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Please use this thread to share your thoughts, links, stories, pictures and anything else on the Brewers' picks on draft day from rounds 21 through 40. Please do not start separate threads to discuss the individual picks.

Please use the in-draft thread to talk about the picks, similar to a game thread.


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A college sophomore and another JC guy to start the last rounds. The run on senior signs is still not materializing.


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Not Brewers-related, but anybody else enjoy the fact that catcher Jake Taylor was just drafted (unfortunately by the Braves, not the Indians)?


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The Indians don't get him until later. After a stint in the Mexican league...


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Not Brewers-related, but anybody else enjoy the fact that catcher Jake Taylor was just drafted (unfortunately by the Braves, not the Indians)?


Hope the knees hold up and he calls his shots!


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Does he already have the hot girl friend?


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The Brewers took Kyle Jacobsen in round 33, who is almost certainly someone they won't sign.


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A 6'11'' lefty in the 40th round. Thats fun.


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Yes, Hitt is a pitcher, good thing he was drafted by a National League team [smile].

Quinnipiac University Baseball's Robbie Hitt Selected in 2017 MLB Draft

Quinnipiac baseball's Robbie Hitt (Suffield, Connecticut) was selected in 2017 Major League Baseball Draft on Wednesday, June 14, 2017. The Milwaukee Brewers selected Hitt in the 24th round with the 714th overall pick of the draft. Hitt is the 22nd player in Quinnipiac baseball history to be taken in the MLB draft.

"It's an indescribable feeling," Hitt said. "I'm so excited to become a part of the Brewers organization. It truly is a dream come true."

Hitt completed his junior season with the Bobcats in 2017, posting a 2-5 record with a with a 5.37 earned-run average after logging a team-high 58 2/3 innings on the mound. Hitt made 11 appearances for the Bobcats, including 10 starts. In seven starts against the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference, Hitt was 2-4 in seven weekend-series starts while striking out 36 across a team-leading 42 innings pitched.

"Robbie has been an important part of the foundation of our program for the last three years," Head Coach John Delaney said. "He's proven to be dominant and a pitcher that most hitters wouldn't want to face. I'm proud to see this young man take the next step forward in his career as a Brewer."

As a sophomore in 2016, Hitt led the team and broke the Quinnipiac single-season record with eight saves and finishes with 10 for his career. Hitt appeared in 24 games, including five starts. As a reliever, he posted a 2-0 record with a 2.24 ERA to go along with the record-breaking eight saves. In 32 1/3 innings out of the bullpen for the Bobcats, hit allowed just eight runs on 29 hits while striking out 26. His brilliant second season came after an outstanding freshman year in which he won a team-high six games while ranking second on the Bobcats' pitching staff with 49 strikeouts, 7.63 strikeouts per nine-innings pitched and ranked third with a 4.10 ERA.

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Head Coach John Delaney was a Brewers farmhand, and Assistant Coach Pat Egan was a Rule 5 pick by the Crew, but was returned to the Orioles in spring training 2011.


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Dixie State's Dylan File drafted by Brewers
Justin Giles, St. George (UT) Spectrum

Dixie State’s Dylan File was selected by the Milwaukee Brewers in the 21st round (624th overall) of the Major League Baseball Draft on Wednesday.

The right-handed pitcher is the fifth DSU player to be drafted in its 11-year NCAA Division II history and the school's 46th player overall to be selected since 1976.

“It’s a dream come true,” File said. “I’ve been playing ball since I was 5 and always dreamed of getting drafted and playing Major League Baseball.”

The star pitcher will now get his chance to do just that after the Brewers called him moments before drafting him to tell him the good news.

File was surrounded by family and friends as his name appeared on TV. However, in a video posted on Twitter, File was a little surprised when it was announced that the Brewers had drafted him.

“I thought I was talking with the Angles, so when I found out the Brewers drafted me I was a little shocked at first,” File said. “But, honestly, I’m just excited. Milwaukee is a great team and a great organization and I can’t wait to go out and play for them.”

The Brewers currently lead the National League Central by one game over the Chicago Cubs, the defending World Series champions.

While details of the contract aren’t known as of yet, File will have to decide over the next few days which route he will take. Because he’ll be a senior at DSU next year, File, the PacWest Freshman of the Year in 2015, still has the option to return to school if he doesn’t end up signing with the Brewers.

If he does sign, the former Desert Hills star will greatly miss a community that has given so much to him.

“I love St. George. It’s been amazing and just so grateful for my teammates, coaches and those who have been an example to me,” he said.

Despite being one of the top pitchers in Region 9, File didn’t have any collegiate offers until DSU called him on his birthday to invite him to one of its camps. After attending, DSU head coach Chris Pfatenhauer made sure File didn’t leave without an offer.

“It’s crazy to look back on that moment,” File added. “They gave me a chance and I owe a lot to them and my teammates. A pitcher can’t win by myself. Luckily, I’ve had great teammates behind me who are always making big plays and scoring a lot of runs.”

The soon-to-be senior helped DSU to a program-best 40 wins two years ago and, this year, led the Trailblazers to within one victory of playing in the College World Series.

File has set numerous records at DSU, including most strikeouts (193), most wins (20) and lowest opponent batting average while pitching a program-best 245 innings. File also is tied with former teammate Mason Hilty for most career shutouts (3).

“I’m not a big records guy, but it’s nice to know that I made an impact,” he said. “I can’t thank my coaches and teammates enough because it wouldn’t be possible without them.”

File now joins a list of former Trailblazers who have been drafted or signed MLB deals. Drew Oldfield was taken in the 40th round by the Los Angeles Angels in 2010. Four years later, Bubba Blau, was selected by the Brewers in the 24th round.

The following year, left-handed pitcher Porter Clayton was taken in the 19th round by the Tampa Bay Rays. Evan Parker signed a free agent deal with the Milwaukee Brewers that same year. The right-handed closer left DSU as the program's all-time career saves leader (26) and helped lead DSU to its second consecutive Pacific West Conference baseball title in 2015.


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Brewers draft Ocean Springs baseball star in ‘huge surprise’
Patrick Magee, Biloxi Sun-Herald

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Ocean Springs pitcher Garrett Crochet tosses to home during game against Gulfport on May 5. Tim Isbell photo

Garrett Crochet has played at Biloxi’s MGM Park as an Ocean Springs Greyhound. After being picked in the 34th round of the MLB Draft, the left-hander may have a shot to pitch there as a Biloxi Shucker.

Crochet was made the 1,014th overall selection of the MLB Draft Wednesday by the Milwaukee Brewers, who are the parent club of the Double-A Shuckers.

“I’m pretty excited right now, but I’m trying to keep my cool,” Crochet said. “There’s been talk about it and I’ve had a few calls. It’s still a huge surprise to hear my name get called.”

Crochet held a workout with the Brewers last week at Biloxi High School.

“They called me earlier today asking how I felt about getting picked,” Crochet said. “I said I felt pretty good. They called a couple of minutes ago to let me know.”

Crochet signed in November with Jones County Junior College and all signs pointed to him headed there as the high school season came to a close in early May, but the 6-foot-5 lefty’s options improved significantly over the last month.

Several college coaches kept a close eye on him as a senior, but that interest skyrocketed when he hit 91 miles per hour recently on a radar gun in Houston.

“He’s been sitting at 88-89,” Ocean Springs coach Brian Rea said. “You see that velocity continue to increase. I think he can develop. He’s got a good second pitch and he can pick up a third.

“Everybody sees what we all see a 6-5, long, loose lefty. In the past year, he has increased his velocity 6-7 miles per hour. We all think there’s more in there. All the college guys are on him. He’s going to get bigger and stronger.”

Tulane became the first Division I program to offer Crochet when he visited the campus in New Orleans earlier this month.

Crochet said that he’s also been talking with Texas, Texas Tech, Stephen F. Austin and Tennessee.

Rea also received a phone call from Rice on Wednesday inquiring about the left-hander.

Tulane likely won’t be the last school to offer Crochet, but he’ll anxiously await to hear what the Brewers have to offer.

“I’m just going to see how it goes in negotiations,” Crochet said. “I’m still looking at going to college first.”


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Tech star gets drafted by Brewers
Tom Elliott, Saint Cloud (MN) Times

Trevor Koenig was riding the St. Cloud Tech team bus to the state tournament Wednesday evening when he heard the news.

The 6-foot-11 left-hander had been selected in the 40th round by the Milwaukee Brewers in the Major League Baseball draft.

"It's exciting, it's real exciting," Koenig said. "It's been like a dream and stuff.

"But it didn't seem real until it actually happened."

When Koenig shared the news, his teammates cheered loudly.

"The bus pretty much erupted when they heard," Tech head coach Steve Taylor said. "It's pretty cool."

Koenig will start on the mound at 3 p.m. Thursday at Dick Siebert Field in Minneapolis in a state Class 3A quarterfinal against Hibbing.

The St. Cloud State recruit is 10-0 with 0.97 earned-run average. He has 92 strikeouts in 57⅔ innings, using a plus fastball with an excellent curve ball.

"He's 6-11 and he's got a lot of leverage," Taylor said. "He's athletic and he probably won't be at his peak until he's 25 or 26 years old.

"I'm sure the Brewers can adjust his mechanics to increase his velocity short-term. They've watched him play. He's not just a big kid. He's a good athlete."

Koenig said he received a text from Brewers scout Drew Anderson about an hour before it happened that they might draft him.

"He said there was a possibility and he was giving me a head's up," Koenig said.

Anderson played briefly with the Cold Spring Springers amateur baseball team. He is from Kearney, Nebraska, where he also played college ball and was drafted by the Brewers in 2006. He became a Brewers scout in 2010. An outfielder, he played one game with the Springers in 2010 and four in 2011, according to the SpringersBaseball.com website.

Koenig said Anderson had been in touch with his mother and had seen him play against Alexandria during the regular season and against St. Cloud Apollo in the Section 5-3A playoffs.

"He talked about my potential and how he felt like I was only going to get better," Koenig said.

Koenig's Alexandria game also was scouted by the Colorado Rockies, who also had been in contact.

Koenig said he hasn't decided whether to sign with the Brewers or honor his commitment to St. Cloud State.

"I don't know yet," he said. "I haven't decided.

"I need to talk to a ton of people about it."

Taylor, who has been a coach at Tech since 1992 and the head coach since 1999, said he believes Koenig is the first Tech athlete to be drafted while still in high school.

"How could you not go with a kid like Trevor?" Taylor asked. "He's a great kid and a hard-worker and talented. He's certainly a kid worth taking a chance on in my opinion."

Taylor, a Sartell graduate, played in the Twins organization after pitching at Florida Atlantic University. He said he didn't get the reception Koenig got when he signed as a free agent. The team bus was en route to the state tournament banquet Wednesday night in Minneapolis.

"Hopefully, he can keep his emotions under control and be ready to pitch (Thursday)," Taylor said.

The MLB draft was first implemented in 1965. Known Tech graduates in that time to be drafted include Greg Thayer, Jim Eisenreich and Ryan Morse.

Thayer, a right-handed pitcher, was drafted in the 32nd round by the San Francisco Giants in 1971 out of St. Cloud State. He played for the Minnesota Twins in 1978. He is an assistant coach at Sauk Rapids-Rice High School and the Sauk Rapids American Legion team.

Eisenreich was selected in the 16th round of the 1980 draft by the Twins from SCSU. An outfielder, Eisenreich spent 15 years in the major leagues primarily with the Kansas City Royals and also with the Twins, Philadelphia Phillies, Florida Marlins and Los Angeles Dodgers.

Morse, a left-handed pitcher, was selected in the 13th round by the Tampa Bay Rays in 2005 out of Southwest Minnesota State. He never made the majors, finishing his pro career in 2010 with the St. Paul Saints.

Tech principal Charlie Eisenreich, Jim's younger brother and also a Tech graduate, played one year in the Kansas City Royals organization after a standout four-year career at St. Cloud State. He played third base and outfield for the Appleton Foxes of the Class A Midwest League in 1987.

"He's in pretty elite company," Taylor said of Koenig's draft status.

Koenig also was a starter on Tech's basketball team last winter, helping the Tigers win the Central Lakes Conference and go 22-6. A defensive presence because of his length, he also can shoot three-pointers.

Despite the potentially life-changing news Wednesday, the 2017 Tech graduate said he's looking forward to pitching against Hibbing.

"Yeah, I'm excited," he said.


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Rojas selected in MLB Draft by Brewers
By Sam Houston State University Sports Information

HUNTSVILLE, TX -- Throughout his baseball career, Robie Rojas has found a knack for proving people wrong. Now, he'll get that chance on the next level.

Rojas was selected in the 38th round with the 1,134th selection of the MLB Draft​ by the Milwaukee Brewers on Wednesday, becoming the third Bearkat to be taken in the 2017 draft and the second of the day.

The catcher was completed his college career in style, being named Southland Conference Tournament Most Valuable Player as well as to the NCAA Lubbock Regional all-tournament team.

In 11 postseason games, including four at the league tournament, Rojas hit a team-leading .450 (18 for 40) including three home runs. The Jersey Village product added 11 RBIs and 30 total bases.

Rojas, who led the nation in 2016 with 30 runners caught stealing, adding 23 more this season but it was his performance at the plate that turned heads. The transfer from Blinn and Oklahoma State finished tied for first on the squad with seven homers and was second with a .498 slugging percentage.

Rojas, who quickly became a fan favorite through his passionate play, became the 57th player in program history to be drafted and third to be selected by the Milwaukee Brewers joining Jonathan Harraid​ (1998) and Steve Sparks (1987).

Robie Rojas on the emotions of getting drafted...

"I am at home relaxing trying to get my mind off of it. I got a call from Coach Deggs. He was the first to call. We said three or four words and the Brewers called. I almost had to hang up on coach Deggs. I have been working out these past two days to try to stay in shape to continue my career. I can't thank the Brewers enough to give me this opportunity."

Robie Rojas on his time at Sam Houston State...

"This is a top-of-the-line program. Every year there are two or three drafted. The more you win and play bigger schools you have scouts at the game. When you have the coaches like we do, they make you into a better man and a better player. The amount of growth in my game is unbelievable. There is no way I can proud it."

Head coach Matt Deggs on Rojas getting drafted...

"I am super excited for him. It's just a reminder that dynamite comes in small packages sometimes. Robie is pure dynamite. He was the host of the party for us for two years and we're not where we're at today without Robie Rojas behind the plate. He deserves this opportunity. The Brewers got themselves a really good one. Like the other guys, I would expect him to make a push to get all the way there. He will quickly, in short order, wherever they send him, become a fan favorite. There is a lot to be said for that."

Head coach Matt Deggs on Rojas...

"He's become a grown man and leader. He's become a servant leader. The best compliment I can give him is that he's the straw the stirred the drink. He always hosted the party and everyone played really hard around him."


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From the latter part of this article --

Catcher Brent Diaz, who Burroughs thought would be the first of his players to get selected during the draft, received the call from the Milwaukee Brewers in the 29th round (864th overall). Drafted in the later rounds, the junior now faces a tough decision of signing a pro contract or returning to Louisiana Tech for his final collegiate season.

One of three finalists for the Johnny Bench Award, which will be presented to the nation's top college catcher June 29, Diaz hit .332 including nine homers with 48 RBIs and 44 runs along with a .433 on-base percentage en route to earning first-team All-Conference USA honors. Milwaukee selected one other catcher, Oregon State's K.J. Harrison, with the 84th overall pick in the third round.

“I think Brent Diaz gets drafted, and pretty (high)," Burroughs said before the draft. "He’s the best catcher in our region and he’s not far from graduating, so he has signability. Offensively, he put up really good numbers. Brent is a guy that has a high motor, never stops and has character off the charts. I would say Diaz, I would not be surprised if he’s the first guy taken off our team. I think he will finish his degree, but he’ll play for a long time in the big leagues.”


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From the latter part of this article --

Carson McCusker, a Spanish Spring High alum, was selected in the 26th round with the 774th overall pick by the Milwaukee Brewers. McCusker was a freshman at Folsom Lake College in 2017. The 6-foot-7 outfielder hit .371 with 10 homers in 40 games. He had a .448 on-base percentage and slugged .694.

McCuster, a first-team all-region pick during his senior season of high school, could sign with the Brewers or return to school to try and boost his stock. The Brewers' offer to McCuster would be capped at $125,000 unless it dips into its bonus pool money.

"I've dreamed about this moment ever since I started playing the game," McCusker tweeted after being picked. "This is the greatest day of my life."


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Article Link: 33rd Round draftee Kyle Jacobsen announced this afternoon via Twitter that he intends to honor his commitment to attend South Carolina.

Perfect Game scouting report on Jacobsen...

65. Kyle Jacobsen, of, Allatoona HS
R-L, 6-0/185, Acworth, Ga.
College Commitment: South Carolina

A 2016 Perfect Game All-American, Jacobsen has been on the prospect radar for quite some time, dating back to his underclass days. A true burner of a runner with consistent 70-grade speed, Jacobsen projects to stay in center field long term and has added some more power to his game this spring, jumping him up draft boards even higher than he already was following the All-American Classic last summer.

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More from his Perfect Game player page:

Kyle Jacobsen is a 2017 OF/LHP with a 6-0 185 lb. frame from Acworth, GA who attends Allatoona HS. Medium athletic build, some present strength with room for more. Left handed hitter, has very good hitting rhythm and sound, consistent swing mechanics, well timed use of his lower half to generate bat speed, has quick hands, very easy tension free swing, creates excellent bat speed, sees the ball well, highest level hitting tools and approach. 6.49 runner, gets good jumps and runs good routes in the outfield, has a chance to stay in centerfield, good throwing mechanics and makes accurate throws. Bat makes him stand out. Good student, verbal commitment to South Carolina. Selected for the Perfect Game All-American Classic.


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A 6'11'' lefty in the 40th round. Thats fun.

Trevor Koenig scouting report from Perfect Game...

Trevor Koenig is a 2017 LHP/1B with a 6-10 185 lb. frame from St Cloud, MN who attends St Cloud Technical HS. Has a very tall, lean build, and tons of room to fill out physically as he begins to grow into his body and put on additional muscle. Works from a slower paced delivery, high leg raise, with good balance throughout. Arm has medium action through the back, stays tall and directional through release. Fastball flashes arm side run, curveball creates good hard spin down in the zone. Works ahead in counts, interesting tools that could even further develop. At the plate, right-handed hitter that starts with an upright narrow stance and high hand set. Extended swing with natural leverage. Good student.


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Thanks, guys, for all these updates and articles and links. It's appreciated.


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More from Perfect Game on 25th round selection Karlos Morales...

356. Karlos Morales, lhp, South Hills HS
L-L, 6-3/170, La Puente, Calif.
College Commitment: Long Beach State

As opposed to Danny Zimmerman above, Morales has spent much of his high school career as a primary outfielder, although scouts have always been intrigued by his loose and very athletic build and potential on the mound. But Morales only threw two innings during his junior season, so there wasn't much track record to go by.

That changed this spring as Morales got stronger and worked hard on improving his pitching during the off season and started the year reportedly topping out at 93 mph from a long and loose 3/4's arm action. He went 6-2, 1.50 in 42 innings during the spring, although he relied heavily on his fastball and still needs plenty of work on his secondary pitches.


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Interesting all the size. Lots of it. But it also sounds like lots of guys that could potentially increase their velocity as they get into the minors. I like that better than guys like Arnett who lose velocity


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