40 WCL Alumni Selected in 2023 MLB Draft

Earlier this week, 40 current and former West Coast League players were selected in Major League Baseball’s annual Rule 4 Amateur Draft.

There were 18 alumni selected in the first 10 rounds of the Draft, and 10 of the 40 total selections are current WCL players.

Sunday night, UCLA right-hander Alonzo Tredwell became the first former WCL player taken in this year’s Draft when he was chosen in the second round by the Houston Astros. Tredwell pitched for the Portland Pickles in 2021 before an impressive two-year career with the Bruins.

In six of the last seven years, a player with WCL experience has been snagged in the first round, including former No. 1 overall pick and 2023 MLB All-Star Adley Rutschman.

“Each year,” said West Coast League Commissioner Rob Neyer, “the MLB Draft further illustrates the wealth of talent we’re blessed with every summer in all our markets. The quality and volume of draft picks with WCL ties makes it clear that we’re the top collegiate summer league in western North America.”

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

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

– 2nd round, Alonzo Tredwell, UCLA, Portland, Houston Astros

– 3rd round, Kade Morris, Nevada, Bend, New York Mets

– 4th round, Skyler Hales, Santa Clara, Wenatchee, Texas Rangers

– 4th round, Joe Redfield, Sam Houston, Victoria, Los Angeles Angels

– 6th round, Bennett Lee, Wake Forest, Bellingham, Detroit Tigers

– 7th round, Nate Nankil, Cal State Fullerton, Corvallis, Oakland A’s

– 7th round, John Peck, Pepperdine, Ridgefield, Detroit Tigers

– 7th round, Owen Wild, Gonzaga, Yakima Valley, Tampa Bay Rays

– 7th round, Charles Harrison, UCLA, Walla Walla, St. Louis Cardinals

– 7th round, Kiko Romero, Arizona, Corvallis, New York Yankees

– 7th round, Joey Dixon, Stanford, Bellingham, Houston Astros

– 8th round, Jace Stoffal, Oregon, Springfield, Minnesota Twins

– 8th round, Drew Dowd, Stanford, Corvallis, Tampa Bay Rays

– 8th round, Jonah Advincula, Washington State, Corvallis, Cleveland Guardians

– 9th round, Quincy Scott, Palomar College, Ridgefield, Texas Rangers

– 10th round, Case Matter, Washington, Yakima Valley, Texas Rangers

– 10th round, Morris Austin, Houston Christian, Portland, Milwaukee Brewers

– 10th round, Josh Mollerus, Oregon, Portland, Toronto Blue Jays

– 11th round, Max Martin, Oregon, Walla Walla, Texas Rangers

– 11th round, Stu Flesland III, Washington, Yakima Valley/Walla Walla, Colorado Rockies

– 11th round, Rikuu Nishida, Oregon, Cowlitz, Chicago White Sox

– 12th round, Sam Brown, Washington State, Cowlitz, Los Angeles Angels

– 12th round, Bjorn Johnson, Auburn, Cowlitz, Milwaukee Brewers

– 13th round, Jacob Bresnahan, Oregon, Portland, Cleveland Guardians

– 15th round, Will Simpson, Washington, Bellingham, Oakland A’s

– 15th round, Darius Perry, UCLA, Portland, Colorado Rockies

– 15th round, Phoenix Call, UCLA, Corvallis, Boston Red Sox

– 16th round, Ryan Brown, Oregon State, Corvallis, Oakland A’s

– 16th round, Cole Urman, Cal State Fullerton, Ridgefield, Baltimore Orioles

– 16th round, Sam Whiting, UC Santa Barbara, Bend, San Diego Padres

– 17th round, Mikey Kane, Oregon State, Ridgefield, Chicago White Sox

– 17th round, Jacob Sharp, UNLV, Ridgefield, Seattle Mariners

– 18th round, Coby Morales, Washington, Ridgefield, New York Yankees

– 19th round, Derek Salata, Illinois State, Victoria, Oakland A’s

– 19th round, Elijah Ickes, Hawaii, Nanaimo, Texas Rangers

– 19th round, Caden Connor, Cal State Fullerton, Ridgefield, Chicago White Sox

– 20th round, Diego Barrera, Loyola Marymount, Bellingham, Oakland A’s

– 20th round, Peyton Stumbo, Nevada, Yakima Valley, Pittsburgh Pirates

– 20th round, Robert Orloski, UTSA, Bend, Boston Red Sox

– 20th round, B.Y. Choi, New Mexico Military Institute, Port Angeles, San Diego Padres

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

Cole Roberts, Loyola Marymount, Portland, Arizona Diamondbacks

Kelly Austin, UCLA, Cowlitz, Houston Astros

Hudson Leach, Miami (OH), Ridgefield, Houston Astros

Will McGillis, South Carolina, Bellingham, Los Angeles Angels

Cam Day, Utah, Corvallis, Los Angeles Dodgers

KC Hunt, Mississippi State, Portland, Milwaukee Brewers

Dakota Hawkins, Washington State, Victoria, New York Mets

Trent Sellers, Oregon State, Walla Walla/Wenatchee, New York Yankees

Louie Albrecht, Central Arizona College, Cowlitz, Philadelphia Phillies

Noah Takacs, Sac State, Victoria, Pittsburgh Pirates

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


















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 modern ballparks, all backdropped by the sport’s most stunning 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 two West Coast League alumni, Brooks Lee and Gabriel Hughes, among the first 10 picks.