Milwaukee Brewers Draft History

All tables below are based on the amount of WAR each player produced during their first seven seasons in Major League Baseball. The WAR totals for each draft class include both Pitching and Hitting WAR, but excludes any player that did not sign with their drafting team. The total WAR also reflects the total value the drafted player provided, not just the value to his drafting team.

*Data accurate through 2019 season.

Top Five Draft Classes

2005Milwaukee Brewers46.1
1977Milwaukee Brewers40.5
2004Milwaukee Brewers37.6
2007Milwaukee Brewers35.5
1987Milwaukee Brewers34.0

Bottom Five Draft Classes

1982Milwaukee Brewers-2.0
1990Milwaukee Brewers-1.7
1996Milwaukee Brewers-1.4
1978Milwaukee Brewers-0.3
1975Milwaukee Brewers0.0
This list excludes any season past 2010, since those draft classes have a multitude of active players.

Top Five Draft Picks

Year DraftedRoundOverall PickNameWAR
20073101Jonathan Lucroy36.9
200515Ryan Braun31.2
199111286Jeff Cirillo25.8
1999110Ben Sheets24.6
197713Paul Molitor21.6
List made from top five WAR values alone.

Five Biggest Busts

Year DraftedRoundOverall PickNameWAR
197113Tommy Bianco-0.3
199414Antone Williamson-0.7
197515Rick O’KeeffeNo MLB Experience
200415Mark Rogers1.0
197416Butch Edge0.3
List made from first round picks that produced less than 5.0 WAR in their first seven seasons and ordered by lowest overall pick.

Top Five Value Picks

Year DraftedRoundOverall PickNameWAR
199111286Jeff Cirillo25.8
200417496Lorenzo Cain17.4
196915357Jim Slaton10.8
200916496Scooter Gennett10.2
200011321Corey Hart8.5
List made from top five WAR values where a player was drafted outside of the first ten rounds.

Top Five Unsigned Draft Picks

Year DraftedRoundOverall PickNameWAR
19915130Nomar Garciaparra32.7
1989431118Jason Giambi28.4
2002401189Hunter Pence23.0
1988124Alex Fernandez21.6
199226724Matt Morris21.6
List made from top five WAR values where a player did not sign with the team.

Click here for code used to create this page.

%d bloggers like this: