16 Texas Players Drafted On Day 1 Of MLB Draft

Kids around the world dream about the day when they’ll get drafted for a professional baseball career. On Monday, athletes from Texas high school and college programs achieved that by getting selected in the 2019 Major League Baseball draft. Here’s a list from The Lone Star State so far.

First Round:

No. 2 Bobby Witt Jr. (Colleyville Heritage shortstop to Kansas City Royals)

No. 7 Nick Lodolo (TCU pitcher to Cincinnati Reds)

No. 8 Josh Jung (San Antonio MacArthur/Texas Tech third baseman to Texas Rangers)

No. 9 Shea Langeliers (Keller/Baylor catcher to Atlanta Braves)

No. 12 Brett Baty (Lake Travis third baseman to New York Mets)

No. 17 Jackson Rutledge (San Jacinto College pitcher to Washington Nationals)

No. 21 Braden Shewmake (Wylie East/Texas A&M shortstop to Atlanta Braves)

Competitive Balance Round A:

No. 36 JJ Goss (Cypress Ranch pitcher to Tampa Bay Rays)

No. 41 Davis Wendzel (Baylor third baseman to Texas Rangers)

Second Round:

No. 45 Matthew Thompson (Cypress Ranch pitcher to Chicago White Sox)

No. 53 Josh Wolf (Houston St. Thomas pitcher to New York Mets)

No. 54 Matt Canterino (Southlake Carroll/Rice pitcher to Minnesota Twins)

No. 59 Brandon Williamson (TCU pitcher to Seattle Mariners)

No. 61 John Doxakis (Houston Lamar/Texas A&M pitcher to Tampa Bay Rays)

Competitive Balance Round B:

No. 72 Jared Triolo (Lake Travis/University of Houston third baseman to Pittsburgh Pirates)

Compensation Pick:

No. 78 Jimmy Lewis (Lake Travis pitcher to Los Angeles Dodgers)

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