Brewers Drafting a Kid from Oak Creek is Flat Out Cool (And He Can Play, Too)
When you grow up as a kid, you always dream of playing for your hometown team. Whether it’s football, baseball, hockey, basketball, the scenario that you put yourself in is practicing big moments being on the team you root for. If you didn’t do a buzzer-beater pretending you were on the Milwaukee Bucks as a kid, I don’t want to know you. There are only a few who get drafted. And there are even fewer who get drafted by their hometown team. Alex Binelas is one of those players. He is a left-handed corner infielder from Oak Creek, Wisconsin, who got drafted in the third round by the Milwaukee Brewers. It is one of the cooler stories in a while and makes it even more special that he can play and this wasn’t just some nice move by the organization.
Alex Binelas was at Friday's Reds-Brewers game with some friends, sitting on the first base line. He's gone to 4-5 games in the past month. One of them remarked that he has a chance to stand in the batter's box someday. They didn't know it would be the Brewers who drafted him.
— Adam McCalvy (@AdamMcCalvy) July 12, 2021
The coolest thing about him is this guy can be a legit player for the Brewers. It will take a couple of years obviously, but there’s reason to believe he can be a factor with this team down the road. He hits for a good average, walks a little bit, and doesn’t strike out too often. He also slugged 14 home runs in his freshman year against top talent in the ACC. That’s big deal stuff from Binelas. He has an alright glove too which means it’s possible that they could keep him at third base. If it all works out for him, Binelas will be a fan favorite for years to come.