Brewers draft Coastal Carolina infielder with top choice

The Milwaukee Brewers selected Coastal Carolina University infielder Eric Brown with the 27th overall pick in the first round of the 2022 First-Year Player Draft.

The Brewers agreed to contract terms with Brown on Friday, the team announced.

Brown, 21, batted .330 (68-for-206) with 19 doubles, 2 triples, 7 HR, 40 RBI and 12 stolen bases in 57 games as a junior at Coastal Carolina in 2022. He was named the 2022 preseason Sun Belt Player of the Year by and Perfect Game.

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A native of Bossier City, Louisiana, Brown was a 2019 Perfect Game/Rawlings Preseason All-American prior to his senior season at Parkway High School.

The Brewers also drafted right-handed pitcher Jacob Misiorowski of Crowder Junior College with the 63rd overall pick in the second round.

Misiorowski, 20, went 10-0 with a 2.72 ERA as a redshirt freshman at Crowder, earning NJCAA Division I Second-Team All-American honors. The 6-foot-7, 190-pound right-hander struck out 136 batters across 76.0 innings in 15 starts with 2 complete games.

The 20-year-old is the highest draft pick in program history and is the first Roughrider to be selected since the Brewers drafted Aaron Ashby in fourth round of the 2018 First-Year Player Draft. He is committed to LSU.

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In Competitive Balance Round B, the Brewers picked infielder Robert Moore of the University of Arkansas with the 72nd overall pick.

Moore, 20, batted .232 (56-for-241) with 19 doubles, 2 triples, 8 home runs, 44 RBI and 5 stolen bases in 65 games as a junior at Arkansas in 2022. He won the Rawlings/ABCA Gold Glove Award at second base, becoming the first player in Razorbacks history to garner the honor as the nation’s best defensive player at their respective position.

Later in the draft, the Brewers selected Canadian prep shortstop Dylan O’Rae from Northern Collegiate Institute with the 102nd overall pick and Penn State University catcher Matthew Wood with the 132nd overall selection.
A full list of Brewers draft selections can be found online, while bio and notes on each pick can be found on a separate web page