Baseball: Locals selected on final day of MLB Draft

June 06th, 2012, 10:48 am ·

· posted by Damian Calhoun

The third day of the MLB Draft concluded Wednesday with rounds 16-40.

The first county high school player selected on the third and final day was El Modena's right-handed pitcher David Hill. Hill, who is signed with Long Beach St., was taken by the Philadelphia Phillies in the 17th round, No. 548 overall.

Hill went 6-2 last year with a 1.04 ERA for the Vanguards.

In the 21st round, Villa Park outfielder Jacob Scavuzzo was selected by the Dodgers in the 21st round (No. 656). Scavuzzo hit .382 for the Spartans with four triples and 10 RBIs.

In the 25th round, the New York Yankees selected Mater Dei's Ty Moore (No. 787 overall). Moore, who was the Register's baseball player of the year as a junior and a candidate for the award this season, is signed with UCLA.

Moore hit .406 with three home runs, 23 RBIs, scored 31 runs and stole 10 bases. On the mound he had a 12-1 record with an 0.83 ERA.

A pair of pitchers went in the 29th round to teams in the American League East. At No. 882, San Juan Hills pitcher Jake Pintar was selected by the Baltimore Orioles.

Pintar, a 6-7 right-hander, had a 3-4 record and a 2.83 ERA last year for the Stallions.

At No. 895, the Toronto Blue Jays selected Servite left-hander Cole Irvin, who is signed with Oregon.

Ocean View's Timmy Robinson went in the 31st round to the Minnesota Twins, No. 940 overall. Robinson hit .523 last year with 12 home runs and 37 RBIs. He is signed with USC.

Servite catcher Darrell Miller was taken in the 34th round, No. 1,058 overall to the Philadelphia Phillies.

In the 40th round, the Seattle Mariners selected Beckman pitcher James Kaprielian at No. 1,211. Kaprielian, who is signed with UCLA, had a 12-2 record with an 0.84 ERA.

A couple of former county prep stars were also selected early on the third day.

Orange Coast College catcher Stefan Sabol (Aliso Niguel HS) went in the 17th round, No. 530 overall to the New York Mets.

Also, Oregon catcher Aaron Jones (San Clemente HS) went in the 18th round, No. 558 to the Colorado Rockies.


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