Thursday, June 6, 2019

Six Arizona Wildcats Picked in 2019 MLB Draft

Posted By on Thu, Jun 6, 2019 at 1:10 PM

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Six members of the Arizona Wildcats baseball team were among the 1,217 names called during this year's MLB Draft, which wrapped up on Wednesday afternoon.

Among those selected were junior infielders Cameron Cannon (43rd pick, Boston Red Sox) and Nick Quintana (47th pick, Detroit Tigers).

Outfielder Matt Fraizer was selected by the Pittsburgh Pirates with the 95th pick of the draft, serving as the Wildcats' single pick of the third round.

The lone high school player from Southern Arizona to hear his name called this year was Sahuarita High School alum Jose Dicochea, who was picked by the Pittsburgh Pirates with the 254th pick overall.

Dicochea, who is currently signed to play at the University of Arizona, has until August 15 to sign a contract with the Pirates, which is worth up to $161,400, according to Baseball America.

Other local players to hear their names called were Arizona southpaw Avery Weems (170th pick, Chicago White Sox), and fellow pitcher Andrew Nardi (472nd pick, Miami Marlins).

Oro Valley native and Canyon del Oro alum Max Smith was drafted by the Minnesota Twins in the 31st round. The University of Nevada, Las Vegas product serves as the only non-Wildcat local to hear their name called this year.

Arizona pitcher Randy Labaut was the final player from the region to hear his named called, going to the Cleveland Indians with the 1,060th pick of the draft.

Full results from this year's MLB Draft can be found on the MLB's website

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