MILWAUKEE - The Milwaukee Brewers made three selections during day one of the 2015 First-Year Player Draft. The team selected outfielder Trent Clark (Richland High School-Texas), left-handed pitcher Nathan Kirby (University of Virginia) and right-handed pitcher Cody Ponce (Cal Poly Pomona University) with the 15th, 40th and 55th picks, respectively.
The announcements were made by Vice President of Amateur Scouting/Special Assistant to the General Manager Ray Montgomery.
Clark, 18, batted .552 with 3 HR, 24 RBI and 11 stolen bases during his senior season at Richland (TX) High School. He bats left-handed and plays center field. He was scouted by area scout KJ Hendricks and national crosschecker Steve Riha.
Kirby, 21, is currently a junior at Virginia, going 5-2 with a 2.28 ERA in 10 starts. He has produced 75 strikeouts in 59.1 innings pitched and has held opponents to a .233 batting average, helping to lead the Cavaliers to the College World Series. He was scouted by area scout Dan Nellum.
Ponce, 21, is currently a junior at Cal Poly Pomona, going 5-3 with a 1.44 ERA in 13 starts. He was scouted by area scout Josh Belovsky.
The Draft will resume tomorrow at 12pm CT with rounds 3-10. Day three of the Draft will begin at 11am CT with rounds 11-40.