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MLB Draft Picks

 The Major League Baseball First-Year Player Draft is held every year in June. The Clubs take turns selecting players in reverse order of their won-lost records at the close of the previous regular season.  A player is eligible for selection if the player is a resident of the United States or Canada and the player has never before signed a Major League or Minor League contract. Residents of Puerto Rico and other territories of the United States are eligible for the Draft. Also considered residents are players who enroll in a high school or college in the United States, regardless of where they are from originally.

Certain groups of players are ineligible for selection, generally because they are still in school. The basic categories of players eligible to be drafted are:

  • High school players, if they have graduated from high school and have not yet attended college or junior college;
  • College players, from four-year colleges who have either completed their junior or senior years or are at least 21 years old; and
  • Junior college players, regardless of how many years of school they have completed


A Club generally retains the rights to sign a selected player until 11:59 PM (EDT) August 15, or until the player enters, or returns to, a four-year college on a full-time basis.   A player who is eligible to be selected and is passed over by every Club becomes a free agent and may sign with any Club until the player enters, or returns to, a four-year college full-time or enters, or returns to, a junior college.

  • CHAD HOCKIN (Pitcher, 2013 Medford Rogues): 2016 Chicago Cubs (6th Round - 194th Overall)
  • CHRIS DeVITO (Infield, 2014 & 2015 Medford Rogues): 2016 Kansas City Royals (8th Round - 2153rd Overall)
  • DAN MAYER (Infield, 2015 Medford Rogues): 2016 Minnesota Twins (37th Round - 1,113 Overall)
  • AUSTIN O'BANION (Outfield, 2015 Medford Rogues): 2016 Texas Rangers (37th Round - 1,119 Overall)
  • DAVID PETERSON (Pitcher, 2014 Medford Rogues): 2017 New York Mets (1st Round - 20th Overall)
  • JOEY MORGAN (Catcher, 2014 Medford Rogues): 2017 Detroit Tigers (3rd Round - 95th Overall)
  • SETH CORRY (Pitcher, 2017 Marysville Gold Sox): 2017 San Francisco Giants (3rd Round - 96th Overall)
  • DEREK MOLINA (Pitcher, 2017 Lincoln Potters): 2017 Minnesota Twins (14th Round - 406th Overall)
  • RICKEY RAMIREZ (Pitcher, 2017 Yuba City Bears):  2017 Minnesota Twins - 15th Round (436th Overall)
  • CARSON McCUSKER (Outfielder, 2017 Chico Heat):  2017 Milwauee Brewers - 26th Round (774nd Overall)
  • AUSTIN CROWSON (Pitcher, 2016 Medford Rogues):  2017 New York Yankees - 26th Round (782nd Overall)
  • JOE RECORD (Pitcher, 2014 Medford Rogues):  2017 Minnesota Twins - 28th Round (826th Overall)
  • DANNY MAYER (Outfield, 2015 Medford Rogues):  2017 Philadelphia Phillies - 31st Round (923rd Overall)
  • COLE PERCIVAL (Pitcher, 2017 Medford Rogues):  2017Arizona Diamondbacks - 31st Round (922nd Overall)
     

About the Great West League

The Great West League is one of the premier summer collegiate wood bat leagues in North America, poviding a professional, minor league-like atmosphere for top college players seeking professional baseball careers. The league also provides affordable family entertainment, enriching its member communities in California and Oregon.