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Tuesday, June 06, 2006

Brewers Complete 1st Day of Draft

From Adam McCalvy at MLB.com:

Round 1: Jeremy Jeffress, RHP, Halifax County High School

Round 2: Brent Brewer, SS, Tyrone (Ga.) Sandy Creek High School
May project as a left fielder in the pros, according to reports. ... Is a multi-sport athlete who committed to attend Florida State University if he does not sign with the Brewers. Mississippi State and Georgia also showed interest. ... The Brewers have hit on some quality players in the second round in recent seasons, including right-handers Will Inman (2005) and Yovani Gallardo (2004), outfielder Tony Gwynn, Jr. (2003) and shortstop J.J. Hardy (2001).

Round 3: Cole Gillespie, LF, Oregon State University
Named the 2006 Pacific-10 Conference baseball player of the year ... Scored 69 runs in the 2006 regular season, the most by any Pac-10 player this season and a new Oregon State single-season record. Led the conference with a .683 slugging percentage and tied for first with a .492 on-base percentage, while ranking among the Pac-10 leaders in batting average (.370, fourth), RBIs (50, seventh), doubles (20, third), home runs (11, fifth) total bases (129, fifth), and stolen bases (14, tied for fourth).

Round 4: Evan Anundsen, RHP, Columbine (Co.) High School
Signed a letter of intent to play at Wichita State University. ... Had a 1.98 ERA with five wins and 68 strikeouts for Columbine last spring and pitched his team to the class 5A state baseball championship. ... His older sister, Sara, was a three-time state tennis champion and Evan made it to state as a doubles player in his freshman season before deciding to concentrate on baseball.

Round 5: Chris Errecart, LF, University of California
Was a Cape Cod League All-Star last summer, batting .303 with five doubles, a triple, six home runs and 22 RBIs for the Yarmouth-Dennis Red Sox ... Was named a second-team preseason All-American and the fourth-best professional prospect out of the Cape Cod League by Baseball America ... Told the Stockton (Calif.) Record before the draft, "I definitely want to sign. It's something I've been ready for my entire life."

Round 6: Micah Wright, LHP, Oklahoma State University
Listed in Major League Baseball's draft database as Micah Wright but goes by his middle name. ... Played baseball and football at the University of Mississippi but was kicked off the Rebels baseball team in 2004 for a third violation of team rules and transferred to OSU. ... Drafted in the 26th round by the Florida Marlins in 2002 but did not sign. ... According to his OSU bio, he is the cousin of former St. Louis Cardinals pitcher David "Vinegar Bend" Mizell, who pitched seven years for St. Louis in the 1950s.

Round 7: Andrew Bouchie, C, Oral Roberts University

Round 8: Shane Hill, RHP, Florida Christian School
Committed to play for the University of Tennessee. ... Formal first name is "Charles" but goes by Shane.

Round 9: Shawn Ferguson, RHP, Texas Christian University
Selected by the Orioles in the 36th round of the 2005 draft but did not sign. ... Named to the 2004 NJCAA Division I Baseball Championship All-Tournament team as an outfielder while playing for San Jacinto Junior College.

Round 10: Michael McClendon, RHP, Seminole (Fla.) Community College
Second-team NJCAA Division I Baseball All-American in 2005

Round 11: Zach Clem, LF, University of Washington
Played catcher and third base at Washington before finding a home in the outfield. ... Had his best season in 2006, finishing his Huskies career one home run short of tying the university's all-time home run record of 42. Two more home runs this season would have tied Clem for the season high of 22, and he led the team in slugging percentage (.645), RBIs (53) and total bases (140), and was second in runs (52) and third in on-base percentage (.417) while batting .304. ... "I'm going to get drafted -- not knowing or wondering if it would be hard," he told the Seattle Post-Intelligencer. "And I'm going to sign for sure."


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