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UYA Draftees

Major League Baseball's Urban Youth Academies provide free baseball and softball instruction to the community and host numerous baseball showcases and tournaments throughout the year. Thousands of UYA alumni and showcase participants have gotten college scholarships, and hundreds have been drafted by Major League teams. A full list of draftees follows:

Draft classes: 2012 | 2011 | 2010 | 2009 | 2008 | 2007 | 2006 | 2005

2012 Draft class:
NAME ROUND PICK POS. CLUB MLB DEBUT NOTES
Carlos Correa 1 1 SS Astros Puerto Rico Baseball Academy & HS
Jesmuel Valentin Comp 51 SS Dodgers Puerto Rico Baseball Academy & HS
Wilfredo Rodriguez 7 228 C Rockies Puerto Rico Baseball Academy & HS
Ron Miller 10 317 3B Marlins Junipero Serra HS, Calif.; Compton UYA
Ariel Estades 17 523 OF Royals Puerto Rico Baseball Academy & HS

2011 Draft class:
NAME ROUND PICK POS. CLUB MLB DEBUT NOTES
Ricky Oropesa 3 116 1B Giants USC
Kenneth Peoples 4 140 SS Cardinals Westchester H.S.
Desmond Henry 4 144 OF Rangers Centennial H.S.
Jamal Moore 10 314 LHP Dodgers Westchester H.S.
Matt Young 14 450 OF Rays Compton C.C.
Zach Wilson 21 659 3B Yankees ASU
Joe Terry 30 925 2B Reds CS Fullerton
Showcase players:
Trevor Gretzky 7 219 1B Cubs Oaks Christian H.S.
Ryan Garvey 15 481 OF Phillies Palm Desert H.S.
Drew Hillman 18 571 3B Phillies Orange Coast College
Arby Fields 27 833 OF Padres Northwestern
Shane Boras 39 1186 2B Athletics USC
Andrew Allen 45 1367 1B Tigers Desert Vista H.S.

2010 Draft class:
NAME ROUND PICK POS. CLUB MLB DEBUT NOTES
Christian Yelich 1 23 LHP Marlins Westlake H.S.
Aaron Sanchez Comp 34 RHP Blue Jays Orange Coast College
Vincent Velasquez 2 58 RHP Astros Garey H.S.
Jacob Thompson 2 66 RHP Rays Long Beach State
Cody Buckel 2 72 RHP Rangers Royal H.S.
Angelo Gumbs 2 82 OF Yankees Torrance H.S.
Tony Wolters 3 87 SS Indians Rancho Buena Vista H.S.
Adam Plutko 6 183 RHP Astros Glendora H.S.
Jose Amezcua 7 217 RHP Reds Bellflower H.S.
Michael Lorenzen 7 221 OF Rays Fullerton H.S.
Josef Terry 8 248 2B White Sox Drafted by Reds in 2011
Brenton Allen 9 291 RHP Phillies Gahr H.S.
Zack Weiss 10 297 RHP Pirates Northwood H.S.
Cesar Aguilar 14 439 RHP Dodgers AB Miller H.S.
Sean O'Connell 15 458 C White Sox Chatsworth H.S.
Stefan Sabol 17 524 C Braves Aliso Niguel H.S.
Arthur Charles 20 606 LHP Blue Jays Bakersfield
Alfredo Lopez 20 617 SS Marlins Compton C.C.
Cory Hahn 26 784 OF Padres Mater Dei H.S.
Victor Sanchez 26 799 1B Cardinals San Diego
Mykal Stokes 29 874 OF Padres Orange Coast College
Jarred Frierson 26 1094 OF Braves UNLV
Le'Jon Baker 43 1304 OF Braves Crenshaw H.S.
Tony McClendon 47 1415 OF Athletics Fullerton College
Cody Lavalli 49 1487 RHP Marlins Granite Hills H.S.

2009 Draft class:
NAME ROUND PICK POS. CLUB MLB DEBUT NOTES
Tyler Skaggs Comp 40 LHP Angels Santa Monica H.S.
Trayce Thompson 2 61 OF White Sox Santa Margarita H.S.
Virgil Hill 6 189 OF Cardinals L.A. Mission College
Khristopher Davis 7 226 OF Brewers Cal State Fullerton
Jonathan Singleton 8 257 1B Phillies Long Beach Millikan H.S.
Ronnie Richardson 11 342 OF Twins UYA Japan team, Breakthrough Series, Tournament of Stars.
David Peters 16 488 C Marlins Lakewood H.S.
Josef Terry 17 503 2B Mariners Drafted in 2010 (CWS) and Reds in 2011
Shuhei Fujiya 18 534 RHP Padres N. Iowa
Nicholas Akins 19 577 OF Dodgers Vanguard U.
Trayvone Johnson 30 912 C Twins Community Harvest H.S.
Chris Jacobs 37 1116 OF D-backs Westchester H.S.
Kyle Witten 41 1223 RHP Mariners Cal State Fullerton
Darnell Sweeney 41 1238 SS Marlins Japan team in Breakthrough series
Marc Baca 42 1255 RHP Pirates UNLV
Blake Crosby 42 1263 1B Athletics CS Sacramento
Ivory Thomas 42 1271 OF Astros Downhey H.S.
Nick Wagner 44 1330 OF Blue Jays Santa Margarita H.S.
Mykal Stokes 46 1374 OF Padres *Drafted by Padres in 2010
Mario Gallardo 47 1416 LHP D-backs West L.A. College
Paul Michael Klingsberg 49 1482 1B Twins CS Dominguez Hills
Showcase players:
Matthew Hobgood 1 5 RHP Orioles Norco H.S.
Jiovanni Mier 1 21 SS Astros Bonita H.S.
Brooks Pounders 2 53 RHP Pirates Temecula Valley H.S.
Nolan Arenado 2 53 RHP Rockies El Toro H.S.
David Nick 4 126 SS/2B D-backs Cypress H.S.
Kristopher Hobson 6 190 OF Blue Jays Stockdale H.S.
Jarret Martin 18 536 LHP Orioles Centennial H.S.
Arthur Charles 39 1172 1B Royals Drafted by Blue Jays in 2010

2008 Draft class:
NAME ROUND PICK POS. CLUB MLB DEBUT NOTES
Kyle Skipworth 1 6 C Marlins Wilson H.S.
Aaron Hicks 1 14 OF Twins Wilson H.S.
Gerrit Cole 1 28 RHP Yankees Drafted by Pirates in 2011
Zach Collier Comp 34 OF Phillies Patriot H.S.
Mike Montgomery Comp 36 OF Royals Hart H.S.
Anthony Gose 2 51 OF Phillies 7/17/12 Traded to Blue Jays in 2010
Cutter Dykstra 2 54 OF Brewers Westlake H.S.
Tyler Chatwood 2 74 RHP Angels 4/11/2011 Redlands East Valley H.S.
Edgar Olmos 3 83 LHP Marlins Birmingham H.S.
Matthew Cerda 4 131 SS/3B Cubs Oceanside H.S.
John Lamb 5 145 LHP Royals Laguna Hills H.S.
Clark Murphy 5 153 1B Rangers Fallbrook H.S.
Chris Smith 5 170 OF Yankees Centennial H.S.
Tyreace House 6 184 OF Athletics College of the Canyons
Miles Reagan 7 228 RHP Royals El Capitan H.S.
Kyle Higashioka 7 230 C Yankees Edison H.S.
Malcolm Culver 8 235 RHP Royals Palmdale H.S.
Isaac Galloway 8 238 OF Marlins Los Osos H.S.
Ryan O'Sullivan 10 297 RHP Giants Drafted by Dodgers in 2011
Jarret Martin 19 566 LHP Orioles Drafted by Orioles in 2009
Nicholas Akins 20 601 OF Nationals Drafted by Dodgers in 2009
Ricky Oropesa 24 742 1B Red Sox Drafted by Giants in 2011
Zack Wilson 26 774 3B Pirates Drafted by Yankees in 2011
Calvin Culver 26 790 OF Braves L.A. Pierce College
Brandon Magee 29 863 OF Rays Drafted by Athletics in 2011
Michael Tonkin 30 906 RHP Twins Palmdale H.S.
Sean Gilmartin 31 945 OF Padres Drafted by Braves in 2011
Virgil Hill 35 1054 OF Athletics Drafted in 2009 by Cardinals
Javier Brown 37 1116 SS Twins Grossmont College
Tyler Pill 38 1147 RHP Rockies Drafted by Mets in 2011
Mason Radeke 41 1230 RHP White Sox Drafted by Indians in 2011
Jeff Bandy 41 1237 C Dodgers Drafted by Dodgers in 2011
Mykal Stokes 41 1250 OF Yankees Drafted by Padres in 2010
Nate Metroka 47 1406 OF Astros Compton C.C.

2007 Draft class:
NAME ROUND PICK POS. CLUB MLB DEBUT NOTES
Michael Moustakas 1 2 3B Royals 6/10/11 Chatsworth H.S.
Joshua Vitters 1 3 3B Cubs Cypress H.S.
Matthew Dominguez 1 12 3B Marlins Chatsworth H.S.
Nicholas Noonan Comp 32 SS Giants Francis Parker H.S.
Travis D'Arnaud Comp 37 SS Phillies Lakewood H.S.; traded to Jays
Ryan Dent Comp 62 SS/2B Red Sox Wilson H.S.
Mike Stanton 2 76 OF Marlins 6/8/10 Notre Dame H.S.
Freddie Freeman 2 78 1B Braves 9/1/10 El Modena H.S.
Michael Watt 2 86 LHP Dodgers Capistrano Valley H.S.
Austin Romine 2 94 C Yankees El Toro H.S.
Nicholas Barnese 3 95 RHP Rays Simi Valley H.S.
Daniel Duffy 3 96 LHP Royals Cabrillo H.S.
Daniel Carroll 3 105 OF Mariners Valley View H.S.
Garrett Nash 4 140 SS/OF Rangers Oregon State
Andrew Lambo 4 146 OF Dodgers Newbury Park H.S.; with Pirates
Reggie Williams 4 152 3B Twins Bellflower H.S.
Robert Wilkins 6 200 RHP Rangers Valhalla H.S.
Marcus Crockett 9 286 OF Marlins Compton C.C.
Patrick McCoy 10 310 LHP Nationals Sahuaro H.S.
Christian Colon 10 327 SS-2B SD Drafted by Royals in 2010
Gary Brown 12 390 OF Athletics Drafted by Giants in 2010
Kyle O'Campo 13 410 RHP Rangers Poly H.S.
Jonathan Talley 13 415 C Blue Jays Carlsbad H.S.
Matthew Mitchell 14 426 RHP Royals Barstow H.S.
Tyler Kolodny 16 489 3B Orioles El Camino Real H.S.
Eddie McKiernan 17 538 RHP Angels Monrovia H.S.
Sammy Solis 18 553 LHP D-backs U. of San Diego
Robert Coyle 19 587 OF Indians U of Arizona
Victor Sanchez 25 757 3B/C Cubs Drafted in 2010 by Cardinals
Michael Wing 26 808 SS Angels Upland H.S.
Ray White 27 826 SS Marlins Compton C.C.
Derek Hall 29 893 C Phillies El Dorado H.S.
Antonio Peraza 31 962 LHP Mets La Mirada H.S.
Johnny Bromberg 32 990 RHP Twins Palisades H.S.
Brett Hambright 34 1040 C Phillies UC Riverside
Daniel Renken 35 1058 RHP Rockies CS Fullerston
Cole Cook 36 1090 RHP Mariners Drafted in 2010 by Indians
Richard Rossman 39 1175 OF Marlins Cal Poly
Daniel Magnante 40 1214 C Athletics
Matthew Thomas 41 1228 RHP Mariners Chino Hills H.S.
James Wemke 41 1240 LHP Athletics Troy H.S.
Bryce Tafelski 42 1256 C Indians UCSB
Bryson Rahier 42 1257 C Braves San Jose State
Devin Lohman 43 1277 SS Rockies Drafted in 2010 by Reds
Marques Williams 43 1286 OF Astros Compton C.C.
Brandon Fowler 45 1323 C Royals Westview H.S.
Brett Krill 46 1359 OF Braves UCLA
Kevin Rucker 47 1381 OF Indians Pioneer Valley H.S.
Matt Evers 48 1391 LHP Rays Rice
Joseph Vierra 49 1413 3B Royals Loyola Marymount
Efren Navarro 50 1450 1B Angels 9/2/11 UNLV

2006 Draft class:
NAME ROUND PICK POS. CLUB MLB DEBUT NOTES
Nicholas Akins 13 383 OF Dodgers Drafted by Dodgers in 2009

2005 Draft class:
NAME ROUND PICK POS. CLUB MLB DEBUT NOTES
Trayvon Robinson 10 316 OF Dodgers 8/5/11 Traded to Mariners in 2011