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BC's Melchionda, 13 other Massachusetts players selected in MLB Draft

Posted by Staff  June 6, 2012 06:16 PM

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Fourteen prospects were selected out of Massachusetts high schools and colleges in the MLB draft, though none were taken before the 14th round, and all but one went on the third and final day. Here is the list of locals:

Round 14: SS Anthony Melchionda, St. Louis (BC)
Round 19: LHP Nathan Koneski, Seattle (Holy Cross)
Round 23: LHP Drew Leenhouts, San Francisco (Northeastern)
Round 25: OF Rhett Wiseman, Chicago Cubs (BB&N HS, Cambridge)
Round 26: 1B Chris Shaw, N.Y. Mets (Lexington HS)
Round 28: RHP Matt Brazis, Seattle (BC)
Round 28: RHP Dennis Torres, Baltimore (UMass)
Round 31: LHP Brent Suter, Milwaukee (Harvard)
Round 32: LHP Andrew Ferreira, Minnesota (Harvard)
Round 32: 1B Jon Leroux, N.Y. Mets (Northeastern)
Round 35: RHP Pat Delano, Boston (Braintree HS)
Round 37: RHP Rob Finneran, Tampa Bay (Bentley)
Round 38: 3B Jeff Reynolds, N.Y. Mets (Harvard)
Round 40: OF Kevin Heller, Boston (Amherst)

Notes: Mike Yastrzemski, grandson of Carl, was selected by the Seattle Mariners in the 30th round out of Vanderbilt. He attended St. John's Prep in Andover and was drafted out of high school in the 36th round by the Red Sox in 2009 ... The 6-foot-7-inch Delano, two years removed from Tommy John surgery, was named the Bay State Conference MVP this season ... Read about other local draftees, including Medford High alum Ben Waldrip (10th round, Colorado) and Malden Catholic's Dario Pizzano (15th round, Seattle), in the Globe's High School Sports blog.

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