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Each of the Brewers’ first six picks in the most recent First-Year Player Draft are taking part in the fall instructional league in Arizona, and 2008 first-round pick will join the fray once he’s finished playing for Team Canada in the baseball World Cup.
Games against other teams’ instructional league squads began on Saturday, and through Tuesday the baby Brewers were off to a 2-0-1 start. They beat a group of Cubs farmhands, 10-2, on Tuesday, when first-round supplemental pick Kyle Hechathorn allowed two runs in four innings.
For those interested in the list of Brewers participants, you can view a PDF of the roster:
Two more blurbs about the Brewers’ back-to-back picks in the second round, Nos. 73 and 74 overall:
Round 2, Max Walla, OF, Albuquerque Academy (N.M.): Described in his MLB.com scouting report as offense-first, defense second, Walla should fit right into an organization that has found homes for similarly-described players over the past 5-7 years. He’s a 5-foot-11 left-handed hitter and thrower described as a “Brian Giles type” who probably fits in an outfield corner.
Round 2, Cameron Garfield, C, Murrieta Valley HS (Calif.): After selecting collegiate players with their first three picks, the Brewers go with a pair of high schoolers in consecutive selections in the second round. He has decent offensive skills and a plus throwing arm, but was limited to designated hitter duties for much of his senior season because of an ankle injury.