Tuesday, June 07, 2005

Your Next Milwaukee Brewer: Ryan Braun

I am a little disappointed. It just seems strange that with the fifth overall pick the Brewers took the third best player at a position. I could see if the was the third pitcher taken, but thid third basemen? Seems strange.

However, he is a hitter. And we will be able to watch him in the College World Series, which was a ton of fun when I was a kid watching Jenkins. He is projected to play third and possibly develop into a corner outfielder. He went to Miami as a SS and played a bit there in college.

Braun's Career Bests
Hits: 4 vs. Bethune-Cookman, 5/30/03
RBIs: 5 vs. Georgia Tech, 3/30/03
Runs Scored: 4 (three times), last vs. Pace, 5/2/03
Home runs: 2 vs. NC State, 6/7/03
Walks: 2 (five times), last vs. Georgia Tech, 3/29/03
Stolen Bases: 2 vs. Georgia Tech, 3/29/03
Strikeouts: 3 (three times), last at Jacksonville, 5/12/03


The Brewers would love a crack at Gordon or Zimmerman, but instead will address their needs at third base with Braun, one of the best college bats available.

From MLB.com
Medium build. Athletic frame. Round shoulders. Body similar to Aaron Boone. Aggressive hitter, hits to all fields. Quick bat. Makes adjustments at plate. Power to all fields. Runs well, long strides. Avg arm strength. Makes plays in field. Solid 5-tool player.

I'll look for more throughout the day.