Draft Dope: Brewers
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Jack Zduriencik (first year: 2000)Order in 2007 Rotation:
Second round (71st, for signing Type A free agent Jeff Suppan from Cardinals)Trend:
The Brewers have lifted themselves into playoff contention through the draft, mixing prep players such as Prince Fielder (2002, first round) and J.J. Hardy (2001, second) with college picks like Ben Sheets (2000, first) and Ryan Braun (2005, first). Milwaukee's old-school approach focuses on athletes, power arms and big tools. No organization scouts Canada as heavily, and this is a strong year in the Great White North. This Year's Outlook:
Signability will help dictate the Brewers' top pick at No. 7, but the club usually gets a good talent for the price it's willing to pay. With no supplemental or second-round pick, the Brewers might be willing to stretch their budget for their top pick.