PALM SPRINGS, CA – The 2012 First-Year Player Draft kicked off this week and the Palm Springs POWER were well represented with eight former players being drafted by Major League clubs through the first 36 rounds.
Corey Black, who pitched for the POWER in 2010, was the highest former player selected going in the 4th round to the New York Yankees.
Also selected was fan-favorite and 2011 Home-Run Derby winner Ryan Garvey, son of former Major League All-Star Steve Garvey. Ryan was taken by the Colorado Rockies in the 33rd round.
Below is a complete list of all of the former POWER players taken in this year’s draft:
Corey Black, P, 2010, Faulkner University – Drafted by New York Yankees (4th round, 157 overall)
Ricky Gingras, C, 2010, Point Loma Nazarene Univ. – Drafted by Houston Astros (18th round, 549 overall)
Kevin Medrano, 2B, 2010, Missouri State – Drafted by Arizona Diamondbacks (18th round, 573 overall)
Alan Garcia, P, 2011, Azusa Pacific University – Drafted by Los Angeles Dodgers (22nd round, 686 overall)
Kayvon Bahramzadeh, P, 2010, Kansas State University – Drafted by Oakland A’s (24th round, 739 overall)
Casey McCarthy, P, 2011, CSU San Bernardino – Drafted by Miami Marlins (28th round, 857 overall)
Jake Brown, SS, 2010, Kansas State University – Drafted by Chicago White Sox (30th round, 921 overall)
Ryan Garvey, OF, 2011-12, Riverside CC – Drafted by Colorado Rockies (33rd round, 1008 overall)