2016 MLB Draft

The Coastal Plain League announced that 89 players, both former and current, were selected during the 2016 Major League Baseball First-Year Player Draft.

Cal Quantrill, a former 2014 Morehead City Marlin, was the first CPL alum to have his name called, going eighth overall in the first round to the San Diego Padres. Quantrill was followed by former Fayetteville SwampDog Joey Lucchesi who went in the fourth round to the Padres as well and five others former CPL players who were selected in the fifth round: Jeremy Walker (Edenton ‘14, ‘15), Connor Justus (Asheboro ‘14), Dom Thompson-Williams (Peninsula ‘15), Nick Lopez (HP-Thomasville ‘15), Bailey Clark (Gastonia ‘14).

Following his freshman season at Stanford, Quantrill chose to showcase these talents in the Coastal Plain League against some of the top collegiate talent in the nation. Playing for the Marlins, he finished the season with a 3-0 record over four starts to go along with a 1.59 ERA and 33 strikeouts over 22 2/3 innings pitched. This stellar play earned him the starting nod for not only the 2014 CPL All-Star Game, but the CPL Select Game versus the USA Collegiate National Team as well.

Quantrill marks the eleventh former CPL player all-time to be selected in the first round, and is tied for the third highest pick ever with Wade Townsend, following Justin Verlander (Detroit / #2 overall and Ryan Zimmerman (Washington / #4 overall).

The complete list of CPL players – both former and players signed for the 2016 season – taken in this year’s draft is below:

                                                                                                                                                                                       
Coastal Plain League Alumni Drafted In 2016 Major League Draft
Round Overall Player College/University MLB Team Drafted By CPL Team(s)
1 8 Cal Quantrill Stanford San Diego ‘14 Morehead City
4 114 Joey Lucchesi Southeast Missouri State San Diego ‘15 Fayetteville
5 139 Jeremy Walker Gardner Webb Atlanta ‘14 Edenton
5 156 Connor Justus Georgia Tech Los Angeles (AL) ‘14 Asheboro
5 158 Dom Thompson-Williams South Carolina New York (AL)  ‘15 Peninsula
5 163 Nick Lopez Creighton Kansas City ‘15 HP-Thomasville
5 164 Bailey Clark Duke Chicago (NL) ‘14 Gastonia
6 190 Chris Viall Stanford New York (NL) ‘14 Morehead City
7 207 Matthew Festa East Stroudsburg Seattle ‘15 Edenton
8 229 Taylor Hyssong UNC Wilmington Atlanta ‘15 Forest City
8 232 Will Gilbert NC State Oakland ‘14 Wilmington
9 261 Trey York East Tennessee State Milwaukee ‘15 Wilson
9 273 Mitchell Kranson UC Berkley Minnesota ‘15 Fayetteville
9 282 Nick Hartman Old Dominion Toronto ‘14, ‘15 Peninsula
10 289 Marcus Mooney South Carolina Atlanta ‘15 Wilson
10 310 Gene Cone South Carolina New York (NL) ‘14 Florence / Lexington County ‘15
10 315 Matthew Anderson Morehead State Pittsburgh ‘15 HP-Thomasville
12 349 Brandon White Lander Atlanta ‘15 Lexington County
12 356 Mitchell Roman Wright State Chicago (AL) ‘15 Fayetteville
12 358 Matthew Gorst Georgia Tech Boston ‘14 Asheboro
12 359 Gavin Stupienski UNC Wilmington Arizona ‘14 Martinsville / ‘15 Wilmington
12 363 Zach Featherstone Tallahassee CC Minnesota ‘16 Gastonia
12 367 Carmen Benedetti Michigan Houston ‘15 Morehead City
12 368 Taylor Widener South Carolina New York (AL) ‘15 Lexington County
12 369 Alex Kowalczyk Pittsburgh Texas ‘15 Morehead City
13 385 Braden Policelli Towsonl Detroit ‘15 Forest City
15 449 Tyler Keele Morehead State Arizona ‘15 Florence
15 451 Nick Jobst USC Aiken Baltimore ‘14 Columbia / ‘15 Lexington County
15 463 Mike Messier Bellarmine Kansas City ‘16 Edenton
16 479 Nick Blackburn Illinois Arizona ‘13 Fayetteville
16 491 Darius Tubbs Memphis Los Angeles (NL) ‘14 Asheboro
16 496 Tyler Lancaster Spartanburg Methodist St. Louis ‘14 Columbia / Lexington County ‘15
17 499 Devan Watts Tusculum Atlanta ‘15, ‘16 Edenton
17 501 Weston Wilson Clemson Milwaukee ‘14 HP-Thomasville
17 506 Brad Haymes Gardner Webb Chicago (AL) ‘14, ‘15 Asheboro
17 514 Tyler Beckwith Richmond Washington ‘13, ‘14 Gastonia
17 518 Reid Anderson Millersville Texas ‘15 Forest City
18 532 Skyler Weber Georgia Oakland ‘15 Peninsula
18 536 Lane Hobbs Concordia Chicago (AL) ‘15 Martinsville
18 545 Jacob Heyward Miami San Francisco ‘14 Gastonia
18 552 Bradley Jones Charleston Toronto ‘14 Forest City
18 555 Kevin Mahala George Washington Pittsburgh ‘14 Martinsville
19 571 Cole Billingsley South Alabama Baltimore ‘14 Morehead City
20 603 Shamoy Christopher Roane State Minnesota/td> ‘15 Pittsburgh
21 622 Kyle Nowlin Eastern Illinois Oakland ‘14 Martinsville, ‘15 Wilmington
21 631 Chris Clare High Point Baltimore ‘15 Wilson / ‘16 Holly Springs
21 632 Will Crowe South Carolina Cleveland ‘16 Lexington County
21 635 Will Albertson Catawba San Francisco ‘14, ‘15 Asheboro
21 644 Sam Tidabeck North Georgia Chicago (NL) ‘14 Peninsula
22 650 Steven Linkous UNC Wilmington Colorado ‘14, ‘15 Wilmington
22 653 Alex Mateo Nova Southeastern Miami ‘14 Fayetteville
22 663 Hank Morrison Mercyhurst Minnesota ‘15 Martinsville
22 669 Clayton Middleton Bethune-Cookman Texas ‘16 Martinsville
22 676 Mick Fennell California-Penn St. Louis ‘15 Edenton
23 697 Tyler Britton High Point Houston ‘13 HP-Thomasville
23 698 Braden Bristo Louisiana Tech New York (AL) ‘14 Wilson / ‘15 HP-Thomasville
23 706 JD Crowe Francis Marion St. Louis ‘12 Florence / ‘14 Columbia
24 718 Hunter Smith UNC Greensboro Boston ‘13, ‘14 Wilmington
24 726 Brennan Morgan Kennesaw State Los Angeles (AL) ‘15 Gastonia
25 750 Matthew Vogel South Carolina Tampa Bay ‘15 Wilmington
25 754 Branden Boggetto Southeast Missouri State Washington ‘15 Fayetteville
26 726 Patrick Riehl Mars Hill Cincinnati ‘16 Holly Springs
26 772 Charlie Gould William & Mary Oakland ‘14 Martinsville
26 791 Branden Montgomery San Jacinto College ‘15 Morehead City ‘14 Martinsville/ ‘15 Wilmington
27 797 Davis Agle Spartanburg Methodist Philadelphia ‘16 Lexington County
27 802 Cole Gruber Nebraska Oakland ‘15 Edenton
27 805 Chad Sedio Miami U Detroit ‘15 Edenton
27 806 Mike Morrison Coastal Carolina Chicago (AL) ‘14 Florence
27 824 Connor Myers Old Dominion Chicago (NL) ‘13, ‘14, ‘15 Peninsula
29 862 Matt Milburn Wofford Oakland ‘14 HP-Thomasville
29 883 Gavin Grant Central Missouri Kansas City ‘15 Morehead City
31 924 GK Young Coastal Carolina San Diego ‘15 Petersburg / ‘16 Florence
31 925 Dalton Britt Liberty Detroit ‘14 Morehead City
31 930 Joey Roach Georgia State Tampa Bay ‘13 Wilson / ‘15 Holly Springs
31 931 Jake Ring Missouri Baltimore ‘15 Martinsville
31 940 Jeremy Wolf Trinity New York (NL) ‘15 Petersburg
33 998 Bryson Bowman Western Carolina New York (AL) ‘14 Gastonia
34 1011 Matt Smith Georgetown Milwaukee ‘14 Forest City
34 1019 Connor Owings Coastal Carolina Arizona ‘13, ‘14 Asheboro / ‘15 Lexington County
35 1044 David Bednar Lafayette San Diego ‘15, Edenton
36 1067 Mac Sceroler Southeastern Louisiana Philadelphia ‘15 HP-Thomasville
36 1078 Jordan Wren Georgia Southern Boston ‘16 Lexington County
37 1103 Zach Daly Lander Miami ‘13, ‘14 Gastonia
37 1109 Welby Malczewski Heartland CC Arizona ‘16 Peninsula
38 1141 Collin Woody UNC Greensboro Baltimore ‘15 Holly Springs
38 1147 Chaz Pal USC Aiken Houston ‘15 Florence
38 1155 Aaron Maher East Tennessee State Pittsburgh ‘16 Forest City
39 1173 Casey Scoggins Tampa Minnesota ‘15 Gastonia