Over the weekend I wrote about the best breweries in America. Now I’m thinking about the best Brewers in Major League Baseball. The reason for that is I recently caught myself thinking about how stacked the Brewers roster is, and then I started to realize how the majority of them were homegrown (drafted by Milwaukee). It’s amazing not only how many of their draftees they managed to keep, but how many became major contributors….
Prince Fielder – 1st round, 2002
Rickie Weeks – 1st round, 2003
Ryan Braun – 1st round, 2005
Corey Hart – 11th round, 2000
Yovani Gallardo – 2nd round, 2004
Jonathan Lucroy – 3rd round, 2007
Add to that, former draft picks Matt LaPorta and Michael Brantley were used to acquire CC Sabathia, and 2008 1st round pick Jake Odorizzi was used to get Zack Greinke. Talk about rebuilding through the draft. I challenge you to find a better draft record then the Brew Crew in all of baseball!