The list: 60-plus Southland players taken in the 2021 Major League Baseball draft

UCLA's Matt McLain bats during a game against USC.
UCLA’s Matt McLain was selected at No. 17 overall by the Cincinnati Reds in the 2021 MLB draft.
(Kyusung Gong / Associated Press)

The three-day Major League Baseball draft concluded Tuesday after 20 rounds. Ten shortstops were taken in the first round, then pitching dominated the rest of the draft.

The Angels became the first team ever to draft a pitcher with every pick and the Dodgers took 18 pitchers in 20 picks.

Sixty-two players with ties to Southland colleges or high schools were drafted. Here they are:


First round

UC Santa Barbara's Michael McGreevy pitches against Missouri State.
UC Santa Barbara’s Michael McGreevy
(John McCoy / Associated Press)



Overall pick: Name, School, Position, MLB team

17: Matt McLain, UCLA/Irvine Beckman HS, SS, Reds

18: Michael McGreevy, UCSB/San Clemente HS, RHP, Cardinals

25: Max Muncy, Thousand Oaks HS, SS, Athletics

Max Muncy of Thousand Oaks High was the Oakland A’s first pick. Meanwhile, the Dodgers’ Max Muncy hit a walk-off homer. They share many coincidences.


Second round

55: Brendan Beck, Stanford/Corona HS, RHP, Yankees



Third round

82: Branden Boissiere, Arizona/Woodcrest Christian HS, OF, Nationals

91: Ricky Tiedemann, Golden West/Lakewood HS, LHP, Blue Jays


Fourth round

UCLA first baseman JT Schwartz hits against St. Mary's.
UCLA’s JT Schwartz
(Kyusung Gong / Associated Press)

111: JT Schwartz, UCLA/Corona Del Mar HS, 1B, Mets

115: Eric Silva, JSerra HS, RHP, Giants

127: Denzel Clarke, CS Northridge, OF, Athletics

131: Nick Nastrini, UCLA, RHP, Dodgers


Fifth round

156: Tanner Bibee, CS Fullerton/Mission Viejo HS, RHP, Indians

158: CJ Rodriguez, Stanford/Mater Dei HS, C, Athletics


Sixth round

Cal State Long Beach pitcher Alfredo Ruiz pitches against Nevada
Cal State Long Beach’s Alfredo Ruiz
(Hiro Ueno / Associated Press)


181: Alfredo Ruiz, CS Long Beach/Santa Fe HS, LHP, Cardinals

189: Travis Adams, Sacramento State/Palm Desert HS, RHP, Twins


Seventh round

193: Wyatt Hendrie, San Diego State/Paraclete HS, C, Pirates

202: Kevin Kendall, UCLA/La Mirada HS, SS, Mets


Eighth round

223: Sean Sullivan, Cal/Chaminade HS, RHP, Pirates

224: Larson Kindreich, Biola, LHP, Rangers

246: Rodney Boone, UCSB/Tustin HS, LHP, Indians

249: Noah Cardenas, UCLA/Alemany HS, C, Twins


Ninth round

USC pitcher Chandler Champlain delivers a pitch against Loyola Marymount.
USC’s Chandler Champlain
(Kyusung Gong / Associated Press)

272: Chandler Champlain, USC/Santa Margarita HS, RHP, Yankees



10th round

287: Billy Cook, Pepperdine, OF, Orioles

301: Osvaldo Tovalin, Azusa Pacific, 3B, Cardinals

312: Michael Hobbs, St. Mary’s/Corona HS, RHP, Dodgers


11th round

327: Roc Riggio, Thousand Oaks HS, 2B, Brewers

329: Jesse Bergin, UCLA/Harvard-Westlake HS, RHP, Marlins

341: Sean Mullen, UCLA, RHP, Rays

The Angels could have made highly touted Vanderbilt pitcher Kumar Rocker their first pick. Instead they drafted a pitcher they’ve coveted for a long time.


12th round

343: Chazz Martinez, Orange Coast/Corona Del Mar HS, LHP, Pirates

346: Christopher Troye, UCSB, RHP, Red Sox

352: Andrew Alvarez, Cal Poly SLO/Los Alamitos HS, LHP, Nationals


360: Julian Aguiar, Cypress CC/Long Beach Millikan HS, RHP, Reds

366: Connor Kokx, CS Long Beach/Aliso Niguel, OF, Indians

370: Marcos Castanon, UCSB/Carter HS, SS, Padres

371: Johnny Cuevas, Southern Nevada/Palm Desert HS, RHP, Rays


13th round

373: Owen Sharts, Nevada/Simi Valley HS, RHP, Pirates

378: Josh Swales, Southern Nevada/Grace Brethren, RHP, Diamondbacks

380: E.J. Andrews, Fresno State/Long Beach Poly, OF, Rockies

384: Ben Ramirez, USC, SS, Mariners


14th round

Arizona State's Erik Tolman pitches against Arizona State.
Arizona State’s Erik Tolman
(Rick Scuteri / Associated Press)

413: Erik Tolman, Arizona State/El Toro HS, LHP, Nationals


421: Andre Granillo, UC Riverside/Hemet West Valley HS, RHP, Cardinals

425: Noah Owen, Golden West CC, RHP, White Sox

429: Pierson Ohl, Grand Canyon/Grace Brethren, RHP, Twins

426: Trenton Denholm, UC Irvine, RHP, Indians


15th round

442: Wyatt Young, Pepperdine, SS, Mets

443: Jaden Fein, San Diego State/Royal HS, OF, Nationals

449: Adrian Chaidez, UCLA/Warren HS, RHP, Astros

451: Alex Cornwell, USC/Maranatha HS, LHP, Cardinals

459: Mikey Perez, UCLA/Gahr HS, SS, Twins


16th round

467: Peter Van Loon, UC Irvine, RHP, Orioles


475: Ty Collins, Glendale JC/St. John Bosco HS, RHP, Phillies

486: Zach Pettway, UCLA/Long Beach Wilson HS, RHP, Indians

489: Johnathan Lavallee, LB State/Royal High, RHP, Twins


17th round

497: Ryan Long, Pomona-Pitzer, RHP, Orioles

520: Luke Boyd, Baylor/Ojai Nordhoff HS, RHP, Padres


18th round

550: Gage Jump, JSerra HS, LHP, Padres

552: Damon Keith, Cal Baptist/Redlands East Valley HS, OF, Dodgers


19th round

575: Shawn Goosenberg, Northwestern/Calabasas HS, SS, White Sox


20th round

589: Jake Aldrich, Tulane/Oaks Christian HS, LHP, Royals

594: Troy Taylor, Cypress CC, RHP, Mariners


604: Wilson Cunningham, JSerra HS, LHP, Cubs

606: Jake Miller, San Diego/Newbury Park HS, RHP, Indians

609: Dylan Tatum, UC Irvine, C, Twins