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155 NJCAA Baseball Players Selected in 2009 MLB First-Year Player Draft
 June 12, 2009

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. -- Major League Baseball teams again looked to the ranks of the NJCAA to fill the needs of their clubs as 155 NJCAA baseball players were selected in the 2009 MLB First-Year Player draft, which was held over the past three days (June 9-11). This year's total falls just six short of last year's record of 161 NJCAA players that were drafted.

MLB teams feasted on a variety of talented NJCAA players with 12 Division I All-Americans, seven Division II All-Americans and two Division III All-Americans taken over the 50 round event. Four 2009 NJCAA Rawlings Gold Glove winners were also drafted.

Patrick Corbin (LHP) from Chipola College, Evan Chambers (OF) of Hillsborough Community College and Keon Broxton (3B) from Santa Fe College highlighted the first day as they were the only NJCAA ball players players taken in the first four rounds of the event held on June 9. Corbin was the last selection of the second round (80th overall) and sixth selection by the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim. Chambers was selected by the Pittsburgh Pirates early in the third round (84th overall) with the organization's fourth pick of the draft, while the Arizona Diamondbacks selected Broxton in the middle of the third round (95th overall) with their eighth pick of the day.

Two highly touted NJCAA players highlighted the later rounds of the event. Howard College's Runey Davis, who was the Easton NJCAA Division I Defensive Player of the Year, was selected with the 380th overall pick (12th round) by the Chicago Cubs while ABCA NJCAA Division I Player of the Year Bryson Smith of Young Harris College (Ga.) was selected by the Cleveland Indians with the 905th overall selection (30th round).

Miami-Dade College (Fla.) led all NJCAA schools with seven players drafted. Chipola College (Fla.), San Jacinto College - North (Texas) and South Mountain Community College (Ariz.) each had five players taken, while Central Arizona College, Cowley College (Kan.), Howard College (Texas) and Young Harris College (Ga.) all had four players selected.

Below are all 155 players that were selected in the 2009 MLB First-Year Player Draft.

*2009 NJCAA Division I All-American
#2009 NJCAA Division II All-American
^2009 NJCAA Division II All-American
GG - 2009 NJCAA Rawlings Gold Gove Award Winner
% - 2009 Easton NJCAA Division I Defensive Player of the Year
& - 2009 ABCA NJCAA Division I Player of the Year


Overall Pick

MLB Team

Name (Last, First)

NJCAA College

Pos.

B/T

Ht.

Wt.

80

LA Angels of Anaheim

Corbin, Patrick

Chipola College, Fla.

LHP

L/L

6'03"

165

84

Pittsburgh Pirates

Chambers, Evan

Hillsborough Comm.College, Fla.

CF

R/R

5'11"

210

95

Arizona Diamondbacks

Broxton, Keon

Santa Fe College, Fla.

3B

R/R

6'03"

187

116

Baltimore Orioles

Henry, Randy

South Mountain Comm.College, Ariz.

RHP

R/R

6'03"

198

118

Atlanta Braves

Jones, Mycal*

Miami Dade College, Fla.

SS

R/R

5'10"

165

131

Houston Astros

Hyatt, BJ

U South Carolina Sumter

RHP

R/R

6'04"

205

194

New York Mets

Buchanan, David

Chipola College, Fla.

RHP

R/R

6'03"

190

199

Tampa Rays

Fuller, Devin

Chandler Gilbert Comm.College, Ariz.

RHP

R/R

6'02"

220

208

Atlanta Braves

Hefflinger, Robert

Georgia Perimeter College

OF

R/R

6'05"

225

220

Toronto Blue Jays

Smith, Egan

College of Southern Nevada

LHP

L/L

6'05"

200

229

Tampa Rays

Rogers, Cody

Panola College, Texas

CF

L/R

6'02"

175

238

Atlanta Braves

Rose, Kyle

Northwest Shoals Comm.College, Ala.

OF

R/R

6'01"

185

256

Milwaukee Brewers

Stang, Chadwin

Midland College, Texas

LF

R/R

6'02"

180

262

Washington Nationals

Jordan, Taylor

Brevard Community College, Fla.

RHP

R/R

6'03"

 

268

Atlanta Braves

Weaver, Matthew#

Burlington County College, N.J.

SS

R/R

6'00"

175

274

Texas Rangers

Blash, Jabari

Miami Dade College, Fla.

RF

R/R

6'05"

218

291

LA Angels of Anaheim

Carpenter, David

Paris Junior College, Texas

RHP

R/R

6'03"

215

296

Baltimore Orioles

Cowan, Jacob

San Jacinto College - North, Texas

RHP

L/R

6'03"

175

334

Texas Rangers

Gunter, Johnny

Chattahoochee Valley CC, Tenn.

RHP

R/R

6'04"

230

341

Houston Astros

Williams, David

Crowder College, Mo.

C

R/R

6'00"

190

350

Chicago Cubs

Mincone, John^

Suffolk County CC - Grant, N.Y.

LHP

L/L

6'01"

215

358

Atlanta Braves

Lovett, Christopher

Columbia State Comm. College, Tenn.

SS

R/R

6'00"

175

359

Cincinnati Reds

Garton, Joshua

Volunteer State Comm.College, Tenn.

RF

L/R

6'02"

205

363

Oakland A's

Hoehn, Connor

St Petersburg College, Fla.

RHP

R/R

6'01"

205

369

St. Louis Cardinals

Daugherty, Pat

Pearl River Community College, Miss.

LHP

L/L

6'05"

215

380

Chicago Cubs

DavisBurundi%- GG

Howard College, Texas

OF

R/R

6'00"

185

381

LA Angels of Anaheim

Witherspoon, Travis

Spartanburg Methodist College, S.C.

OF

R/R

6'00"

190

398

Florida Marlins

Curtis, Tyler

College Southern Idaho

RHP

R/R

6'03"

230

409

Tampa Rays

HillHunter

Howard College, Texas

RHP

R/R

5'11"

185

424

Texas Rangers

Bell, Chadwick*

Walters State Community College, Tenn.

LHP

R/L

6'03"

200

429

St. Louis Cardinals

Smith, Ross

Middle Georgia College

CF

R/R

6'02"

200

445

Pittsburgh Pirates

Bako, Peter

Connors St College, Okla.

C

L/R

6'01"

180

455

Cleveland Indians

Rayl, Michael

Palm Beach Community College, Fla.

LHP

L/L

6'03"

185

461

Houston Astros

Humphrey, Ryan

St Louis CC - Meramec, Mo.

CF

R/R

6'00"

195

465

New York Yankees

Greene, Shane

Daytona State College, Fla.

RHP

R/R

6'04"

210

473

Seattle Mariners

Pugh, Tillman

Gateway Community College, Ariz.

CF

R/R

5'11"

190

482

Kansas City Royals

Diaz, Eric

New Mexico Junior College

LHP

L/L

6'02"

184

502

Washington Nationals

JenkinsChad

Cecil College, Md.

LHP

L/L

6'04"

220

519

St. Louis Cardinals

Rodriguez, Jonathan

Manatee Community College, Fla.

1B

R/R

6'02"

 

535

Pittsburgh Pirates

Beckman, Ryan

Grayson County College, Texas

RHP

R/R

6'04"

185

538

Atlanta Braves

Dalfonso, Jakob

Middle Georgia College

3B

L/R

6'03"

200

550

Toronto Blue Jays

Webb, Robert

Northwest Florida St College

RHP

R/R

6'03"

210

561

LA Angels of Anaheim

Mallard, James*

Hillsborough Community College, Fla.

1B

R/R

6'00"

265

582

Minnesota Twins

Stilson, John*

Texarkana College, Texas

RHP

R/R

6'04"

190

597

San Francisco Giants

Mormann, Mitchell

Des Moines Area CC, Iowa

RHP

R/R

6'06"

220

621

LA Angels of Anaheim

Eichelberger, Daniel

East Central Community College, Miss.

CF

R/R

6'00"

175

624

San Diego Padres

Korbal, Kendall

Blinn College, Texas

RHP

R/R

6'06"

205

631

Colorado Rockies

Laurent, Chandler*

Delgado Community College, La.

RF

R/R

5'10"

180

639

St. Louis Cardinals

Rosenthal, Trevor

Cowley College, Kan.

RHP

R/R

6'02"

190

645

New York Yankees

Talerico, Joseph^

Brookdale County College, N.J.

CF

R/R

6'00"

195

647

Philadelphia Phillies

Johnson, Chase

South Mountain Comm. College, Ariz.

RHP

R/R

6'05"

245

658

Atlanta Braves

Weber, James

St Petersburg College, Fla.

RHP

R/R

6'00"

170

659

Cincinnati Reds

Stewart, David

Grayson County College, Texas

1B

L/R

6'06"

220

665

Cleveland Indians

Kelly, Kenneth

Yavapai College, Ariz.

RHP

R/R

6'02"

190

680

Chicago Cubs

Fitzgerald, Derrick

Dyersburg State Comm.College, Tenn.

2B

R/R

5'11"

195

683

Seattle Mariners

Rollins, David

San Jacinto College - North, Texas

LHP

L/L

6'01"

185

695

Cleveland Indians

Jimenez, Daniel

John A Logan College, Ill.

LHP

L/L

6'02"

205

712

Washington Nationals

Crane, Dustin

Snead State Community College, Ala.

RHP

R/R

6'00"

175

719

Cincinnati Reds

Lowery, Derrick

Young Harris College, Ga.

1B

L/L

6'01"

215

729

St. Louis Cardinals

Butler, Keith

Wabash Valley College, Ill.

RHP

R/R

6'00"

175

748

Atlanta Braves

Icard, Ethan

Wilkes Community College, N.C.

RHP

R/R

6'02"

180

756

Arizona Diamondbacks

Wrenn, Taylor

Manatee Community College, Fla.

SS

L/R

5'11"

175

763

Chicago White Sox

Strong, Michael

Iowa Western Community College

LHP

L/L

6'00"

175

776

Baltimore Orioles

Mechaw, Michael

Shelton State Community College, Ala.

LHP

L/L

6'02"

200

778

Atlanta Braves

Scott, William

Walters State Community College, Tenn.

RHP

R/R

6'02"

191

806

Baltimore Orioles

Planeta, Michael

Glendale Community College, Ariz.

RF

R/R

6'03"

195

808

Atlanta Braves

Leftridge, Joseph

Howard College, Texas

OF

R/R

6'00"

175

832

Washington Nationals

Swynenberg, Matt

Black Hawk College, Ill.

RHP

R/R

6'05"

195

837

San Francisco Giants

Cotton, Jamaine

Western Oklahoma St College

RHP

R/R

6'01"

175

838

Atlanta Braves

Swegman, Eric

Young Harris College, Ga.

RHP

R/R

6'06"

215

845

Cleveland Indians

Sarianides, Nickolas

Chattahoochee Valley CC, Tenn.

RHP

R/R

6'01"

195

858

Boston Red Sox

Curtis, Eric

Miami Dade College, Fla.

RHP

R/R

6'03"

220

868

Atlanta Braves

Rauh, Bobby

Daytona State College, Fla.

OF

R/R

6'00"

185

871

Colorado Rockies

Dickerson, McKenzie*

Meridian Community College, Miss.

OF

L/R

6'02"

210

875

Cleveland Indians

Carrillo, Xorge

Central Arizona College

C

R/R

6'01"

205

877

Los Angeles Dodgers

Payne, Rashawn

Middle Georgia College

2B

R/R

6'01"

 

884

New York Mets

Hall, ZeErika

East Central Community College, Miss.

OF

R/R

5'11"

185

891

LA Angels of Anaheim

Nichols, William

College Southern Idaho

RHP

R/R

6'02"

180

892

Washington Nationals

Wort, Rob

Jefferson College, Mo.

RHP

R/R

6'02"

170

899

Cincinnati Reds

Gonzalez, Yovan*

Wabash Valley College, Ill.

C

R/R

5'11"

190

905

Cleveland Indians

Smith, Bryson*&

Young Harris College, Ga.

IF

R/R

6'02"

190

917

Philadelphia Phillies

Kohlscheen, Stephen

Cowley College, Kan.

RHP

R/R

6'06"

200

923

Seattle Mariners

Dempster, Clint#

Mississippi Gulf Coast CC

LHP

L/L

6'01"

185

926

Baltimore Orioles

Flacco, Mike#

CCBC - Catonsville, Md.

3B

R/R

6'05"

220

937

Los Angeles Dodgers

King, Austin

Jackson State Community College, Mich.

CF

R/R

6'02"

205

946

Milwaukee Brewers

Oveido, Jose

Miami Dade College, Fla.

RHP

R/R

6'02"

165

948

Boston Red Sox

Webb, Shaughn

Palm Beach Community College, Fla.

LHP

L/L

6'00"

175

969

St. Louis Cardinals

Lawler, Travis

Midland College, Texas

RHP

R/R

6'03"

180

980

Chicago Cubs

McNutt, Kenneth

Shelton State Community College, Ala.

RHP

R/R

6'04"

205

992

Kansas City Royals

Bavera, Claudio

Cochise College, Ariz.

LHP

L/L

5'10"

200

1003

Chicago White Sox

Cooney, Chase

Volunteer State Comm. College, Tenn.

RHP

R/R

6'08"

245

1011

LA Angels of Anaheim

Dew, Benjamin

Seminole Community College, Fla.

RHP

R/R

6'02"

170

1015

Pittsburgh Pirates

Fuesser, Zachary

Walters State Community College, Tenn.

LHP

L/L

6'02"

190

1026

Arizona Diamondbacks

Cooper, Patrick#

Des Moines Area CC, Iowa

RHP

R/R

6'03"

204

1030

Toronto Blue Jays

Fernandez, Jonathan

Guilford Tech Community College, N.C.

SS

S/R

6'00"

190

1038

Boston Red Sox

Patterson, James* GG

Central Arizona College

LHP

R/L

6'00"

195

1049

Cincinnati Reds

Santos, Oliver

U South Carolina Salkehatchie

3B

R/R

6'00"

186

1065

New York Yankees

Bruening, Brett

Grayson County College, Texas

RHP

R/R

6'06"

210

1075

Pittsburgh Pirates

Doran, Robert

Seward County Community College, Kan.

RHP

R/R

6'06"

225

1095

New York Yankees

Ottoson, Kyle

South Mountain Comm.College, Ariz.

LHP

L/L

6'03"

150

1104

San Diego Padres

Santiago, Gaspar

Ranger College, Texas

LHP

L/L

6'00"

200

1105

Pittsburgh Pirates

Nuding, Zachary

Weatherford College, Texas

RHP

R/R

6'04"

250

1109

Cincinnati Reds

Read, Dayne

Chipola College, Fla.

CF

R/R

5'11"

185

1130

Chicago Cubs

Mooney, Peter GG

Palm Beach Community College, Fla.

SS

L/R

5'08"

168

1160

Chicago Cubs

Wagner, Robert

Panola College, Texas

3B

L/R

6'03"

225

1168

Atlanta Braves

Bourgeios, Joey

Louisiana St U at Eunice

RHP

R/R

6'03"

225

1184

New York Mets

Whitenton, Anthony

Darton College, Ga.

RHP

R/R

6'03"

190

1191

LA Angels of Anaheim

Hege, Ryan

Cowley College, Kan.

C

R/R

6'02"

215

1207

Los Angeles Dodgers

Christenson, Ryan

South Mountain Comm.College, Ariz.

LHP

L/L

6'01"

185

1214

New York Mets

Pena, Jerome

Western Nevada College

2B

S/R

5'11"

180

1240

Toronto Blue Jays

Kirksey, Zachary

Louisiana St U at Eunice

LF

L/R

6'01"

200

1251

LA Angels of Anaheim

Rapp, Joseph

Chipola College, Fla.

RF

R/R

6'02"

225

1253

Seattle Mariners

Hagen, Stephen

Eastern Oklahoma St College

3B

R/R

6'02"

225

1260

Detroit Tigers

Avila, Nick

Central Florida Community College

RHP

R/R

6'02"

220

1272

Minnesota Twins

Bourgeois, Marc

Chipola College, Fla.

LF

L/R

5'11"

205

1277

Philadelphia Phillies

Laney, Matthew

Miami Dade College, Fla.

LHP

L/L

6'04"

235

1278

Boston Red Sox

Sanchez, Gera

New Mexico Junior College

RHP

R/R

6'00"

170

1290

Detroit Tigers

Allen, Andrew

Central Arizona College

1B

R/R

6'01"

225

1302

Minnesota Twins

Hedges, Jonathan

Olney Central College, Ill.

1B

R/R

6'05"

230

1304

New York Mets

Rinard, Robert

Yavapai College, Ariz.

RF

R/R

6'02"

180

1305

New York Yankees

Brown, Isaiah

Paradise Valley Community College, Ariz.

CF

R/R

6'00"

165

1319

Cincinnati Reds

Shepherd, Jaron

Navarro College, Texas

CF

L/R

6'01"

175

1324

Texas Rangers

Christman, Tyler*

U South Carolina Sumter

RHP

R/R

6'02"

180

1334

New York Mets

Wooster, James

Alvin Community College, Texas

LHP

L/L

6'01"

200

1336

Milwaukee Brewers

Morris, Andrew*

Gulf Coast Community College, Fla.

RHP

R/R

6'03"

190

1337

Philadelphia Phillies

Feekin, Brian

Iowa Western Community College

LHP

L/L

6'06"

224

1340

Chicago Cubs

DeJiulio, Frank

Daytona State College, Fla.

RHP

R/R

6'03"

185

1344

San Diego Padres

Landis, Derek

Iowa Western Community College

RHP

R/R

6'06"

180

1345

Pittsburgh Pirates

Gelinas, Kevin

Central Arizona College

LHP

L/L

6'05"

 

1354

Texas Rangers

Anderson, Dale

College Southern Idaho

C

R/R

6'01"

215

1355

Cleveland Indians

Jones, James

John A Logan College, Ill.

RHP

R/R

6'03"

210

1361

Houston Astros

Morales, Adrian

Miami Dade College, Fla.

2B

R/R

5'10"

180

1369

Tampa Rays

Nelson, Cole

Des Moines Area CC, Iowa

LHP

L/L

6'07"

233

1390 Toronto Blue Jays Castro, Carlos Lon Morris College, Texas 3B R/R 6'03" 200
1393 Chicago White Sox Monroe, Grant Northwest Florida State College RHP R/R 6'04" 200
 

1420

Toronto Blue Jays

Rigg, John

St Petersburg College, Fla.

OF

L/L

5'11"

170

1426

Milwaukee Brewers

Kirk, Trevor

College of Southern Nevada

LF

R/R

6'00"

180

1428

Boston Red Sox

SallisJordan

U Arkansas - Ft Smith

2B

S/R

5'08"

165

1433

Seattle Mariners

Nolin, Sean

San Jacinto College - North, Texas

LHP

L/L

6'04"

240

1436

Baltimore Orioles

Burnaman, David#

San Jacinto College - North, Texas

3B

R/R

5'11"

165

1437

San Francisco Giants

Oduber, Randolph

Western Oklahoma St College

LF

R/L

6'03"

186

1439

Cincinnati Reds

Swab, Kenny

Young Harris College, Ga.

C

R/R

6'02"

213

1456

Milwaukee Brewers

Cotilla, Reynaldo

Miami Dade College, Fla.

RHP

R/R

6'04"

195

1459

Tampa Rays

Roberts, James#

Parkland College, Ill.

RF

L/R

6'00"

185

1475

Cleveland Indians

Smith, Burch

Howard College, Texas

RHP

R/R

6'03"

 

1478 Florida Marlins Williams, Alan Meridian Community College, Miss LHP L/L 6'02" 195
1480 Toronto Blue Jays Collier, Thomas* San Jacinto College - North, Texas RHP R/R 6'02" 195
1483 Chicago White Sox Geith, Theron Scottsdale Community College, Ariz. LHP L/L 6'04" 170
1499 Cinncinatti Reds Page, Chris# Genesee Community College, N.Y. 1B L/R 6'05" 240
1500 Detroit Tigers Rosthenhausler, Nic GG South Mountain Community College, Ariz. LF L/R 6'00" 200
 

1504

Texas Rangers

Melendez, Ronald

Cowley College, Kan.

CF

R/R

5'10"

170

1506

Arizona Diamondbacks

Abbl, Frank

Mesa Community College, Ariz.

RHP

R/R

6'00"

190

1520

Chicago Cubs

Cleveland, Zachary

Central Arizona College

RHP

R/R

6'01"

 

 

 

 

 





























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