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Will Southern Nevada have repeat of 2016 MLB Draft?

As a few local players sit back and await their fate of the 2017 Major League Baseball Draft, let’s take a look back on last year’s draft — one which had 12 Southern Nevada players selected.

Former College of Southern Nevada ace Mikey York, a Basic High graduate, was the first of eight locals taken. The 6-foot-2-inch right-hander was picked in the fifth round (150th overall) by the Tampa Bay Rays.

Faith Lutheran’s Zack Trageton was the first high school selection. The 6-3 right-hander went in the sixth round — 30 picks after York — to the Rays.

The first two rounds of the 2017 MLB Draft will be live on MLB Network & MLB.com, beginning at 4 p.m. on Monday.

The Minnesota Twins have the first overall pick.

High School

6th — Faith Lutheran RHP Zack Trageton, Tampa Bay Rays

11th — Arbor View INF Nick Quintana, Boston Red Sox

21st — Bishop Gorman INF Beau Capanna, Boston Red Sox

College of Southern Nevada

5th — RHP Mikey York, Tampa Bay Rays

24th — RHP Tyler Hallead, Philadelphia Phillies

27th — RHP Gabe Gonzalez, Arizona Diamondbacks (Arbor View graduate)

30th — INF Brody Westmoreland, Houston Astros

39th — C Jordan Hand, New York Mets (Shadow Ridge graduate)

UNLV

14th — RHP Dean Kremer, Los Angeles Dodgers

15th — RHP D.J. Myers, San Francisco Giants (Coronado graduate)

16th — RHP Ben Wright, Chicago White Sox

31st — RHP Kenny Oakley, Colorado Rockies (Coronado graduate)

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