ASU, Arizona, GCU and high schools represent state in 2018 MLB Draft

Jun 5, 2018, 12:24 PM | Updated: 3:14 pm
Left-hander Matthew Liberatore could be the first high school player selected in the MLB draft. (Ph...
Left-hander Matthew Liberatore could be the first high school player selected in the MLB draft. (Photo courtesy Anthony Liberatore)
(Photo courtesy Anthony Liberatore)

Arizona just might be a baseball factory.

From the high school to the college ranks, the state was well-represented early and often in the 2018 Major League Baseball Draft.

Here is a list of all the Arizona representatives selected so far from the Arizona State Sun Devils, Arizona Wildcats, Grand Canyon Antelopes and state high schools:

Arizona high schools

Matthew Liberatore, LHP, Mountain Ridge — 16th overall (first round), Tampa Bay Rays

Nolan Gorman, 3B, Sandra Day O’Connor — 18th overall (first round), St. Louis Cardinals

Brennen Davis, OF, Basha — 62nd overall (second round), Chicago Cubs

Jonathan Ornelas, SS, Raymond S. Kellis — 91st overall (third round), Texas Rangers

Jayce Easley, SS, Sandra Day O’Connor — 149th overall (fifth round), Texas Rangers

Kevon Jackson, CF, Queen Creek — 272nd overall (ninth round), Kansas City Royals

Arizona State Sun Devils

Gage Canning, CF — 161st overall (fifth round), Washington Nationals

Arizona Wildcats

Alfonso Rivas, 1B — 113th overall (fourth round), Oakland A’s

Cody Deason, RHP — 162nd overall (fifth round), Houston Astros

Michael Flynn, RHP — 174th overall (sixth round), Pittsburgh Pirates

Cesar Salazar, C — 222nd overall (seventh round), Houston Astros

Taylor Megill, RHP — 230th overall (eighth round), New York Mets

Cal Stevenson, OF — 296th overall (10th round), Toronto Bluejays

Grand Canyon Antelopes

Jake Wong, RHP — 80th overall (third round), San Francisco Giants

Mick Vorhof, RHP — 277th overall (ninth round), New York Yankees


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