Brewers select outfielder Corey Ray in MLB Draft's first round

Brewers select outfielder Corey Ray in MLB Draft's first round
Posted at 6:42 PM, Jun 09, 2016
and last updated 2016-06-10 11:35:47-04

The surprising Milwaukee Brewers are getting stronger in their entire minor league system through the 2016 MLB Draft.

Milwaukee picked fifth in the first round of the three-day draft, and they selected Corey Ray, an outfielder from Chicago, Ill. and the University of Louisville.

He is a 5' 11", 185 lbs. sophomore. Ray also attended Simeon Career Academy in Chicago - Bucks forward Jabari Parker's alma mater.

He was ranked as first-team All-ACC, and was ranked as a second-team All American according to numerous baseball publications.

ESPN Senior Writer Keith Law thinks highly of Ray - he had the young outfielder ranked number one overall on his big board, saying he has "a high floor of an everyday left fielder." The Brewers, however, seem to plan on playing him in center.

His Twitter Handle: @FutureIs_Bright - perhaps symbolic.

Watch him in action below.


This was his family celebration when the draft happened.

For the second round pick, the Brewers picked up 3rd baseman Lucas Erceg from Menlo College. 

The draft continues Friday and Saturday with a total of 40 rounds, the largest draft of any major American sport.