It was business as usual for SCCBL alumni in the 2016 MLB draft as 14 former SCCBL players were selected to play at the next level.
The POWER had six alumni who are on their way to the show. Three players from the 2015 roster were selected.
Tyler Wells will go to the Minnesota Twins, Zack Davis went to the Chicago Cubs, and Brian Serven will head to Colorado to join the Rockies organization. Serven was the 140th pick in the draft, the first former POWER athlete to be picked this year. Palm Springs wasn’t done there as three more players from the 2014 season were also selected. Jordan Zimmerman will now be a part of the Los Angeles Angels organization, Brooks Kriske was selected by the New York Yankees, and Charlie Madden went to the Chicago White Sox.
However, Palm Springs was not the only team to have success in the 2016 MLB selection process.
The Arroyo Seco Sentinels sent four of their own to the show including Chris Devito who heads to the Royals after being selected in the eighth round. He was joined by Sentinel alumni Brandon Van Horn who will head to San Francisco, Elliot Surrey, a lefty addition to the Mariners bullpen, and Corey Dempster, the 37th round selection will join the Yankees organization.
The Inland Valley Bucs had three players selected in this year’s draft.
DJ Peters led the way and was selected in the fourth round by the Dodgers. Peters set multiple Bucs’ single-season records in 2015 including his .438 BA, .529 OBP, .589 SLG and 32 hits. Jordan Scheftz was selected by the Boston Red Sox and Michael Koval went to the Mariners.
2015 SCCBL Regular Season champion SD Force had one former player selected and that was Corbin Burns. The RHP from St. Mary’s went 111th overall to the Seattle Mariners.
The SCCBL is proud of their representatives that were drafted, and we wish them all great success in their professional careers.