The Milwaukee Brewers went with a pair of advanced college pitchers on the
first round of the 2011 First-Year Player Draft.
The Brewers used the 12th pick on University of Texas right-hander Taylor Jungman (Young-men) and the 15th pick on Georgia Tech left-hander Jed Bradley.
Jungmann was named the 2011 Big 12 Pitcher of the Year and a First Team All-American by Collegiate Baseball/Louisville Slugger. He has gone 13-1 with a 1.39 ERA in 17 games and 16 starts this season with the Longhorns and has recorded 120 strikeouts compared to 29 walks. He has pitched five complete games, including three shutouts, while holding opponents to a .168 batting average.
The junior right-hander finished the regular season a perfect 12-0 with a 0.95 ERA and 109 strikeouts. He also was named to the Big-12 All-Academic First Team this past season.
Jungman is ranked the 8th best prospect in the 2011 MLB Draft by Baseball America and is one of three finalists for the Golden Spikes Award, given annually to the top amateur player in the country.
Bradley just completed his junior season at Georgia Tech and went 7-3 with
a 3.49 ERA in 16 starts with the Yellow Jackets. Bradley finished the season tied for the team lead with 106 strikeouts. He held opponents to a .239 batting average this season.
Bradley was named the 14th-best overall prospect in the 2011 First-Year Player Draft by Baseball America. A member of the All-ACC second team in 2010, Bradley pitched in the Cape Cod League during the summer of 2010 where he was the No. 4 prospect in the league by Baseball America.
This marks the first year that the Brewers have had two draft selections in the first round since 1993. The 15th pick in this year’s draft is compensation for not signing RHP Dylan Covey, who was selected last year in the first round (14th overall).
The 2011 First-Year Player Draft will continue today with rounds 2 through 30 and then wrap up with rounds 31-50 on Wednesday.