The 2010 First-Year Player Draft began just like everybody thought it would, with the Washington Nationals selecting Bryce Harper first overall (and introducing him as an outfielder).
The Brewers hold the 14th overall pick and we’re here at Miller Park while scouting director Bruce Seid and his crew are at work in the Draft room. I’ll pass along some notes throughout the Draft, and will of course pass along some comments from Seid and general manager Doug Melvin after the Brewers make their pick.
It’s the first time the Brewers have ever selected 14th overall. Notable players chosen 14th overall include outfielder Jason Heyward by Atlanta in 2007, catcher Jason Varitek by Seattle in 1994, first baseman Derrek Lee by San Diego in 1993, first baseman/outfielder Cliff Floyd by Montreal in 1991 and first baseman Tino Martinez by Seattle in 1988.
And by the way, you can follow the Draft live tonight at MLB.com/Live
– The Mets just picked University of North Carolina right-hander Matt Harvey with the seventh overall pick. He was one of the names we heard connected to the Brewers in recent days.
– Interesting intra-division pick for the Reds at No. 12 in Yasmani Grandal. Switch-hitting catcher was apparently in the mix for Royals at No. 4.