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Roenicke checks in on Brewers Draft prep

Roenicke checks in on Brewers Draft prep

MILWAUKEE -- History says that no matter how talented the player selected by the Brewers 12th overall on Day 1 of the First-Year Player Draft on Thursday, it will be years before he reaches the Major Leagues. Milwaukee manager Ron Roenicke nonetheless popped in on the team's war room Monday afternoon.

"I'm not locked in on it, [but] I go up every year and try to spend a little bit of time there to see what we're thinking and who we're interested in," Roenicke said. "I like looking at what they're thinking for the first round. There are a couple of regular players and three starters. That was good."

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MLB.com's latest mock draft was published Monday and links the Brewers to a number of potential picks, including Vanderbilt right-hander Tyler Beede.

The 2014 Draft will take place from Thursday-Saturday, beginning with the Draft preview show on MLB.com and MLB Network on Thursday at 5 p.m. CT. Live Draft coverage from MLB Network's Studio 42 begins at 6 p.m., with the top 74 picks -- the Brewers own Nos. 12, 41 and 50 -- being streamed on MLB.com and broadcast on MLB Network. MLB.com's exclusive coverage of the second and third days will begin with a live Draft show at 11:30 a.m. ET on June 6.

MLB.com's coverage includes Draft Central, the Top 100 Draft Prospects list and Draft Tracker, a live interactive application that includes a searchable database of Draft-eligible players. Every selection will be tweeted live from @MLBDraftTracker, and you can also keep up to date by following @MLBDraft. And get into the Draft conversation by tagging your tweets with #mlbdraft.

Adam McCalvy is a reporter for MLB.com. Read his blog, Brew Beat, and follow him on Twitter at @AdamMcCalvy. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.

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