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30 WCL Alumni Selected in 2022 MLB Draft

Earlier this week, 30 current and former West Coast League players were selected in Major League Baseball’s annual amateur Draft.

With both Brooks Lee (Corvallis Knights, No. 8) and Gabriel Hughes (Bellingham Bells, No. 10) among the first 10 overall picks, 2022 marks the sixth straight year with at least one former WCL standout drafted in the first round.

There were 14 WCL alumni selected in the first 10 rounds of the draft, including three among the top 73 choices.

“The West Coast League,” said Commissioner Rob Neyer, “is the top collegiate summer league in the western half of North America, which becomes all the more obvious every year when so many WCL alumni are tabbed during MLB’s amateur draft.”

Below, please see the list of current and former WCL players drafted this week:

Round / Player / School / WCL Club(s) / MLB Org

– 1st round, Brooks Lee, Cal Poly, Corvallis, Minnesota Twins

– 1st round, Gabriel Hughes, Gonzaga, Bellingham, Colorado Rockies

– CB round B, Justin Boyd, Oregon State, Ridgefield, Cincinnati Reds

– 3rd round, Trystan Vrieling, Gonzaga, Yakima Valley, New York Yankees

– 3rd round, William Kempner, Gonzaga, Corvallis, San Francisco Giants

– 4th round, Chase Meidroth, San Diego, Victoria, Boston Red Sox

– 7th round, Nick Hull, Grand Canyon, Bellingham, Chicago Cubs

– 7th round, Nick Vogt, UC Santa Barbara, Corvallis, San Diego Padres

– 7th round, Caleb Ricketts, San Diego, Victoria, Philadelphia Phillies

– 7th round, Christopher Campos, St Mary’s, Bellingham, Los Angeles Dodgers

– 8th round, Wade Meckler, Oregon State, Ridgefield, San Francisco Giants

– 9th round, Gavin Logan, Oregon State, Bend, Arizona Diamondbacks

– 9th round, Brett Gillis, Portland, Wenatchee/Corvallis, Houston Astros

– 9th round, Brody Jessee, Gonzaga, Bellingham, Cincinnati Reds

– 11th round, Alex Williams, Stanford, Corvallis, Miami Marlins

– 11th round, Marques Johnson, Long Beach State, Corvallis, Boston Red Sox

– 11th round, Ryan Harvey, UC Santa Barbara, Ridgefield, New York Yankees

– 12th round, K.C. Hunt, Mississippi State, Portland, Pittsburgh Pirates

– 12th round, Michael Curialle, UCLA, Corvallis, St. Louis Cardinals

– 13th round, Chase Luttrell, Long Beach State, Portland, Miami Marlins

– 13th round, Zane Petty, Texas Tech, Port Angeles, Milwaukee Brewers

– 13th round, Nate Dahle, BYU, Walla Walla, Tampa Bay Rays

– 14th round, Torin Montgomery, Missouri, Wenatchee, Miami Marlins

– 17th round, Blake Klassen, UC Santa Barbara, Wenatchee, Washington Nationals

– 17th round, Chazz Martinez, Oklahoma, Walla Walla, Kansas City Royals

– 18th round, Aiva Arquette, Washington, Wenatchee, Arizona Diamondbacks

– 18th round, Spencer Bramwell, Colorado Mesa, Yakima Valley, Miami Marlins

– 18th round, Zach Jacobs, UC Riverside, Kelowna, Cleveland Guardians

– 20th round, Matt Scott, Stanford, Corvallis, Texas Rangers

– 20th round, Eli Ankeney, Grand Canyon, Bend, New York Mets

With the draft being 20 rounds, a great many additional former WCLers also signed their first professional contracts as non-drafted free agents. Here’s the updated list of WCL NDFA signees:

Player / School / WCL Club(s) / MLB Org

Jacob Palisch, Texas A&M, Corvallis, Chicago White Sox

Troy Claunch, Texas A&M, Corvallis, Chicago White Sox

Tyler Rando, Gonzaga, Yakima Valley, Miami Marlins

Harrison Spohn, Cal Baptist, Victoria, Miami Marlins

Josh Zamora, Nevada, Wenatchee, Miami Marlins

Jake Palmer, UCLA, Gresham, New York Yankees

Ty Penner, British Columbia, Kamloops, Philadelphia Phillies

Andrew Walling, Mississippi State, Corvallis, Philadelphia Phillies

David Morgan, Hope International, Portland, San Diego Padres

Kai Murphy, Arizona State, Corvallis, San Diego Padres

Christian Ciuffetelli, Oregon, Portland, Washington Nationals

Caleb Farmer, Colorado Mesa, Walla Walla, Washington Nationals

Click below to see the previous year-by-year list of WCL alumni taken in the MLB Draft.

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About the West Coast League: The West Coast League is the West’s premier summer collegiate baseball league. Encompassing Oregon, Washington, British Columbia, and now Alberta, the WCL showcases pro prospects from major collegiate conferences around the nation. Every summer, the league features unparalleled fan and player experiences, with North America’s best baseball weather and a mix of classic and state-of-the-art ballparks, all backdropped by dramatic scenery. The 2019 MLB amateur draft began with former Corvallis Knight Adley Rutschman selected with the overall No. 1 pick by the Baltimore Orioles, and the 2022 draft featured 30 WCL alumni, including two of the first 10 picks.