Brewers take Jungmann, Bradley with first round picks in 2011 MLB Draft

It looks like the Brewers are going to have a super awesome rotation on three or four years and they reloaded their farm system with two college pitchers in the first round of the 2011 draft.

With their first pick the Crew took Texas RHP Taylor Jungmann. The 6'6" Jungmanm weighs in at 220 lbs. Jungmann has put together great numbers over his college career, starting when he was a freshman when he won 11 games and pitched a complete game 5-hitter.  He was already the ace of the Longhorn's staff as a sophomore, and this season went 13-1 with a 1.40 ERA (3.63 FIP). Jungmann generally throws in the lower 90's, toping out at 98, with plus movement on his fastball. He also features a hard 11-5 curveball.  His changeup right now is a work in progress and rated as average. His mechanics are also pretty solid, but he needs to work on is control.

Pre-Draft Rankings:

Baseball America: 8
MLB.com: 7

Draft video

With their second pick, the Crew took Georgia Tech lefty Jed Bradley at number 15, and some think that was a steal. He's about the same size at Jungmann, at 6'4", 224 lbs., but his results were a bit different. This season Bradley went 7-3 for the Yellow Jackets with a 3.49 ERA (2.96 FIP). He struck out over a batter per inning, but walked almost 3/9inn. He's been a solid pitcher for Tech, but really shined in the Cape Cod League, where he was rated the League's number four prospect, tying for the league lead in strikeouts. He's not overpowering, but according to Baseball America, "he knows how to miss bats." His fastball is anywhere from 88-94, occasionally touching 95. He has a low 80's slider which is considered a plus pitch for him. 

Pre-Draft Rankings:

Baseball America: 14
MLB.com: 8

Draft video

I'm not a scout, but I'm pretty happy with this draft. Both Jungmann and Bradley have a pretty solid repertoire and a pretty solid history (unlike Arnett (still bitter about that pick)). What I like most is that they are both fairly polished pitchers, who could move fast; particularly Bradley. There probably isn't a Zack Greinke in this duo, but they're both good pitchers that could help the major league team in the near future.

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