MLB Amateur Draft – Day One

By Jason Arndt
Brewers Farm Report

RHP Devin Williams – 54th Overall from Hazelwood West High School (Missouri)
Height: 6’3″     Weight: 165 lbs     Born: September 21, 1994

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Devin Williams

Milwaukee was left without a first-round selection in the 2013 amateur draft following the signing of pitcher Kyle Lohse. The loss of the pick led the Brewers to make its first selection in the second round, 54th overall.

Prep pitcher Devin Williams from Hazelwood West High School in St. Louis was the first selection for Milwaukee in the draft. The right-handed pitcher was projected to be a No. 20 selection by some national scouts but fell in the Brewers lap.

Williams is known for having a low 90s fastball with room to grow given his tall and lanky frame (6’3″, 165). The sole drawback to the selection is his intent to further his education at the University of Missouri.

The young thrower was projected to be a sure-fire first round pick after going 4-1 with an ERA of 0.70.

For more info, check out footage of an interview with Williams courtesy of St. Louis’ NBC affiliate KSDK:
http://www.ksdk.com/news/local/story.aspx?odyssey=obinsite&storyid=378619

SS Tucker Neuhaus – 72nd Overall from Wharton High School (Florida)
Bats/Throws: Left/Right     Height: 6′      Weight: 200 lbs     Born: June 18, 1995

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Tucker Neuhaus

The Brewers were awarded a competitive balance selection following the second round and remained in the high school ranks with the selection of high school infielder Tucker Neuhaus of Florida.

Neuhaus served as the team’s shortstop but will eventually make his way back to his natural position of third base. Given observers thoughts on his power potential, it could be a viable asset at the corner infield position for the Brewers farm system.

In addition, his defensive range is more suited for third base where his arm is above average compared to adequate at shortstop.

Further information on Neuhaus here:
http://wapc.mlb.com/play/?topic_id=40395496&content_id=26137349

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