Originally posted on Fox Sports Wisconsin  |  Last updated 6/5/12
After taking pitchers with their two first-round draft choices in 2011, the Milwaukee Brewers started off the 2012 Major League Baseball draft by selecting four position players. This recap of who Milwaukee has chosen will be updated continuously through the conclusion of the draft. Round 1, pick 27 C Clint Coulter (6-3, 220), Union (Wash.) H.S.: Nicknamed "Grunt" and "Country Strong," Coulter is a bulky, strong backstop with plus arm strength and plus power. He might not stay behind the plate, but he should provide a big bat wherever he ends up. Round 1, pick 28 OF Victor Roache (6-1, 235), Georgia Southern: Roache is another big bat, who, in 2011, had the first 30-home run season in college baseball since 2003. He might have been picked higher, but a badly fractured wrist ended his 2012 season prematurely, sending his stock falling. Compensatory Round A, pick 38 OF Mitch Haniger (6-2, 180), Cal Poly-San Luis Obispo: The third big bat in three picks, Haniger will need to add some muscle but could be a power hitter and play center field. Round 2, pick 93 OF Tyrone Taylor (6-1, 185), Torrance (Calif.) H.S.: An athletic specimen known for his solid speed in the leadoff position, Taylor will be a project who could hit for a solid average and grab plenty of extra-base hits. Round 3, pick 122 RHP Zach Quintana (6-0, 180), Arbor View (Nev.) H.S: Signed to play with San Diego State next season, Quintana boasts a fastball in the low 90s and is the first pitcher selected by the Brewers. Round 4, pick 155 RHP Tyler Wagner (6-3, 195), Utah: Wagner was a closer for a below average team but has a fastball in the low to mid 90s. A power slider could be his ticket to being an effective reliever in the future. Round 5, pick 185 RHP Damien Magnifico (6-2, 195), Oklahoma: In addition to having an awesome last name, Magnifico has a stellar fastball that has been known to hit triple digits. Beyond that, he might be just average right now but will have time to develop other pitches to prove he'll be anything other than a bullpen arm.
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