Bruce Seid has a big day starting tomorrow evening at 5PM and and lasting a total of 50 rounds. The Brewers hold the 26th pick in the first round and have five picks in the first 74 picks overall. The 26th pick is the highest the Brewers have ever drafted in team history after the success from last season.
We've seen the young bats come up every season since Rickie Weeks came up in 2003, but we've we really haven't seen any pitching. Unless, you count our ace in Yovani Gallardo, but thats it. In the past, the Brewers have been great at selecting position players, but no so much when it comes to pitching. A few of our past top picks have been pitchers that include Jeremy Jeffress, Mark Rodgers, and Mike Jones. Jeffress and Rodgers are currently in the Class A, and Mike Jones is in Class AA. The last successful pitcher the Brewers drafted in the first round was ten years ago was Ben Sheets.
For Bruce Seid, this draft has to be about pitching. The Brewers farm system has been damaged heavily by injury after injury and now needs to be replenished. Will Seid draft best player available or will he draft by need? With the five picks all coming before the 75th pick, the Brewers need to draft pitching, and not just one, the farm system needs to be brought back up to speed with the Brewers consistency of drafting good (sometime All-star) position players.