2013 MLB Draft Kicks Off Tonight | Disciples of Uecker

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The 2013 MLB Draft begins tonight at 6:00pm CT on MLB Network (streaming on MLB.com), and normally on Disciples of Uecker, we would be featuring a myriad of draft articles. We’d be discussing mock drafts and various players connected to the Brewers. We’d maybe even feature a mock draft of our own.

Unfortunately, though, the Brewers sacrificed their first-round pick to sign Kyle Lohse. That means the organization does not have a pick until #54 in the second round — and it also means draft experts have no idea who the Brewers will select with that selection. Too much volatility exists to accurately predict events that far down in the draft.

Despite not having a first-round pick, plenty of solid talent should be available in the second round. The Brewers have picks #54 and #72 tonight — with the latter coming in the new Competitive Balance Round B that was instituted in the most recent collective-bargaining agreement. Considering the Brewers drafted prep outfielder Tyrone Taylor with the 92nd pick of the draft last year, the organization should still be able to grab quality talent with their two picks.

To spell this out a little more clearly: in three of the past six years, pick #54 was still in the supplemental first round — including each of the last two drafts. So, in some ways, the Brewers can think of their first pick of the draft as having supplemental round value. That probably made the decision to sacrifice their first-round pick a little easier.

**Side note: Randy Wolf was the 54th-overall pick by the Philadelphia Phillies in the 1997 Draft.**

Be sure to check back to Disciples of Uecker often in the coming days. We will be updating the Brewers’ draft picks and including brief scouting reports (when possible). The 2013 Draft will continue into Saturday, so expect plenty of Draft coverage in the coming days.

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  1. Brad says: June 6, 2013

    I know you can’t trade draft picks but I bet at this point the Brewers would want to trade Kyle Loshe for the draft pick they lost.

    • Greg says: June 6, 2013

      Nope, they would probably just make up excuses saying that Lohse has been a very solid veteran presence and blah, blah, blah…

    • Ross B says: June 6, 2013

      You can’t trade a normal pick, but you can trade the new competitive balance pick that JP mentioned. Now to the point, I don’t think you would ever publicly hear DM or MA saying they regret signing Lohse, even if they actually did.

      • Doug says: June 6, 2013

        The one upside about Lohse is if he does turn his season around a bit – he could be flipped for one or two near major league ready pieces. Hopefully a player or two with a bit more certainty than a first round pick would provide them.

        Definitely, the Brewers could use that first round high impact type player – but looking at the results from the past few years I am skeptical of that even happening. Some high level depth might be more valuable at this point.

        Maybe there is a silver lining here? I sure hope so – because I haven’t really come across many others during this 2013 campaign.


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