NNU’s Jake Reppert among Idaho’s nine MLB draftees

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.


Drew Turbin, P, Dallas Baptist (Coeur d’Alene High) – 14th round, 433rd overall by Baltimore

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