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Milwaukee takes 53 players in Major League draft

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The Major League Draft ended Thursday, with the Brewers taking 53 players over the last three days.

They selected 33 from college teams, and 20 from the high school ranks. Two of those players are from Wisconsin.

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Milwaukee chose University of Minnesota right-hander Cullen Sexton of Stevens Point in the 37th round yesterday, and Kimberly High School right-hander Brad Schreiber in the 42nd round.

In all, the Brewers drafted 25 pitchers, a dozen outfielders, 11 infielders and five catchers.

General manager Doug Melvin said scouting director Bruce Seid did a good job in his first year in place of Jack Zduriencik.

Other teams drafted four players from Wisconsin Thursday.

Tampa Bay took University of Wisconsin-Whitewater left-hander Aaron Dott in the 31st round.

The Los Angeles Dodgers picked Ladysmith High School right-hander Joel Effertz in the 37th round.

Minnesota outfielder Matt Nohelty of Schofield D.C. Everest went to Seattle in Round 38.

And the Detroit Tigers took Whitefish Bay outfielder Charlie Markson in the 44th round.

On Wednesday, first baseman Kevin James of Whitefish Bay went to Tampa Bay in the ninth round.

Also, the Chicago Cubs drafted Miami University football linebacker Glenn Cook in the 46th round.

Cook played center field in high school. He said he was shocked to be selected.

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