Royce Lewis Selected as #1 Overall MLB Draft Pick by Minnesota Twins from JSerra Catholic
Newport Beach, CA, June 19, 2017—The Boras Foundation is please to have 19 Boras Baseball Classic participants selected in the 2017 MLB draft.
Leading the 2017 class of draftees is long-time prospect and UCI commit, Royce Lewis (SS) of JSerra Catholic High School.
“When I heard them [MLB Commissioner, Robert Manfred] call my name I froze,” said Lewis of his number one overall draft pick by the Minnesota Twins. “It was an amazing feeling.”
The Boras Baseball Classic is fortunate enough to now have back-to-back number one MLB draftees with Mickey Moniak (Phillies, CF) in 2016 and now Lewis (Twins).
The Classic strives year after year to bring the top talent from California and Arizona to compete at the highest level,” said Scott Boras, Director of the Boras Foundation. “Having both Moniak and Lewis competing in the Classic and selected as the number one overall picks speaks to the caliber of talent and competition featured each year.”
Also selected in the first round, are Boras Baseball Classic participants, Hunter Greene (RHP) of Notre Dame Sherman Oaks selected second by the Cincinnati Reds and Nick Pratto (LHP) of Huntington Beach selected 14th by the Kansas City Royals.
Complete list of Boras Baseball Classic participants selected in the 2017 MLB Draft:
Hagan Danner (C), Huntington Beach High School selected 61st by the Toronto Blue Jays
Blake Hunt (C), Mater Dei High School selected 69th by the San Diego Padres
Jake Schiener (3B), University of Houston (Maria Carrillo High School) selected 113th by the Philadelphia Phillies
Cody Bolton (RHP), Tracy High School selected 178th by the Pittsburg PiratesJacob Amaya (SS), South Hills High School selected 350th by the Los Angeles
Je’Von Ward (OF), Gahr High School selected 354th by the Milwaukee Brewers
Eric Wagaman (RHP), Aliso Niguel High School ‘15 (Orange Coast College) selected 392nd by the New York Yankees
Garrett Mitchell (OF), Orange Lutheran High School selected 412th by the Oakland A’s
Antoine Mistico (OF), Chandler High School of Arizona selected 425th by the Arizona Diamondbacks
Karlos Morales (LHP), South Hills High School selected 744th by the Milwaukee Brewers
Trenton Denholm (RHP), Oak Ridge High School selected 791st by the Boston Red Sox
Tyler Addison (OF), Mater Dei High School selected 970th by the Los Angeles Dodgers
Trevor Hauver (SS), Perry High School of Arizona selected 1110th by the Kansas City Royals
Sam Glick (LHP), El Toro High School selected 1178th by the Baltimore OriolesLogan White (C), Mountain Pointe High School selected 1180th by the Los
JT Stanley (C), Cenntenial High School of Colorado selected 1196th by the Colorado Rockies
The Boras Baseball Classic has a total of 55 MLB draftees, over 200 Division l commits, three Ivy League athletes and two Naval Commissions all having made a Classic appearance in the last five years.