All Ten WCC Institutions Represented in 2018 MLB Draft

June 7, 2018

SAN BRUNO, Calif. - 25 West Coast Conference baseball student-athletes from all ten member institutions heard their name called in this year’s MLB Draft, including five in the top ten rounds.

WCC Draft Bullets

  • 5 WCC student-athletes were chosen in the top ten rounds from four different WCC schools, including two of Santa Clara’s four overall picks
  • WCC baseball student-athletes were drafted into 15 different Major League parent clubs
  • Three WCC schools each had four student-athletes drafted: Saint Mary’s, San Diego and Santa Clara
  • WCC Draftees by school: Saint Mary’s (4), San Diego (4), Santa Clara (4), Gonzaga (3), BYU (2), Loyola Marymount (2), Pepperdine (2), San Francisco (2), Pacific (1), Portland (1)
  • All-WCC First Team pitcher Casey Legumina of Gonzaga was one of two WCC sophomore student-athletes selected in this year’s draft
  • San Diego pitcher Paul Richan was the highest WCC draft pick at 78th to the Chicago Cubs in the second round, marking the seventh straight year a WCC student-athlete has gone in the first two rounds
  • WCC Draftees by League: American (15); National (10)
  • WCC Draftees by Position: Catchers (3), Infielders (8), Outfielders (4), Pitchers (10)
  • 2018 WCC Player of the Year Jordan Qsar of Pepperdine went in the 25th round, 750th overall to the Tampa Bay Rays
  • Eight All-WCC selections heard their name called in the draft



Name     School     Year     Position     Team    Round/Pick
Daniel Bies Gonzaga Sr. RHP New York Yankees     7/217
Jake Brodt Santa Clara Sr. INF Toronto Blue Jays 9/266
Brhet Bewley San Diego Jr. INF Kansas City Royals 32/962
Beau Brundage Portland Jr. OF Tampa Bay Rays 33/990
John Cresto Santa Clara Jr. INF Colorado Rockies 28/846
D.C. Clawson BYU So. C Los Angeles Angels 37/1111
Niko Decolati Loyola Marymount Jr. INF Colorado Rockies 6/186
Nick Frank Saint Mary's Jr. RHP Los Angeles Angels 15/451
Shelby Lackey Pacific Jr. RHP Colorado Rockies 18/546
Conner Loeprich Saint Mary's Jr. RHP Pittsburgh Pirates 20/594
Chase Lambert Pepperdine Sr. INF Pittsburgh Pirates 31/924
Casey Legumina Gonzaga So. RHP Cleveland Indians 35/1063
Penn Murfee Santa Clara Sr. RHP Seattle Mariners 33/988
Thomas Ponticelli San Francisco Jr. RHP Cleveland Indians 12/373
Michael Perri San Francisco Sr. INF St. Louis Cardinals 21/633
Austin Piscotty Saint Mary's Sr. OF Oakland Athletics 38/1133
Jordan Qsar Pepperdine Jr. OF Tampa Bay Rays 25/750
Paul Richan San Diego Jr. RHP Chicago Cubs 2C/78
Jay Schuyler San Diego Jr. C Cincinnati Reds 7/199
Nick Sprengel San Diego Jr. LHP Tampa Bay Rays 15/450
Gunnar Schubert Gonzaga Sr. INF Miami Marlins 28/837
Daniel Schneemann BYU Jr. INF Cleveland Indians 33/1003
Jackson Thoreson Saint Mary's Sr. C New York Yankees 26/787
Billy Wilson Loyola Marymount Jr. OF Cleveland Indians 28/853
Steven Wilson Santa Clara Sr. RHP San Diego Padres 8/231


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