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Shelby's son JaVon drafted by Brewers

Shelby's son JaVon drafted by Brewers

Shelby's son JaVon drafted by Brewers

MILWAUKEE -- Saturday was a good day for Brewers coach John Shelby as his son, JaVon, was selected in the First-Year Player Draft.

The better news: JaVon was taken by the Brewers.

"This is exciting, it really is," John Shelby said after Saturday night's 4-3 win over the Phillies. "I'm very thankful for it, that his name was up on the [Brewers' Draft] board. They were gracious enough to draft him. It's pretty evident that he's probably going to go to school, but still thankful. He's very excited about it."

Milwaukee took JaVon in the 37th round (1,112th overall) on Day 3 of the Draft.

The 5-foot-11, 175-pound University of Kentucky commit played shortstop for Tates Creek Senior High School in Lexington, Ky., and he bats and throws from the right side.

"He's an athletic kid," Brewers amateur scouting director Bruce Seid said. "We took him late. We knew that he was someone that was on our radar and we'll just see where it goes. Right now I know he's leaning toward going to Kentucky."

JaVon's brother, John Shelby III, played in the White Sox and Rays Minor League system from 2006-11 and played with the Gateway Grizzlies of the independent Frontier League in Sauget, Ill., in 2012.

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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