Washington natives earned quite a bit of attention in the 2018 MLB Draft, which ran Monday through Wednesday this week, with 24 who attended high schools in the state being selected by professional clubs.
Nine of those players — from Timberline, Bonney Lake, Yelm, Todd Beamer, Thomas Jefferson, Puyallup and Kentridge high schools — have South Sound roots.
Nine more players who aren't from Washington, but play at universities in the state, were also selected.
Here is a rundown of who was drafted:
▪ RHP Jayson Schroeder, Juanita H.S.
Round: 2 — Pick: 66 — Houston Astros
Schroeder was the first player from Washington selected in 2018. The University of Washington commit struck out 110 batters in 60 1/3 innings this season with the Rebels and posted a 1.51 ERA. He threw a perfect game in April against Redmond. Schroeder will decide whether or not to waive college eligibility after graduation, The Seattle Times reports. He was originally projected at No. 93. His signing bonus is slotted at $965,300.
▪ RHP Matt Mercer, Oregon, Timberline H.S.
Round: 5 — Pick: 159 — Arizona Diamondbacks
Mercer was a two-time All-American in high school and an All-Area selection by The News Tribune as a junior, but went undrafted after having Tommy John surgery prior to his senior season. He put together three productive seasons with the Ducks to improve his stock, first as a reliever and the past two years as a starter. He finished his junior season at 5-7 with a 4.16 ERA in 15 starts. Mercer struck out 86 in 88 2/3 innings. He was originally projected at No. 105. His signing bonus is slotted at $315,000.
▪ RHP Hugh Smith, Whitworth, Skyline H.S.
Round: 6 — Pick: 165 — Detroit Tigers
The Northwest Conference pitcher of the year logged 62 2/3 innings for the Pirates this season as a junior, finishing 6-1 with a 1.58 ERA and 67 strikeouts. Smith went undrafted out of high school, but his draft stock rose significantly as a Division III standout after he increased the velocity on his fastball from the mid-80s his senior year in high school to 96 mph this season. He was originally projected at No. 158. His signing bonus is slotted at $297,000.
▪ RHP Drew Rasmussen, Oregon State, Mount Spokane H.S.
Round: 6 — Pick: 185 — Milwaukee Brewers
This is the third time Rasmussen has been drafted in his career. He was selected in the 39th round by Arizona in 2014 and 31st overall in the first round a year ago by Tampa Bay, but returned to Oregon State. Rasmussen has not pitched this season for the Beavers after undergoing his second Tommy John surgery last year. He was originally projected at No. 200. His signing bonus is slotted at $251,700.
▪ RHP Daniel Bies, Gonzaga, Redmond H.S.
Round: 7 — Pick: 217 — New York Yankees
Bies started 16 games for Gonzaga during his redshirt junior season, finishing with 124 strikeouts in 112 innings. His 2.49 ERA was second-best in the West Coast Conference this season. His signing bonus is slotted at $194,000.
▪ RHP Mick Vorhof, Grand Canyon, Eastlake H.S.
Round: 9 — Pick: 227 — New York Yankees
The senior reliever for the Thunder recorded seven saves this season and a 2.35 ERA in 38 1/3 innings pitched. He struck out 48 batters, while walking just three. After moving into a relief role in college, he picked up 19 saves in his four seasons. His signing bonus is slotted at $145,600.
▪ 3B Michael Gretler, Oregon State, Bonney Lake H.S.
Round: 10 — Pick: 294 — Pittsburgh Pirates
A three-time All-Area selection by The News Tribune, this is the second time the Pirates have drafted Gretler. He elected to return to Oregon State after he was drafted by Pittsburgh in the 39th round a year ago. As a senior, he is hitting .314 with 20 doubles and seven homers. He has driven in 43 runs. Gretler is one of six OSU players that were drafted. The Beavers begin a three-game NCAA Super Regional series against Minnesota on Friday in Corvallis, Ore. His signing bonus is slotted at $140,000.
▪ LHP Austin Lambright, Central Oklahoma, Friday Harbor H.S.
Round: 10 — Pick: 302 — Kansas City Royals
The lefty pitched his senior season at Division II program Central Oklahoma, and the three before that at Abilene Christian in Texas. His final season, he posted 52 strikeouts and a 3.32 ERA in 43 1/3 innings. His signing bonus is slotted at $138,900.
▪ RHP Damon Casetta-Stubbs, King’s Way Christian H.S.
Round: 11 — Pick: 328 — Seattle Mariners
The 1A Trico star told The Columbian on Wednesday he would waive college eligibility — he was committed to Seattle U — to sign with his home-state organization for $325,000. Casetta-Stubb's fastball has reached 97 mph. He led the Knights to back-to-back 1A state title appearances as a junior and senior.
▪ RHP Zack Leban, Kansas, Sammamish H.S.
Round: 12 — Pick: 357 — Miami Marlins
Leban, a closer for the Jayhawks, struck out 36 batters in 39 innings this season before being declared academically ineligible to play in the postseason. He had a 4.62 ERA in 26 appearances. His fastball touches 95 mph.
▪ RHP Brandon White, W.F. West H.S.
Round: 14 — Pick: 434 — Los Angeles Dodgers
Most noticed for his 6-foot-8 frame, White has drawn scouts to Chehalis all season. He participated in a workout with the Dodgers last week in LA, but has not yet decided whether to forgo college eligibility. He is committed to Washington State. White helped guide the Bearcats to a third-place finish in 2A this season with a 7-2 record in 55 innings. He posted a 0.64 ERA and struck out 92.
▪ RHP Parker McFadden, Washington State, Yelm H.S.
Round: 16 — Pick: 475 — Baltimore Orioles
McFadden was drafted in the 20th round by the Seattle Mariners out of high school, but chose to head to Pullman instead, where he just finished his junior season. He logged 30 1/3 innings for the Cougars this season as a reliever, striking out 46 and posting a 3.56 ERA. He was an All-Area selection by The News Tribune as a high school senior.
▪ LHP Scotty Sunitsch, Washington State, Todd Beamer H.S.
Round: 18 — Pick: 545 — Milwaukee Brewers
Another former All-Area selection by The News Tribune also made his way to Pullman following his senior year in high school. Sunitsch just wrapped up his final season with the Cougars, finishing 6-4 with a 3.74 ERA. He pitched 84 1/3 innings, and struck out 74.
▪ RHP Gage Burland, Lewis-Clark State, East Valley of Spokane
Round: 22 — Pick: 656 — Toronto Blue Jays
Burland was drafted in the 26th round in 2016 by the New York Yankees, but didn't sign. He played two seasons at Gonzaga before transferring to Lewis-Clark State. As a senior reliever this season, he pitched 33 2/3 innings, posting a 2.41 ERA and striking out 43.
▪ SS Ethan Paul, Vanderbilt, Newport H.S.
Round: 26 — Pick: 774 — Pittsburgh Pirates
Paul, a junior, has appeared in 59 games for Vanderbilt this season, posting a .240 batting average with 12 doubles, nine homers and 41 RBI. He has a .978 fielding percentage. Vanderbilt meets Mississippi State in a NCAA Super Regional series beginning Friday.
▪ SS Gunnar Schubert, Gonzaga, Thomas Jefferson H.S.
Round: 28 — Pick: 837 — Miami Marlins
The Bulldogs senior appeared in 57 games his final season in college, and finished with a .306 batting average, four home runs and 40 RBI. He posted a .953 fielding percentage. Before Gonzaga, Schubert was a two-time Gold Glove recipient at Pierce College. He also helped Thomas Jefferson reach the playoffs for the first time in program history during high school.
▪ SS Levi Jordan, Washington, Puyallup H.S.
Round: 29 — Pick: 878 — Chicago Cubs
Jordan was an All-Area selection by The News Tribune as a high school senior, and the TNT Male Athlete of the Year. Now a senior for the Huskies, Jordan has appeared in 55 games this season, batting .300 with 16 doubles, eight homers and 39 RBI. Washington plays Cal State Fullerton in a NCAA Super Regional series beginning Friday.
▪ RHP Ryan Walker, Washington State, Arlington H.S.
Round: 31 — Pick: 916 — San Francisco Giants
The senior finished 4-4 his final season with the Cougars as a reliever. He appeared in 23 games, posting a 5.24 ERA and fanning 47 in 46 1/3 innings. He recorded five saves.
▪ RHP Joel Condreay, Whitworth, Kentridge H.S.
Round: 31 — Pick: 936 — Colorado Rockies
Condreay wrapped up his senior season with the Pirates batting .355 with 21 runs scored and 25 RBI. He hit 16 doubles.
▪ RHP Grant Townsend, Oral Roberts, Bonney Lake H.S.
Round: 34 — Pick: 1,016 — Toronto Blue Jays
Just wrapped up his junior season at Oral Roberts after transferring from Central Arizona. Completed a perfect 5-0 record this season as a reliever, logging 38 2/3 innings and striking out 50 while posting a 4.19 ERA.
▪ 2B Adam Jacques, Interlake H.S.
Round: 38 — Pick: 1,129 — Cincinnati Reds
Tacoma Community College commit played second base for Interlake.
▪ SS David Garza, Tennessee Tech, Othello H.S.
Round: 38 — Pick: 1,149 — Arizona Diamondbacks
Appeared in 63 games as a senior, registering 252 at-bats. Finished with a .310 batting average and 69 RBI. Recorded 32 extra-base hits — 16 doubles and 16 homers. Played two seasons at Edmonds Community College before transferring to Tennessee Tech.
▪ SS Kody Darcy, Kentridge H.S.
Round: 39 — Pick: 1,160 — New York Mets
Darcy, a Xavier commit, hit .425 and drove in 18 runs for Kentridge as a senior. "Beyond blessed to have been given the opportunity to play professional baseball in the New York Mets organization," he tweeted Wednesday.
▪ RHP Cole Uvila, Georgia Gwinnett, Port Angeles H.S.
Round: 40 — Pick: 1,199 — Texas Rangers
The senior posted a 4-2 record in six starts. He tallied 55 innings, striking out 80 with a 4.75 ERA. Was an all-Northwest Athletic Conference selection at Pierce College before transferring to Georgia State and eventually Georgia Gwinnett.
DRAFTED FROM UNIVERSITIES IN WASHINGTON
▪ SS AJ Graffanino, Washington, Northwest Christian (Arizona)
Round: 8 — Pick: 232 — Atlanta Braves
▪ LHP Tarik Skubal, Seattle U, Kingman Academy (Arizona)
Round: 9 — Pick: 255 — Detroit Tigers
▪ C Willie MacIver, Washington, College Park H.S. (California)
Round: 9 — Pick: 276 — Colorado Rockies
▪ RHP Joe DeMers, Washington, College Park H.S. (California)
Round: 11 — Pick: 323 — Oakland A's
▪ RHP Zach Wolf, Seattle U, Dana Hills H.S. (California)
Round: 18 — Pick: 537 — Miami Marlins
▪ LHP Nick Meservey, Seattle U, Saguaro H.S. (Arizona)
Round: 21 — Pick: 625 — Baltimore Orioles
▪ CF Dalton Hurd, Seattle U, Bend H.S. (Oregon)
Round: 25 — Pick: 758 — Chicago Cubs
▪ SS Justin Harrer, Washington State, Sisters H.S. (Oregon)
Round: 35 — Pick: 1,044 — Pittsburgh Pirates
▪ RHP Casey Legumina, Gonzaga, Basha H.S. (Arizona)
Round: 35 — Pick: 1,063 — Cleveland Indians