Maryland Draft Report 2015



By Jerry Shank
Maryland Scouting Director

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The 2015 Major League Baseball First-Year Player Draft went almost as expected in the state of Maryland with three high school players being selected. Ljay Newsome was the first current Maryland high school player taken in the 26th round by the Seattle Mariners. Cody Morris, the top ranked player in the MD 2015 class, was taken in the 32nd round by the Baltimore Orioles. Hunter Parsons rounded out the Maryland high school class being selected in the 40th round by the Cleveland Indians. Overall, the three Maryland players selected were three of the top four players ranked in the class of 2015 PBR Maryland State Rankings.  Click HERE to see how our Maryland draft Preview looked

Nine Maryland high school alumni were also drafted after heading off to the college ranks with six coming from the Division I ranks, one from Division II, one from Division III, and one from the Junior College Ranks.  Below is the list of Maryland HS products drafted.

Maryland High School Players

Name POS High School Round Pick Team  Commitment
Ljay Newsome RHP Chopticon 26 785 Mariners  
Cody Morris RHP Reservoir 32 973 Orioles South Carolina
Hunter Parsons RHP Parkside 40 1204 Indians Maryland

 

Former Maryland High School Players

Name POS College High School Round Pick Team 
LaMonte Wade CF Maryland St. Pauls 9 260 Twins
Sean Miller SS USC Aiken Spalding 10 290 Twins
Ryan Meisinger RHP Radford Northern 11 343 Orioles
Kevin Mooney RHP Maryland North Harford 15 464 Nationals
Zach Morris LHP Maryland DeMatha 24 714 Phillies
Junior Harding RHP Chipola (FL) Cambridge S. Dorchester 20 609 Royals
Joey Strain RHP Winthrop Huntingtown 22 665 Mariners
Chad Martin RHP Delaware Quince Orchard 30 903 Yankees
Robert Lucido C Amherst (MA) St. Pauls 40 1202 Blue Jays

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