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Eleven Players With Rafters Ties Selected in 2016 MLB Draft

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Two Current Rafters, And Members of 2014 and 2015 Teams Selected
 
Wisconsin Rapids, Wis.- Nine former Wisconsin Rapids Rafters and two current Rafters were selected during the 2016 Major League Baseball Draft that took place from June 9-11. Zach Jackson, a right-handed pitcher and member of the 2014 Rafters, was the highest pick amongst Rafters alums going in the third round to the Toronto Blue Jays.

Below is the complete list of Rafters selected in the 2016 MLB Draft…

Player

Round

Pick

MLB Team

School

Year with Rafters

Zach Jackson

3

102

Toronto

Arkansas

2014

Clark Eagan

9

285

Pittsburgh

Arkansas

2014

Nolan Blackwood

14

412

Oakland

Memphis

2014

Nick Blackburn

16

479

Arizona

Illinois

2014

Brock Carpenter

20

611

Los Angeles N

Seattle

2015

Nate Easley

23

684

San Diego

Yavapai

2015

Michael McCann

24

733

Kansas City

Seattle

2015

Andrew Deramo

29

882

Toronto

Central Florida

2016

Justin Kelly

33

996

Los Angeles A

UC Santa Barbara

2015

Enrique Zamora

37

1121

Los Angeles N

Calumet College of St. Joseph

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. Playing its 23rd season of summer collegiate baseball in 2016, 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 150 Northwoods League players have advanced to Major League Baseball, including Cy Young Award winner Max Scherzer (WAS) and MLB All-Stars Chris Sale (CWS), Jordan Zimmermann (DET), Curtis Granderson (NYM), Lucas Duda (NYM) and Ben Zobrist (CHC). All league games are viewable live via the Northwoods League Website.  For more information, visit www.raftersbaseball.com.