Pitchers Scott Snodgress and Jordan Pries were selected on the second day of the MLB first-year player draft, joining closer Chris Reed, who was drafted 16th overall on Monday, as Stanford draftees through the first 30 rounds. The draft concludes tomorrow with rounds 31-50.
The lefty Snodgress, who is 2-2 with a 4.65 ERA as a reliever this season, was taken by the Chicago White Sox in the fifth round. Pries, who is 6-5 with a 3.24 ERA and coming off one of his best outings of the season in the Cardinal's 1-0 win against Cal State Fullerton on Saturday, was taken by the Seattle Mariners in the 30th round.
The Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim drafted a couple of Stanford recruits in consecutive rounds. The Halos took catcher Wayne Taylor in the 14th round and outfielder Dominic Jose, the son of longtime major leaguer Felix Jose, in the 15th. At least one writer thinks Jose will be a tough sign for the Angels.
North Carolina, Stanford's Super Regional opponent, has had two players drafted thus far. Shortstop Levi Michael went 30th overall to the Minnesota Twins and righthanded pitcher Gregory Holt went in the 8th round to the Washington Nationals.