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MLB Draft Review: Brewers first-rounders don't always deliver

June 02, 2018 - 12:29 pm


If you want to find a Brewers first-round draft hit, you have to turn back the calendar more than a decade to the 16th overall pick in the 2006 MLB Draft. Though his career with the Brewers (and throughout Major League Baseball) has been atypical, Jeremy Jeffress' 2018 campaign thus far is making the case that he's the most recent "hit" the Brewers have been rewarded with from the first round.

If you define "hit" as a player with more big-league consistency, go back one more draft to Ryan Braun in 2005. Either way, only one first round pick selected since Jeffress, Taylor Jungmann in 2011, has seen Major-League time for Milwaukee. Brett Lawrie and Matt LaPorta eventually reached The Show, but did so for other teams - the Blue Jays and Indians respectively. Needless to say, the first round hasn't always come out in the Brewers' favor.

With recent selections like Corey Ray and Keston Hiura looking like the next hopefuls to make the jump, Tom Haudricourt took an extensive look back in his recent Milwaukee Journal Sentinel article. Full story here.