WENATCHEE – The Wenatchee AppleSox had 18 current, former, or future players taken in last weekend’s 2016 MLB Draft, June 9-11. The 18 players selected was the highest mark of any WCL team. As a league, the WCL turned out 83 draft picks; a league record.
The AppleSox draft picks were highlighted by right-handed pitcher Brandon Bailey, who pitched for Wenatchee in 2014. He was the first former or current AppleSox player off the board, and went to Oakland in the sixth round, Saturday.
Other notable selections were Taylor Jones (Rd. 19, Houston Astros), Eric Filia (Rd. 20, Seattle Mariners), and Hunter Wells (Rd. 23, Miami).
In total, 8 current AppleSox players were selected in the draft. Current reliever Casey Legumina led off that charge with a 25th round selection to the Toronto Blue Jays.
The rest of the AppleSox player selections are as follows:
Brandon Bailey - Round 6, Oakland Athletics
John Pomeroy - Round 13, Pittsburgh Pirates
Trenton Brooks - Round 17, Cleveland Indians
Taylor Jones - Round 19, Houston
Eric Filia - Round 20, Seattle Mariners
Hunter Wells - Round 23, Miami
Mike McCann - Round 24, Kansas City
*Casey Legumina - Round 25, Toronto
Gage Burland - Round 26, NYY
John Brontsema - Round 26, Kansas City
CJ Gettman - Round 34, San Francisco
*^Michael Toglia - Round 35, Colorado
*^Ryan Kreidler - Round 35, Chicago
*Matt Fraizer - Round 38, Oakland
*^Shane Martinez - Round 39, Oakland
*^Otis Statum - Round 39, Cincinatti
*Jeremy Ydens - Round 40, St. Louis
*Evan Douglas - Round 40, Miami
*Denotes current player
^Denotes player who hasn’t yet arrived w/ AppleSox