Brewers draft prep players Tristen Lutz, Caden Lemons

After selecting college second baseman Keston Hiura in the first-round, the Milwaukee Brewers turned their attention to prep players with their final two picks on Day 1 of the 2017 MLB First-Year Player Draft.

With the 34th overall pick in the Competitive Balance Round A the Brewers selected well-regarded prep outfielder Tristen Lutz.

A 6-foot-3, 210-pound centerfield from Martin High School in Texas, Lutz’s top trait is his notable right-handed power. He also has good pitch recognition and is capable of using the whole field.

While, he’s committed to Texas, signability shouldn’t be a concern. The signing bonus slot value for the No. 34 overall pick is $1,983,600, but expect the Brewers to pay him more than the suggested value for the pick.

Read my feature articles on Tristen Lutz here:
Tristen Lutz isn’t focused on draft
Tristen Lutz in a win-win situation

In the second-round, the Brewers drafted Alabama right-handed pitcher Caden Lemons with the 46th overall pick.

Lemons is a 6-foot-6, 175-pound righty with a low three-quarters delivery. He has a four-pitch mix, featuring a mid-90s fastball, a slider, a curveball and a changeup.

His arm slot creates deception, but at times he struggles to repeat his delivery, affecting his control.

The signing bonus slot value for the No. 46 overall pick is $1,493,500.

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Dan Zielinski III
Dan Zielinski III
Dan Zielinski III is the creator of the Baseball Prospect Journal and has covered the MLB draft since 2015. His draft work originally appeared on, a sports website he started in December 2011. He also covered the Milwaukee Brewers as a member of the credentialed media for four years. Follow him on Twitter @DanZielinski3.

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