Almost slipping through the attention of our intrepid staff was the selection of Miller graduate Reyes Dorado, a right-handed pitcher for Arizona State who was selected by the Angels. Of course, we might have missed it because this is the third time that Dorado has been selected.
Dorado was first selected by the Marlins in the 43rd round in 2004 after graduating from Miller and was drafted in the 46th round by the Pirates last year. He didn’t sign either year, which was a smart decision considering that he was selected 910 picks earlier this year.
Also, the New York Mets drafted Don Lugo catcher Charlie Hinojosa in the 39th round, while Azusa Pacific LHP Jon Bravo, a Chino HS graduate, was selected in the 23rd round by the St. Louis Cardinals.
The Dorado discovery gives the area 15 picks today and 20 in the two-day draft, which is now in the books – all 50 rounds and 1,504 selections of it. For those of you who care, pick No. 1,504 was right-handed pitcher Kyle Stroup from Grant Community HS (Ill.), who was selected by the Boston Red Sox.
Here is a quick reference list of local guys. I think we got them all, but if we didn’t, shoot us a comment.
Kyle Skipworth, C, Riverside Patriot HS – Florida Marlins, first round (6th pick)
Zach Collier, OF, Chino Hills HS – Philadelphia Phillies, compensatory round A (34th pick)
Tyler Chatwood, RHP, Redlands East Valley HS – Angels, second round (74th pick)
Andrew Liebel, RHP, Long Beach State (Damien) – Toronto Blue Jays, third round (95th pick)
Jermaine Curtis, 3B, UCLA (Miller) – St. Louis Cardinals, fifth round
Isaac Galloway, OF, Los Osos HS – Florida Marlins, eighth round
Cody Puckett, SS, Cal State Dominguez Hills (Hesperia) – Cincinnati Reds, eighth round
Danny Pertusati, 2B, Damien HS – Florida Marlins, 13th round
Reyes Dorado, RHP, Arizona State (Miller) – Angels, 14th round
Ryan Babineau, C, UCLA (Etiwanda) – Arizona Diamondbacks, 17th round
Jason Roenicke, RHP, UC Santa Barbara (Chino Hills) – Toronto Blue Jays, 19th round
Jon Bravo, LHP, Azusa Pacific (Chino) – St. Louis Cardinals, 23rd round
Ricky Oropesa, 3B, Etiwanda HS – Boston Red Sox, 24th round
Matt Long, RHP, Cal State San Bernardino – Tampa Bay Rays, 34th round
Jordan Leyland, 1B, San Dimas HS – Tampa Bay Rays, 36th round
Matt Andriese, RHP, Redlands East Valley HS – Texas Rangers, 37th round
Charlie Hinojosa, C, Don Lugo HS – New York Mets, 39th round
Tony McClendon, OF, Damien HS – Houston Astros, 41st round
Patrick Johnson, OF, Colony HS – Kansas City Royals, 44th round
Carl Uhl, OF, UC Riverside (Serrano) – Colorado Rockies, 49th round