Milwaukee Brewers Select 14 Players on Day Two

The Milwaukee Brewers made 14 selections during the second day of the 2012 First-Year Player Draft today from Rounds 2-15.

The Brewers drafted OF Tyrone Taylor from Torrance (CA) High School with their second round selection (92nd overall). He batted .479 (35-for-73) with two home runs, 25 RBI and 16 stolen bases this past season. A two-sport athlete, he played running back and safety on his high school football team. He has a scholarship offer to Cal-State Fullerton.

Milwaukee used their first four selections of the MLB Draft on position players (C Clint Coulter, 27th overall; OF Victor Roache, 28th overall; OF Mitch Haniger, 38th overall; and Taylor). This marks the first time since 2007 that the Brewers selected four consecutive position players at the start of the draft. In 2007, Milwaukee selected 1B/OF Matt LaPortaC Jonathan Lucroy2B Eric Farris and OF Caleb Gindl.

Milwaukee selected three consecutive pitchers from Rounds 3-5. RHP Zach Quintana (3rd Round, #122) went 9-2 with a 2.82 ERA in 12 games for Arbor View High School in Las Vegas, Nevada. He has a commitment to San Diego State University. RHP Tyler Wagner (4th Round, #155), a junior at the University of Utah, posted a 3.59 ERA and two saves in 22 appearances. He earned First Team All-Mountain West Conference honors in 2011 after going 4-3 with a 2.04 ERA and a school-record 12 saves in 25 appearances. RHP Damien Magnifico (5th Round, # 185) went 3-1 with a 3.68 ERA and two saves in 21 games (seven starts) at Oklahoma University.

In the 12th round, Milwaukee chose RHP Eric Semmelhack from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. He attended Oak Creek (WI) High School and is currently pitching for the Lakeshore Chinooks of the Northwoods League. Eric is the son of Michael and Kim Semmelhack.

Overall, the Brewers have made 17 selections over the first two days of the draft, which includes 10 college players and seven high school players. Milwaukee has selected 10 pitchers (two left-handers and eight right-handers), two infielders, one catcher and four outfielders.

Here is a full listing and breakdown of all of the draft selections by the Brewers so far in this draft.

Total: 17; Pitchers: 10 (LHP: 2, RHP: 8); Catchers: 1; 1B: 1; 2B: 0; 3B: 0; SS: 1; OF: 4; College: 10; High School: 7
– DAY 1 –
1st Round, #27 overall: Clint Coulter, C; B/T: R/R; Height: 6’3″; Weight: 210 lbs; Birthdate: 7/30/93; Hometown: Camas, WA; School: Union (WA) High School
1st Round, #28 overall: Victor Roache, RF; B/T: R/R ; Height: 6’3″; Weight: 225 lbs; Birthdate: 9/17/91; Hometown: Ypsilanti, MI; School: Georgia Southern University
Supplemental Round 1, #38 overall: Mitch Haniger, RF; B/T: R/R; Height: 6’2″; Weight: 213 lbs; Birthdate: 12/23/90; Hometown: Santa Clara, CA; School: Cal Poly San Luis Obispo State University
– DAY 2 –
2nd Round, #92 overall: Tyrone Taylor, CF; B/T: R/R; Height: 6’0″; Weight: 185 lbs; Birthdate: 1/22/94; Hometown: Torrance, CA; School: Torrance (CA) High School
3rd Round, #122 overall: Zach Quintana, RHP; B/T: R/R; Height: 6’0″; Weight: 190 lbs; Birthdate: 4/15/94; Hometown: Las Vegas, NV; School: Arbor View (NV) High School
4th Round, #155 overall: Tyler Wagner, RHP; B/T: R/R; Height: 6’4″; Weight: 195 lbs; Birthdate: 1/24/91; Hometown: Henderson, NV; School: University of Utah
5th Round, #185 overall: Damien Magnifico, RHP; B/T; R/R; Height: 6’1″; Weight: 185 lbs; Birthdate: 5/24/91; Hometown: Mesquite, TX; School: Oklahoma University
6th Round, #215 overall: Angel Ortega, SS; B/T: R/R; Height: 6’2″; Weight: 170 lbs; Birthdate: 9/11/93; Hometown: Guaynabo, Puerto Rico; School: Colegio Hector Urdaneta High School
7th Round, #245 overall: David Otterman, LHP; B/T: L/L; Height: 6’3″; Weight: 215 lbs; Birthdate: 5/15/91; Hometown: Coquitlam, British Columbia; School: University of British Columbia
8th Round, #275 overall: Edgardo Rivera, CF; B/T: L/R; Height: 6’0″; Weight: 155 lbs; Birthdate: 4/12/94; Hometown: Toa Baja, Puerto Rico, School: Adolfina Irizarry De Puig High School
9th Round: #305 overall: Alejandro Lavandero, RHP; B/T: R/R; Height: 6’4″; Weight: 190 lbs; Birthdate: 11/21/93; Hometown: Miami, FL; School: Belen Jesuit (FL) Prep School
10th Round: #335 overall: Anthony Banda, LHP; B/T: L/L; Height: 6’3″, Weight: 205 lbs; Birthdate: 8/10/93; Hometown: Sinton, TX; School: San Jacinto College, TX
11th Round: #365 overall: James Gainey, RHP; B/T: R/R; Height: 6’3″; Weight: 205 lbs; Birthdate: 2/13/91; Hometown: Pompano Beach, FL; School: United States Naval Academy
12th Round: #395 overall: Eric Semmelhack, RHP; B/T: R/R; Height: 6’5″; Weight: 225 lbs; Birthdate: 1/7/91; Hometown: Oak Creek, WI; School: University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
13th Round: #425 overall: Alan Sharkey, 1B; B/T: L/L; Height: 6’0″; Weight: 190 lbs; Birthdate: 11/8/93; Hometown: Coconut Creek, FL; School: Coral Springs (FL) High School
14th Round: #455 overall: Ryan Gibbard, RHP; B/T: R/R; Height: 6’3″; Weight: 220 lbs; Birthdate: 11/28/89; Hometown: Port St. Lucie, FL; School: Lynn University, FL
15th Round: #485 overall: Buck Farmer, RHP; B/T: L/R; Height: 6’4″; Weight: 230 lbs: Birthdate: 2/20/91; Hometown: Conyers, GA; School: Georgia Tech University

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