Ex-Wenatchee southpaw Marco Gonzales of Gonzaga selected in the first round (19th overall pick)

The West Coast League represented well this year in the MLB draft as 57 former and current WCL players were selected by MLB teams.

The top WCL draft pick was Wenatchee AppleSox alum Marco Gonzales of Gonzaga (pictured). The St. Louis Cardinals selected Gonzales in the first round as the 19th overall pick. This is the highest pick ever for an AppleSox player.

Thirteen players with ties to the Corvallis Knights were selected in this year’s draft. Corvallis had the highest number of former and current players drafted among the WCL teams. “Once again the draft validates the high quality of coaching our players get at our partner schools,” Knights’ president Dan Segel said. “And it illustrates our commitment to bringing high caliber players to the WCL.”

The Walla Walla Sweets, with the second highest number, had nine former and current players drafted this year.

Here are the 57 former and current WCL players drafted this week:

1- Marco Gonzales (Gonzaga), AppleSox, Cardinals
3- Chase Johnson (Cal Poly), Knights, Giants
4- Taylor Williams (Kent State), Black Bears, Brewers
4- Nicholas Pivetta (New Mexico JC), HarbourCats, Nationals
4- Cody Dickson (Sam Houston State), Falcons, Pirates
5- Ben Wetzler (Oregon State), Knights, Phillies
6- Matt Boyd (Oregon State), Knights, Blue Jays
6- Zach Weiss (UCLA), AppleSox, Reds
7- Justin Bohn (Feather River College), Elks, Marlins
8- Trevor Frank (UC Riverside), Knights, Indians
8- Tyler Smith (Oregon State), Gems, Mariners
9- Pat Valaika (UCLA), AppleSox, Rockies
9- Adam Cimber (San Francisco), BlueJackets, Padres
10- Jimmie Sherfy (Oregon), Knights, Dbacks
13- Mike Benjamin, Jr. (Arizona State), Elks, Rockies
13- Danny Hayes (Oregon State), Knights, White Sox
13- Cale Coshow (Oklahoma Christian University), Falcons, Yankees
14- J.D. Leckenby (Washington State), Sweets, Mets
15- Billy Flamion (Grossmont College), Black Bears, Dodgers
17- Scott Schultz (Oregon State), Knights, Marlins
17- Joey Wagman (Cal Poly), Sweets, White Sox
17- Cal Towey (Baylor), Elks, Angels
18- Adam Nelubowich (Washington State), AppleSox, Astros
18- Reed Reilly (Cal Poly), BlueJackets, Orioles
19- Jake Rodriguez (Oregon State), Knights, Astros
19- Matt Whitehouse (UC Irvine), AppleSox, Indians
20- Brenton Allen (UCLA), Sweets, Nationals
21- Brett Thomas (Oregon), Black Bears, Mariners
21- Alex Albritton (New Mexico), Falcons, Angels
22- Ethan Miller (San Diego State), Falcons, Giants
22- Brody Weiss (UC Santa Barbara, incoming), Rogues, Rockies
23- Grant Fink (Missouri Western State College), Bells, Indians
23- Jimmy Allen (Cal Poly), Knights, Red Sox
23- Brenden Kalfus (St. Mary’s), Elks, Blue Jays
25- Justin Maffei (San Francisco), Elks, Pirates
25- Kyle Hooper (UC Irvine), AppleSox, Dodgers
25- Michael Holback (Cal Poly), BlueJackets, Cardinals
27- Mike Connolly (Maine), Bells, Giants
28- Kevin Kuntz (Kansas), Sweets, Royals
29- Kevin Williams (UCLA), Sweets, Marlins
30- Denver Chavez (Cal Poly), Sweets, Dbacks
31- Scott Burke (UCLA, incoming), Gems, Astros
31- AJ Burke (Western Oregon), Knights, A’s
32- Max Beatty (Pacific Lutheran), Knights, Padres
32- Ryan Deeter (UCLA), Bells, Brewers
34- Easton Napiontek (Lower Columbia College), Black Bears, Rangers
35- Nick Lemoncelli (Lower Columbia College), Gems, Twins
37- Justin Viele (Santa Clara), Knights, Orioles
37- Luke Perisco (UCLA, incoming), Sweets, Rockies
38- Tyler Kane (Washington), AppleSox, Marlins
38- Dillon Moyer (UC San Diego), Bells, Dodgers
39- Cole Norton (St. Mary’s), BlueJackets, Rockies
39- Augie Bill (Arizona), Falcons, Orioles
40- Arturo Reyes (Gonzaga), Sweets, Cardinals
40- Dominic Moroglio (UCLA, incoming), Sweets, A’s
40- Tim Richards (Cal State Fullerton, incoming), HarbourCats, Marlins
40- Ryan Kirby (Granada High School), Bells, Giants