Brewers select prep players in first rounds of MLB draft

MILWAUKEE (WITI) -- The Milwaukee Brewers selected RHP Devin Williams from Hazelwood West (MO) High School in the second round (54th overall) of the 2013 First-Year Player Draft and drafted INF Tucker Neuhaus out of Wharton (FL) High School with the 72nd overall selection (Competitive Balance Round B).  Milwaukee forfeited its first round selection for signing right-handed pitcher Kyle Lohse as a free agent.

Williams, 18, went 6-1 with a 1.02 ERA and one save in nine games as a senior at Hazelwood West (MO) High School.  He struck out 93 batters and allowed just 17 hits over 48 innings pitched in 2013, limiting opponents to a .102 batting average.  Williams, who was a Rawlings/Perfect Game Preseason First-Team All America selection, has a commitment to play baseball at the University of Missouri.  Neuhaus, 17, missed the majority of the season due to injuries.  He has a commitment to the University of Louisville.

The 2013 First-Year Player Draft, which is comprised of 40 rounds, will continue tomorrow at noon CT for Rounds 3-10. The Draft will resume on Saturday for Rounds 11-40 at noon CT and will continue through its conclusion.


RHP Devin Williams

Hometown: Florissant, Missouri

School: Hazelwood (MO) West High School

Bats: Right                   Throws: Right

Height: 6-3                   Weight: 170

Born: September 21, 1994


INF Tucker Neuhaus

Hometown: Tampa, Florida

School: Wharton (FL) High School

Bats: Left                     Throws: Right

Height: 6-3                   Weight: 195

Born: June 18, 1995