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Brewers announce signing of 23 draft picks

MILWAUKEE — The Brewers announced on Sunday that they had signed 23 players from the 2010 First-Year Player Draft, as well well as one undrafted player.

 

Right-handers Tyler Thornburg and Matthew Miller, as well as third baseman Cody Hawn, selected in the third, fifth and sixth rounds, highlight the first 24 signees for the Brewers.

Overall, the Brewers have signed 12 pitchers — one of which is Marques Kyles, son of bullpen coach Stan Kyles — and 12 position players through Sunday.

Players will be reporting to either Helena, Mont., or Phoenix — a mini-camp will be held in each location and it will begin Monday.

Both Helena and Arizona begin their respective seasons on Monday, June 21st.

Below is a list of all 24 signees:

Tyler Thornburg, RHP, Charleston Southern, Round 3

Matthew Miller, RHP, Michigan, Round 5

Cody Hawn, 1B, Tennessee, Round 6

John Bivens, RF, Virginia State, Round 12

Mike Walker, 3B, Pacific, Round 14

Brian Garman, LHP, U of Cincinnati, Round 17

Shea Vucinich, SS, Washington State, Round 20

Kevin Berard, C, Barbe High School, Round 22

Ryan Bernal, RHP, Florida Atlantic, Round 23

Gregory Hopkins, 3B, St. John’s, Round 24

Nick Shaw, SS, Barry University, Round 25

Alex Jones, RHP, Jacksonville State, Round 27

Dane Amedee, LHP, LSU Eunice, Round 28

Daniel Britt, RHP, Elon University, Round 29

Eric Marzec, RHP, Youngstown State, Round 30

Mike Melillo, C, Elon University, Round 31

Jason Rogers, OF, Columbus State, Round 32

Seth Harvey, RHP, Washington State, Round 37

Michael Schaub, RHP, Loara High School, Round 38

Kenneth Allison, CF, Angelina JC, Round 39

John Dishon, CF, Louisiana State, Round 42

Thomas Mittelstaedt, RF, Long Beach State, Round 44

Marques Kyles, LHP, Limestone College, Round 48

Dexter Bobo, LHP, Georgia Southern, Undrafted

– Jordan Schelling, Associate Reporter

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Thornburg is 3rd pitcher taken by Brewers

If there’s one thing the Brewers need it’s pitching, and that’s exactly what they’re going after in the early rounds of the 2010 First-Year Player Draft.

With the third pick, the Brewers drafted right-hander Tyler Thornburg out of Charleston Southern.Thornburg, a junior from Atlanta, throws a power fastball that can run up to 95 mph and an above average changeup with excellent arm speed when he throws it.
Additionally, he throws a “get-me-over slow curve” at 68-71 mph as well as a hard breaking ball — which he usually throws out of the zone — at 75-78 mph to get strikeouts.
Physically, Thornburg is undersized, but athletic and uses a delivery similar to that of the Giants’ Tim Lincecum.
For Charleston Southern, Thornburg typically hits cleanup while playing right field on Friday before being the designated hitter on Saturday and taking the mound Sunday.
His scouting report suggests he will need to learn to throw his breaking ball for strikes to remain a starter, but would otherwise be a good arm out of the bullpen.
– Jordan Schelling, Associate Reporter
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