By Tim Kowols
The players of the Milwaukee Brewers may have had the day off, but their front office was hard at work stockpiling talent for its future during the first two rounds of the MLB Draft. The Brewers used their first pick at #21 to draft California high school shortstop Brice Turang. He hit .364 and had an on-base percentage of .464 during his senior campaign. Turang was also rated high by the Brewers for his solid defensive ability and running smarts. According to Brewers.com, Turang could still opt to honor his collegiate commitment to LSU.
The Brewers also drafted a pair of high school outfield prospect on the first day of the draft, Joe Gray and Micah Bello. Gray excelled at Hattiesburg High School with solid power and a good arm while Bello used his speed to be a lead-off hitter prospect from Hawaii’s Hilo High School.
Rounds 3-10 begin Tuesday at noon.