Several Connecticut college players selected in MLB Draft

Commissioner Rob Manfred announces the Minnesota Twins selection of Royce Lewis, a shortstop and outfielder from JSerra Catholic High School in San Juan Capistrano, Calif., with the No. 1 pick in the first round of the Major League Baseball draft, Monday, June 12, 2017, in Secaucus, N.J. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)

(WTNH)–Connecticut schools were well-represented in the 2017 MLB Draft, as several players from local colleges and with state high school connections heard their names called on Tuesday.

Here’s a list of the players who were selected:

Wills Montgomerie, RHP, UConn: 6th Round, 190th pick by L.A. Dodgers 

John Russell, RHP, UConn: 16th Round, 486th pick by San Francisco Giants

Justin Morhardt, C, Bryan College (Winsted native): 22nd Round, 650th pick by Atlanta Braves 

Robbie Hitt, RHP, Quinnipiac: 24th Round, 714th pick by Milwaukee Brewers

Willy Yahn, SS, UConn: 25th Round, 758th pick by Baltimore Orioles

Abraham Almonte, LHP, Philadelphia University (Danbury native): 26th Round, 772nd pick by Arizona Diamondbacks

Doug Domnarski, LHP, UConn: 27th Round, 809th pick by Miami Marlins

Richard Slenker, 3B, Yale: 28th Round, 841st pick by Houston Astros

Ryan Costello, 3B, Central Connecticut State: 31st Round, 933rd pick by Seattle Mariners

Matthew Batten, SS, Quinnipiac: 32nd Round, 948th pick by San Diego Padres

Jacob Stevens, RHP, Boston College (Darien native): 33rd Round, 992nd pick by New York Yankees

Ben Bengtson, SS, Hartford, : 23rd Round, 688th pick by Pittsburgh Pirates

Erik Ostberg, C, Hartford  : 13th Round, 379th pick by Tampa Bay Rays

Harrison White, OF, Yale: 31st Round, Miami Marlins

David MacKinnon, 1B, Hartford : 32nd Round, 955th pick by Los Angeles Angels

 

 

You can follow Connecticut players as they’re selected in this year’s MLB Draft here.

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