The Washington baseball team’s breakthrough year hit another high in the MLB draft, with eight Huskies selected in the past two days — the most ever for the UW program, according to the Baseball America draft database.
After junior right-hander Jeff Brigham was drafted Friday by the Los Angeles Dodgers in the fourth round, seven more Huskies were drafted in the final 30 rounds on Saturday.
Outfielder Robert Pehl was the first selected, going to Kansas City in the 11th round. Right-hander Jared Fisher went to Philadelphia in the 15th round.
Outfielder Brian Wolfe, who hit a Pac-12-best .381 in 30 conference games, was drafted by the Dodgers in the 20th round. Shortstop Erik Forgione, the Pac-12 defensive player of the year, went to the Pirates in the 25th round.
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First baseman Trevor Mitsui (Arizona) and right-hander Trevor Dunlap (Tampa Bay) were drafted just seven picks apart in the 30th round, and second baseman Andrew Ely (who leads the nation with 59 sacrifice bunts this season) went to the Cubs in the 32nd round.
All eight draftees were key figures in the Huskies’ first NCAA postseason berth since 2004.
The Huskies, picked to finish 10th in the Pac-12, were ranked in the top 10 for much of the season and finished second in the conference.
|Locals in the MLB amateur draft|
|Rd (overall)||Player||MLB team|
|1 (10)||OF Michael Conforto, Oregon St. (Redmond HS)||N.Y. Mets|
|3 (87)||OF Dylan Davis, Oregon State (Redmond HS)||San Francisco|
|4 (129)||RHP Jeff Brigham, UW (Thomas Jefferson HS)||L.A. Dodgers|
|8 (229)||LHP Tommy Thorpe, Oregon (Evergreen/Vancouver)||Chicago Cubs|
|8 (252)||1B Branden Kelliher, Lake Stevens HS||Oakland|
|10 (300)||RHP Scott Schultz, Oregon State (Gig Harbor HS)||Arizona|
|11 (327)||OF Yale Rosen, Washington||San Diego|
|11 (333)||OF Robert Pehl, Washington (W.F. West HS)||Kansas City|
|14 (406)||2B Nick Tanielu, Washington State (Federal Way HS)||Houston|
|15 (442)||RHP Jared Fisher, Washington (Newport HS)||Philadelphia|
|16 (468)||RHP Matt Cooper, Hawaii (Marysville-Pilchuck HS)||Chicago White Sox|
|16 (481)||RHP Tanner Chleborad, Washington State||Baltimore|
|16 (482)||LHP Derek Callahan, Gonzaga (Edmonds-Woodway HS)||NY Yankees|
|18 (531)||LHP Nick Kiel, Bellevue CC (Jackson HS)||Seattle|
|20 (609)||OF Brian Wolfe, Washington (Snohomish HS)||LA Dodgers|
|21 (631)||LHP John McLeod, Wake Forest (Liberty HS)||Baltimore|
|21 (642)||SS Tim Proudfoot, Texas Tech (Mount Si HS)||Oakland|
|25 (761)||SS Erik Forgione, Washington (W.F. West HS)||Pittsburgh|
|26 (771)||SS Taylor Smart, Tennessee (Tahoma HS)||Seattle|
|26 (781)||RHP Gage Burland, East Valley HS, Spokane Valley||Baltimore|
|26 (782)||C Collin Slaybaugh, Washington State (Emerald Ridge HS)||NY Yankees|
|28 (855)||RHP Tyler Dunnington, Colorado Mesa (Shelton HS)||St. Louis|
|30 (900)||1B Trevor Mitsui, Washington (Shorewood HS)||Arizona|
|30 (907)||RHP Trevor Dunlap, Washington (Lake Washington HS)||Tampa Bay|
|31 (937)||RHP Andrew Woeck, N.C. State (Mountlake Terrace HS)||Tampa Bay|
|32 (949)||2B Andrew Ely, Washington||Chicago|
|33 (983)||RHP Jake Kolterman, Decatur HS||Colorado|
|34 (1011)||LHP Andrew Summerville, Lakeside HS||Seattle|
|36 (1081)||1B Alexander Lee, Radford (Kentwood HS)||Baltimore|
|37 (1101)||RHP Sam Lindquist, Stanford (Eastside Catholic HS)||Seattle|
|38 (1144)||OF Stuart Fairchild, Seattle Prep||Washington|
|39 (1170)||RHP Drew Rasmussen, Mt. Spokane HS||Arizona|
|39 (1184)||SS Michael Gretler, Bonney Lake HS||Boston|