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Brewers Make Two Selections on First Day of 2021 First-Year Player Draft

Milwaukee Selects Outfielder Sal Frelick and Second Baseman Tyler Black

By - Jul 11th, 2021 10:01 pm

MILWAUKEE – The Milwaukee Brewers made two picks on the first day of the 2021 First-Year Player Draft, selecting Boston College outfielder Sal Frelick with the 15th overall pick in the first round and second baseman Tyler Black of Wright State University with the 33rd overall pick in Competitive Balance Round A. The announcements were made by Vice President of Domestic Scouting Tod Johnson.

Frelick, 21, hit .359 with 6 HR and 27 RBI in 48 games as a junior at Boston College in 2021, earning All-ACC First Team and ACC Defensive Player of the Year honors. He was named to the Baseball America All-America Third Team and was a semifinalist for the Golden Spikes Award.

Undrafted out of Lexington High School (Mass.), Frelick was named All-ACC Second Team and to the ACC All-Freshman team in 2019 after hitting .367 with 4 HR and 32 RBI in 39 games with the Eagles. Frelick hit .241 with 2 HR and 4 RBI in 15 games as a sophomore during the pandemic-shortened 2020 season.

Black, 20, batted .383 with 13 HR and 59 RBI in 48 games during his sophomore season at Wright State in 2021. He was named All-Horizon League First Team and a Third-Team All-American by Perfect GameABCA/Rawlings and D1Baseball.com after leading the Raiders to the NCAA tournament.

A native of Toronto, Canada, Black was the 2019 Freshman of the Year in the Horizon League after hitting .353 with 7 HR and 41 RBI in 52 games with the Raiders. Black batted .239 with 1 HR and 5 RBI in 13 games in 2020.

The First-Year Player Draft resumes tomorrow with the second round live on MLB Network and MLB.com beginning at 12 p.m. CT. At the conclusion of the second round, the second day will continue with Competitive Balance Round B through the 10th round on MLB.com.

Rounds 11-20 of the First-Year Player Draft will be held Tuesday, July 13 starting at 11 a.m. CT on MLB.com.

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