June 6, 2012
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ARIZONA STATE IN THE DRAFT
Deven Marrero, 24th overall, 1st round, Boston Red Sox - Photo Gallery - A Look At Marrero
Brady Rodgers, 96th overall, 3rd round, Houston Astros - Photo Gallery - A Look At Rodgers
Joey DeMichele, 108th overall, 3rd round, Chicago White Sox - Photo Gallery - A Look At DeMichele
Jake Barrett, 120th overall, 3rd round, Arizona Diamondbacks - Photo Gallery - A Look At Barrett
Andrew Aplin, 159th overall, 5th round, Houston Astros - Photo Gallery - A Look At Aplin
Abe Ruiz, 501st overall, 16th round, Chicago White Sox - Photo Gallery
Robert Ravago, 677th overall, 22nd round, Miami Marlins - Photo Gallery
Brandon Magee, 721st overall, 23rd round, Boston Red Sox - Photo Gallery
Beau Maggi, 733rd overall, 24th round, Kansas City Royals - Photo Gallery
Max Rossiter, 976th overall, 32nd round, Pittsburgh Pirates - Photo Gallery
TEMPE, Ariz. - Ten Arizona State student-athletes and 14 2013 signees were selected in the 2012 MLB First-Year Player Draft. Four were taken on the first day, followed by seven on the second day and 13 on the final day.
This is the third consecutive year that ASU has had double-digit draft picks and the 18th time in program history.
Deven Marrero went to the Boston Red Sox with the 24th overall pick and is the highest Sun Devil draftee since 2009. Five Sun Devils were selected in the first five rounds of the draft for the first time since 1984, including Brady Rodgers and Andrew Aplin, who both went to the Houston Astros, Joey DeMichele to the Chicago White Sox, and Jake Barrett to the Arizona Diamondbacks.
Both Rodgers, a native of Richmond, Texas, and Barrett, a native of Mesa, Ariz., went to their hometown teams.
Five Sun Devils were taken on the final day of the draft. First baseman Abe Ruiz was also drafted by the White Sox and right-handed reliever Robert Ravago was taken by the Miami Marlins. Both starting catchers from the 2012 season were drafted as Beau Maggi went to the Kansas City Royals and the Pittsburgh Pirates selected Max Rossiter. Former ASU baseball player and current ASU football player Brandon Magee also went to the Red Sox.
The ASU baseball program has now had 389 players drafted by the Major Leagues, which is the most all-time among NCAA schools. Former Sun Devil outfielder Rick Monday was the first-ever MLB Draft pick in 1965 when he was selected No. 1 overall by the Kansas City Athletics.
Clint Coulter, 26th overall, 1st round, Milwaukee Brewers
Paul Blackburn, 56th overall, Compensation A, Chicago Cubs
Mitch Nay, 58th overall, Compensation A, Toronto Blue Jays
Keiran Lovegrove, 110th overall, 3rd round, Cleveland Indians
Ryan Kellogg, 385th overall, 12th round, Toronto Blue Jays
Chris Flexen, 440th overall, 14th round, New York Mets
Will Ethington, 541st overall, 17th round, Boston Red Sox
Tony Blanford, 578th overall, 18th round, Philadelphia Phillies
Jorge Flores, 596th overall, 19th round, Toronto Blue Jays
David Graybill, 956th overall, 31st round, Los Angeles Dodgers
Ryan Burr, 1026th overall, 33rd round, Texas Rangers
John Sewald, 1032nd overall, 34th round, Baltimore Orioles
Brett Lilek, 1121st overall, 37th round, Seattle Mariners
Cullen O'Dwyer, 1199th overall, 39th round, Atlanta Braves