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The Brewers selected outfielder Trent Clark with the 15th overall pick.
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The Brewers selected three players on the first day of the 2015 First-Year Player Draft. And, they felt like they were all "value" picks -- meaning the Brewers felt all three players slipped down the board and Milwaukee was lucky to get them.
Here is info from the team's official draft press release:The Brewers made three selections during day one of the 2015 First-Year Player Draft. The team selected outfielder Trent Clark (Richland High School-Texas), left-handed pitcher Nathan Kirby (University of Virginia) and right-handed pitcher Cody Ponce (Cal Poly Pomona University) with the 15th, 40th and 55th picks, respectively.
The announcements were made by Vice President of Amateur Scouting/Special Assistant to the General Manager Ray Montgomery.
Clark, 18, batted .552 with 3 HR, 24 RBI and 11 stolen bases during his senior season at Richland (TX) High School. He bats left-handed and plays center field. He was scouted by area scout KJ Hendricks and national crosschecker Steve Riha.
Kirby, 21, is currently a junior at Virginia, going 5-2 with a 2.28 ERA in 10 starts. He has produced 75 strikeouts in 59.1 innings pitched and has held opponents to a .233 batting average, helping to lead the Cavaliers to the College World Series. He was scouted by area scout Dan Nellum.
Ponce, 21, is currently a junior at Cal Poly Pomona, going 5-3 with a 1.44 ERA in 13 starts. He was scouted by area scout Josh Belovsky. The Draft will resume (Tuesday) at 12 p.m. with rounds 3-10. Day three of the Draft will begin at 11 a.m. Wednesday, with rounds 11-40.
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The Brewers unveiled the "Selig Experience" Thursday night at Miller Park. The multimedia exhibit honors former team owner and Commissioner Emeritus of Major League Bud Selig, depicting his struggle to bring baseball back to Milwaukee after the Braves exited in the mid-1960s.
Here are some photos from the exhibit: