Published: Sat, June 17, 2017
Sports | By Mabel Barber

Eastern baseball player picked for MLB

Eastern baseball player picked for MLB

Major League Baseball will allow athletes to showcase their personalities through minimal uniform restrictions during its first Players Weekend late this summer, according to a report. There he earned First-Team All-State, being named the North/South All-Star.

Ryan struck out 21 batters in a team-high 18 appearances, limiting the opposition to just.188 hitting to collect all-Big West honorable mention accolades.

Pall, a junior right-handed pitcher, has appeared in 50 career games in his three seasons with the Maize and Blue.

Keith, who migrated to OR from Casper, Wyo., went 5-4 with a 2.86 ERA this spring at Lane College, striking out 66 in 66 innings. "But I'm headed to the Plains!" wrote Burns, who went 10-1 with an 0.88 ERA and 116 strikeouts over 64 innings and hit.467 with 16 home runs and 46 RBIs at the plate. The Farmington Hills, Michigan, native was on the watch list for the Johnny Bench Award, an award given to the nation's best catcher. In 81 at bats he averaged.321 (26-81) with six doubles, a triple, three home runs, and 12 RBI. Wolfe also drove in 42 runs and was successful on 19-of-22 stolen base attempts. The tandem gives Brown multiple Major League Baseball draft selections for the first time since 2005.

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Fairhope third baseman Kody Gratkowski, Thomasville pitcher Chad Bryant and James Clemens center fielder were the last three state high schoolers taken.

Lescher was the first of the four to get the call with the Detroit Tigers' 17th round pick (515 overall), and became the first Penn junior to be selected since Vince Voiro was taken by the San Diego Padres in the 2011 draft.

However, one MI player did go in the sixth round, that was pitcher Oliver Jaskie. He joins classmate Cody Bolton, who was a sixth-round pick of the Pittsburgh Pirates during Tuesday's session.

Read through the slideshow to meet the N.J. players taken in the 40-round draft.

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