Milwaukee Brewers 2017 MLB Draft pick capsules

June 14, 2017

A complete listing of the Milwaukee Brewers' 2017 MLB Draft picks with a capsule summary of each.

Round 1, Pick 9 -- 3B Keston Hiura (6-0, 180), UC Irvine: Led the nation in batting average (.442) and on-base percentage (.567). … Also had 24 doubles, eight home runs and 42 RBI to go with a 1.260 OPS. … No. 14 ranked prospect by Baseball America, No. 15 by MinorLeagueBall.com and No. 22 by MLB.com. … Big West Player of the Year and first-team All-Big West in 2017. … Has had injuries to his right elbow in April 2016 and then again in November which limited to playing as a designated hitter.



Round 1, Pick 34 -- OF Tristen Lutz (6-3, 210), James Martin (Texas) Senior HS: No. 34 ranked prospect by MLB.com, No. 35 by Baseball America and No. 42 by MinorLeagueBall.com. … Second-team 2017 Rawlings-Perfect Game All-American. … Hit .432 with 10 home runs his senior year. … A Texas commit.

 

Round 2, Pick 46 -- RHP Caden Lemons (6-5, 170), Vestavia Hills (Ala.) HS: Ranked No. 57 prospect by Baseball America, No. 70 by MinorLeagueBall.com and No. 77 by MLB.com. … Went 7-1 with a 1.74 ERA and 79 strikeouts in 62 innings as a senior. … Can reportedly hit 98 mph with his fastball. … Third-team 2017 Rawlings-Perfect Game All-American. … A Mississippi commit.

 

Round 3, Pick 84 -- C KJ Harrison (6-0, 210), Oregon State: Ranked No. 68 prospect by Baseball America, No. 76 by MLB.com and No. 92 by MinorLeagueBall.com, although none of the three saw him as a full-time catcher. … Batted .330 with a .396 on-base percentage, 13 doubles and eight home runs in 2017. … Named first-team All-Pac-12 in all three of his seasons at Oregon State. … Was Pac-12 Freshman of the Year in 2015 as well as a freshman All-American. … Hit 10 home runs in both his freshman and sophomore seasons.

 

Round 4, Pick 114 -- LHP Brendan Murphy (6-4, 205), Mundelein (Ill.) HS: As a senior was 9-1 with a 1.99 ERA and 91 strikeouts. … Ranked No. 119 prospect by Baseball America, No. 143 by MinorLeagueBall.com and No. 157 by MLB.com. … Second-team 2017 Rawlings-Perfect Game All-American. … An Arizona State commit.

 

Round 5 Pick 144 -- 3B Nick Egnatuk (6-2, 185), Immaculata (NJ) HS: Ranked No. 198 prospect by MinorLeagueBall.com and No. 225 by Baseball America. … Batted .262 as a senior with a .410 slugging percentage. … Played shortstop as a senior. … Pittsburgh commit.

 

Round 6, Pick 174 -- SS Devin Hairston (5-7, 165), Louisville: Ranked No. 101 prospect by MinorLeagueBall.com, No. 113 by Baseball America and No. 130 by MLB.com. … A finalist for the Brooks Wallace Award, given to top collegiate shortstop. … ACC Defensive Player of the Year. … Made just three errors in 62 games (.987 fielding percentage). … Batted .306 with a .354 on-base percentage in 2017. … Hit .361 with team-high 56 runs in 2016 and was named a third-team All-American.

 

Round 7, Pick 204 -- RHP Bowden Francis (6-5, 235), Chipola College: Was 12-2 with a 2.88 ERA and 79 strikeouts in 81 1/3 innings in 2017. … No. 194 ranked prospect by Baseball America and No. 267 by MinorLeagueBall.com. … His brother, Harry, was selected in the fourth round by Arizona. … Florida State commit.

 

Round 8, Pick 234 -- RHP Jayson Rose (6-0, 180), Utah: No. 169 ranked prospect by MinorLeagueBall.com, No. 174 by MLB.com and No. 211 by Baseball America. … First-team All-Pac-12 in both 2016 and '17. … Set Utah single-season record for strikeouts with 106 in 2016. … Also holds the Utah career record for strikeouts (256). … In 2017 had a 3.35 ERA (2.88 in Pac-12 play), .241 opponent batting average and 82 strikeouts in 94 innings. … Overall, went 19-13 with a 3.23 for the Utes. … Began as a two-way player, also playing the outfield.

 

Round 9, Pick 264 -- 3B Dallas Carroll (6-0, 205), Utah: Second in Pac-12 in on-base percentage (.465) and slugging percentage (.591) and fourth in batting average (.369) and RBI (52). … Also had 43 runs, 17 doubles, seven home runs and 12 stolen bases while striking out just once every 10.4 at-bats. … First-team All-Pac-12 in both 2016 and '17. … Named to Pac-12 All-Defensive team in 2017.

 

Round 10, Pick 294 -- RHP Alex Bettinger (6-2, 185), Virginia: In 2017 was 8-0 with a 2.43 ERA in 21 relief appearances. … Led Virginia with 71 strikeouts in 63 innings. … 22 wins are fourth-most in school history and 82 pitching appearances ranks seventh. … Pitched in seven NCAA tournament games.

 

Round 11, Pick No. 324 -- RHP Max Lazar (6-3, 165), Coral Springs (Fla.) HS: Honorable mention 2017 Rawlings-Perfect Game All-American. … 8-2 with one save and a 0.60 ERA and 0.66 WHIP as a senior. … Struck out 113 in 69 2/3 innings as a senior and 82 in 63 innings as a junior. …  Walked 30 batters in 184 innings in three seasons and just eight in 2017. … Florida Atlantic commit.

 

Round 12, Pick No. 354 -- CF Je'Von Ward (6-5, 190), Gahr (Calif.) HS: No. 194 ranked prospect by MLB.com, 212 by MinorLeagueBall.com and No. 233 by Baseball America. … Second-team 2017 Rawlings-Perfect Game All-American. … Nephew of former football player Mark Carrier. … USC commit.

 



Round 13, Pick No. 384 -- SS Abdiel Layer (6-2, 170), Colegio Angel David (P.R.) HS: Honorable mention 2017 Rawlings-Perfect Game All-American. … Florida International commit.

 

Round 14, Pick No. 414 -- SS Gage Workman (6-3, 185), Basha (Ariz.) HS: No. 399 ranked prospect by MinorLeagueBall.com. … Honorable mention 2017 Rawlings-Perfect Game All-American. … As a senior batted .389 with a .569 slugging percentage. … A switch-hitter. … Arizona State commit.

 

Round 15, Pick No. 44 -- RHP Christian Santana (6-2, 190), American Heritage School (Fla.): No. 230 ranked prospect by MinorLeagueBall.com and No. 264 by Baseball America. … Second-team 2017 Rawlings-Perfect Game All-American. … 1.63 ERA as a senior with 72 strikeouts in 51 2/3 innings. … Florida International commit.

 

Round 16, Pick No. 474 -- RHP Justin Bullock (6-2 195), South Granville HS: Second-team 2017 Rawlings-Perfect Game All-American. … No. 203 ranked prospect by Baseball America and No. 288 by MinorLeagueBall.com. … Pitched all four years of high school. … As a senior was 11-1 with a 0.55 ERA and 124 strikeouts in 63 2/3 innings. … As a junior had a 1.49 ERA and 141 K in 70 2/3 IP. … Also struck out 109 as a sophomore in 57 2/3 innings. … Hit over .400 in three of his four years in high school, including .476 as a senior. … In 2017 had 11 home runs and a .980 slugging percentage. … North Carolina State commit.

 

Round 17, Pick No. 504 -- CF Leugim Castillo (6-2, 215), Lancaster (N.Y.) HS: No. 232 ranked prospect by Baseball America and No. 320 by MinorLeagueBall.com. … Third-team 2017 Rawlings-Perfect Game All-American. … Buffalo-area Player of the Year after hitting .588 with a 1.028 slugging percentage. … Had nine home runs and 10 steals. … Oklahome commit.

 

Round 18, Pick No. 534 -- LHP Ledgend Smith (6-3, 206), Binger Olney (Okla.) HS: Honorable mention 2017 Rawlings-Perfect Game All-American. … Pitched nine-inning complete-game win to lead his high school to the state title. … Oklahoma commit.

 

Round 19, Pick No. 564 -- SS Noah Campbell (6-0, 185), Cardinal Gibbons HS: No. 111 ranked prospect by Baseball America and No. 128 by MinorLeagueBallcom. … Second-team 2017 Rawlings-Perfect Game All-American. … Hit over .440 in each of his three high school seasons, including .478 as a senior. .. Had a .541 on-base percentage and .768 slugging percentage in 2017. … South Carolina commit.

 

Round 20, Pick No. 594 -- RHP Austin Rubick (6-4, 205), Ventura College: In 12 starts in 2017 had a 6.32 ERA and 59 strikeouts in 57 innings. … Went to Arizona in 2016 and made 11 relief appearances.

 

Round 21, Pick No. 624 -- RHP Dylan File (6-1, 180), Dixie State: Went 8-2 with a 3.58 ERA in 2017. … Dixie State's all-time winningest pitcher. … Second-team All-PacWest.

 

Round 22, Pick No. 654 -- LHP Brandon Presley (6-7, 205), Florida Southwestern State: Had a 3.59 ERA and 68 strikeouts in 62 2/3 innings in 2017 as he made 21 appearances with 10 starts.

 

Round 23, Pick No. 684 -- RHP Cam Robinson (5-11, 187), University (Fla.) HS: Honorable mention 2017 Rawlings-Perfect Game All-American. … 7-0 with a 1.39 ERA and 58 strikeouts in 45 1/3 innings in 2017. … North Florida commit.

 

Round 24, Pick No. 714 -- RHP Robbie Hitt (6-2, 185), Quinnipiac: In 2017 led the team in innings pitched with 58 2/3 as he made 11 appearances with 10 starts. … Had a 2-5 record and 5.37 ERA. … In 2016, set the school single-season record for saves with eight.

 

Round 25, Pick No. 744 -- LHP Karlos Morales (6-3, 180), South Hills HS: No. 454 ranked prospect by MinorLeagueBall.com and No. 469 by Baseball America. … Honorable mention 2017 Rawlings-Perfect Game All-American. … Had a 1.50 ERA  and .176 opponent batting average in 42 innings in 2017. … Long Beach State commit.

 

Round 26, Pick No. 774 -- OF Carson McCusker (6-7, 220), Folsom Lake College: Batted .371 with 10 home runs, 40 runs and 50 RBI in 40 games as a freshman.

 

Round 27, Pick No. 804 -- RHP Cody Martin (6-2, 165), U. of Tampa: Made 19 relief appearances in 2017, posting a 6.14 ERA with 37 strikeouts in 29 1/3 innings.

 

Round 28, Pick No. 834 -- RHP Roberto Delgado (6-5, 240), Oklahoma City U.: Made 14 starts in 2017, going 10-2 with 3.49 ERA, .202 opponent batting average and 97 strikeouts in 80 innings. … Three times reached double-digits in strikeouts in a game, with a season-high 12.

 

Round 29, Pick No. 864 -- C Brent Diaz (6-1, 205), Louisiana Tech: A Johnny Bench Award finalist. … First-team All-Conference USA. … Collegiate Baseball All-American. … Hit .332 with 19 doubles, 9 home runs in 2017. … Was hit by pitch 20 times as well.

 

Round 30, Pick No. 894 -- LHP Cody Beckman (6-2, 190), North Carolina State: Reliever had a 4.85 ERA and 23 strikeouts in 26 innings in 2017. … Drafted by the Mets in the 25th round in 2016.

 

Round 31, Pick No. 924 -- LHP Rylan Kaufman (6-4, 190), Friendswood (Texas) HS: Honorable mention 2017 Rawlings-Perfect Game All-American. … San Jacinto CC commit.

 

Round 32, Pick No. 954 -- RHP Miller Hogan (6-2, 200), Saint Louis: In 15 starts was 8-3 with a 2.70 ERA, .251 opponent batting average and 78 strikeouts. … Member of A-10 All-Rookie team in 2016 after posting a 3.27 ERA in 14 starts.

 

Round 33, Pick No. 984 -- OF Kyle Jacobsen (6-1, 185), Allatoona (Ga.) HS: First-team 2017 Rawlings-Perfect Game All-American. … Hit .475 with eight home runs and a .887 slugging percentage as a senior. … South Carolina commit.

 

Round 34, Pick 1,014 -- LHP Garrett Crochet (6-4, 180), Ocean Springs (Miss.) HS: As a senior had a 1.48 ERA and 76 strikeouts in 61 1/3 innings. In 2016, posted a 0.51 ERA and 25 strikeouts in 27 2/3 innings. … Jones County JC commit.

 

Round 35, Pick 1,044 -- OF Davis Bradshaw (6-3, 175), McLaurin (Miss.) HS: As a senior, went 41 for 59 (.756) with a 2.114 OPS. … Played varsity baseball in eighth grade.

 

Round 36, Pick 1,074 -- UT Kenny Corey (6-1, 185), UC Santa Barbara: Made 36 starts at third base and five at second base in 2017. … Hit .299, including a team-high .345 in conference play. … Spent his first two years at Fresno State and 2016 at Chabot College.

 

Round 37, Pick No. 1104 -- RHP Christian Taugner (6-3, 215), Brown: Made nine starts in 2017, posting a 2.70 ERA. … Also had nine starts in 2016 and had a 2.79 ERA. … Missed the 2015 season after tearing his UCL. … In 2014 as a freshman finished fifth in the NCAA with a 2.39 ERA.

 

Round 38, Pick No. 1134 -- C Robie Rojas (5-7, 185), Sam Houston State: Hit .34 with 15 doubles, seven home runs, 42 runs and 45 RBI in 67 games. … Threw out 43.4 percent of attempted basestealers.

 

Round 39, Pick No. 1164 -- OF Robert Henry (6-1, 195), Brown: As a senior hit .317 with a .422 on-base percentage and .482 slugging percentage. … In 152 games at Brown, batted .298 with 28 doubles, nine triples, nine home runs, 101 runs and 22 steals.

 

Round 40, Pick No. 1194 -- LHP Trevor Koenig (6-11, 185), St. Cloud Tech HS: In 2016 was 6-0 with a 0.68 ERA and 57 strikeouts in 41 innings. … St. Cloud State commit.



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