Milwaukee Brewers 2016 MLB Draft capsules

BY foxsports • June 10, 2016

A complete listing of the Milwaukee Brewers' 2016 MLB Draft picks with a capsule summary of each.

Round 1, pick 5 -- OF Corey Ray (5-11, 185), University of Louisville: The 21-year-old Chicago native has hit .319 with 15 homers, 60 RBI and 44 stolen bases for the Cardinals, who are in the NCAA Tournament super regionals. The left-handed Ray was a Golden Spikes Award semifinalist and All-ACC First Team selection. "He brings a unique speed, power combination to the profile," said Ray Montgomery, the Brewers' vice president of amateur scouting. "With his ability to get on base and sort of agitate and irritate the other team, we're going be in good shape."

Round 2, pick 45 -- 3B Lucal Erceg (6-3, 200), Menlo College: The 21-year-old hit .308 with 47 runs, 15 doubles, 20 home runs, 56 RBI with a .351 on-base percentage and a .639 slugging percentage in 56 games as a junior this season. Erceg began his college career at Cal and hit .303 with 11 home runs as a sophomore. The 6-foot-3, 205-pound California native bats left handed and throws right handed.

Competitive Balance Round B, pick 75 -- C Mario Feliciano (6-1, 200), Carlos Beltran Academy: The San Juan, P.R. native is just 17 years old. Feliciano was a 2016 Rawlings-Perfect Game second-team All-American. Has committed to play for JUCO Broward CC. An offensive-minded player, Feliciano's future might not be at catcher.

Round 3, pick 82 -- RHP Braden Webb (6-3, 200), South Carolina: A draft-eligible freshman. Led SEC with 124 strikeouts (in 94 1/3 innings) to go with a 10-5 record and 3.24 ERA. Had Tommy John surgery following his senior year of high school in 2014. Had pitched consecutive no-hitters in his first two starts. Sat out 2015 while recovering from surgery.

Round 4, pick 111 -- RHP Corbin Burnes (6-3, 205), St. Mary's: Went 9-2 with a 2.48 ERA in 16 starts for St. Mary's this past season as a junior. Had 102 strikeouts in 101 2/3 innings and held opponents to a .212 batting average. Went undrafted out of high school.

Round 5, pick 141 -- RHP Zack Brown (6-1, 180), Kentucky: 2-11 with a 6.08 ERA as a junior. In 2015, was Kentucky's Friday-night ace and was 6-6 with a team-best 3.48 ERA while holding opponents to a .249 batting average.

Round 6, pick 171 -- C Payton Henry (6-2, 215), Pleasant Grove (Utah) HS: Named Utah's Mr. Baseball following his senior season in which he hit .519 with 7 home runs in 23 games. Batted .529 with 9 home runs in 30 games as a junior. Also was his team's closer. Signed with BYU.

Round 7, pick 201 -- LHP Daniel Brown (5-9, 183), Mississippi State: Appeared in 21 games this season with a 3.81 ERA and 51 K in 52 IP while holding opponents to a .265 batting average. Began season as a starter but was moved to the bullpen. Started collegiate career at Tyler (Texas) Junior College and was D3 JUCO pitcher of the year in 2014.

Round 8, pick 231 -- SS Francisco Thomas (6-1, 204), Osceola (Fla.) Senior HS: 2016 Rawlings-Perfect Game second-team All-American. Committed to San Diego State.

Round 10, pick 291 -- LHP Blake Fox (6-4, 225), Rice: Had career 31-9 record and 2.54 ERA at Rice, fifth-most wins in school history. As a senior, was third in Conference USA in ERA (2.72) and second in innings (109 1/3) and strikeouts (95). Unveiled a unique pickoff move where he throws to first as he takes off his cap and wipes his brow. In 2016 had 3 pickoffs.

Round 11, pick 321 -- 3B Chad McClanahan (6-5, 200), Brophy Jesuit Prep School: A left-handed hitter, McClanahan is committed to Arizona State and may be tough to lure away from campus, according to mlb.com. The site says he has a ton of offensive projection and has shown in-game power and good feel.

Round 12, pick 351 -- SS Trever Morrison (6-0, 180), Oregon State: A three-year starter, Morrison appeared in 155 games for the Beavers, batting .271 in 543 at-bats and hitting 18 doubles, 12 triples, two home runs and 61 RBI. He's the fifth Oregon State player selected by the Brewers.

Round 13, pick 381 -- RHP Thomas Jankins (6-3, 200), Quinnipiac U: The right hander has started 26 games over the past two seasons with a 3.23 ERA, 132 strikeouts and 54 walks in 170 innings. He was the team's No. 1 starter for the past three seasons, winning 16 games in 257 1/3 innings. He struck out six or more batters in nine of his 13 starts in 2016.

Round 14, pick 411 -- C Gabriel Garcia (6-3, 185), Broward College: Batted .263 (46 for 175) with 10 home runs, 36 RBI, 31 walks and 47 strikeouts in 52 games as a freshman.

Round 15, pick 441 -- RHP Scott Serigstad (6-1, 190), Cal St Fullerton: The right-handed reliever had a 1.22 ERA in 27 appearances and 51 2/3 innings in 2016, striking out 55, walking 20 and saving four games.

Round 16, pick 471 -- RHP Louie Crow (6-2, 160), Buena Park HS: Right-handed Crow posted 1.12 ERA in 12 starts (74 1/3 innings) with 110 strikeouts and 25 walks in 2016. Batted .376 (32 for 85) with two home runs, 25 RBI, nine walks and seven strikeouts in 27 games.

Round 17, pick 501 -- 3B Weston Wilson (6-3, 195), Clemson: Batted .279 (70 for 251) with seven home runs, 45 RBI 26 walks and 42 strikeouts in 63 games in 2016.

Round 18, pick 531 -- C Cooper Hummel (5-10, 185), University of Portland: Batted .320 (62 for 194) with five home runs, 29 RBI, 34 walks and 41 strikeouts in 2016. Came after two seasons in which Hummel hit under .200.

Round 19, pick 561 -- CF Zachary Clark (6-2, 200), Pearl River CC: Has signed with the University of Alabama. Batted .350 (55 for 157) with 11 home runs, 37 RBI, 24 walks and 41 strikeouts in 41 games this past season.

Round 20, pick 591 -- RHP Jared Horn (6-4, 220), Vintage HS: Power pitcher with fastball that has been up to 94-96 mph this spring, according to mlb.com Throws two breaking balls, with curve that's a bit ahead of slider with changeup that's a viable option. Committed to Cal.

Round 21, pick 621 -- C Nathan Rodriguez (5-10, 185), Cypress College: A strong-armed catcher who batted .311 with 31 RBI as a freshman for Cypress College. Was named to the all-OEC second team.

Round 22, pick 651 -- LHP Cam Roegner (6-6, 210), Bradley U.: Redshirt senior led all Bradley starting pitchers with a 2.56 ERA and .232 opponent batting average. From Beloit.

Round 23, pick 681 -- 1B Ronnie Gideon (6-3, 240), Texas A&M: Hit .294 with a .597 slugging percentage as a junior.

Round 24, pick 711 -- RHP Michael Gonzalez (6-1, 190), Norwalk HS: Had a 2.13 ERA and .414 batting average and .793 slugging percentage as a senior.

Round 25, pick 741 -- LHP Blake Lillis (6-3, 180), St. Thomas Aquinas (Kan.) HS:  Helped lead his school to the Kansas 5A state title. Signed with Arkansas.

Round 26, pick 771 -- SS Nick Roscetti (6-3, 190), Iowa: Batted hit .305 with 72 hits, 43 runs and 39 RBI in his senior year. First-team All-Big Ten selection and a semifinalist for the Brooks Wallace Shortstop of the Year Award.

Round 27, pick 801 -- OF Nick Cain (6-4, 215), Faulkner U.:  The right-handed hitter batted .351 with 19 homers and 20 stolen bases in 65 games in 2016.

Round 28, Pick 831 -- RHP Andrew Vernon (6-4, 232), North Carolina Central:  Led North Carolina Central with a 3.34 ERA as a senior. He held opponents to a .231 batting average and stuck out 85 in 62 innings.

Round 29, Pick 861 -- RHP Brennan Price (6-9 ,265), Felician College:  After playing mostly first base in 2014-15, pitched in 13 games -- with 9 starts -- in 2016. Had a 5.48 ERA with 42 K in 44 1/3 IP. Also batted .346 and was a consensus all-Region DH. Hits left-handed.

Round 30, Pick 891 -- RHP Dalton Brown (6-4, 250), Texas Tech:  Senior pitched 14 innings in relief with a 3.21 ERA, allowing 15 hits and striking out 12.

Round 31, pick 921 -- 1B Ryan Aguilar (6-2, 170) U Arizona: Has batted .308 (78 for 253) with 21 doubles, seven home runs, 48 RBI, 43 walks and 38 strikeouts in 2016. Wildcats were one game from advancing to the College World Series as of Saturday afternoon.

Round 32, pick 951 -- RHP Wilson Adams (6-5, 215), U Alabama Huntsville: Posted 2.45 ERA in 14 starts (95 2/3 innings) in 2016 with 101 strikeouts and 29 walks. Transferred from Central Alabama Community College.

Round 33, pick 981 -- RHP Emerson Gibbs (6-2, 200) Tulane U: 2.61 ERA in 16 starts (110 1/3 innings) with 88 strikeouts and 24 walks in 2016. Fourth year on Tulane pitching staff.

Round 34, pick 1011 -- RHP Matt Smith (6-3, 215) Georgetown U: 4.52 ERA in 13 stars (81 2/3 innings) with 64 strikeouts, 28 walks in 2016. Named first-team all-Big East in 2015 after posting 2.80 ERA in 14 starts (86 2/3 innings).

Round 35, pick 1041 -- RHP Chase Williams (6-6, 220) Wichita State: 6.10 ERA in 27 appearances (five starts) and 38 1/3 innings this season. Has a 5.80 ERA in 94 2/3 career innings at Wichita State after transferring from Eastern Oklahoma State.

Round 36, pick 1071 -- RHP Parker Bean (6-5, 225) Liberty University: 6.11 ERA in 35 1/3 innings (seven starts) with 42 strikeouts and 45 walks in 2016. 7.53 ERA in 55 innings (10 starts) in 2015.

Round 37, pick 1101 -- SS Jomar Cortes (6-3, 190) Carlos Beltran Baseball Academy: Right-handed hitter from Puerto Rico.

Round 38, pick 1131 -- CF Caleb Whalen (6-2, 190) University of Portland: Played five years after medical redshirt in 2015. Hit .304 (42 for 138) with five home runs, 24 RBI, 16 walks and 39 strikeouts in 39 games this year.

Round 39, pick 1161 -- CF Jose Gomez (5-3, 184) St Thomas U: Batted .383 (74 for 193) with four home runs, 41 RBI, 29 walks and 29 strikeouts in 2016.

Round 40, pick 1191 -- RHP Kyle Serrano (6-3, 195), Tennessee: 2016 season ended after one start with elbow injury that required Tommy John surgery. Last summer in Cape Cod League, had low 90s fastball that reached 96 mph, according to mlb.com, with plus curve and slider. Needs to refine and trust his changeup.



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