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Draft Week: Origins of Current Brewers

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John Axford

amateur free agent, 2006
Zach Braddock 18th round, 2005
Ryan Braun 1st round, 2005
Dave Bush 2nd round, 2002
Josh Butler 2nd round, 2006
Lorenzo Cain 17th round, 2004
Chris Capuano 8th round, 1999
Todd Coffey 41st round, 1998
Craig Counsell 11th round, 1992
Doug Davis 10th round, 1996
Jim Edmonds 7th round, 1988
Alcides Escobar amateur free agent, 2003
Marco Estrada 6th round, 2005
Prince Fielder 1st round, 2002
Yovani Gallardo 2nd round, 2004
Mat Gamel 4th round, 2005
Jody Gerut 2nd round, 1998
Carlos Gomez amateur free agent, 2002
Corey Hart 11th round, 2000
LaTroy Hawkins 7th round, 1991
Adam Heether 11th round, 2003
Trevor Hoffman 11th round, 1989
Joe Inglett 8th round, 2000
George Kottaras 20th round, 2002
Jonathan Lucroy 3rd round, 2007
Kameron Loe 20th round, 2002
Casey McGehee
10th round, 2003
Chris Narveson 2nd round, 2000
Manny Parra 26th round, 2001
David Riske
56th round, 1996
Angel Salome 5th round, 2004
Cody Scarpetta
11th round, 2007
 Adam Stern 3rd round, 2001
Mitch Stetter 16th round, 2003
Jeff Suppan 2nd round, 1993
Carlos Villanueva amateur free agent, 2002
Rickie Weeks 1st round, 2003
Randy Wolf 2nd round, 1997
Gregg Zaun 17th round, 1989

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

This list was made using the 40-man roster listed on Brewers.com

To give some context, here's what the rounds surrounding some of these picks yielded. These aren't selections - these are the only other players to make the majors from the rounds surrounding the Brewers' players selections:

Zach Braddock was drafted in the 18th round in 2005, but he's not the only pitcher that came from the later rounds of that draft. Burke Badenhop, RHP for the Tigers, was drafted in the 19th. Tommy Hanson of the Braves  and Jamie Garcia of the Cardinals were both drafted in the 22nd round that year.

Todd Coffey was drafted in the 41st round of the 1998 draft. Nook Logan went in the 40th round and played four seasons at first base between Detroit and Washington from 2004 to 2007 and is out of baseball. Mark Buehrle was drafted in the 38th round that year. Pirates SS Bobby Crosby was drafted in the 34th round. Former Brewer Chris Spurling was selected in the 41st round of the 1999 draft.

George Kottaras and Kameron Loe were both selected in the 20th round in 2002. Pirate Zach Duke was picked in the 20th round the year before. Giants' Travis Ishikawa selected in the 21st round that year. Cards pitcher Kyle McClellan was drafted in the 25th round. Russell Martin went in the 17th. Former Brewer Dana Eveland was selected in the 16th round that year.

Manny Parra was drafted in the 26th round 2001. Ian Kinsler went in the same round. Former Brewer Chris Barnwell was selected in the 25th - he played 13 major league games. The Cardinals' Kevin Correia was drafted in the 23rd round and Zach Duke went in the 20th. BCB favorite Chris Saenz was drafted in the 28th round that year. The Braves' Delwyn Young and Twins pitcher Nick Blackburn were selected in the 29th round.

David Riske was selected in the 56th round of 1996. San Diego Giant Barry Zito went in the 59th round. Marcus Giles was drafted in the 53rd round that year.

Gregg Zaun. Brian Giles and Mark Grudzielanek were drafted in the 17th round in 1989. Grudzielanek did not sign and was then drafted in the 11th round of the 1991 draft. Catcher Brian Johnson, who played 471 games from 1994-2001 was drafted in the 16th round. Kurt Abbot, drafted in the 15th round, played 703 games from 1993-2001. Jim Thome was drafted in the 13th round.