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What We Learned: Brewers select three players in day one of draft

The first day of the MLB Draft is in the books, and the Brewers had three selections in day one. We look at those and more in today’s What We Learned.

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The Brewers had the day off.

Brewers News and Notes

The first day of the MLB draft is done. The Brewers had three selections entering the day, and used them on a college player and two high school players. First up was second baseman Keston Hiura out of UC-Irvine, considered one of the best hitters in the college class. Next up was outfielder Tristen Lutz, an outfielder that the Brewers were considering with their first pick, but ended up getting in the competitive balance round. Last up in day one was high school pitcher Caden Lemons, who has four potential pitches and a 97 MPH fastball.

It’s a busy day for the Brewers today. In addition to the Brewers double-header in St. Louis, they have eight more selections to make in the draft today. At some point this morning, we should hear about the Brewers’ call-up for the double-header, and then coverage of day two of the draft will take place while the Brewers are playing their first game of the day.

Links from BCB

Milwaukee Brewers select Keston Hiura with 9th overall pick in 2017 MLB Draft
Milwaukee Brewers select Tristen Lutz with 34th overall pick in 2017 MLB Draft
Milwaukee Brewers select Caden Lemons with 46th overall pick in 2017 MLB Draft
Brad Ford, BCB

Milwaukee Brewers 2017 MLB Draft and Signing Tracker
BCB Staff, BCB

Milwaukee Brewers 2017 MLB Draft Preview: What the Experts Are Saying
Brad Ford, BCB

BCB Tracking Poll - Week 11
aaronetc, BCB FanPost

What to do about Garrett Cooper
Baseball Punditz, BCB FanPost

Links from Other Sites

Thames needs help to earn ASG start
Oliver Macklin,

No easy answers for fixing Brewers' struggling bullpen
Tom Haudricourt, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Projecting Brewers Center Fielder Lewis Brinson
Chris Mitchell, FanGraphs

Hader’s Gonna… Join Milwaukee’s Bullpen
Chris Mitchell, FanGraphs

Call-Ups Reveal the Idiocy of Service Time Rules
Jack Moore, BP Milwaukee

MLB Draft and OFP Surplus
Nicholas Zettel, BP Milwaukee

Milwaukee Brewers: Call-ups in great position for success
Ben Hertel, Dairyland Express

Newcomers Coming Big for the Brewers: 2017’s Crop of First-time Brewers Could be a Historic One
Matthew J. Prigge, Shepherd Express

Struggles, Strengths and Playoff Hopes
Kyle Lobner, Shepherd Express

Minor League Update

Colorado Springs Sky Sox (AAA) | 37-24

  • Monday: Off Day
  • Tuesday: Colorado Springs @ Memphis | 7:05 pm

Biloxi Shuckers (AA) | 33-31

  • Monday: Jacksonville 0, Biloxi 3
  • Tuesday: Jacksonville @ Biloxi | 6:35 pm

Carolina Mudcats (A+) | 33-30

  • Monday: Carolina 3, Salem 7
  • Tuesday: Carolina @ Salem | 6:05 pm

Wisconsin Timber Rattlers (A) | 26-34

  • Monday: Kane County @ Wisconsin (PPD)
  • Tuesday: Kane County @ Wisconsin | 7:05 pm

DSL Brewers | 4-4

  • Monday: DSL Rojos 0, DSL Brewers 5
  • Tuesday: DSL Brewers @ DSL Cubs2 | 9:30 am

DSL Indians/Brewers | 3-5

  • Monday: DSL Rays2 6, DSL Indians/Brewers 3
  • Tuesday: DSL Pirates @ DSL Indians/Brewers | 9:30 am

Check out our prospect reports for more information on minor league performances.

News and Notes

Cordell lands on Prospect Team of the Week
Mike Rosenbaum,

Power Rankings Tuesday

Yahoo: #8 (Even)
Sports Illustrated: #9 (Down 1)
ESPN: #9 (Up 3)
USA Today: #10 (Up 2)
CBS Sports: #11 (Up 1)

NL Central Updates

Monday’s Games

  • Rockies 2, Pirates 7
  • Cubs 1, Mets 6
  • Reds 3, Padres 9
  • Cardinals have the day off.

Tuesday’s Games

  • Rockies (Tyler Chatwood) @ Pirates (Gerrit Cole) | 6:05 pm
  • Cubs (Jon Lester) @ Mets (Zach Wheeler) | 6:10 pm
  • Reds (Scott Feldman) @ Padres (Clayton Richard) | 9:10 pm

Today’s Game

Brewers (TBD) @ Cardinals (Lance Lynn) | 1:15 pm
Brewers (TBD) @ Cardinals (Marco Gonzalez) | 7:15 pm