HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - Waiakea HS pitcher Kodi Medeiros was the 12th overall selection by the Milwaukee Brewers in round one of the Major League Baseball draft, Thursday.
The left-handed pitcher becomes the highest draft pick to come directly out of a Hawaii high school and the first since Brandon League (St. Louis) in 2001.
"it's a dream come true you know." Medeiros told the MLB Network. "All the sacrifices all the help from my family and my brother and everyone else who helped me along the way. It just paid off."
Medeiros was one of seven MLB prospects in attendance for the live airing of the 2014 draft. During his week long trek from Hilo to New Jersey, the 18-year old stopped in Milwaukee and went through a personal workout with Brewers officials.
Medeiros said he the franchise made an impression on him after the visit.
"Just the way they run their program and I liked attending the workout, seeing the competition and seeing that stadium."
Medeiros will likely forgo a full ride scholarship to Pepperdine next season, after all, he is slotted to make roughly $2.8 million dollars with his signing bonus.