Jose Cuas and Jake Drossner both signed with the Milwaukee Brewers Friday, meaning they’ll both forego their senior year to go pro:
All eight Maryland draft picks are likely to eventually sign, but all have the option to return to College Park. A deal must be struck by July 17, or the player will return to Maryland.
Cuas and Drossner are headed to Helena, Montana to play for Milwaukee’s Rookie League affiliate.
The Brewers do not have a Short Season Single-A affiliate, which is where most college draft picks end up. If that holds true, this is where the rest of Maryland’s draft picks would play:
Brandon Lowe – Hudson Valley Renegades (Wappingers Falls, NY) – New York-Penn League (SS-A) – *likely won’t play – leg injury*
Kevin Mooney – Auburn Doubledays (NY) – New York-Penn League (SS-A)
Kevin Martir – Tri-City ValleyCats (Troy, NY) – New York-Penn League (SS-A)
Zach Morris – Williamsport Crosscutters (PA) – New York-Penn League (SS-A)
Minnesota does not have a Short-Season Single-A team either, meaning Alex Robinson and LaMonte Wade could either head to Rookie ball or full season Single-A. The Appalachian League’s Elizabethton Twins (TN) are Minnesota’s Rookie affiliate. If Robinson and Wade go straight to A-ball, they’ll join Blake Schmit on the Cedar Rapids Kernels (IA).