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Brewers select outfielder with first MLB Draft pick

The Milwaukee Brewers made outfielder Garrett Mitchell a two-time pick Wednesday night when they selected the UCLA product in the first round of the MLB Draft.

 

Mitchell was previously selected by the Oakland Athletics out of his high school in 2017, but opted to go to college instead. According to a release from the Brewers, He started all 15 games in center field for the Bruins in his junior season this spring, batting .355 (22-for-62) with 18 runs, six doubles and nine RBI. Mitchell enjoyed a breakout sophomore campaign the year prior, batting .349 (90-for-258) with 57 runs, 14 doubles, 12 triples, six home runs, 41 RBI and a .984 OPS to go along with a perfect fielding percentage. He led the NCAA and established a new single-season program record in triples and was a finalist for an American Baseball Coaches Association (ABCA) Gold Glove Award.

 

The Brewers will finish the draft Thursday afternoon with four picks of this year's COVID-19 condensed MLB draft. Below are the expected draft times for the Brewers.

 

Second Round (53rd overall): 4:51 p.m. CT

Third Round (92nd overall): 6:43 p.m. CT

Fourth Round (121st overall): 8:06 p.m. CT

Fifth Round (151st overall): 9:33 p.m. CT

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