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Coeur D'Alene native among teammate pairs drafted by D-backs

June 8, 2011 - Northwest League (NWL) - Yakima Bears News Release

The MLB First-Year Player's Draft concluded Wednesday and the Arizona Diamondbacks selected 20 players in addition to the 32 taken on draft's first two days.

Three college programs had talent the D-backs were particularly interested in, as Arizona picked a pair of players from UCLA, Central Florida and Hawaii. Joining 16th round pick and Vancouver, Washington native Michael Blake as players drafted by the Diamondbacks was right-handed pitcher, and Coeur D'Alene native, Alex Capaul, who was selected in the 43rd round.

Another player of note was picked in the 42nd round by Arizona: third baseman Tyler Bream out of Liberty University. Bream's father, Sid, played for Los Angeles, Pittsburgh, Atlanta, and Houston during an 11-year Major League career.

Among the 52 players selected by the Diamondbacks 28 were pitchers (eight lefties), four were catchers, 13 were infielders (two first basemen, two second basemen, five shortstops, and four third basemen), and seven outfielders. The D-backs took 13 high school seniors, 37 players from colleges in the United States, one from a college in Puerto Rico, and one player who finished high school in 2010, but did not attend a college this past winter.

Many of the players drafted will be reporting to Yakima June 15 for a summer with the Bears. The club looks to have its roster set by June 14.

The Yakima Bears begin the season June 17 in Vancouver, BC and will play at home for the first time on June 22. Season tickets and mini plans are on sale now at the downtown Bears office at 17 N. 3rd Street, Suite 101 and online at

Rd (Ovr.)Player B/T Ht/Wt Pos. School

1 (3) Trevor Bauer R/R 6'1/175 RHP UCLA

1 (7) Archie Bradley R/R 6'4/225 RHP Broken Arrow HS (OK)

1A (43) Andrew Chafin R/L 6'2/205 LHP Kent State University

2 (63) Anthony Meo R/R 6'2/185 RHP Coastal Carolina University

3 (93) Justin Bianco L/R 5'11/195 CF Perters Township HS (PA)

4 (124) Evan Marshall R/R 6'2/208 RHP Kansas State University

5 (154) Michael Perez L/R 5'11/180 C Colegio Vocacional Para Adultos (PR)

6 (184) Matt Price R/R 6'2/215 RHP University of South Carolina

7 (214) Ben Roberts L/R 6'4/190 CF Sentinel HS (MT)

8 (244) Jesse Darrah L/R 6'2/190 RHP Fresno Pacific University

9 (274) John Leonard R/R 6'2/170 SS Connellsville Area School (PA)

10 (304) Kyle Winkler R/R 5'11/195 RHP Texas Christian University

11 (334) William Locante L/L 6'0/190 LHP Cumberland University

12 (364) Joshua Parr R/R 5'11/170 SS University of Illinois

13 (394) John Pedrotty L/L 6'4/220 LHP College of The Holy Cross

14 (424) Cody Geyer R/R 5'11/215 RHP Walters State CC

15 (454) Steven Rodriguez L/R 6'1/200 C UCLA

16 (484) Michael Blake L/L 5'11/190 LHP University of Hawaii

17 (514) Adam Choplick R/L 6'9/250 LHP Billy Ryan HS (TX)

18 (544) Taylor Siemens L/L 6'5/200 LHP California Baptist University

19 (574) Danny Pulfer R/R 5'9/190 2B University of Oregon

20 (604) Tommy Williams R/R 6'2/175 SS Palm Beach Gardens HS (FL)

21 (634) John Griffin R/R 6'6/245 1B University of Central Florida

22 (664) Garrett Weber R/R 5'11/185 SS Fresno State University

23 (694) Ryan Court R/R 6'2/225 3B Illinois State University

24 (724) Matt Ogden R/R 6'3/190 RHP Smoky Hill HS (CO)

25 (754) Brett Williams R/R 6'0/182 OF North Carolina State University

26 (784) Austin Platt R/R 6'3/190 RHP No school, graduated HS in 2010

27 (814) Wyatt Strahan R/R 6'3/190 RHP Villa Park HS (CA)

28 (844) Truman Sample R/R 6'5/200 RHP Rogers State University

29 (874) Carter Bell R/R 6'1/195 3B Oregon State University

30 (904) Dexter Price R/R 6'7/220 RHP University of South Carolina-Beaufort

31 (934) Matt Jensen R/R 5'10/190 2B Cal Poly-San Luis Obispo

32 (964) Alex Vetter R/R 6'7/205 RHP Feather River College

33 (994) Anthony Banda L/L 6'3/175 LHP Sinton HS (TX)

34 (1024)Zachary Jones R/R 6'0/185 C Stanford University

35 (1054)Ross Gerdeman R/R 6'3/210 RHP Bowling Green State University

36 (1084)Brian Henry R/R 6'3/220 C Keystone College

37 (1114)Elroy Urbina L/L 6'1/180 LHP University of Incarnate Word

38 (1144)Kerry Jenkins R/R 6'1/210 OF San Jose State University

39 (1174)Chris Ellison L/R 6'2/189 OF University of Oklahoma

40 (1204)Seth Simmons R/R 5'9/170 RHP East Carolina University

41 (1234)Michael Cederoth R/R 6'6/195 RHP Steele Canyon HS (CA)

42 (1264)Tyler Bream R/R 6'3/210 3B Liberty University

43 (1294)Alex Capual R/R 6'2/210 RHP University of Hawaii

44 (1324)Derek Luciano L/R 6'2/195 3B University of Central Florida

45 (1354)James Lane R/R 5'11/180 CF Coral Shores HS (FL)

46 (1384)Joseph Loftus R/R 6'3/210 OF Vanderbilt University

47 (1414)Tucker Ward R/R 6'5/230 RHP UMS Wright Prep School (AL)

48 (1444)Raymond Hernandez R/R 6'1/190 RHP Cal State Fullerton

49 (1474)Jacob Williams S/L 6'1/190 1B South Mountain CC

50 (1504)David Masters R/R 6'1/185 SS Timberland HS (MO)

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