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Thirty-Two Futures Leaguers Drafted by MLB Teams

WEYMOUTH, Mass – On June 3rd, 2019, the 2019 MLB First-Year Player Draft kicked off in Secaucus, New Jersey. The draft spanned three days with 1,217 high school and college players selected by the 30 MLB teams. Though there were no Futures League players selected on day one, days two and three were packed with former and current players familiar with the Futures League.

The first notable selection was 2017 Bristol Blues player, UConn Huskie and Methuen, Mass native, Jacob Wallace, who was selected 100th overall by the Colorado Rockies. In 2017 for the Blues, Wallace pitched in 8 games, recording a save while striking out 17 hitters in 17 innings of work.

Next off the board was Boston College Eagle and 2015 North shore Navigator Dan Metzdorf who played in the Futures League following his senior year of high school. He was selected 140th by the Chicago White Sox. The Burlington, Mass native worked 35 innings in the summer of 2015, posting a 1-1 record with a 3.85 ERA and 30 strikeouts in 35 innings.

Of the 32 former Futures Leaguers selected, five were rostered in 2019. Gatorade Player of the Year, Sebastian Keane from North Andover, Mass, was selected 347th by the Boston Red Sox. Marcus Lee Sang, was drafted 300th by the Philadelphia Phillies. Both were rostered by North Shore for 2019. Kenny Turner from the University of Hartford, rostered by the Bristol Blues this year, was drafted 595 by the Texas Rangers. Rostered in 2019 by the Pittsfield Suns, Oklahoma State University’s Caeden Trinkle and Bryce Osmond were selected 830th by the White Sox and 1,053rd by the Washington Nationals respectively.

32 of 1,217 may seem like a small number but these 32 former Future Leaguers were drafted by 19 different MLB teams from 23 different schools, 20 NCAA schools, two high schools and one Junior College. These players played for nine different Futures League teams including six current teams in the league, excluding the Westfield Starfires who are new in 2019.

Congratulations to all of the players from 2015-2019 who are former and current members of the Futures League who were selected in the 2019 MLB First-Year Player Draft. See the full list of draftees below.

 

Player

Pick

College

Drafted By

FCBL Team

FCBL Year

Jacob Walllace

100

UCONN

Rockies

Bristol

2017

Dan Metzdorf

140

Boston College

White Sox

North Shore

2015

Gavin Hollowell

189

St Johns (NY)

Rockies

Nashua

2016

Ryan Ward

251

Bryant

Dodgers

Worcester

2016

Phillip Clarke

267

Vanderbilt

Blue Jays

Marthas Vineyard

2017

Mason Feole

323

UCONN

Padres

Worcester

2016

Marcus Lee Sang

330

Northern HS (MD)

Phillies

North Shore

2019

Dustin Harris

344

St Petersburg College (FL)

Athletics

Worcester

2018

Sebastian Keane

347

North Andover HS

Red Sox

North Shore

2019

Sean Mooney

359

St Johns (NY)

Twins

Nashua

2016

Cody Laweryson

419

UMaine

Twins

Worcester

2017

Sean Mellen

431

Northeastern

Dodgers

Worcester

2017

Austin Pope

452

Fairfield (CT)

Diamondbacks

Pittsfield

2017

Garrett Leonard

454

Rollins College (FL)

Pirates

Marthas Vineyard

2017

Joe Gobillot

488

Vanderbilt

Rays

Seacoast Mavericks

2017

Pat DeMarco

525

Vanderbilt

Yankees

Worcester

2017

Braidyn Fink

581

Oklahoma

Dodgers

Marthas Vineyard

2017

Kenny Turner

595

University of Hartford

Rangers

Bristol

2019

Jimmy Titus

671

Bryant

Dodgers

Bristol

2016

Trevor Jensen

719

Tulane

Twins

Worcester

2017

Matt Gill

804

Boston College

Reds

Seacoast Mavericks

2016

Caeden Trinkle

830

Oklahoma State University

White Sox

Pittsfield

2019

Justin Lasko

898

Umass Amherst

Mets

Brockton

2016

Edward Baram

914

Adelphi University

Athletics

Wachusett

2017

Andrew Misiaszek

970

Northeastern

Indians

Marthas Vineyard

2016

Ryan Berardino

1037

Bentley University

Red Sox

Nashua

2018

Bryce Osmond

1053

Oklahoma State University

Nationals

Pittsfield

2019

Declan Cronin

1070

Holy Cross

White Sox

Pittsfield

2016

Jake Walkinshaw

1094

Southern New Hampshire

Athletics

Seacoast Mavericks

2015

CJ Dandeneau

1114

UCONN

Pirates

Brockton

2015

Nick Conti

1168

Eckerd College

Mets

Bristol

2016

Spencer Brown

1171

Northern Essex CC

Angels

North Shore

2018

Thomas Lane

Undrafted Sign

Boston College

Reds

North Shore

2015