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Local Players Selected in 2014 MLB Draft

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The 2014 MLB Draft saw a host local players selected within the 40-round selection process. The 2014 MLB Draft saw a host local players selected within the 40-round selection process.
SPOKANE, Wash. -- The 2014 Major League Baseball Draft concluded on Saturday afternoon and a host of players from local high schools and colleges were selected in the 40-round process. With players from Gonzaga, Lewis-Clark State, WSU and area high school's chosen, the eastern side of the Pacific Northwest was represented well.

Gonzaga's MLB Draft Selections

SPOKANE, Wash. June 7, 2014 – http://www.gozags.com) – Gonzaga University left-handed pitcher Derek Callahan and incoming freshman right-hander Gage Burland of Spokane’s East Valley High were the only Bulldogs selected in the 2014 Major League Baseball Draft in Saturday’s final 30 rounds of the 40-round draft.

Callahan, a 6-4, 215-pounder, was taken by the New York Yankees in the 16th round as the 482nd overall pick. Burland was drafted in the 26th round by the Baltimore Orioles as the 481st overall selection.

Callahan, a junior from Edmonds, Wash., started three of his six appearances this past season, going 0-3 with a 12.12 ERA while pitching 16.1 innings. He fanned 17. As a sophomore in 2013 he made eight starts and his 50.2 innings pitched were fourth on the team. He finished the season 2-2 with a 4.26 ERA.

In the West Coast Summer League he went 8-2 with a 2.25 ERA with 62 strikeouts and 24 walks in 76 innings of work. Callahan’s frame, the fact he’s a physical left-hander and has been clocked with a 94 mph fastball in the bullpen is what impressed the scouts, according to one Yankees website Pinstripe Alley.

Burland, 6-2, 195, was pegged by Perfect Game as the No. 2 right-hander in the state of Washington, No. 54 nationally and the 158th overall player nationally. He signed a national letter-of-intent with the Bulldogs last November.

Both players have the option of playing for the Bulldogs or signing a professional baseball contract.


Here's the list of local selections:

Gonzaga - Rd. 16, 482 - Derek Callahan, LHP, New York Yankees

Lewis-Clark State College - Rd. 27, 809 - Cody Lavalli, RF, Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim... Rd. 36, 1086 - Cody Chartrand, RHP, Texas Rangers

Washington State University - Click here to see the four Cougars selected in the draft: http://bit.ly/SE6HrL

University of Washington -
Rd. 4, 129 - Jeff Brigham, RHP, Los Angeles Dodgers... Rd. 11, 333 - Robert Pehl, OF, Kansas City Royals... Rd. 15, 442 - Jared Fisher, RHP, Philadelphia Phillies...Rd. 20, 609 - Brian Wolfe, RF, Los Angeles Dodgers... Rd. 25, 761 - Erik Forgione, SS, Pittsburgh Pirates...Rd. 30, 900 - Trevor Mitsui, 1B, Arizona Diamondbacks... Rd. 30, 907 - Trevor Dunlap, RHP, Tampa Bay Rays... Rd. 32, 949 - Andrew Ely, 2B, Chicago Cubs

East Valley HS - Rd. 26, 781 - Gage Burland, RHP, Baltimore Orioles

Mt. Spokane HS - Rd. 39, 1170 - Drew Rasmussen, RHP, Arizona Diamondbacks
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