Six rounds are in the books, with 44 more rounds to go tomorrow in the MLB’s First-Year Player Draft. There should be some local activity early, as two guys expected to be long gone today are still around.
Los Osos outfielder Isaac Galloway – at one time rated the top prospect in the 2008 draft by espn.com – still hasn’t heard his name called, nor has Etiwanda third baseman Ricky Oropesa – who was expected to be drafted in the first five rounds. Both players have Division I scholarships to fall back on, with Galloway signed at San Diego State and Oropesa at USC.
Also expected to go reasonably quickly is Redlands East Valley pitcher Matt Andriese. Andriese, who formed a potent 1-2 punch with Tyler Chatwood, has signed to play at UC Riverside.