Michigan Players selected in the MLB Draft



By: Brent Alwine

PBR – Michigan Director of Scouting

15 players from the state of Michigan were drafted during the 2014 MLB First Year Player Draft. Three from the high school ranks and 12 from 4-year colleges.

Jordan Foley, Central Michigan’s Friday starter was the first player selected in the 5th round by the NY Yankees, the Yankees also drafted Foley in the 26th rd in HS. Foley became the highest drafted Chippewa drafted since 2002 when RHP Chad Pleiness was drafted 146th overall by the Blue Jays

Preseason MAC player of the year Andrew Sohn of Western Michigan was selected in the 6th round by the St. Louis Cardinals. Sohn became the highest player selected out of Western Michigan since RHP Ethan Hollingsworth was drafted in the 4th round by the Rockies in 2008.

Right handed pitcher Dazon Cole (West Bloomfield HS) was the first HS drafted in the 29th round by the Atlanta Braves; he is currently committed to Central Michigan University. Left handed pitcher Grant Reuss (Crankbrook Kingswood HS) was selected in the 31st round by the Detroit Tigers, Reuss is committed to Michigan. Catcher Sammy Stevens (Brother Rice HS) was drafted in the 34th round by the Detroit Tigers, he is committed to Georgetown.

Oklahoma State C/OF Zachary Fish was drafted for the 2nd time in his career in the 11th round by the Chicago White Sox.

Oakland University had two players drafted in Jake Paulson and Jake Morton for the first time since 2004, when 3 Grizzlies were drafted.

Round

Pick

Team

Name

School

Position

B/T

Class

5

152

NYY

Jordan Foley

Central Michigan

RHP

R/R

JR

6

195

STL

Andrew Sohn

Western Michigan

SS

R/R

JR

11

318

CWS

Zachary Fish

Oklahoma State

OF

R/R

JR

13

391

BAL

Matt Trowbridge

Central Michigan

LHP

L/L

JR

14

424

WAS

James Bourque

Michigan

RHP

R/R

JR

15

455

CIN

Jimmy Pickens

Michigan State

RF

L/R

JR

16

489

LAD

Devan Ahart

Akron (OH)

CF

L/R

JR

20

610

DET

Trent Szkutnik

Michigan

LHP

R/L

JR

23

682

PHI

Joel Fisher

Michigan State

C

R/R

SR

27

815

CIN

Jake Paulson

Oakland (MI)

RHP

R/R

SR

29

858

CWS

Evin Einhardt

Brewton Parker College (GA)

RHP

R/R

SR

29

883

ATL

Dazon Cole

West Bloomfield

RHP

R/R

HS

31

940

DET

Grant Reuss

Cranbrook Kingswood

LHP

R/L

HS

34

1030

DET

Sammy Stevens

Brother Rice

C

L/R

HS

39

1178

CLE

Jake Morton

Oakland (MI

RHP

R/R

JR