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10 PGCBL Alumni Selected on Day Three of 2021 MLB Draft

On the final day of the 2021 MLB First-Year Player Draft, 10 former Perfect Game Collegiate Baseball League (PGCBL) standouts were selected. In total, 15 different major league ball clubs chose 24 PGCBL alumni across the three-day event.


This year, the Detroit Tigers and Seattle Mariners went to the PGCBL well the most often. Both teams drafted three former PGCBLers, while Arizona, New York (NL), Miami, San Diego, and St. Louis each took two. Also represented were Colorado, Atlanta, Cincinnati, Baltimore, Kansas City, Oakland, Los Angeles (AL), and New York (AL) with one apiece.

Eleven franchises from across the PGCBL had at least one alumnus taken. Leading the way was Amsterdam with eight, followed by Newark with four. Albany and Mohawk Valley each saw three former ballplayers drafted.

Three PGCBL alumni taken on Tuesday spent time in the league this summer. Albany catcher Adam Zebrowski, the 2021 Division III National Player of the Year and a former Newark Pilot, was picked by Atlanta in the 13th round. In 16 games with the Dutchmen this summer, the St. John Fisher College product is batting .360 with six home runs.


In the 14th round, 2021 Niagara infielder Channy Ortiz was tabbed by the Diamondbacks. The Grand Canyon University senior hit a superb .500 (6-of-12) with a .682 on-base percentage in five games for the Power in mid-June.


Amidst his second season pitching for Mohawk Valley, Jimmy Joyce heard his name called in the 16th round. Seattle selected the right-hander from Hofstra after striking out 21 in just 12.2 innings out of the bullpen for the DiamondDawgs this summer.

Below is a complete breakdown of all the former PGCBL players who were drafted this year:

 

Round No. MLB Team Name School PGCBL Team
3 74 Detroit Dylan Smith Alabama Amsterdam
3 76 Baltimore John Rhodes Kentucky Oneonta
4 104 Detroit Tyler Mattison Bryant Glens Falls
4 110 Los Angeles (AL) Luke Murphy Vanderbilt Albany
4 118 Miami Tanner Allen Mississippi State Amsterdam
5 139 Kansas City Eric Cerantola Mississippi State Amsterdam
5 158 Oakland CJ Rodriguez Vanderbilt Mohawk Valley
6 179 Miami Sam Praytor Alabama Amsterdam
7 204 Seattle Colin Davis Wofford Elmira
8 241 St. Louis Mike Antico Texas Amsterdam
8 250 San Diego Lucas Dunn Louisville Albany
9 271 St. Louis Trent Baker Angelo State Newark
10 303 New York (AL) Benjamin Cowles Maryland Newark
10 310 San Diego Colton Bender Quinnipiac Utica
11    320    Colorado    Nic Kent    Virginia    Newark
13    397    Atlanta    Adam Zebrowski St. John Fisher Albany (2021)/Newark (2019)
14    408 Arizona Channy Ortiz Grand Canyon Niagara
15 438 Arizona Shane Muntz Wake Forest Amsterdam
15 444 Seattle Cole Barr Indiana Amsterdam
16 474 Seattle Jimmy Joyce Hofstra Mohawk Valley
17 502 New York (NL) Nick Zwack Xavier Saugerties
19    555    Detroit    Justice Bigbie Western Carolina Geneva
19    570    Cincinnati Ryan Cardona Marist Amsterdam
20 592 New York (NL) Justin Guerrera Fairfield Mohawk Valley

 

 



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