Official Release: Brewers Select Three High Schoolers on Day 1

The Milwaukee Brewers selected three players on the first day of the 2014 First-Year Player Draft, including LHP Kodi Medeiros in the first round (12th overall), SS Jacob Gatewood with a Competitive Balance Round A selection (41st overall) and OF Monte Harrison in the second round (50th overall).

Medeiros, a native of Hilo, Hawaii, went 7-1 with a 0.97 ERA in eight games as a senior at Waiakea (HI) High School. He struck out 83 batters compared to 17 walks and allowed just 14 hits in 43.1 innings pitched this past season. As a sophomore, Medeiros helped lead the Waiakea Warriors to their first-ever state championship. The 6-foot-2, 195 pound left-handed pitcher was selected for the Perfect Game All-American Classic. Medeiros, 18, has a commitment to Pepperdine University.

Gatewood, 18, batted .389 (44-for-113) with nine doubles, five home runs and 28 RBI as a senior at Clovis (CA) High School. The 6-foot-4, 180 pound shortstop won the junior portion of Major League’s Home Run Derby at the 2013 All-Star Game at Citi Field. A month later, he won the Home Run Derby at the Under Armour All-America Game at Wrigley Field. Gatewood has a commitment to the University of Southern California.

Harrison, 18, batted .429 (36-for-84) with 11 doubles, two home runs, 33 RBI and 24 stolen bases during his senior season at Lee’s Summit (MO) West High School. A multi-sport athlete, he has a commitment to play baseball and football as a wide receiver at the University of Nebraska. His older brother, Shaquille, plays basketball at the University of Tulsa.

The 2014 First-Year Player Draft, which is comprised of 40 rounds, will continue on Friday at noon CT for Rounds 3-10. The Draft will resume on Saturday for Rounds 11-40 at noon CT and will continue through its conclusion.

LHP Kodi Medeiros
Hometown: Hilo, Hawaii
School: Waiakea (HI) High School
Bats: Left Throws: Left
Height: 6-2 Weight: 195
Born: May 25, 1996
Commitment: Pepperdine University

SS Jacob Gatewood
Hometown: Clovis, CA
School: Clovis (CA) High School
Bats: Right Throws: Right
Height: 6-4 Weight: 180
Born: September 25, 1995
Commitment: University of Southern California

OF Monte Harrison
School: Lee’s Summit West (MO) High School
Bats: Right Throws: Right
Height: 6-3 Weight: 198
Born: August 10, 1995
Commitment: University of Nebraska

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