Brewers select three players on first day of 2017 MLB first-year player draft


MILWAUKEE – The Milwaukee Brewers made three selections during day one of the 2017 First-Year Player Draft. The team selected second baseman Keston Hiura (University of California, Irvine), outfielder Tristen Lutz (Martin High School, Texas) and RHP Caden Lemons (Vestavia Hills High School, Alabama) with the ninth, 34th and 46th picks, respectively. The announcements were made by Director - Amateur Scouting Tod Johnson.

Hiura, a junior at the University of California, Irvine, led the nation with a .442 batting average (88-for-199) and .567 on-base percentage, and tallied 24 doubles, 8 home runs and 42 RBI in 56 games this season. He is a business economics major and was scouted by Area Scout Wynn Pelzer.

Lutz, a recent graduate of Martin High School in Arlington, TX, batted .432 (41-for-95) with 10 home runs during his senior season. The 18-year-old outfielder is currently committed to the University of Texas. He was scouted by Area Scout KJ Hendricks.

Lemons, who recently graduated from Vestavia Hills High School in Birmingham, AL, finished his senior season with a 7-1 record, 1.74 ERA and 79 strikeouts in 62 innings over 10 appearances. The 18-year-old pitcher is currently committed to the University of Mississippi. He was scouted by Area Scout Scott Nichols.

The MLB Draft, which is comprised of 40 rounds, will continue on Tuesday at noon CT for Rounds 3-10. The Draft will resume on Wednesday for Rounds 11-40 at 11:00 a.m. CT and will continue through its conclusion.

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