PHOENIX, Ariz. - The Milwaukee Brewers have added former Harvard star Steffan Wilson to their spring training roster. The 23-year-old first baseman will work alongside Prince Fielder as the Brewers play their first cactus League game on Thursday.
After his junior season, Wilson was Milwaukee's 28th-round pick in the 2007 First-Year Player Draft and opted to leave Harvard early. He spent last season with the Brewers' prospect-rich group at Class A Brevard County, where he batted .272 with 13 home runs, 15 doubles and 60 RBIs.
Wilson joins former Harvard pitching great Frank Herrmann on a Major League spring training roster as Herrmann continues another season with the Cleveland Indians' organizations.
Herrmann started his career in 2006 and has progressed steadily up the minors to the AAA level in each of the past two years. Last year he played 44 of his 49 games with Columbus of the International League, finishing nine games out of the bullpen. He posted an impressive 2.96 ERA with 50 strike outs in 76 innings. All told, he threw 10.6.2 innings last season with a 2.95 ERA.
In two years at the AAA level, Herrmann has produced a 2.73 ERA in 46 games with 64 strikeouts against 94 hits in 89 innings of work.
Last season, he was rated as the Indians' 36th-best prospect.
Harvard has seen many of its players climb to the professional ranks both as players and administrators. Since 2000, joining Herrmann and Wilson have been Zak Farkes, Matt Vance, Matt Kramer, John Birtwell, Kenon Ronz, Jeff Bridich, Dan Saken, Ben Crocket, Mickey Kropf, Trey Hendricks, Brian Lentz, Schuyler Mann, John Wolff, Lance Salsgiver, Morgan Brown, Tom Stack-Babich, Matt Vance, Josh Kelmkiewicz, and Shawn Haviland.