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2017 Frontier League Draft Results

On Tuesday, April 25th, the Frontier League held their annual draft after two days of tryouts.

This year, 26 players were selected (13 pitchers and 13 position players) – down from the 30 players selected in 2016 and 34 players in 2015.

As in the past, Indy Ball Island will follow these players all season long.

RHP Austin Goss was selected as the first overall pick by the Schaumburg Boomers.

Here are the complete results of the 2017 Frontier League Draft:

Round 1:
Pick 1: Schaumburg Boomers, Austin Goss (RHP)
Pick 2: Windy City Thunderbolts, Cody Mincey (RHP)
Pick 3: Traverse City Beach Bums, James Simpson (C)
Pick 4: Gateway Grizzles, TBA
Pick 5: Normal CornBelters, Bob Wheatley (LHP)
Pick 6: Lake Erie Crushers, Nick Bozman (LHP)
Pick 7: Washington Wild Things, Aaron Burns (RHP)
Pick 8: Schaumburg Boomers, Cosimo Cannella (1B)
Pick 9: River City Rascals, Stephen Swagerty (RHP)
Pick 10: Joliet Slammers, Steven Pollakov (C)
Pick 11: Evansville Otters, Andrew Bynum (C)
Pick 12: Southern Illinois Miners, Ryan O’Malley (3B)

Round 2:
Pick 13: Schaumburg Boomers, Pass
Pick 14: Windy City Thunderbolts, Danny Britt (C)
Pick 15: Traverse City Beach Bums, Brook Clark (UTL)
Pick 16: Gateway Grizzlies, Chris Dula (RHP)
Pick 17: Normal CornBelters, Kyle Carter (LHP)
Pick 18: Florence Freedom, Mark Fowler (OF)
Pick 19: Washington Wild Things, Matt Sabel (LHP)
Pick 20: Lake Erie Crushers, Roman Gomez (RHP)
Pick 21: River City Rascals, Trevor Jaunich (RHP)
Pick 22: Joliet Slammers, Brian McKenna (C)
Pick 23: Evansville Otters, Ryan Cheek (RHP)
Pick 24: Southern Illinois Miners, Chris Amato (SS)

Round 3:
Picks 25-27: Schaumburg Boomers, Windy City Thunderbolts, Traverse City Beach Bums, Pass
Pick 28: Gateway Grizzlies, Colin Kelly (RHP)
Pick 29: Normal CornBelters, Pass
Pick 30: Florence Freedom, Lucas Owens (C)
Picks 31-32: Washington Wild Things, Lake Erie Crushers, Pass
Pick 33: River City Rascals, Dillon Clift, (C)
Picks 34-36: Joliet Slammers, Evansville Others, and Southern Illinois Miners, Pass

Round 4:
Pick 37: River City Rascals, Matthew Haskins (OF)


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2016 Frontier League Draft Results

The two-day Frontier League tryout has finished, and the draft is now complete.  30 players were selected in this year’s draft. Pitching and catching once again dominated the draft results.  Only seven other position players (three outfielders, two 3B, and two 2B) were selected – all late in the draft.

With the first selection in the draft, the Normal Cornbelters selected LHP Billy Waltrip. Waltrip, who was drafted in 2013 by the Colorado Rockies, made it as high as low A Tri-City with the Rockies organization in 2014.

As we did last year, this site will be covering the entire draft class throughout the Frontier League season.

Below are the full results to the 2016 Frontier League Draft:

1 Normal CornBelters  LHP Billy Waltrip
2 Schaumburg Boomers  C Kolten Yamaguchi
3 Windy City ThunderBolts RHP Anthony Bazzani
4 Washington Wild Things LHP Jeff Conley
5 Joliet Slammers  C Connor Andrus
6 Gateway Grizzlies  LHP Corey Kimes
7 Gateway Grizzlies  LHP Jack Duffey
8 Florence Freedom  C Garrett Vail
9 Evansville Otters  C  T.J. Wharton
10 Traverse City Beach Bums  RHP Ashton Perritt
11 Normal CornBelters  RHP Matthew Chavarria
12 Washington Wild Things C Stephen Sunday
13 Lake Erie Crushers RHP Richard Cruz-Sanchez
14 Schaumburg Boomers C John Murphy
15 Windy City ThunderBolts C Ryan Gyrion
16 Joliet Slammers RHP Quinn Pippin
17 Gateway Grizzlies RHP Nate Carter
18 Evansville Otters RHP Keith Patton
19 Florence Freedom  3B Brent Gillespie
20 River City Rascals LHP Vin Roth
21 Traverse City Beach Bums  2B Jeremy Delgado
22 Lake Erie Crushers  RHP Brett Sullivan
23 Southern Illinois Miners C Leonel Ledesma
24 Schaumburg Boomers  OF Fernely Sanchez
25 Gateway Grizzlies 2B Kyle Forsythe
26 River City Rascals RHP Jordan DePonte
27 Normal CornBelters RHP Braulio Ortiz
28 Southern Illinois Miners OF Cody Semler
29 River City Rascals 3B Turner Gill
30 Normal CornBelters OF Chris Pagliarulo
(Results courtesy of FrontierLeague.com)

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