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Brewers select college outfielder Garcia in Round 7

Brewers select college outfielder Garcia in Round 7

Brewers select college outfielder Garcia in Round 7

MILWAUKEE -- With their seventh-round pick (No. 212 overall) in the First-Year Player Draft on Friday, the Brewers selected center fielder Omar Garcia out of Miami Dade Community College South.

"I saw him at Miami Dade this year and I told my scouts, 'Let's keep an eye on this guy. He can play a good game,'" Brewers amateur scouting director Bruce Seid said.

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Garcia played two seasons at the Miami, Fla., junior college and hit .447 with 19 RBIs and 39 runs scored in his 2013 sophomore campaign.

What stood out most to Seid, though, was Garcia's speed as he stole 32 bases in 39 games.

"He can fly," Seid said. "Love the speed. He plays a good center field, he knows his game. He gets on base and plays small ball. He's an exciting player to watch."

The 5-foot-9, 160-pound Oviedo, Fla., native bats and throws from the right side and attended Lake Howell High School in Seminole, Fla.

He was the third position player selected by the Brewers and the first outfielder.

Kevin Massoth is an associate reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.

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