Several East Valley high school baseball players were taken during Friday’s second day of the major league draft.
The highest pick was Matt Hall, a former Scottsdale Horizon graduate who spent time at Arizona State before transferring to Auburn. The second baseman was taken in the 10th round by Tampa Bay.
Former Scottsdale Chaparral infielder Austin Yount – the nephew of former All-Star Robin Yount – was selected by the Los Angeles Dodgers in the 12th round. Michael Brenly, son of Diamondbacks manager Bob Brenly, was taken by the Chicago Cubs in the 36th round.
This spring’s Tribune player of the year, Danny Coulombe (Chaparral), was also taken by the Dodgers in the 17th round.
Shortstop Riccio Torrez (Phoenix Brophy) was selected by the Diamondbacks in the 32nd round, but will likely honor his scholarship offer to ASU to play with his older brother, Raoul.
Round, Name, Pos., High school, College, Pro team
10 Matt Hall, 2B, Scottsdale Horizon, Auburn, Rays
12 Austin Yount, 3B, Scottsdale Chaparral, Stanford, Dodgers
17 Danny Coulombe, P, Scottsdale Chaparral, ----- Dodgers
20 Ronnie Welty, OF, Gilbert Mesquite, Chandler-Gilbert CC, Orioles
23 Jason Jarvis, P, Scottsdale Chaparral, ASU, Giants
32 Riccio Torrez, SS, Phoenix Brophy, ASU, Diamondbacks
32 Ryan Scott, C, Scottsdale Chaparral, ----- Blue Jays
34 Ryan Schlecht, P, Scottsdale Horizon, Mount Olive, Rangers
34 Riley Welch, P, Scottsdale Desert Mtn., ----- A’s
36 Michael Brenly, C, Scottsdale Notre Dame, UNLV, Cubs
36 Kyle Hurst, P, Gilbert Highland, South Mountain CC, Angels
40 Mark Hawkenson, P, Mesa Red Mountain, ----- White Sox
41 Michael Petello, OF, Scottsdale Saguaro, Scottsdale CC, Phillies
41 Dean Espy, SS, Mesa Red Mountain, ----- Rockies
43 Matt Summers, P, Scottsdale Chaparral, ----- Yankees
44 C.J. Cron, C, Phoenix Mountain Pointe, ----- White Sox
45 Royce Bolinger, OF, Scottsdale Chaparral, ----- Rays
47 Jeff Urlaub, P, Scottsdale Horizon, UNLV, Marlins
47 Drew Maggi, SS, Phoenix Brophy, ----- Diamondbacks
48 Adam Prange, P, Tempe Marcos de Niza, South Mountain CC, Cardinals
49 Josh Rodriguez, C, Mesa Red Mountain, South Mountain CC, Mariners
50 Kyle Peterson, C, Chandler Hamilton, ----- Rays