48 Pac-12 baseball standouts selected in 2023 MLB Draft
SEATTLE - The 2023 MLB Draft concluded Tuesday and a total of 48 Pac-12 standouts were selected over the three-day event. Kicking off All-Star Week festivities in Seattle, the first and second rounds were announced live from Lumen Field, the home of the Seahawks, which sits next door to the Mariners' TMobile Park, the site of Tuesday's All-Star Game.
The 48 selections were the third-most among all conferences trailing only the SEC and ACC.
Four went in the the first 70 selections on Sunday's opening day, headlined by first-round picks in Stanford's Tommy Troy going 12th overall to the Arizona Diamondbacks and Arizona's Chase Davis going 21st overall to the St. Louis Cardinals.
Arizona State's Luke Keaschall (Minnesota Twins) and UCLA's Alonzo Tredwell (Houston Astros) joined Troy and Davis as day-one selections, going No. 49 and No. 61 overall, respectively, in the second round.
The draft continued Monday with rounds 3-10 with the Pac-12 seeing 22 more selected on day two. Oregon State's Garret Forester was the highest pick of the day after going No. 73 overall to the Pittsburgh Pirates, followed by the 2023 Pac-12 Player of the Year, Stanford's Alberto Rios, at No. 79 to the Los Angeles Angels and Washington pitcher Kiefer Lord to the Baltimore Orioles at No. 86 during the third round.
Rounds 11-20 wrapped up the 2023 MLB Draft on Tuesday afternoon with another 22 from the Pac-12 hearing their names called on the final day. A pair of pitchers, Washington's Stu Flesland III (Colorado Rockies) and UCLA's Jake Brooks kicked off the Pac-12's day-three selections, going back-to-back at No. 322 and No. 323, while Oregon's Rikuu Nishida (No. 329, Chicago White Sox) and Washington's Johnny Tincher (No. 338, Cleveland Guardians) completed the 11th round selections for the league.
Overall, Stanford led the way with a league-best nine draftees, followed by Arizona State with eight. Oregon, Washington and UCLA all had six while Arizona had five and Oregon State and Washington State collected three apiece. California and USC became the ninth and 10th Pac-12 programs with at least one draftee with the selection of Cal's Paulshawn Pasqualotto (P, Round 12, Pick 357, Minnesota Twins) and USC's Johnny Olmstead (INF, Round 19, Pick 563, Miami Marlins).
Stanford's nine draftees were the third-most among all schools this year, trailing only 2023 National Champion LSU (13) and Wake Forest (10).
Joining Troy and Rios were 2023 Pac-12 Pitcher of the Year Quinn Mathews (P, Round 4, Pick 122, St. Louis Cardinals); Ryan Bruno (P, Round 7, Pick 205, Arizona Diamondbacks); Joey Dixon (P, Round 7, Pick 225, Houston Astros); Carter Graham (INF, Round 8, Pick 228, Cincinnati Reds); Eddie Park (OF, Round 8, Pick 239, White Sox); Drew Dowd (P, Round 8, Pick 243, Tampa Bay Rays) and Drew Bowser (3B, Round 20, Pick 596, Chicago Cubs).
Six of Arizona State's eight selections came on day three after Keaschall went in the second round and pitcher Ross Dunn (Pick 297, Minnesota Twins) went in the 10th round. Five of six drafted on Tuesday are pitchers: Khristian Curtis (Pick 347, Pittsburgh Pirates) and Timmy Manning (Pick 360, San Francisco Giants) went in the 12th round while Josh Hansell (P, Pick 469, Kansas City Royals) was a 16th-rounder. Blake Pivaroff (P, Pick 560, Detroit Tigers), Wyatt Crenshaw (2B, Pick 565, Arizona Diamondbacks) and Owen Stevenson (P, Pick 573, Tampa Bay Rays) all went in the 19th round.
The Ducks' six selections were led by Sabin Ceballos (INF, Round 4, Pick 94, Atlanta Braves), followed by Jace Stoffal (P, Round 8, Pick 237, Minnesota Twins), Colby Shade (OF, Round 9, Pick 263, Miami Marlins), Josh Mollerus (P, Round 10, Pick 304, Toronto Blue Jays), Nishida, and Isaac Ayon (P, Round 20, Pick 585, Washington Nationals).
After Washington had a pair of pitchers get selected on day two with Lord in the third round and reliever Case Matter going in round 10 (Pick 291) to the Texas Rangers, the Huskies saw four more Tuesday. Following Flesland III and Tincher's 11th-round selections, Will Simpson went in the 15th round to the Oakland Athletics (Pick 436) and Coby Morales went in round 18 to the New York Yankees (Pick 552).
Following second-rounder Tredwell, UCLA saw infielder Kyle Karros go in the fifth round to the Colorado Rockies (Pick 145), while Bruin pitcher Charles Harrison went in round seven to the St. Louis Cardinals (Pick 215). Brooks was third Bruin to go off the board followed by Darius Perry (C, Round 15, Pick 442, Colorado Rockies) and Ethan Flanagan (P, Round 17, Pick 506, Chicago Cubs).
Along with Chase, the other Wildcats selected were T.J. Nichols (P, Round 6, Pick 183, Tampa Bay Rays); Kiko Romero (1B, Round 7 Pick 22, New York Yankees); Chris Barraza (P, Round 10, Pick 294); and 2023 Pac-12 Defensive Player of the Year Nik McClaughry (SS, Round 10, San Diego Padres).
The Beavers that joined Forrester were Ryan Brown (P, Pick 466, Oakland Athletics) in the 16th round and Mikey Kane (INF, Pick 509, Chicago White Sox) in the 17th.
Following Washington's State's Jonah Advincula, who went in round 8 (Pick 248) to the Cleveland Guardians on Monday, was Sam Brown (1B, Pick 354) in the 12th round and Cam Magee (SS, Pick 549) in the 18th round, both to the Los Angeles Angels.
Here's the full order of the Pac-12's selections:
|Tommy Troy, INF||Stanford||1||12||Arizona Diamondbacks|
|Chase Davis, OF||Arizona||1||21||St. Louis Cardinals|
|Luke Keaschall, INF||Arizona State||2||49||Minnesota Twins|
|Alonzo Tredwell, RHP||UCLA||2||61||Houston Astros|
|Garret Forrester, 3B||Oregon State||3||73||Pittsburgh Pirates|
|Alberto Rios, 3B||Stanford||3||79||Los Angeles Angels|
|Kiefer Lord, P||Washington||3||86||Baltimore Orioles|
|Sabin Ceballos, SS||Oregon||4||94||Atlanta Braves|
|Quinn Mathews, P||Stanford||4||122||St. Louis Cardinals|
|Kyle Karros, 3B||UCLA||5||145||Colorado Rockies|
|T.J. Nichols, P||Arizona||6||183||Tampa Bay Rays|
|Ryan Bruno, P||Stanford||7||205||Arizona Diamondbacks|
|Charles Harrison, P||UCLA||7||215||St. Louis Cardinals|
|Kiko Romero, 1B||Arizona||7||222||New York Yankees|
|Joey Dixon, P||Stanford||7||224||Houston Astros|
|Carter Graham, 1B||Stanford||8||228||Cincinnati Reds|
|Jace Stoffal, P||Oregon||8||237||Minnesota Twins|
|Eddie Park, OF||Stanford||8||239||Chicago White Sox|
|Drew Dowd, P||Stanford||8||243||Tampa Bay Rays|
|Jonah Advincula, OF||Washington State||8||248||Cleveland Guardians|
|Colby Shade, OF||Oregon||9||263||Miami Marlins|
|Case Matter, P||Washington||10||291||Texas Rangers|
|Chris Barraza, P||Arizona||10||294||Los Angeles Angels|
|Ross Dunn, P||Arizona||10||297||Minnesota Twins|
|Josh Mollerus, P||Oregon||10||304||Toronto Blue Jays|
|Nik McClaughry, SS||Arizona||10||311||San Diego Padres|
|Stu Flesland III, P||Washington||11||322||Colorado Rockies|
|Jake Brooks, P||UCLA||11||323||Miami Marlins|
|Rikuu Nishida, 2B||Oregon||11||329||Chicago White Sox|
|Johnny Tincher, C||Washington||11||338||Cleveland Guardians|
|Khristian Curtis, P||Arizona State||12||347||Pittsburgh Pirates|
|Sam Brown, 1B||Washington State||12||354||Los Angeles Angels|
|Paulshawn Pasqualotto, P||California||12||357||Minnesota Twins|
|Timmy Manning, P||Arizona State||12||360||San Francisco Giants|
|Will Simpson, OF||Washington||15||436||Oakland Athletics|
|Darius Perry, C||UCLA||15||442||Colorado Rockies|
|Ryan Brown, P||Oregon State||16||466||Oakland Athletics|
|Josh Hansell, P||Arizona State||16||469||Kansas City Royals|
|Ethan Flanagan, P||UCLA||17||506||Chicago Cubs|
|Mikey Kane, INF||Oregon State||17||509||Chicago White Sox|
|Cam Magee, SS||Washington State||18||549||Los Angeles Angels|
|Coby Morales, OF||Washington||18||552||New York Yankees|
|Blake Pivaroff, P||Arizona State||19||560||Detroit Tigers|
|Johnny Olmstead, INF||USC||19||563||Miami Marlins|
|Wyatt Crenshaw, 2B||Arizona State||19||565||Arizona Diamondbacks|
|Owen Stevenson, P||Arizona State||19||573||Tampa Bay Rays|
|Isaac Ayon, P||Oregon||20||585||Washington Nationals|
|Drew Bowser, 3B||Stanford||20||596||Chicago Cubs|