Inland Area talent taken in the 2015 MLB Draft


Assignments for local draftees (via Cal Poly Pomona Broncos Athletics):

Cody Ponce to the Helena Brewers

Christian Kelley to the West Virginia Black Bears

Kyle Garlick to the Arizona League Dodgers.

Original Story (June 10):

Cal Poly Pomona had five names drafted this week including the selection of pitcher Cody Ponce in Day 1 of the MLB Draft for 2015.

The five selections ties the class of 1988 for the second highest number of draftees in Cal Poly Pomona history. The highest was in 1985 when seven Broncos were drafted.

Christian Kelley, who was the catcher for Cal Poly Pomona, was selected with the 337 overall pick during the 11th round of the 2015 MLB Draft by the Pittsburgh Pirates.

Kelley, a transfer student from UC Santa Barbara, was the Broncos leadoff hitter in 2015 and finished the season with a .408 hitting percentage and a .417 on base percentage, according to Broncos Athletics.

(Images courtesy of Cal Poly Pomona Athletics)

(Images courtesy of Cal Poly Pomona Athletics)

Richie McWilliams was the third Bronco to come off the board when he was selected with the 742nd overall pick by the Chicago White Sox during the 25th round.

McWilliams had 26 strikeouts this season in 34.2 innings pitched.

The fourth and fifth Bronco drafted during the 2015 draft was Kyle Garlick, selected in the 25th round, and pitcher Chris Powell, selected in the 39th round.

Both players will remain in the local area after being drafted by the Los Angeles Dodgers.

Powell is the son of former Dodgers pitcher Dennis Powell.

Garlick hit 17 home runs and batted .358 for the Broncos after transferring from the University of Oregon.


San Bernardino Valley College’s Jonathan McCray (Riverside King High) was drafted by Kansas City Royals in 24th Round.

The Los Angeles News Group has also put together a list of local high school players drafted out of the Inland Area.

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