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Brewers agree to terms with first-rounder Kodi Medeiros

Jun 14, 2014, 3:30 PM EDT

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According to Jonathan Mayo of, the Brewers have agreed to terms with first-round pick left-hander Kodi Medeiros. He’ll receive a bonus of $2.5 million and an additional $240,000 for school.

Medeiros, a high school pitcher out of Hawaii, was selected No. 13 overall in last week’s First-Year Player Draft. The assigned slot value for the pick was $2.81 million. The Brewers anticipated saving some draft pool money when they drafted him, as they went overslot to sign second-round pick shortstop Jacob Gatewood and third-round pick outfielder Monte Harrison.

Here’s the analysis of the Medeiros pick from our own Matthew Pouliot:

He’s the first Hawaiian high schooler to go in the first round since 2001. The Brewers have whiffed on a bunch of first-round picks the last five years — no one they’ve picked in the first or supplemental round since 2009 has reached the majors — and here’s another high-risk selection for them. Medeiros has a great arm, with a moving low-90s fastball and a big-breaking slider, but with an odd delivery and mediocre command, he’s a long shot to reach his ceiling.

  1. janvajda - Jun 14, 2014 at 4:08 PM

    Reblogged this on Attorney at Law Jan Vajda Namestovo, Slovakia.

  2. gloccamorra - Jun 14, 2014 at 4:15 PM

    The Padres had the 13th pick, the Brewers had the 12th.

  3. onbucky96 - Jun 14, 2014 at 4:20 PM

    Bah! Another bad Brewer 1st Rd pick.

    • maddog11896 - Jun 14, 2014 at 4:28 PM

      I wouldn’t call it a bad pick by any means. We didn’t have a pick in 2013, we technically had 3 1st round picks in 2012, and you can’t expect all of them to be in the majors tomorrow. Admittedly, the 2011 picks aren’t panning out the best, but they’re not horrible. We couldn’t sign Covey in 2010 because he had a medical issue. Of our 3 2009 picks, only Arnett hasn’t panned out well. 2 of our 3 2008 picks brought us Shaun Marcum and Zack Greinke, and let’s not forget our 2007 pick Matt LaPorta brought us CC Sabathia, who absolutely dominated the short time he was with the Brewers. And our 8 picks before LaPorta? Jeremy Jeffress, Ryan Braun, Mark Rogers, Rickie Weeks, Prince Fielder, Mike Jones, Dave Krynzel and Ben Sheets. 4 were all stars, 1 was an MVP, and 3 of them hold multiple team records. And so what if their 1st pick isn’t great? They’ve got 49 other picks to make up for it.

      • brewcrewfan54 - Jun 14, 2014 at 5:20 PM

        Not to mention they overpicked this guy so they could take Gatewodd and Harrison and pay them more to het them to sign. Harrison was considered by many to be the best athlete in the draft but his signability was in question due to a scholarship offer from Nebraska to play WR. Well they signed him. Many people feel the Brewers won the first day of the draft simce they’ve signed all of their picks. I’ll take it.

      • jwbiii - Jun 14, 2014 at 10:25 PM

        Matt LaPorta. Heh. I never thought I would that name here again. The Campeche Piratas released him a month ago. I don’t know why, he was hitting well.

      • abunai10 - Jun 15, 2014 at 5:52 AM

        Terrific facts Maddog, keep up with the excellant work……you got everything perfect!!!

  4. abunai10 - Jun 15, 2014 at 5:50 AM

    DJ you might want to reverify what slot Kodi got picked and it might be 12 (twelveth) and not 13 (thirteenth) as you indicated. It’s been broadcasted time and time again…..I would recommend you release your source agent immediately for poor integrity of information. Please have accurate figures/facts when you report something which is the 1st golden rule of any good reporter. Per Harvard and Stanford teachings.

    Also for Mathew Pouliot, how long have you been studying Kodi….1-2 weeks? PG (Perfect Game) as well as Milwaukee has seen him for months and even close up and I think they are right on the money. Have you studied him physically or seen him closeup? Thank you MadDog you got the facts right. Please “do not” and I repeat “do not” place negative comments to any players where your evaluations are very shallow….what do you know about ceilings.

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