5th Pick.....

....the Milwaukee Brewers select: Ryan Braun, 3B, University of Miami (FL). You can find anything and everything you would ever want to know about who the Brewers drafted in the first day of the First Year Amateur Player Draft right here.

Braun was the fifth overall selection, yet he was the third 3B taken. So as you can see, it was a good year to draft college third basemen. There are some concerns about Ryan Braun that lead me to conclude he was a bit of a reach at the number five pick. He has a slight hitch in his swing when he loads up, plus there are questions whether or not he will be able to survive defensively at third base. Some scouts feel he will need to be moved to a corner outfield position later in his career.

The Brewers didn't have a 2nd round pick because they lost it to the Oakland A's as compensation for signing Damian Miller in the off-season. The Crew selected 4 traditional college players, 5 juco players, and 9 high schoolers -- pretty much fitting scouting director Jack Zdurencik's draft mold. Rounds 19 - 50 are completed on Wednesday.


Blogger Hot Rod said...

The Crew also selected Rickie Weeks' little brother out of a FL high school -- Jemile Weeks.

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