Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Brewers Continue to Build for (Near?) Future

After using their first round pick to take a prep pitcher in Dylan Covey, the Brewers looked to the college ranks for arms in the early rounds of day two. With the 64th pick, Milwaukee nabbed James Nelson out of Alabama, and then followed up with Tyler Thornburg from Charleston Southern. Both of these guys seem to have a capable future as starters in the big leagues, or least solid options out of the pen.

With their next pick, in the 4th round, the Brewers selected one possible replacement for Prince Fielder when they took Hunter Morris out of Auburn (pictured). Morris is another left-handed power guy, just like Prince, and was actually a second-round pick back in 2007 to the Boston Red Sox. He can also play either of the corner outfield positions, so it's highly likely there will be a spot for him sometime in the future at Miller Park.

After that, the Brewers continued to stock up on pitching, including spending three of their next four picks on right-handed arms. MLB.com has the rundown of the rest of the picks from day two, make sure to check it out.


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