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Published On: January 26th, 2018


Los Angeles native signs on to spend summer in the Midwest.

(Rochester Minn.) –  The Rochester Honkers have announced the signing of sophomore infielder Jaylon McLaughlin from the University of Nevada. McLaughlin was selected in the 38th round of the 2016 MLB draft by the New York Mets.

As a freshman at Nevada, McLaughlin played in 28 games starting 19. He played all over the diamond with six starts at second, seven at third, and five at shortstop and one at designated hitter. The 5-foot-11 sophomore hit .212 with one home run and six RBIs during his freshman campaign.

McLaughlin lettered three years at Santa Monica High School. As a senior, he hit .387 and drove in 13 runs.

The Wolf Pack begin their season February 16th with a weekend series at the University of California Irvine.

The Rochester Honkers 25th season begins on Tuesday, May 29th when the team hosts the Eau Claire Express in their home opener at Mayo Field at 7:05 pm. 5-Game Packs and Kids Club Memberships are available now!  Season Tickets, ½ Season Plans, Suites and Patios are also available. Call the Rochester Honkers office at 507-289-1170 for more information.   


The Rochester Honkers are a member of the finest developmental league for elite college baseball players, the Northwoods League. Entering its 25th anniversary season, the Northwoods 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 185 former Northwoods League players have advanced to Major League Baseball, including three-time Cy Young Award winner Max Scherzer (WAS), two-time World Series Champions Ben Zobrist (CHC) and Brandon Crawford (SFG) and MLB All-Stars Chris Sale (BOS), Jordan Zimmermann (DET) and Curtis Granderson (TOR).  All league games are viewable live via the Northwoods League portal. For more information, visit or download the new Northwoods League Mobile App on the Apple App Store or on Google Play and set the Honkers as your favorite team.