73 WCLers Selected in 2018 MLB Draft

73 alums and current players of West Coast League teams were selected in the 2018 MLB draft held June 4-6.

Former Corvallis Knights infielder Nick Madrigal of Oregon State was the 4th overall pick in the first round, the highest WCL alum selection ever in the MLB June draft. Over the summer of 2015, Madrigal set a WCL stolen bases record with 40 and was named first-team all-WCL

Two WCL alums were picked in the first round, Madrigal and his Oregon State teammate Cadyn Grenier, who went to Baltimore with the 37th pick. Grenier led the Bend Elks to a WCL title in 2015.

The first pick on Tuesday, June 5th was former Corvallis Knights pitcher Jacob Wong of Grand Canyon. He went in the 3rd round to the San Francisco Giants.

In total, 18 WCLers were selected in the first 10 rounds.

WCLers drafted:

Round / Player / School / WCL Club / MLB Org

– 1st round, Nick Madrigal, Oregon State, Corvallis, Chicago White Sox

– CB round A, Cadyn Grenier, Oregon State, Bend, Baltimore Orioles

– 3rd round, Jake Wong, Grand Canyon, Corvallis, San Francisco Giants

– 4th round, Alex McKenna, Cal Poly-San Luis Obispo, Walla Walla, Houston Astros

– 5th round, Jake Bird, UCLA, Yakima Valley, Colorado Rockies

– 5th round, Steven Kwan, Oregon State, Corvallis, Cleveland Indians

– 6th round, Hugh Smith, Whitworth, Wenatchee, Detroit Tigers

– 6th round, Nick Meyer, Cal Poly-San Luis Obispo, Victoria, New York Mets

– 6th round, Drew Rasmussen, Oregon State, Wenatchee, Milwaukee Brewers

– 6th round, Devlin Granberg, Dallas Baptist, Cowlitz, Boston Red Sox

– 7th round, Jay Schuyler, San Diego, Yakima Valley, Cincinnati Reds

– 7th round, Daniel Bies, Gonzaga, Bend, New York Yankees

– 7th round, Jarren Duran, Long Beach State, Walla Walla, Boston Red Sox

– 8th round, AJ Graffanino, Washington, Cowlitz, Atlanta Braves

– 9th round, Tarik Skubal, Seattle U, Kitsap, Detroit Tigers

– 9th round, Willie MacIver, Washington, Walla Walla, Colorado Rockies

– 10th round, Mike Gretler, Oregon State, Victoria, Pittsburgh Pirates

– 10th round, Austin Lambright, Central Oklahoma, Kelowna, Kansas City Royals

– 11th round, Joe DeMers, Washington, Walla Walla, Oakland A’s

– 12th round, Sean Roby, Arizona Western, Port Angeles, San Francisco Giants

– 12th round, Clay Fisher, UC Santa Barbara, Corvallis, Baltimore Orioles

– 12th round, Jon Olsen, UCLA, Bellingham, Minnesota Twins

– 14th round, Daniel Amaral, UCLA, Wenatchee, Pittsburgh Pirates

– 14th round, Christian Cosby, Chapman, Cowlitz, Kansas City Royals

– 16th round, Trenton Toplikar, UC Riverside, Corvallis, San Francisco Giants

– 16th round, Ty Greene, UC Berkeley, Kitsap, Chicago White Sox

– 16th round, Parker McFadden, Washington State, Cowlitz, Baltimore Orioles

– 17th round, Hazahel Quijada, UC Riverside, Corvallis, San Diego Padres

– 18th round, Matt Kroon, Oklahoma State, Bend, Philadelphia Phillies

– 18th round, Cameron Kurz, UC San Diego, Wenatchee, Atlanta Braves

– 18th round, Zach Wolf, Seattle U, Yakima Valley, Miami Marlins

– 19th round, Alex Junior, Tennessee Tech, Port Angeles/Kitsap, New York Yankees

– 20th round, Joey Matulovich, UC Berkeley, Bellingham, Milwaukee Brewers

– 20th round, Josh Hendrickson, Barton County CC, Portland, Kansas City Royals

– 20th round, Vinny Capra, Richmond, Walla Walla, Toronto Blue Jays

– 21st round, Nick Meservey, Seattle U, Kitsap, Baltimore Orioles

– 21st round, Mitchell Robinson, British Columbia, Kitsap, New York Yankees

– 22nd round, Gage Burland, Lewis-Clark State, Wenatchee, Toronto Blue Jays

– 23rd round, Cole Hamilton, Linn-Benton, Corvallis, Washington Nationals

– 25th round, Will McAffer, Tulane, Victoria, Toronto Blue Jays

– 25th round, Connor Kopach, Southern Illinois, Walla Walla, Seattle Mariners

– 25th round, Jordan Qsar, Pepperdine, Corvallis, Tampa Bay Rays

– 25th round, Dalton Hurd, Seattle U, Bend, Chicago Cubs

– 26th round, Jackson Thoreson, Saint Mary’s, Gresham, New York Yankees

– 27th round, Ian Dawkins, Sacramento State, Kelowna, Chicago White Sox

– 28th round, Gunnar Schubert, Gonzaga, Bellingham, Miami Marlins

– 28th round, Beau Branton, Stanford, Bellingham, Seattle Mariners

– 28th round, Kekai Rios, Hawaii, Victoria, Milwaukee Brewers

– 28th round, Kris Jackson, Corban, Bend, Boston Red Sox

– 28th round, Reza Aleaziz, Oklahoma State, Cowlitz, Los Angeles Dodgers

– 29th round, Jackson Bertsch, Liberty, Medford, New York Yankees

– 30th round, Kyle Kasser, Oregon, Klamath Falls, Kansas City Royals

– 31st round, Ryan Walker, Washington State, Corvallis, San Francisco Giants

– 31st round, Chase Lambert, Pepperdine, Victoria, Pittsburgh Pirates

– 31st round, Ryan Anderson, UC Davis, Victoria, Texas Rangers

– 31st round, Joel Condreay, Whitworth, Wenatchee, Colorado Rockies

– 31st round, Andrew Shaps, William Jessup, Victoria, Los Angeles Dodgers

– 32nd round, Owen Sharts, Simi Valley HS (Nevada), Victoria, Texas Rangers

– 32nd round, Bhret Bewley, San Diego, Wenatchee, Kansas City Royals

– 32nd round, Reagan Todd, Colorado Mesa, Bellingham, Colorado Rockies

– 33rd round, Jeremy Ydens, UCLA, Wenatchee, Arizona Diamondbacks

– 34th round, Vinny Esposito, Sacramento State, Kelowna, Detroit Tigers

– 34th round, Dylan Stowell, Cal Baptist, Victoria, Minnesota Twins

– 35th round, Chavez Fernander, Polk State, Victoria, Detroit Tigers

– 35th round, Justin Harrer, Washington State, Bend, Pittsburgh Pirates

– 35th round, Kody Hoese, Tulane, Bellingham, Kansas City Royals

– 35th round, Tanner Howell, Dixie State, Corvallis/Kitsap, Minnesota Twins

– 35th round, Casey Legumina, Gonzaga, Wenatchee, Cleveland Indians

– 36th round, Cole Kreuter, UC Irvine, Corvallis/Victoria/Wenatchee, St. Louis Cardinals

– 36th round, Joe Gillette, Menlo College, Wenatchee, Arizona Diamondbacks

– 37th round, Davis Wendzel, Baylor, Victoria, Boston Red Sox

– 37th round, Brendt Citta, Kansas, Kelowna, Pittsburgh Pirates

– 39th round, Jordan Myrow, San Jacinto-North, Walla Walla, Los Angeles Dodgers


The West Coast League (WCL) is the premier summer collegiate baseball league west of the Mississippi. The 14-year-old, 11-team, professionally operated wood-bat league located in the beautiful Pacific Northwest showcases pro prospects from major conferences across the nation June through August. Out west, the league features an unparalleled history of memorable fan and player experiences and the best summer weather in North America. 83 players with WCL experience were selected in the MLB 2017 June draft. 271 WCL alums appeared or were active in affiliated professional baseball in 2017 including 31 in the major leagues, such as 2015 home-run leader Chris Davis (Baltimore); record-breaking rookie slugger Rhys Hoskins (Philadelphia); rising star pitchers James Paxton (Seattle) and Matt Boyd (Detroit); and outfielder Mitch Haniger (Seattle). Overall member attendance was 412,392 this past summer, an increase of 8.6% in total attendance.