Baseball: Final day of MLB draft

Eric Sondheimer
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The final day of the three-day MLB draft on Wednesday saw several players taken who could be tough to sign.

USC-bound pitcher Patrick Sandoval of Mission Viejo was taken in the 11th round by the Astros at No. 319. Oregon outfielder Scott Heineman, a Crespi grad, was chosen at No. 318. Pitcher Marrick Crouse of Dana Hills went No. 332 to the Blue Jays.

In the 12th round, two former Mission League players went back to back. Former Alemany shortstop Peter Van Gansen of Cal Poly SLO went No. 357 to the Padres and former St. Francis outfielder David Olmedo-Barrera of Cal State Fullerton went No. 358 to the Rays.

Also in the 12th round, former Mater Dei oufielder Ty Moore of UCLA went to the Pirates at No. 367 and Hamilton catcher Dalton Blumenfeld was taken by the Angels at No. 375.

In the 13th round, two former El Dorado pitchers were taken. Kyle Twomey from USC went No. 383 to the Cubs and P.J. Conlon from San Diego went No. 389 to the Mets. Serrano pitcher R.J. Peace was taken No. 386 by the Marlins.

Former Saugus pitcher Justin Donatella of UC San Diego went in the 15th round to the Diamondbacks.

Former Chatsworth pitcher Steven Karkenny of The Master's College was chosen by the Brewers in the 19th round.

Among high school players, Valencia first baseman Devin Davis went in the 25th round to the Rays. Also in the 25th round, Aliso Niguel pitcher Kyle Molnar went to the Cardinals. In the 27th round, Buena pitcher Austin Rubick was selected by the Reds. El Dorado pitcher Nick Sprengel went in the 31st round to the Nationals.

Stanford signee Tristan Beck, a pitcher from Corona, went in the 34th round to the Brewers. Alemany outfielder Ruben Cardenas went in the 37th round to the Marlins. JSerra outfielder Jake Pries went to the Orioles in the 37th round.

Alemany outfielder Alex McKenna went to the Twins in the 38th round.

Here's the link to look up draft picks.

 

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