Nine players who played baseball for Idaho high schools or colleges were selected during the three-day Major League Baseball draft, which concluded Wednesday.
Among the selections was Northwest Nazarene 6-foot-5 pitcher Jake Reppert, who helped lead the team to its first postseason berth since 1992, and was the Crusaders’ first draftee since 2012. Of the 1,215 players taken in the 40-round draft, former Rocky Mountain pitcher Isaac Anderson, who led Wichita State in innings pitched this season, went 1,212th.
MLB DRAFTEES WITH IDAHO TIES
Drew Turbin, P, Dallas Baptist (Coeur d’Alene High) – 14th round, 433rd overall by Baltimore
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Max Whitt, SS, Lewis-Clark State – 17th round, 506th overall by Miami
Porter Clayton, P, Dixie State (Bonneville High) – 19th round, 568th overall by Tampa Bay
Seth Brown, 1B, Lewis-Clark State – 19th round, 578th overall by Oakland
Makay Nelson, P, College of Southern Idaho – 20th round, 589th overall by Houston
Jake Reppert, P, Northwest Nazarene – 27th round, 804th overall by Philadelphia
Michael Hicks, 1B, Coeur d’Alene High – 27th round, 813th overall by New York Yankees
Ty Jackson, P, Lewis-Clark State – 32nd round, 958th overall by Tampa Bay
Isaac Anderson, P, Wichita State (Rocky Mountain High) – 40th round, 1,212th overall by LA Dodgers