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Forty-Five WCLers selected in 2011 MLB June draft. Ex-Wenatchee closer Jeff Ames of Lower Columbia picked 42nd overall by Tampa Bay
45 players that have competed for WCL clubs were selected in the 2011 MLB June draft held Monday, June 6 through Wednesday, June 8 including two first-rounders.
The first West Coast League pick was Tyler Anderson of University of Oregon. Anderson (pictured) was the 20th overall selection and was taken by the Colorado Rockies. Tyler pitched for Corvallis in 2009. He made five relief appearances before having to cut short his summer season due to injury.
The next highest WCL alum pick was first-team All-WCL hurler Jeff Ames of Lower Columbia College. Ames also went in the first round. The hard-throwing right-hander led the Wenatchee AppleSox to a title last summer.
Tem WCLers went in the first six rounds.
Ex-Corvallis Knight and All-Pac-10 catcher Andrew Susac of Oregon State, a teammate of Anderson's in Corvallis, was selected in the second round by San Francisco. Susac was voted the WCL's #1 prospect by Baseball America following the 2009 season.
Outfielder Bobby Crocker of Cal Poly and pitcher Cody Hebner of Green River CC were selected in the 4th round by Oakland and San Diego, respectively. Crocker was a first-team All-WCL performer for the Bend Elks in 2009 and Hebner was the ace of the Kitsap BlueJackets the past two summers.
The Corvallis Knights were the WCL club most represented in the draft as 14 Knights were selected. The Bend Elks were the next most represented WCL team with 7 draftees.
Player / College Team / WCCBL Team / Pro Team / Round
Tyler Anderson / Oregon / Corvallis / Colorado / 1st
Jeff Ames / Lewis-Clark State / Bellingham / Arizona / 1st
Andrew Susac / Oregon State / Corvallis / San Francisco / 2nd
Matt Andriese / UC Riverside / Corvallis / San Diego / 3rd
Bobby Crocker / Cal Poly / Bend / Oakland / 4th
Cody Hebner / Green River CC / Kitsap / San Diego / 4th
Sam Gaviglio / Oregon State / Corvallis / St. Louis / 5th
Mitchell Walding / St. Mary's HS / Cowlitz / Philadelphia / 5th
Dayton Alexander / Feather River College / Corvallis / Oakland / 6th
Josh Osich / Oregon State / Corvallis / San Francisco / 6th
Dixon Anderson / Cal / Kelowna / Washington / 9th
Jace Fry / Southridge High School / Corvallis / Oakland / 9th
Scott Lyman / UC Davis / Corvallis / Florida / 10th
Dean Green / Barry / Corvallis / Detroit / 11th
Michael McCarthy / Cal-State Bakersfield / Moses Lake / Boston / 14th
Adrian Sampson / Bellevue CC / Bellingham / Florida / 15th
Michael Blake / Hawaii / Corvallis / Arizona / 16th
Chad Smith / USC / Wenatchee / Detroit / 17th
Peter Lavin / San Francisco / Bend / Philadelphia / 20th
Mitchell Beacom / UCLA / Wenatchee / San Francisco / 20th
Taylor Ard / Washington State / Corvallis / Boston / 25th
Jordan Remer / San Francisco / Bend / Texas / 25th
Billy Flamion / Central Catholic HS / Cowlitz / Houston / 25th
Ryan Goetz / UC Riverside / Kelowna / Florida / 26th
Chris Mazza / Menlo College / Bend / Minnesota / 27th
Carter Bell / Oregon State / Corvallis / Arizona / 29th
Cameron Edman / Gonzaga / Wenatchee / Baltimore / 29th
James Nygren / Oregon State / Bend / Florida / 33rd
Spencer O'Neil / Southridge HS / Cowlitz / NY Yankees / 33rd
Zach Fowler / Texas Tech / Bellingham / Baltimore / 34th
Chris Dennis / Portland / Cowlitz / Colorado / 34th
Kevin Taylor / Western Nevada (JC) / Cowlitz / LA Dodgers / 36th
Taylor Starr / Oregon State / Corvallis / Cleveland / 37th
Brad Propst / Oklahoma State / Kitsap / Houston / 38th
Dustin Emmons / UC Riverside / Corvallis / NY Mets / 38th
Alex Keudell / Oregon / Cowlitz / Minnesota / 38th
DJ Crumlich / UC Irvine / Wenatchee / Pittsburgh / 38th
Kerry Jenkins / San Jose State / Bend / Arizona / 38th
Cody Bartlett / Washington State / Kitsap / Toronto / 41st
Alex Capaul / Hawaii / Wenatchee / Arizona / 43rd
Tyler Chism / Gonzaga / Kelowna / Kansas City / 43rd
Jordan Leyland / UC Irvine / Bend / Tampa Bay / 44th
Adrian Williams / UCLA / Walla Walla / Milwaukee / 45th
Tony Nix / UC Riverside / Kelowna / Washington / 50th
Cody Edwards / Bellevue CC / Klamath Falls / Chicago Cubs / 50th
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