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What We Learned: The MLB Draft begins tonight

The MLB Draft takes place over the next three days with the first round happening tonight. We discuss that and more in today's What We Learned.

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The MLB Rule 4 Draft (commonly known as the MLB Draft) begins tonight. Only the first and second round of picks will be made tonight, with rounds three through ten taking place tomorrow and the remaining forty rounds on Wednesday. The Brewers will make three selections tonight with the 15th, 40th, and 55th pick in the draft.

As we enter the draft tonight, we don't know what the Brewers are planning to do. There's been plenty of speculation about who the Brewers could take, and Derek combined all of it into a post on Friday. In addition, with new scouting director Ray Montgomery in place, we could see the Brewers take a very different direction from previous years. For now, we will have to wait and see what the Brewers decide to do in the first round tonight.

This Weekend's Results

Brewers 10, Twins 5

It was a night for Adam Lind on Friday. He had a home run along with six RBI in the game with a three-hit night, enough to carry the offense by himself. The Brewers did jump out to a 5-0 lead early, but the Twins tied it up in the fifth with a five-run inning of their own. However, the Brewers responded with five more runs to get the win.

Brewers 4, Twins 2

Ryan Braun returned to the lineup after missing two games while undergoing a second cryotherapy procedure, but showed no ill-effects from it as he crushed a home run in his first at-bat. Meanwhile, Carlos Gomez had a rough day on defense, but made up for it with a go-ahead RBI single in the seventh inning. It backed up a good day from Matt Garza, who allowed only one run in seven innings.

Twins 2, Brewers 0

The sweep just wasn't in the Brewers future on Sunday. Despite getting eight hits and a walk in the game, the Brewers only managed to get to second base once. Mike Fiers didn't have a great day, allowing two runs, seven hits, and three walks in only 4 1/3 innings. While the bullpen locked it down from there, the offense couldn't back them up.

Brewers News & Notes
Minor League Update
Team Level Record This Weekend Today
Colorado Springs Sky Sox AAA 23-32 Saturday: Colorado Springs 9, Omaha 7
Sunday: Colorado Springs 4, Omaha 0
Colorado Springs @ Omaha
Biloxi Shuckers AA 34-22 Friday: Biloxi 6, Birmingham 2
Saturday: Biloxi 5, Mobile 4
Sunday: Mobile 4, Biloxi 2
Mobile @ Biloxi
Brevard County Manatees A+ 24-31 Saturday: Brevard County 3, Dunedin 2
Saturday: Dunedin 5, Brevard County 0
Brevard County @ Palm Beach
Wisconsin Timber Rattlers A 17-40 Friday: Lake County 4, Wisconsin 1
Saturday: Wisconsin 4, Fort Wayne 2
Sunday: Fort Wayne 5, Wisconsin 4
Fort Wayne @ Wisconsin
DSL Brewers R 2-5 Friday: DSL Brewers 13, DSL Braves 7
Saturday: DSL Tigers 4, DSL Brewers 2
DSL Brewers @ DSL Tigers

News & Notes

NL Central Update
Team W L
Cardinals 38 19
Pirates 31 25
Cubs 30 25
Reds 24 31
Brewers 20 37
  • Cardinals @ Dodgers
    Friday: Cardinals 2, Dodgers 1
    Saturday: Dodgers 2, Cardinals 0
    Sunday: Cardinals 4, Dodgers 2
  • Pirates @ Braves
    Friday: Padres 10, Braves 8
    Saturday: Braves 5, Pirates 4
    Sunday: Pirates 3, Braves 0
  • Cubs @ Nationals
    Friday: Nationals 7, Cubs 5
    Saturday: Cubs 4, Nationals 2
    Sunday: Cubs 6, Nationals 3
  • Padres @ Reds
    Friday: Padres 6, Reds 2
    Saturday: Padres 9, Reds 7
    Sunday: Reds 4, Padres 0

Today's Division Games

  • Phillies (Cole Hamels) @ Reds (Mike Leake) - 6:10 pm
  • Cardinals (John Lackey) @ Rockies (David Hale) - 7:40 pm
  • Cubs have the day off.
Around Baseball

Roster News

Other Notes

Today's Action

The Brewers begin a three-game series against the Pirates tonight. Jimmy Nelson matches up against A.J. Burnett in the first game. First pitch is at 6:05 pm. In addition, the first round of the MLB Draft takes place tonight, with coverage starting at 5 pm.