mlb draft

LIC HS teen choosing between MLB & college
LIC HS teen choosing between MLB & college
Sports Liam La Guerre 6/28/2012 at 1:08PM

Joshua Almonte has a life-changing decision to make, and the clock is ticking. Almonte was drafted from Long Island City High School in the 2012 Major League Baseball draft by the Toronto Blue Jays in the 22nd round, 685th overall. While the draft was a few weeks ago, he hasn’t decided whether to become a [...]

Kyle Hansen’s high school coach remembers a player destined to be drafted
Kyle Hansen’s high school coach remembers a player destined to be drafted
Sports Liam La Guerre 6/13/2012 at 3:57PM

St. Dominic High School head baseball coach Richard Garrett was sitting at his desk on Tuesday, June 5 when his BlackBerry began “buzzing like a pinball machine.” Immediately he knew what had happened as he saw various texts from assistant coaches and players that read “sixth round.” The text barrage was to let him know [...]

Four Johnnies go in first 6 rounds of MLB Draft
Four Johnnies go in first 6 rounds of MLB Draft
News Liam La Guerre 6/06/2012 at 3:59PM

The Red Storm is on a roll. As the St. John’s University baseball team swept through the NCAA Division 1 regional tournament with three straight victories, the Johnnies stormed the second day of the 2012 MLB Draft, as four players were selected within the first six rounds. Junior outfielder Jeremy Baltz, who batted .345 this [...]