Sunday, UCLA right-hander Alonzo Tredwell became the first former WCL player selected in the 2023 MLB Draft when he was chosen in the second round by the Houston Astros with the 61st overall pick.
Tredwell pitched for the Portland Pickles in 2021 before an impressive two-year career with the Bruins. The 6’8″ hurler went 8-3 with a 2.83 ERA and 113 strikeouts in 92 innings during his two seasons in Westwood. Tredwell’s selection continues the trend of former WCL standouts becoming high picks in the MLB Draft. In six of the last seven years, a player with WCL experience has been taken in the first round.
The MLB Draft continues Monday with rounds 3 through 10, before concluding Tuesday with rounds 11 through 20. Please continue to check westcoastleague.com for an updated list of former WCL players selected in this year’s 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.