Local prospects taken in MLB Draft

June, 5, 2012
A number of high school and college players from Illinois were selected during the second day of the MLB draft on Tuesday.

Here’s a rundown of the selections:

High school players

  • Galesburg catcher Chad Johnson, Kansas City Royals, fifth round (163rd overall)
  • Niles West shortstop Kevin Ross, Pittsburgh Pirates, eighth round (256th overall)
  • Rockford Boylan first baseman Zach Stoner, Chicago White Sox, 12th round (381st overall)
  • Mundelein left-handed pitcher Ryan Borucki, Toronto Blue Jays, 15th round (475th overall)

    College players

  • Southern Illinois senior first baseman Christopher Serritella, Philadelphia Phillies, fourth round (158th overall)
  • Bradley senior left-handed pitcher Joseph Bircher, Houston Astros, 10th round (309th overall)
  • Illinois junior right-handed pitcher Matthew Milroy, Miami Marlins, 11th round (347th overall)
  • John A. Logan junior college left-handed pitcher Derek Thompson, Chicago White Sox, 13th round (411th overall)

  • Scott Powers is a general reporter for ESPNChicago.com. He is an award-winning journalist and has been reporting on preps, colleges and pros for publications throughout the Midwest since 1997.



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