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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.

Trent Clark signs his contract at Miller Park. (Photo Courtesy: Scott Paulus/Milwaukee Brewers Baseball Club)

Trent Clark signs his contract at Miller Park.
(Photo Courtesy: Scott Paulus/Milwaukee Brewers Baseball Club)

“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:

Trent Clark's enjoying his time on the field. #Brewers #MLBDraft (photo via @scottpaulus)

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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.

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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:

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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.

-Cait

@CMoyer

Brewers Complete 2015 First-Year Player Draft; Milwaukee Selects 41 Players

The Milwaukee Brewers made a total of 41 selections during the 2015 First-Year Player Draft.  The team selected outfielder Trent Clark (Richland High School-Texas), left-handed pitcher Nathan Kirby (University of Virginia) and right-handed pitcher Cody Ponce (Cal Poly Pomona University) on day one with the 15th, 40th and 55th picks, respectively.  The Brewers made eight selections on day two and 30 on the third and final day.

The announcements were made by Vice President of Amateur Scouting/Special Assistant to the General Manager Ray Montgomery.

A complete list of all 41 selections made by the Brewers is below.

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BREWERS MAKE THREE SELECTIONS ON DAY ONE OF 2015 FIRST-YEAR PLAYER DRAFT Team Selects OF Trent Clark, LHP Nathan Kirby and RHP Cody Ponce

Tonight marked Day One of the MLB Draft.

The Milwaukee Brewers made three selections during day one of the 2015 First-Year Player Draft,  selecting outfielder Trent Clark (Richland High School-Texas), left-handed pitcher Nathan Kirby (University of Virginia) and right-handed pitcher Cody Ponce (Cal Poly Pomona University) with the 15th, 40th and 55th picks, respectively.

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.  He was scouted by area scout KJ Hendricks and national crosschecker Steve Riha.

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Kirby, 21, is currently a junior at Virginia, going 5-2 with a 2.28 ERA in 10 starts.  He has produced 75 strikeouts in 59.1 innings pitched and has held opponents to a .233 batting average, helping to lead the Cavaliers to the College World Series.  He was scouted by area scout Dan Nellum.

Ponce, 21, is currently a junior at Cal Poly Pomona, going 5-3 with a 1.44 ERA in 13 starts.  He was scouted by area scout Josh Belovsky.

The Draft will resume tomorrow at 12pm CT with rounds 3-10.  Day three of the Draft will begin at 11am CT with rounds 11-40.

Brewers Draft Outfielder Trent Clark with First-Round Pick

The Milwaukee Brewers selected outfielder Trent Clark out of Richland (TX) High School with their first pick (15th overall) of the First-Year Player Draft. Vice President of Amateur Scouting/Special Assistant to the General Manager Ray Montgomery made the announcement.

“We are excited to have Trent in the organization,” said Montgomery. “He has proven to be a team leader and is one of the better bats in the draft. He is a potential five-tool player and we are excited to get that type of player with the 15th selection”

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Clark, 18, batted .552 with 3 HR, 24 RBI and 11 stolen bases during his senior season. He bats left-handed and plays center field. He was scouted by national crosschecker Steve Riha.

The Brewers have two more draft picks tonight, coming in Competitive Balance Round A (#40 overall) and in the second round (#55). The Draft will resume tomorrow at 12pm CT with rounds 3-10. Day three of the Draft will begin at 11am CT with rounds 11-40.

BREWERS MAKE THREE SELECTIONS ON DAY 1 OF 2015 MLB DRAFT Brewers to select 15th overall, 40th and 55th on Day 1

The Milwaukee Brewers will make three selections on Day 1 of the First-Year Player Draft, which begins Monday evening at 6 p.m. CT.  The team owns the 15th overall selection.  The Brewers will also make a selections at #40 (Competitive Balance Round A) and #55 (second round).

This year marks the 50th anniversary of the First-Year Player Draft, which spans three days of activity from Monday through Wednesday and will take place at the MLB Network Studio 42 in Secaucus, New Jersey.  Draft coverage will begin live on MLB Network and MLB.com at 5 p.m. CT Monday.  The Brewers’ first selection (#15) will take place at approximately 7:22 p.m. CT, pick #40 will take place at approximately 9:30 p.m. CT and pick #55 will take place at approximately 9:55 p.m.

Representing the Brewers at the MLB Network Studio will be former Brewers All-Star Ben Sheets and Senior Director – Baseball Operations Tom Flanagan. Sheets was selected by the Brewers in the 1st Round of the 1999 Draft (10th overall) and spent eight seasons with the team, from 2001-08, compiling an 86-83 record with a 3.72 ERA.

The Brewers have selected the 15th overall pick twice in team history: Tyrone Hill in 1991 and Jed Bradley in 2011.  Other notable 15th overall picks include Devin Mesoraco (Reds, 2007), Stephen Drew (Diamondbacks, 2004), Scott Kazmir (Mets, 2002), Chase Utley (Phillies, 2000) and Chris Carpenter (Blue Jays, 1993).

The selection rotation is determined by the clubs’ reverse order of finish at the close of the previous season.  The Draft, which is comprised of 40 rounds, will continue on Tuesday at noon CT for Rounds 3-10. The Draft will resume on Wednesday for Rounds 11-40 at 11:00 a.m. CT and will continue through its conclusion.

Interviews With Brewers Top Two Draft Picks

The Brewers top two picks in the 2013 First-Year Player Draft, RHP Devin Williams and INF Tucker Neuhaus, joined local media in a brief conference call today.  Both draftees had interesting stories to tell (spoiler alert: Neuhaus is a Packers fan) and seem eager to join the organization.  Audio of the call is below:

RHP Devin Williams (54th overall)

Twitter: @Dtrainn_23

Hometown: Florissant, Missouri

School: Hazelwood (MO) West High School

Bats: Right                   Throws: Right

Height: 6-3                   Weight: 170

Born: September 21, 1994

INF Tucker Neuhaus (72nd overall)

Twitter: @Gotheeem_neuy

Hometown: Tampa, Florida

School: Wharton (FL) High School

Bats: Left                     Throws: Right

Height: 6-3                   Weight: 195

Born: June 18, 1995

We will update the MLB Draft here on the blog as it continues.  The 2013 First-Year Player Draft, which is comprised of 40 rounds, will continue tomorrow at noon CT for Rounds 3-10. The Draft will resume on Saturday for Rounds 11-40 at noon CT and will continue through its conclusion.

–JOHN

johnandcait@brewers.com

MLB First-Year Player Draft Kicks Off Tonight

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It will be a very busy day at Miller Park today.  Of course, we have the Brewers-Phillies series kicking off at 7 p.m., we also have the Johnny Logan Walk of Fame induction ceremony pregame.  In addition to all of that, tonight marks day one of the three-day MLB First-Year Player Draft.

The MLB Draft is unique in that it takes place mid-season, unlike the other sports leagues that host drafts during the off-season.  That brings challenges and excitement at the same time.  Players picked tonight can be in the minor league system within weeks.

Brewers Director of Amateur Scouting, Bruce Seid, along with the rest of the Baseball Operations staff, have met in the Brewers draft room for about two weeks now.  Amateur scouts, Crosscheckers Scouting Supervisors and Brewers Medical representatives have all been scouring reports, watching video, hosting workouts at Miller Park and developing lists in preparation for the next three days.

Doug Melvin (l) and Bruce Seid (r) in the Brewers Draft Room at Miller Park in 2009.

Doug Melvin (l) and Bruce Seid (r) in the Brewers Draft Room at Miller Park in 2009.

the Brewers will make two selections on Day 1 of the First-Year Player Draft, which begins at 6 p.m. CT.  The team’s first pick will be at #54 in the second round.  They will also make a selection at #72 (Compensatory Balance Round B).  Milwaukee forfeited its first-round selection for signing right-handed pitcher Kyle Lohse as a free agent.

The First-Year Player Draft spans three days of activity from Thursday through Saturday, and will take place at the MLB Network Studio 42 in Secaucus, New Jersey.  Draft coverage will begin live on MLB Network and MLB.com at 6 p.m. CT tonight.  The Brewers’ first selection (#54) will take place at about 9:34 p.m. CT and pick #72 will take place at about 10:02 p.m. CT.  The Houston Astros have the first overall selection in tonight’s draft.

Representing the Brewers at the MLB Network Studio will be former Brewers pitcher Ken Sanders and Manager of Administration for Player Development Mark Mueller.

Clint Coulter (l) and Victor Roache (c), the Brwers 2012 First Round Picks and Bruce Seid (r) at a press conference.

Clint Coulter (l) and Victor Roache (c), the Brwers 2012 First Round Picks and Bruce Seid (r) at a press conference.

The selection rotation is determined by the clubs’ reverse order of finish at the close of the previous championship season.  The Draft, which is comprised of 40 rounds, will continue on Friday at noon CT for Rounds 3-10. The Draft will resume on Saturday for Rounds 11-40 at noon CT and will continue through its conclusion.  The complete draft order can be found here.  A live draft tracker can be found here.

–JOHN

johnandcait@brewers.com

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