August 29, 2014

Brewers grab pitcher with 1st choice in Amateur Draft (Audio)

The Milwaukee Brewers selected right-handed pitcher Devin Williams from Hazelwood West High School in Missouri in the second round (54th overall) of the 2013 First-Year Player Draft.  They followed by selecting infielder Tucker Neuhaus out of Wharton High School in Tampa, Florida with the 72nd overall selection.

The Brewers forfeited its first round selection when they signed right-handed pitcher Kyle Lohse as a free agent.

The 18-year old Williams went 6-1 with a 1.02 ERA and one save in 9 games as a senior.  He struck out 93 batters and allowed just 17 hits over 48 innings pitched in 2013, holding opponents to a .102 batting average.  Williams, who was a Rawlings/Perfect Game Preseason First-Team All America selection, has a commitment to play baseball at the University of Missouri.

AUDIO: Amateur Scouting Director Bruce Seid on Devin Williams :14

The 17-year-old Neuhaus, missed the majority of the season due to injuries.  He has a commitment to the University of Louisville.

AUDIO: Bruce Seid says they’ll try to sign both players ASAP :13

The 2013 First-Year Player Draft, which is comprised of 40 rounds, will continue today at noon for rounds 3-10.  The final day, with rounds 11 through 40 concludes on Saturday.