BREWERS ANNOUNCE 3 SIGNINGS FROM 2015 MLB DRAFT
Today we announced the signings of three selections from the 2015 First-Year Player Draft. The signings include 15th pick outfielder Trent Clark, right-handed pitcher Cody Ponce (second round, 55th pick) and right-handed pitcher Nash Walters (third round, 90th pick). The announcements were made by Vice President of Amateur Scouting/Special Assistant to the General Manager Ray Montgomery.
Clark, 18, batted .552 with 3 HR, 24 RBI and 11 stolen bases during his senior season at Richland (TX) High School. He bats left-handed and plays center field. Clark was ranked as the number 10 prospect entering the draft according to Baseball America. He was scouted by area scout KJ Hendricks and national crosschecker Steve Riha.
“Looks like you’ve got the signature down, you been practicing?” Ray Montgomery asked.
“Since I was in fifth grade,” Clark replied with a grin.
Clark was also on hand to take batting practice with the team before a press conference at Miller Park:
Ponce, 21, recently completed his junior year at Cal Poly Pomona, going 5-3 with a 1.44 ERA in 13 starts. The 6’6 right-handed pitcher struck out 67 and walked 14 on the season. Ponce entered the draft as the number 36 prospect according to Baseball America. He was scouted by area scout Josh Belovsky.
Walters, 18, attended Lindale High School in Texas. The third-round draft pick was a 2015 Perfect Game Honorable Mention All-America and a member of the Texas-All Region First Team. He was scouted by KJ Hendricks.
All three signees stayed for the Brewers vs. Royals game, took part in various TV interviews and were recognized on the scoreboard during the game.
Here are a few more photos:
It was great to meet these three fine young men. I hope they took the time to soak it all in! Best of luck to each of them.