Nine former Colorado high school baseball players were selected this year in the 2019 MLB Draft.
That number spiked on the final day of the three-day event on Wednesday when seven additional local products were taken after just two over the opening days.
The selections all came from different high schools drafted by eight MLB teams (the Baltimore Orioles took two).
Here is the list of local alumni taking another step toward the big leagues:
- Maverick Handley -- Mullen, 2016 (Stanford) -- selected by the Baltimore Orioles in the 6th round (168th overall)
- Quin Cotton -- Regis Jesuit, 2016 (Grand Canyon) -- selected by the Cincinnati Reds in the 8th round (234th overall)
- Chris Givin -- Rock Canyon, 2015 (Xavier) -- selected by the San Diego Padres in the 19th round (563rd overall)
- Chad Bell -- Rocky Mountain, 2015 (Louisiana-Monroe) -- selected by the New York Yankees in the 19th round (585th overall)
- Jack Strunc -- Mountain Vista, 2014 (Creighton) -- selected by the Miami Marlins in the 25th round (741st overall)
- Alex Achtermann -- Cherokee Trail, 2014 (Pittsburg State) -- selected by the Colorado Rockies in the 30th round (909th overall)
- Bryan King -- Ponderosa, 2015 (McNeese State) -- selected by the Chicago Cubs in the 30th round (912th overall)
- Trevor Kehe -- Lakewood, 2015 (Colorado School of Mines) -- selected by the Baltimore Orioles in the 36th round (1,068th overall)
- Jake Eissler -- ThunderRidge, 2016 (TCU) -- selected by the Cleveland Indians in the 38th round (1,150th overall)
A year ago, 13 former Colorado players were selected in the 2018 MLB Draft.
According to CHSAA, this is the first year since 1984 that no high school seniors were selected.