Twenty-seven locals taken in MLB Draft

June 8, 2011, 5:02 am
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The Bay Area was well represented with 27 players from local highschools and colleges being selected in the 2011 First-Year PlayerDraft.Here is the list of the 27 players in the order they were selected:Pick 16: Chris Reed Los Angeles Dodgers
School: Stanford
Position: LH Pitcher
Brief: The left-handed closer was a All Pac-10 honorable mentioned selection and the 14th Stanford player selected in the first round since 1997. He collected nine saves in 11 opportunities.
Pick 25: Joe Ross San Diego Padres
School: Bishop ODowd HS (Oakland)
Position: RH Pitcher
Brief: The younger brother of A's pitcher Tyson Ross, during his senior season, Ross hit .408 with 10 RBIs with 12 SB while helping his team clinch the NCS-Hayward division title and reach the NCS Division I quarterfinals.
Pick 27: Robert Stephenson Cincinnati Reds
School: Alhambra HS (Martinez)
Position: RH Pitcher
Brief: The hard-throwing right-hander has been clocked at 98 mph and should fit in well with the wealth of hard throwers the Reds have acquired in recent years. While training with Aaron Thigpen, Stephenson has added 15 mph to his fastball since his sophomore year.
Pick 41: Tyler Goeddel Tampa Bay Rays
School: St. Francis HS (Mountain View)
Position: Third Base
Brief: Along with teammate Richard Prigatano, Goeddel helped St. Francis clinch a share of the league title in the tough West Catholic Athletic League. The Lancers started the season on an 11-game win streak, including a win over Ross Bishop ODowd team.
Pick 60: James Harris Tampa Bay Rays
School: Oakland Tech HS
Position: Centerfield
Brief: The 61 Harris may be the best baseball product to come out of Oakland Tech since Rickey Henderson. Thats extremely high praise for the centerfielder with a combination of speed and power.
Pick 80: Erik Johnson Chicago White Sox
School: California
Position: RH PitcherPick 86: Andrew Susac San Francisco Giants
School: Oregon State (from Roseville)
Position: Catcher
Pick 146: JR Graham Atlanta Braves
School: Santa Clara
Position: RH Pitcher
Pick 171: Scott Snodgress Chicago White Sox
School: Stanford
Position: LH Pitcher

Pick 181: Mitchell Walding Philadelphia Phillies
School: Saint Marys (Stockton)
Position: Shortstop
Pick 201: Marcus Semien Chicago White Sox
School: California
Position: Shortstop

Pick 258: Roberto Padilla Colorado Rockies
School: San Jose State
Position: LH Pitcher

Pick 277: Dixon Anderson Washington Nationals
School: California
Position: RH Pitcher

Pick 339: Shawon Dunston Jr. Chicago Cubs
School: Valley Christian (San Jose)
Position: CenterfieldPick 411: Chadd Krist Chicago White Sox
School: California
Position: Catcher

Pick 499: Richard Prigatano Toronto Blue Jays
School: St. Francis (Mountain View)
Position: First Base

Pick 517: Esteban Guzman Washington Nationals
School: San Jose State
Position: RH Pitcher

Pick 550: Kevin Miller Houston Astros
School: California
Position: RH Pitcher

Pick 576: Matt Flemer Kansas City Royals
School: California
Position: RH Pitcher

Pick 605: Marc Wik Baltimore Orioles
School: Chabot College (Hayward)
Position: Centerfield

Pick 631: Peter Lavin Philadelphia Phillies
School: San Francisco
Position: Centerfield

Pick 729: George Asmus Chicago Cubs
School: Ohlone College (Fremont)
Position: RH Pitcher

Pick 774: Jordan Remer Texas Rangers
School: San Francisco
Position: LH Pitcher

Pick 807: Joseph Biagini San Francisco Giants
School: UC Davis
Position: RH Pitcher

Pick 820: Alex Todd Houston Astros
School: Sonoma State
Position: Shortstop

Pick 838: Chris Mazza Minnesota Twins
School: Menlo College
Position: RH Pitcher

Pick 903: Jordan Pries Seattle Mariners
School: Stanford
Position: RH Pitcher