Milwaukee Brewers In the News: June 10

Right Field BleachersCorrespondent IJune 10, 2009

MILWAUKEE - MAY 14: Mike Cameron #25 of the Milwaukee Brewers celebrates a win over the Florida Marlins with teammates on May 14, 2009 at Miller Park in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. The Brewers defeated the Marlins 5-3. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)
Mike Cameron was hit with a two-game suspension that he is currently appealing

Mike Cameron was hit with a two-game suspension that he is currently appealing

Tuesday’s Game: Brewers 2, Rockies 3
Record: 33—24, 1st Place

Tuesday’s Game

I don’t know if this is the Rockies staying hot or the Brewers not doing enough, but the Brewers lost 2—3. Only two things of note:

- Looper had a great outing

- Gamel hit his first Miller Park home run

Brewers News

- As you can see below, the Brewers took pitcher Eric Arnett with their first pick in this year’s draft. From everything I’ve heard, I really like the pick. He could be a solid starter for years.

- With the first of the “Sabathia” Picks, the Brewers took CF Kentrail Davis from Tennessee (which goes along with the rumor that the Brewers were deciding between Mike Trout and Eric Arnett before Trout was taken the pick before). Kentrail is a short and raw player, but could develop into a multi—tool player.

- With the Shouse Pick, the Brewers took RHP Kyle Heckathorn from Kennesaw State. Jason Churchill from ESPN believes Heckathorn can rise through the minors quickly. He has a upper 90s fastball and a devastating slider.

- In the second round, the Brewers took a pair of high schoolers. They took right fielder Maxwell Walla (from the Yankees, part two of the Sabathia picks) and catcher Cameron Garfield. You can’t ever have too many catchers. Walla has the potential to turn into quite a left—handed power hitter while Garfield has some power in his arm and bat, but is a dead pull hitter that needs to work on handling curves.

- In the third round, the Brewers took shortstop Joshua Prince from Tulane

- Mike Cameron was suspended for two games for bumping an ump. He’s fighting the suspension but it probably won’t do anything.

- SI says that the Brewers have had the best drafts the past 10 years! Awesome…and I didn’t know that the Brewers drafted Hunter Pence. With him and Hart, that would have been one massively awkward outfield.

- Guess who’s back? Jorge de la Rosa. I love that Hacks calls him "Mr. 3 and 2/3rds." It’s so very true.

Minor Leagues

- Cute Sports gives the T-Rats some love.

NL Central

- The Braves beat the Pirates. McLouth finally realizes what it’s like to be on the winning side of a series

- The Marlins beat the Cards, which makes me feel a little better…just a little

- The Cubs destroyed the Astros.

First Round for the NL Central: (Analysis by ESPN.COM)

Pirates picked catcher Toby Sanchez (No. 4)

Sanchez is a solid catching prospect who has some pop, but he doesn’t have the upside you’d typically find in a fourth-overall selection.

The Reds picked RHP Mike Leake (No. 8)

A bit of an overdraft, but Leake is a four—pitch right—hander with good control.

The Cardinals picked RHP Shelby Miller (No. 19)

Cardinals get a top—10 talent, top—five for some, at (pick) No. 19.

The Astros picked shortstop Jiovanni Mier (No. 21)

The best pure shortstop in the draft, Mier brings range, a great arm, and the tools to develop at least an average bat.

The Cubs picked OF Brett Jackson (No. 31)

It’s not called the Windy City for nothing, and the Cubs just added a very good athlete who strikes out far too often.

Other News

- The Rays can’t stop taking former Brewers and have signed Jorge Julio.

- Power Rankings: CBS has the Brewers fourth, ESPN has them fifth.