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Published On: June 12th, 2014

Many Lakeshore Chinooks were selected in the 2014 Major League Baseball First-Year Player Draft. Ten players from 2012 and 2013 were chosen, as well as two from the 2014 Chinooks roster.

The earliest pick was outfielder and first baseman Mike Papi. He was picked 38th overall in the Competitive Balance Round A by the Cleveland Indians. Papi, a University of Virginia product, played for the Chinooks in 2013.

List of Chinooks Players Drafted


Mike Papi                    38th overall                  (CB Round-A)             Cleveland Indians

Brian Anderson           76th overall                  (3rd Round)                  Miami Marlins

Keaton Steele             230th overall                (8th Round)                  Minnesota Twins

Matt Borens               332nd overall              (11th Round)               New York Yankees

Bryce Beeler              565th overall               (19th Round)               New York Mets

Donnie Hissa               626th overall                (21st Round)                Milwaukee Brewers

Mike Hollenbeck         678th overall                (23rd Round)                Chicago White Sox

Jerrick Suiter              791st overall                (26th Round)                Pittsburgh Pirates

Ryan Harris                 794th overall                (26th Round)                Boston Red Sox

Jason Hoppe               816th overall                (27th Round)                Texas Rangers

Evin Einhardt              858th overall                (29th Round)                Chicago White Sox

Karch Kowalczyk        1,119th overall             (37th Round)                Los Angeles Dodgers

The Lakeshore Chinooks continue to give opportunities for college baseball players. The organization looks forward to seeing the players develop their skills and advance in their baseball careers. These players made a lasting impact on not only the Chinooks, but the Northwoods League as well, proving the league is one of the strongest and most competitive in the country.

The Lakeshore Chinooks are a member of the finest developmental league for elite college baseball players, the Northwoods League. Playing its 21st season of summer collegiate baseball, the Northwoods League is the largest organized baseball league in the world with 18 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 115 Northwoods League players have advanced to Major League Baseball, including Cy Young Award winner Max Scherzer (DET) and MLB All-Stars Chris Sale (CWS), Jordan Zimmermann (WAS), Curtis Granderson (NYM), Allen Craig (STL) and Ben Zobrist (TB). All league games are viewable live via the Northwoods League YouTube channel<>. For more information, visit