Twenty Southland Baseball Student-Athletes’ Names Called in MLB Draft

first_img 24 734 Oakland Athletics Trayson Kubo Stephen F. Austin 10 288 Baltimore Orioles Jordan Cannon Sam Houston State Other notable selections include the Chicago Cubs drafting the league’s F.L. McDonald Postgraduate Scholarship recipient and McNeese pitcher Bryan King in the 30th round. In the 38th round, the Astros scooped up Lamar infielder JC Correa, the brother of current Astros’ star Carlos Correa. 31 922 Detroit Tigers Bryce Tassin Southeastern Louisiana 11 340 Cleveland Indians Nick Mikolajchak Sam Houston State 21 644 Oakland Athletics Shane Selman McNeese 9 263 San Diego Padres Jason Blanchard Lamar 30 906 Seattle Mariners Cody Grosse Southeastern Louisiana 30 912 Chicago Cubs Bryan King McNeese Northwestern State, Lamar, Stephen F. Austin and Southeastern Louisiana each totaled two picks, while Central Arkansas, New Orleans and Abilene Christian each garnered one selection.Alex Palmer, the conference’s Newcomer of the Year, was picked up by the Houston Astros in the 20th round, followed shortly by Relief Pitcher of the Year Reeves Martin, who went to the Seattle Mariners 20 picks later. Southland Player of the Year Luis Trevino rounded out the league’s crop of draft picks, going in the final round to the Tampa Bay Rays. 27 822 Chicago Cubs Cayne Ueckert McNeese Among the 20 draft choices, 12 toed the rubber for Southland institutions, beginning with Northwestern State’s Nathan Jones in the fifth round (148th overall) to the New York Mets. Sam Houston State, Stephen F. Austin and McNeese all led the way with two hurlers each getting the call. 40 1208 Tampa Bay Rays Luis Trevino Abilene Christian In all, the Bearkats and Cowboys led all Southland schools with four picks each. For McNeese, it marked the first year in program history that it garnered four selections. Sam Houston State earned four picks for the third time in the last six years. 21 632 Arizona Diamondbacks Dustin Lacaze Texas A&M-Corpus Christi Jones was joined by fellow day-two choices Hayden Wesneski of Sam Houston State, who went in the sixth round (195th overall) to the Mets’ Subway Series-foe, the New York Yankees, along with Lamar’s Jason Blanchard (ninth round, 263rd overall, San Diego Padres) and SHSU’s Jordan Cannon (10th round, 288th overall, Baltimore Orioles). center_img Round Pick Team Name School This marks the first year since 2011 that the league has produced at least 20 selections and ranks as the fifth-most in league history. The Southland had 25 picks in both 2011 and 1995, 24 in 2004 and 21 in 2009. 21 636 Seattle Mariners Reeves Martin New Orleans 26 780 Philadelphia Phillies Hunter Hearn Sam Houston State 6 195 New York Yankees Hayden Wesneski Sam Houston State SECAUCUS, N.J. – The Southland Conference was well-represented in this week’s 2019 MLB Draft with 20 student-athletes hearing their names called over the 40-round event that began Monday and concluded Wednesday evening. 23 696 Oakland Athletics Caleb Ricca Northwestern State 5 148 New York Mets Nathan Jones Northwestern State The Oakland Athletics expressed the biggest interest in Southland Conference talent with the most picks of any franchise, drafting three players from the league in a span of 90 picks. The A’s selected McNeese outfielder Shane Selman, Northwestern State infielder Caleb Ricca and Stephen F. Austin pitcher Trayson Kubo. 25 752 Arizona Diamondbacks Carson Maxwell McNeese 20 616 Houston Astros Alex Palmer Stephen F. Austin 20 589 Kansas City Royals Cody Davenport Central Arkansas 38 1156 Houston Astros JC Correa Lamar 2019 Southland Conference MLB Draft Pickslast_img

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