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Forty-four players from 28 NAIA programs (including Cal State San Marcos) drafted by 24 of MLB’s 30 clubs.

2012 MLB Draft – NAIA Players Selected

Pick Round Team Player School Pos.
70 2 San Diego Padres Dane Phillips Oklahoma City C
157 4 New York Yankees Corey Black Faulkner (Ala.) RHP
227 7 Miami Marlins Ryan Newell Shorter (Ga.) RHP
245 7 Milwaukee Brewers David Otterman British Columbia LHP
254 8 Chicago Cubs Michael Heesch South Carolina Beaufort LHP
259 8 Oakland A’s Kris Hall Lee (Tenn.) RHP
295 9 Toronto Blue Jays Jordan Leyland Azusa Pacific (Calif.) 1B
334 10 Detroit Tigers Charles Gillies The Master’s (Calif.) RHP
336 10 Texas Rangers Joseph Shiver Southern Poly (Ga.) RHP
393 12 Arizona Diamondbacks Keith Glenn Arizona Christian CF
437 14 Miami Marlins Michael Vaughn Fresno Pacific (Calif.) C
534 17 Washington Nationals Blake Schwartz Oklahoma City RHP
549 18 Houston Astros Ricky Gingras Point Loma Nazarene (Calif.) C
557 18 Miami Marlins Patrick Merkling Lee (Tenn.) LHP
602 19 Tampa Bay Rays Miguel Beltran Oklahoma City 1B
650 21 New York Mets Gary Ward Bethel (Tenn.) LHP
659 21 Atlanta Braves Jeremy Fitzgerald Tennessee Wesleyan RHP
681 22 Chicago White Sox Cory McGinnis Auburn Montgomery (Ala.) RHP
686 22 Los Angeles Dodgers Alan Garcia Azusa Pacific (Calif.) RHP
701 23 Seattle Mariners Levi Dean Tennessee Wesleyan RHP
751 24 Boston Red Sox Keaton Briscoe British Columbia 2B
758 24 Philadelphia Phillies Chad Carman Oklahoma City C
767 25 Miami Marlins Dane Stone St. Thomas (Fla.) RHP
768 25 Colorado Rockies Alec Mehrten Fresno Pacific (Calif.) SS
771 25 Chicago White Sox Storm Throne Morningside (Iowa) RHP
783 25 Arizona Diamondbacks Vincent Spilker Lee (Tenn.) RHP
795 26 San Diego Padres Brandon Alger Indiana Tech LHP
798 26 Colorado Rockies Adam Paulencu Embry-Riddle (Fla.) RHP
838 27 San Francisco Giants Chris Fern Union (Ky.) LHP
854 28 Chicago Cubs Lance Rymel Rogers State (Okla.) C
867 28 Los Angeles Angels Joel Capote St. Thomas (Fla.) CF
884 29 Chicago Cubs Austin Pentecost Lewis-Clark State (Idaho) RHP
900 29 St. Louis Cardinals Andy Hillis Lee (Tenn.) RHP
914 30 Chicago Cubs Izaac Garsez College of Idaho RF
959 31 Atlanta Braves Matt Kimbrel Southern Poly (Ga.) RHP
985 32 Toronto Blue Jays Jorge Saez Lee (Tenn.) C
992 32 Tampa Bay Rays Benjamin Kline Embry-Riddle (Fla.) SS
995 32 Milwaukee Brewers Nick Anderson Mayville State (N.D.) RHP
1022 33 Tampa Bay Rays Luke Goodgion Lewis-Clark State (Idaho) LHP
1047 34 Los Angeles Angels Zachary Livingston Arizona Christian C
1074 35 Washington Nationals Cory Bafidis Texas Wesleyan LHP
1085 35 Milwaukee Brewers Jose Sermo Bethany (Kan.) SS
1157 38 Miami Marlins Michael Smith Cumberland (Tenn.) LHP
1185 39 San Diego Padres Anthony Renteria Cal State San Marcos OF

On to the Pros – NAIA – National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics.

By Alan Grosbach, Manager of Communications & Sports Information


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