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Twelve Players with Rafters Ties Selected in 2017 MLB Draft

 

Twelve Players with Rafters Ties Selected in 2017 MLB Draft

Second consecutive year with at least 11 players selected from past Rafters teams

Wisconsin Rapids, Wis. – Eleven former Wisconsin Rapids Rafters and one current Rafter were selected during the 2017 Major League Baseball Draft that took place from June 12-14. Joey Morgan, a catcher from the 2016 Rafters team, was the highest pick amongst Rafters alums going in the third round to the Detroit Tigers as the 95th overall pick.

Below is the complete list of Rafters selected in the 2017 MLB Draft…

 

Player

Round

Pick

MLB Team

School

Year with Rafters

Joey Morgan

3

95

Detroit

Washington

2016

Ernie Clement

4

132

Cleveland

Virginia

2015

Rob Calabrese

10

306

San Francisco

UIC

2016

Nic Motley

14

416

Colorado

McLennan

2017

Demetrius Sims

14

419

Miami

Bethune-Cookman University

2016

Garrett Schilling

18

536

Colorado

Xavier

2016

Dylan File

21

624

Milwaukee

Dixie State

2015

Ben Fisher

21

629

Miami

Eastern Kentucky

2016

Jon Malmin

31

925

Los Angeles A

Texas

2015

Jake Lumley

33

981

Oakland

Canisius

2016

Brandon Polizzi

35

1059

Toronto

Cal State Dominguez- Hills  

2016

Andrew Turner 40 1199 Miami Long Island 2016

 

 

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The Wisconsin Rapids Rafters are a member of the finest developmental league for elite college baseball players, the Northwoods League. The 23-year-old summer collegiate league is the largest organized baseball league in the world with 20 teams, drawing significantly more fans, in a friendly ballpark experience, than any league of its kind. A valuable training ground for coaches, umpires and front office staff, more than 170 former Northwoods League players have advanced to Major League Baseball, including two-time Cy Young Award winner Max Scherzer (WAS), two-time World Series Champion Ben Zobrist (CHC) and MLB All-Stars Chris Sale (BOS), Jordan Zimmermann (DET), Curtis Granderson (NYM) and Lucas Duda (NYM).  All league games are viewable live via the Northwoods League portal. For more information, visit http://northwoodsleague.com/wisconsin-rapids-rafters/ or download the new Northwoods League Mobile App on the Apple App Store or on Google Play and set the Rafters as your favorite team.