Lawrie promoted to Huntsville

Picked this up from the Appleton Post-Crescent this morning:  The Brewers have promoted 2008 first-round Draft pick Brett Lawrie to Double-A Huntsville. Lawrie, the 16th overall selection in last year’s Draft, the highest pick ever for a Canadian position player, batted .274 at Class A Wisconsin with 13 homers, 18 doubles and 65 RBIs in 105 games. Interestingly, he is jumping over the advanced Class A level.

Lawrie, from what I have heard, has done well at second base after making the move from catcher. Jeff Suppan made a rehab start at Wisconsin on Saturday and couldn’t even remember Lawrie when I asked about him, which I guess says something about how focused Suppan was on his start but also something about Lawrie blending in on the infield.

Replacing Lawrie at Wisconsin is 2009 14th round Draft pick Mike Brownstein, who had been playing at Helena. Brownstein was expected in uniform Tuesday night, when another rehabbing right-hander, Dave Bush, starts for Wisconsin. Bush is to throw two or three innings.

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