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Brewers' Draft pick homers in rookie league

Harrison is 4-for-10 in first taste of pro ball; Gatewood also impressing

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Outfielder Monte Harrison, the Brewers' third selection in the 2014 First-Year Player Draft, hit his first professional home run Monday, helping the rookie-level Brewers defeat the Indians, 9-1, in the Arizona League.

Harrison went 1-for-3 with three runs and a stolen base. Batting in front of Harrison, shortstop Jake Gatewood, the club's second Draft pick, added a hit and a run.

Harrison was a three-sport star at Lee's Summit West High School in Missouri and was perhaps the best athlete in the Draft class. He was committed to play football and baseball at Nebraska before the Brewers made him the 50th overall pick this month. He quickly signed and made his professional debut when the Arizona League opened its season Friday.

In the first four games of his professional career, Harrison is 4-for-10 with six runs, two stolen bases and two RBIs. He has walked five times and struck out twice.

Gatewood also has played all four games in the Arizona League season. He is 4-for-17 with three runs and a stolen base. He has struck out nine times and walked once.

Teddy Cahill is a reporter for MLB.com. Follow him on Twitter at @tedcahill. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.

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