2016 MLB Draft: 19 Pac-12 players headed to the bigs

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The second day of the 2016 MLB Draft started slow for the Pac-12—the first Pac-12 player didn’t go until the middle of the fourth round. From that point, Major League teams would select 19 total players on Friday from the Conference of Champions. The draft will conclude Saturday with rounds 11-40.


Three men from Troy were selected on the second day of the MLB draft. The first, a right-handed catcher by the name of Jeremy Martinez, was selected 136th overall in the fourth round to the St. Louis Cardinals. Right-handed pitcher Brook Kriske then went to the New York Yankees with the 188th pick in the sixth round. Finally, southpaw Bernardo Flores will head to the Southside of Chicago, as he was drafted with pick No. 206 in the seventh round by the Chicago White Sox.


Oregon had three Ducks taken from the pond Friday. Matt Krook will be flying south—the San Francisco Giants selected him in the fourth round with the 125th pick of the draft. The fifth round saw southpaw Cole Irvin go 137th overall to the Phillies. The last Duck taken off the board was right-handed pitcher Stephen Nogosek, who went with the 178th pick in the sixth round to the Boston Red Sox.

Arizona State

The fifth, seventh, ninth and tenth rounds saw four Sun Devils taken off the board. Catcher Brian Serven was taken 140th overall to the Colorado Rockies, while shortstop Colby Woodmansee went with the 160th pick to the New York Mets. Right-handed pitcher Hever Bueno would go next for ASU, going 279th overall to the Texas Rangers.  Finally, third baseman David Greer will be headed to cooler weather in the Pacific Northwest—he was selected 297th overall by the Seattle Mariners.


After a stellar first day of the draft, three Golden Bears would be taken in the sixth, eighth and ninth rounds. The first of the lot was right-handed pitcher Alex Schick, who was taken with the 183rd pick in the sixth round to the Minnesota Twins. Aaron Knapp would be next, going in the eighth round with pick No. 223 to the Miami Marlins. To cap it all off, the catcher they call “El Gaucho,” Mitchell Kranson, went 273rd overall in the ninth round to the Minnesota Twins.


Two more players were plucked from The Farm on Friday. In the sixth round, right-handed hurler Chris Viall was taken with the 190th pick to the New York Mets. Six picks later, shortstop Tommy Edman was taken by the St. Louis Cardinals.


Only one Wildcat was taken Friday: Third baseman Bobby Dalbec was taken 118th overall to the Boston Red Sox.

Oregon State

The Kansas City Royals selected the only Oregon State Beaver in Friday’s draft: The right-handed heaver Travis Eckert was picked 223rd overall in the seventh round.


Right-handed pitcher Grant Dyer was the lone Bruin to be taken on Friday, going 227th overall in the eighth round to the Philadelphia Phillies.


Right-handed heaver Spencer Jones would be Washington’s only draftee of the day, going in the tenth round at pick no. 300 to the Tampa Bay Rays. 

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