Brewers Make History With Selection of Wisconsin Native in MLB Draft

Devon Platana
The Milwaukee Brewers made history when they selected Wisconsin native Alex Binelas at the 2021 MLB Draft.
The Milwaukee Brewers made history when they selected Wisconsin native Alex Binelas at the 2021 MLB Draft. / Billie Weiss/Boston Red Sox/Getty Images
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The MLB draft can be an exciting time as baseball fans get to learn about where the sport's future stars are going to begin their professional careers. Sometimes, these selections can make history in a variety of ways, which is exactly what the Milwaukee Brewers did in Round 3 of the 2021 MLB Draft.

The Brewers used their third-round selection on Louisville Cardinals 3B Alex Binelas — an Oak Creek, Wisconsin native. While the pick was already exciting due to the local connection, it also set a new bar.

Alex Binelas MLB Draft

Up until this draft, Andrew Pascarella and Josh Uhen were the Brewers' highest-draft Wisconsin-born picks, having been selected in the fourth round and fifth rounds, respectively. But Binelas has now earned that distinction after being the No. 86 overall pick of the 2021 MLB draft on Monday.

The 21-year-old third baseman has spent the last three seasons playing for Louisville. During that span, Binelas recorded 33 home runs and 123 RBI across 111 games while slashing .256/.348/.621. He also fills a major hole throughout the organization as a native third baseman.

The Brewers have been one of the top teams in the MLB this season. A 53-39 record has them in the top spot of the NL Central and they currently have +1300 odds to win the 2021 World Series, according to FanDuel Sportsbook.


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