Local Baseball Players Drafted

As a former college baseball player I love the Major League Draft.

Unlike the NFL & NBA drafts….the MLB draft is like picking lottery numbers.

Guys are being drafted as much for potential as for what they’ve accomplished.  Unlike football and basketball….the professional baseball game is different then the amateur baseball game.  The biggest difference is wooden bats and aluminum bats.

Scouts know that the players they select will take between 2 to 5 years to reach the big leagues….if they ever reach the show at all!

Here are the local guys taken this year:

**Tulane University:

Supplemental 1st Round (#31 Overall) RHP Shooter Hunt: Minnesota Twins

Shooter reminds me of Yankees righty Ian Kennedy

8th Round: Utility player Anthony Scelfo: Tampa Bay Rays

Former Tulane player and current Rays GM Andrew Freidman takes Scelfo.  I think Scelfo’s football days are over (He started 9 games at QB last year for the Green Wave).

**UNO:

2nd Round: 2B Johnny Giavotella: Kansas City Royals

Giavotella reminds me of former LSU Tiger and current Chicago Cub Mike Fontenot.

8th Round: C Jeff Lanning: Minnesota Twins (This is a HUGE loss for the Privateers if he signs)

15th Round: OF Joey Butler: Texas Rangers

24th Round: 3B T.J. Baxter: Baltimore Orioles

27th Round: RHP Ryan O’Shea: Baltimore Orioles

44th Round: RHP Mark McGonigle: New York Mets

**LSU:

9th Round: LHP Ryan Verdugo: San Francisco Giants 

12th Round: 1B Matt Clark: San Diego Padres

14th Round: RHP Louis Coleman: Washington Nationals

17th Round: LHP Blake Martin: Minnesota Twins

20th Round: INF Michael Hollander: Texas Rangers (the most interesting thing I hear about Hollander is that the Rangers plan to try him as a catcher!  Kinda makes sense.  Good athlete, great arm.)

39th Round: RHP Jordan Brown: Chicago Cubs

**Southeastern Louisiana University:

LHP Wade Miley went in the supplemental 1st round (#43 Overall) to the Arizona Diamondbacks.

**Newman High School

Former Newman Greenie Jeremy Bleich, who’s currently a LHP on the Stanford baseball team was taken 44th overall in the supplemental 1st round  by the New York Yankees. 

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One Response

  1. Congratulations to all drafted! I wish them luck!

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