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Bregman, Rodgers go 2-3 in draft

Patrick Ebert

Published: Monday, June 08, 2015



CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa – The Houston Astros and Colorado Rockies selected 2011 and 2014 Perfect Game All-American shortstops Alex Bregman and Brendan Rodgers second and third overall during the 2015 MLB Draft on Monday night. Bregman and Rodgers were two of 17 former PG All-Americans taken in the first round, and two of the 23 taken on the first day (rounds 1-2), of the annual draft.

Rodgers was one of 19 All-Americans taken on Monday that participated in last year's event, the 12
th edition of the Classic.

There have now been 165 PG All-Americans taken in the first round of the draft since the event's inception in 2003. Six of those players – Matt Bush, Justin Upton, Tim Beckham, Bryce Harper, Gerrit Cole, Carlos Correa and Brady Aiken – have gone with the first overall pick.

Thirty-seven of the 42 (88 percent) players taken in the first round had previously attended a Perfect Game event, 21 of which attended the PG National Showcase. Of all of the picks made on the first day, 64 of 75 (85 percent) had played in a PG event with 35 of those attending a National Showcase.

Carlos Correa was promoted by the Houston Astros on Sunday night making him the 104th former All-American to be called up to the big leagues and the fourth from the 2011 edition of the Classic, joining Addison Russell (Cubs), Joey Gallo (Rangers) and teammate Lance McCullers.

This year's Classic will be played once again at Petco Park, home of the San Diego Padres, on Sunday, August 16 and will be televised on MLB Network. The Selection Show will occur on Monday, July 13 from the Major League Baseball All-Star Game festivities in Cincinnati and will be televised live online at MLB.com.

Here are all of the former PG All-Americans that were selected on the first day of the 2015 MLB Draft:

Rd. Pick Player Team School Year*
1 2 Alex Bregman Houston Astros Louisiana State 2011
1 3 Brendan Rodgers Colorado Rockies Lake Mary (Fla.) HS 2014
1 5 Kyle Tucker Houston Astros Plant (Fla.) HS 2014
1 8 Carson Fulmer Chicago White Sox Vanderbilt 2011
1 10 Cornelius Randolph Philadelphia Phillies Griffin (Ga.) HS 2014
1 12 Josh Naylor Miami Marlins St. Joan of Arc Catholic (Ont.) HS 2014
1 14 Kolby Allard Atlanta Braves San Clemente (Calif.) HS 2014
1 15 Trenton Clark Milwaukee Brewers Richland (Texas) HS 2014
1 17 Brady Aiken Cleveland Indians IMG Academy (Fla.) 2013
1 21 Ashe Russell Kansas City Royals Cathedral (Ind.) HS 2014
1 22 Beau Burrows Detroit Tigers Weatherford (Texas) HS 2014
1 27 Mike Nikorak Colorado Rockies Stroudsburg (Pa.) HS 2014
1 32 Ke'Bryan Hayes Pittsburgh Pirates Concordia Lutheran (Texas) HS 2014
1 36 Ryan Mountcastle Baltimore Orioles Hagerty (Fla.) HS 2014
1S 37 Dazmon Cameron Houston Astros Eagles Landing (Ga.) HS 2014
1S 41 Austin Riley Atlanta Braves DeSoto Central (Miss.) HS 2014
1S 42 Triston McKenzie Cleveland Indians Royal Palm Beach (Fla.) HS 2014
2 51 Austin Smith San Diego Padres Park Vista (Fla.) HS 2014
2 52 Chris Betts Tampa Bay Rays Wilson (Calif.) HS 2014
2 59 Juan Hillman Cleveland Indians Olympia (Fla.) HS 2014
2 61 Andrew Suarez San Francisco Giants University of Miami 2010
2 67 Mitchell Hansen Los Angeles Dodgers Plano (Texas) HS 2014
2 70 Jahmai Jones Los Angeles Angels Wesleyan (Ga.) HS 2014


Thirteen more PG All-Americans were selected on Day 2 (rounds 3-10) of the draft, pushing the total so far to 36:

Rd. Pick Player Team School Year*
3 92 Drew Finley New York Yankees Racho Bernardo (Calif.) HS 2014
3 101 Philip Pfeifer Los Angeles Dodgers Vanderbilt 2010
3 103 Rhett Wiseman Washington Nationals Vanderbilt 2011
4 116 Cody Poteet Miami Marlins UCLA 2011
4 126 Mac Marshall San Francisco Giants Chipola (Fla.) College 2013
5 136 Ryan Burr Arizona Diamondbacks Arizona State 2011
5 149 Thomas Szapucki New York Mets William T. Dwyer (Fla.) HS 2014
6 172 Corey Zangari Chicago White Sox Carl Albert (Okla.) HS 2014
6 194 Matthew Crownover Washington Nationals Clemson 2011
7 220 Nicholas Shumpert Detroit Tigers Highlands Ranch (Colo.) HS 2014
8 234 Greg Pickett Philadelphia Phillies Legend (Colo.) HS 2014
10 294 Josh Tobias Philadelphia Phillies University of Florida 2010
10 311 Kep Brown St. Louis Cardinals Wando (S.C.) HS 2014


And 24 more PG All-Americans were selected on Day 3 (rounds 11-40) of the draft, marking 60 total players that were selected in the 2015 MLB Draft:

Rd. Pick Player Team School Year*
11 319 Patrick Sandoval Houston Astros Mission Viejo (Calif.) HS 2014
11 336 C.J. Hinojosa San Francisco Giants University of Texas 2011
17 522 Jason Goldstein Los Angeles Dodgers University of Illinois 2011
20 603 Isiah Gilliam New York Yankees Chipola (Fla.) College 2014
20 604 Luke Wakamatsu Cleveland Indians Keller (Texas) High School 2014
21 641 Cadyn Grenier St. Louis Cardinals Bishop Gorman (Nev.) HS 2014
23 687 Chris Chatfield San Diego Padres Spoto (Fla.) HS 2014
25 751 Justin Hooper Milwaukee Brewers De La Salle (Calif.) HS 2014
25 761 Kyle Molnar St. Louis Cardinals Aliso Niguel (Calif.) HS 2014
26 781 John India Milwaukee Brewers American Heritage (Fla.) HS 2014
28 851 Mitchell Traver St. Louis Cardinals Texas Christian 2011
29 865 Elih Marrero Cincinnati Reds Coral Gables (Fla.) HS 2014
29 871 Donny Everett Milwaukee Brewers Clarksville (Tenn.) HS 2014
30 910 Cole McKay Detroit Tigers Smithson Valley (Texas) HS 2014
32 951 Clate Schmidt Boston Red Sox Clemson 2011
32 952 Taylore Cherry Chicago White Sox University of North Carolina 2011
33 977 Wyatt Cross Colorado Rockies Legacy (Colo.) HS 2014
34 1031 Parker Kelly St. Louis Cardinals Westview (Ore.) HS 2014
35 1039 Kody Clemens Houston Astros Memorial (Texas) HS 2014
36 1068 D.J. Peters Texas Rangers Western Nevada CC 2013
36 1073 Alonzo Jones Chicago Cubs Columbus (Ga.) HS 2014
37 1099 Luken Baker Houston Astros Oak Ridge (Texas) HS 2014
39 1161 Daniel Reyes Boston Red Sox Mater Academy (Fla.) 2014
39 1174 Tristin English Cleveland Indians Pike County (Ga.) HS 2014

*Indicates year player participated in the PG All-American Classic


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