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PHOENIX — The Arizona Diamondbacks selected 30 additional players in Rounds 11-40 of Major League Baseball's First-Year Player Draft, as announced by D-backs Director, Scouting Deric Ladnier. The D-backs selected 36 of their 40 selections from the collegiate ranks. This year's draft class is comprised of: 5 catchers, 6 infielders, 12 outfielders, 12 right-handed pitchers and 5 left-handed pitchers.

In addition, Arizona State University outfielder Jake Peevyhouse was selected with the inaugural “Cory Hahn 34th Pick.” Peevyhouse hit .287 (51-for-178) 7 doubles, 3 triples, 2 homers and 23 RBI in 57 games for the Sun Devils. The selection will take place each year and is named after Hahn, who currently works in the D-backs' scouting department. Hahn wore No. 34 for ASU and was selected with the 34th pick in the 2013 draft.

Other D-backs selections of note from rounds 11-40:

·         INF Austin Byler (11th round, 316th overall), former teammate of D-backs' 2013 first-round selection Braden Shipley at Nevada, hit .328 (65-for-198) with 18 doubles, 14 homers, 52 RBI and 69 runs scored. He was named to the midseason watch list for the USA Baseball Golden Spikes Award, and a semifinalist for the Dick Howser Trophy. Byler was named to the 2011 All-Arizona Team at Sunrise Mountain High baseball team in Peoria, Ariz. 

·         RHP Wesley Rodriguez (12th round, 346th overall), who was rated by Baseball America as the No. 77 Prospect and MLB.com as the No. 100 Prospect in the draft, posted a 0.21 ERA (1 ER in 43.2 IP) with 92 strikeouts. He is a graduate of George Washington High School (NY), the same school as former Major Leaguer, Manny Ramirez.

·         C Luke Lowery (14th Round, 406th overall) was named a First-Team All-American Conference selection at East Carolina University after batting .311 (64-for-206) with 10 doubles, 12 home runs and 49 RBI in 57 games.

·         RHP Justin Donatella (15th Round, 436th overall) was the National College Baseball Writers Association Division-II Pitcher of the Year after going 9-3 with a 1.74 ERA (17 ER in 88.0 IP) and 111 strikeouts in 14 starts for UC Santa Diego.

·         OF Zach Hoffpauir (22nd round, 646th overall) was named an All-Pac 12 honorable mention for the second straight season (2014-15). He played strong safety for the Cardinal football from 2012-14. Hoffpauir is a native of Glendale, Ariz., and graduated from Centennial High School in Peoria.

·         OF Max Brown (37th round, 1,096th overall) played for the New Zealand National Team during the World Baseball Classic Qualifier in 2012 and Under-21 World Cup in 2014.

·         RHP Tucker Ward (40th round, 1,186th overall) is the son of D-backs hitting coach Turner Ward.

Other selections of note from this year's draft:

·         INF Tyler Nevin (Rockies, Competitive Balance Round A) is the son of D-backs Triple-A Reno manager Phil Nevin.

·         OF Cam Gibson (Tigers, 5th round, 160th overall) is the son of former D-backs manager Kirk Gibson.

·         INF Mitch Piatnik (Reds, 8th round, 235th overall) is the son of D-backs special assistant to the General Manager and Major League scout Mike Piatnik.

·         INF Brantley Bell (Reds, 11th round, 325th overall) is the son of former D-backs infielder Jay Bell.

·         INF Tanner Donnels (Tigers, 21st round, 640th overall) is the son of former D-backs infielder Chris Donnels.

A complete list of the D-backs' draft selections can be found on the next page.


ARIZONA DIAMONDBACKS 2015 DRAFT PICKS

Round

No.

Player

Pos.

B-T

Age

Ht.

Wt.

School

1

1

Dansby Swanson

INF

R-R

21

6-1

190

Vanderbilt University

2

43

Alex Young

LHP

L-L

21

6-2

205

Texas Christian University

3

76

Taylor Clarke

RHP

R-R

22

6-4

195

College of Charleston

4

106

Breckin Williams

RHP

R-R

21

6-0

200

University of Missouri

5

136

Ryan Burr

RHP

R-R

21

6-4

225

Arizona State University

6

166

Tyler Mark

RHP

R-R

20

6-1

195

Concordia University-Irvine

7

196

Francis Christy

C

L-R

19

6-2

220

Palomar College

8

226

Kal Simmons

INF

R-R

21

6-1

195

Kennesaw State University

9

256

Pierce Romero

RHP

R-R

21

6-3

200

Santa Barbara City College

10

286

Joey Armstrong

OF

R-R

21

5-11

195

University of Nevada-Las Vegas

11

316

Austin Byler

INF

L-R

22

6-3

225

University of Nevada-Reno

12

346

Wesley Rodriguez

RHP

R-R

18

5-10

210

George Washington (NY) HS

13

376

Jason Morozowski

OF

R-R

21

6-2

190

University of Mount Olive

14

406

Luke Lowery

C

R-R

21

6-2

230

East Carolina University

15

436

Justin Donatella

RHP

R-R

20

6-6

225

University of California-San Diego

16

466

Zach Nehrir

OF

R-R

22

6-2

205

Houston Baptist University

17

496

Austin Mason

RHP

R-R

21

6-2

200

The Citadel-South Carolina College

18

526

Daniel Comstock

C

R-R

21

5-11

210

Menlo College

19

556

Jacy Cave

RF

R-R

20

6-2

190

New Mexico JC

20

586

Will Lowman

LHP

R-L

20

6-0

185

Kennesaw State University

21

616

Alexis Olmeda

C

R-R

21

6-0

225

Yavapai College

22

646

Zach Hoffpauir

OF

R-R

21

6-0

195

Stanford University

23

676

Logan Soole

OF

L-L

19

6-0

185

Monarch (Colo.) HS

24

706

Bryant Holtmann

LHP

R-L

22

6-5

210

Florida State University

25

736

Stephen Dezzi

OF

L-R

22

6-1

190

University of Tampa

26

766

Kirby Bellow

LHP

L-L

24

6-1

220

University of Texas

27

796

Cameron Gann

RHP

R-R

22

6-0

195

Stephen F. Austin State University

28

826

Jesse Wilkening

C

R-R

19

5-11

200

Hanover Central (Ind.) HS

29

856

Keegan Long

RHP

R-R

21

6-2

190

St. Joseph's College

30

886

Jeff Smith

INF

R-R

22

6-0

180

Missouri Baptist College

31

916

Vance Vizcaino

INF

L-R

20

6-1

200

Stetson University

32

946

Bryan Hoeing

RHP

R-R

18

6-5

200

Batesville (Ind.) HS

33

976

Luis Silverio

OF

R-R

19

6-3

180

Eastern Florida State College

34

1,006

Jake Peevyhouse

OF

L-L

22

5-10

185

Arizona State University

35

1,036

Quinnton Mack

OF

R-R

23

6-0

195

New Mexico State University

36

1,066

Cameron Smith

LHP

L-L

22

6-0

165

Texas Tech University

37

1,096

Max Brown

OF

R-R

22

6-6

200

Kansas State University

38

1,126

Josh Anderson

INF

R-R

22

6-0

225

Florida International University

39

1,156

Georgie Salem

OF

L-R

21

6-11

205

University of Alabama-Tuscaloosa

40

1,186

Tucker Ward

RHP

R-R

23

6-6

245

University of Mobile

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