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Today In Brewer History: Happy Anniversary, Michael Fiers

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June 3, 2012; Milwaukee, WI, USA;  Milwaukee Brewers pitcher Michael Fiers (64) pitches against the Pittsburgh Pirates in the second inning at Miller Park.  Mandatory Credit: Benny Sieu-US PRESSWIRE
June 3, 2012; Milwaukee, WI, USA; Milwaukee Brewers pitcher Michael Fiers (64) pitches against the Pittsburgh Pirates in the second inning at Miller Park. Mandatory Credit: Benny Sieu-US PRESSWIRE

The 2009 MLB draft wasn't exactly a shining moment for the Brewer organization. None of the first 23 players they selected that year have reached the majors.

Their 24th pick, however, has turned into a pretty good story. 22nd round pick Michael Fiers, a 24-year-old college senior from Nova Southeastern University in Florida, posted a 2.80 ERA over 93 professional appearances and earned a cup of coffee in the big leagues for the first time in 2011. Today he'll make his third professional start.

Fiers is one of just six players drafted after the 12th round in 2009 who have reached the majors:

Player Team Round Selection
Matt Carpenter Cardinals 13 399
Drew Hutchison Blue Jays 15 460
Anthony Vasquez Mariners 18 533
J.D. Martinez Astros 20 611
Michael Fiers Brewers 22 676
Matt Adams Cardinals 23 699

With help from the B-Ref Play Index, happy birthday today to: