Crew comes to terms with 3 Draft picks (source)

June 27th, 2020

MILWAUKEE -- The Brewers reached agreements with three of their picks from this month's Draft -- Freddy Zamora (second round), Zavier Warren (third round) and Joey Wiemer (fourth round) -- on Friday.

Zamora, a slick-fielding shortstop from the University of Miami, agreed for $1.15 million, according to’s Jim Callis, just below the slot value of $1,370,400. And Wiemer, a power-hitting outfielder from the University of Cincinnati, signed for $150,000, per Callis. The value for that slot was $473,700.

The Brewers have not confirmed any of the agreements, but Wiemer shared photos via social media of him signing his first professional contract.

According to a report from the Detroit News, Warren, a catcher from Central Michigan, agreed to terms for slightly under the slot value of his pick, which was $637,600.

That leaves first-round pick Garrett Mitchell and fifth-round pick Hayden Cantrelle still unsigned. Cantrelle appears close; the University of Louisiana-Lafayette infielder was in Milwaukee this week to undergo a physical exam and is expected to sign for below slot, according to a source.

If the reports so far are accurate, the Brewers would have excess funds in their Draft pool to sign Mitchell, an outfielder from UCLA drafted 20th overall (slot value $3,242,900). Brewers president of baseball operations David Stearns didn’t address specific cases when he took questions from reporters on Friday, but he did say the team anticipated signing all of its Draft picks before the Aug. 1 deadline.