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Wrapping up O’s 2018 draft; five more local prospects selected

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Major League Baseball’s first-year-player draft wrapped up Wednesday evening.

On the third and final day, the Baltimore Orioles drafted 14 pitchers and 16 position players. Four of those pitchers are left-handed.

Overall, the Orioles used their 40 picks on 16 right-handed pitchers, six left-handed pitchers, seven infielders, seven outfielders and four catchers.

Here’s a complete list of Baltimore’s draftees:

RD 1 – PICK 11: Grayson Rodriguez, RHP, Central Heights HS (TX)
RD CBA – PICK 37: Cadyn Grenier, SS, Oregon State (OR)
RD 3 – PICK 87: Blaine Knight, RHP, Arkansas (AR)
RD 4 – PICK 115: Drew Rom, LHP, Highlands HS (KY)
RD 5 – PICK 145: Robert Neustrom, RF, Iowa (IA)
RD 6 – PICK 175: Yeancarlos Lleras, RHP, Leadership Christian Academy
RD 7 – PICK 205: J.J. Montgomery, RHP, Central Florida (FL)
RD 8 – PICK 235: Ryan Conroy, RHP, Elon U
RD 9 – PICK 265: Kevin Magee, LHP, St Johns U
RD 10 – PICK 295: Dallas Litscher, RHP, St Katherine Col
RD 11 – PICK 325: Cody Roberts, C, North Carolina (NC)
RD 12 – PICK 355: Clay Fisher, SS, UC Santa Barbara (CA)
RD 13 – PICK 385: Andrew Fregia, 3B, Sam Houston State (TX)
RD 14 – PICK 415: Doran Turchin, OF, U Illinois Champaign
RD 15 – PICK 445: Cody Hacker, LHP, Wentzville Holt HS
RD 16 – PICK 475: Parker McFadden, RHP, Washington State (WA)
RD 17 – PICK 505: Trevor Putzig, 3B, Tennessee Tech U
RD 18 – PICK 535: Jake Zebron, RHP, Colonel Richardson HS
RD 19 – PICK 565: Andrew Jayne, CF, Terry Sanford HS
RD 20 – PICK 595: Caleb Kilian, RHP, Texas Tech (TX)
RD 21 – PICK 625: Nick Meservey, LHP, Seattle University (WA)
RD 22 – PICK 655: Garrett Martin, 3B, Standley Lake HS
RD 23 – PICK 685: Bradley Brehmer, RHP, Decatur Central HS
RD 24 – PICK 715: Herbert Iser, C, San Jacinto Col North
RD 25 – PICK 745: Nick Horvath, LHP, Florida (FL)
RD 26 – PICK 775: Ian Evans, 1B, Grand Canyon University (AZ)
RD 27 – PICK 805: Jason Montville, LHP, St Katherine Col
RD 28 – PICK 835: Trey Whitley, CF, North Johnston HS
RD 29 – PICK 865: Jared Denning, C, Solano JC
RD 30 – PICK 895: Tyler Joyner, RHP, U North Alabama
RD 31 – PICK 925: John Ham, SS, Tennessee Tech U
RD 32 – PICK 955: Jayvien Sandridge, LHS, Mercersburg Academy
RD 33 – PICK 985: Zachary McLeod, SS, Colorado Mesa U
RD 34 – PICK 1015: Trey Truitt, CF, Mercer (GA)
RD 35 – PICK 1045: Conor Grammes, P, Xavier U
RD 36 – PICK 1075: Matt Beaird, C, Coastal Carolina U
RD 37 – PICK 1105: Andrew Ciolli, RHP, Mercyhurst Col
RD 38 – PICK 1135: Slade Cecconi, RHP, Trinity Prep School (FL)
RD 39 – PICK 1165: Ted Stuka, RHP, UC San Diego
RD 40 – PICK 1195: Sam Grace, RHP, Francis Howell North HS

Local products taken on final day

Five more Maryland-based prospects were taken Wednesday. And four went to American League teams.

The New York Yankees selected Isaiah Pasteur out of George Washington University in the 13th round. Pasteur, a graduate of Winters Mill High School (Carroll County), transferred to George Washington from Indiana University following his sophomore season. The 6-foot-2, 182-pound right-hander was a middle infielder and also pitched for the Colonials.

George Mason’s Bryce Nightengale was drafted by the Oakland Athletics in the 16th round. Nightengale, a right-handed pitcher, is a graduate of Allegany High School (Allegany County).

The Orioles used their 18th round selection on Eastern Shore native Jacob Zebron, out of Colonel Richardson High School (Caroline County). Zebron, a 6-foot-3, 180-pound right-hander, is committed to North Carolina State.

For a second consecutive draft, the Houston Astros selected Marty Costes, from the University of Maryland. Last year, Costes was taken in the 25th round, but this time, the right-handed outfielder heard his name called in the 22nd. Costes is local all-around, as he graduated from Archbishop Curley High School.

The final Maryland-based prospect drafted was Harford Community College’s Zach Guth. Guth, a 6-foot-4, 210-pound left-handed pitcher, was selected by the Atlanta Braves in the 26th round.

Several publications listed Navy’s Noah Song as the best prospect coming out of the state this year. But the right-handed pitcher was not selected, which was likely because of his military commitment restrictions.

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  1. PA Bird Lover

    June 7, 2018 at 8:54 am

    Like someone said, BB draft is a crapshoot. O’s picks, by position, seems broad to me. I would think that’s good. Pitching is the game and they certainly picked many. We will see.

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