For the first time in Doug Melvin’s tenure in Milwaukee, the Brewers didn’t pick a single player in the Rule 5 draft. They did, however, lose one — infielder Eric Farris was picked in the minor league portion of the draft by the Seattle Mariners. The Brewers drafted Farris in the 4th round of the 2007 draft, a round after picking Jonathan Lucroy and a round before picking Caleb Gindl. At 5’9″ and 180 pounds, Farris never hit for much power (and was never going to), and he also never showed much patience at the plate. His game was putting the ball into play and using his speed...
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