MILWAUKEE -- After waiting over four hours to make their first pick in the 2013 Major League Baseball First-Year Player Draft, the Milwaukee Brewers selected two players with tremendous upside.
With the 54th pick, the Brewers selected right-hander Devin Williams from Hazelwood West High School in Missouri. Milwaukee used the 72nd overall pick to take prep shortstop Tucker Neuhaus of Wharton High School in Florida.
The Brewers waited long into the night to make their first pick because they forfeited the 17th overall selection when they signed right-hander Kyle Lohse in free agency.
Williams, 18, is ranked as the 49th overall player in the draft by Scout.com. The 6-foot-3, 172 pound right-hander has an athletic build that should be ideal to add weight down the road. Committed to the University of Missouri, Williams has a fastball in the 88-92 mph range and throws a change-up, curveball and slider. His velocity had increased over the past year and he has hit 96 mph on the gun a few ti...