Draft Day Rewind – TBT 6/5
If you tune in to MLB Network tonight at 7 p.m., chances are you will get your first look at some future Brevard County Manatees, as the 2014 MLB First-Year Player Draft commences. Of course, most of today’s ‘Tees were once part of this exciting and nerve-racking event. With that in mind, we thought we would take a peek back and revisit the draft days of this year’s crop of Manatees.
This Brevard County catcher was just named to his second consecutive Florida State League All-Star team. Back in 2009, however, he was just a high school backstop from southern California, looking to make an impression in pro ball.
Last night, this right-handed hurler tossed a gem against the Bradenton Marauders to pick up his third consecutive victory. But, when the Brewers selected him in the eighth round of the 2010 draft, this Shreveport kid had to decide between going back to Louisiana State University or joining the Milwaukee Brewers’ organization. I think we know where he landed
The Brewers went after young pitching in 2011 and they found a keeper in this young Puerto Rican right-hander… And if you watch closely, you may see another familiar name or two.
Oh boy! There sure were a lot of current Manatees in this draft class. For starters, let’s begin with the big power bat the Brewers picked up in the first round.
How many other current ‘Tees were selected two years ago? Check it out for yourself in MLB.com’s full recap of Milwaukee’s 2012 selections.
Curious who the Brewers might take in the 2014 draft? Take a look at Jonathan Mayo’s mock draft on MLB.com.