Adam Kennedy

In the Hunt: San Diego Padres give Blake his shot

In the Hunt: San Diego Padres give Blake his shot

The 2017 Major League Baseball First-year Player Draft supplied an uncanny amount of Orange County connections.

Three county players were selected in the top 14, including the No. 1 overall pick in UC Irvine commit Royce Lewis.

Although he can play multiple positions, the Minnesota Twins chose Lewis out of San Juan Capistrano JSerra Catholic High with the intent of developing him as a shortstop.

Having played in the same league his entire career, Mater Dei catcher Blake Hunt was more than happy to share the spotlight. While the scouts were probably showing up to closely observe a next-level talent like Lewis, or the next hot arm like Sherman Oaks Notre Dame’s Hunter...

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