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Another College of Idaho pitcher, Twin Falls grad taken in MLB Draft

College of Idaho pitcher Zach Draper was selected by the Cleveland Indians in the 30th round of the 2017 MLB Draft.
College of Idaho pitcher Zach Draper was selected by the Cleveland Indians in the 30th round of the 2017 MLB Draft. Courtesy of the College of Idaho

The Cleveland Indians selected College of Idaho left-hander Zach Draper on Wednesday in the 30th round of the MLB Draft, making him the second Yote taken in this year’s draft.

Draper, a Salt Lake City native, became the 13th C of I player drafted when the Indians took him with the 912th selection. He went 15-11 with a 2.55 ERA in 204 innings the past two years, striking out 185 while walking 40.

College of Idaho right-handed pitcher Riley O’Brien was taken in the eighth round by the Tampa Bay Rays on Tuesday.

PHILLIES DRAFT TWIN FALLS GRAD: Philadelphia selected Washington State left-hander Damon Jones (6-5, 230) in the 18th round. Jones’ mother is the Twin Falls girls basketball coach, and his grandfather, Darrall Imhoff, played 12 seasons in the NBA and won an Olympic gold medal in 1960.

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