Arizona has a healthy list of MLB draftees from Tuesday
June 7, 2011 by Les Willsey, AZPreps365
Several more Arizona high school.college players were selected later Tuesday in the fourth- through 30th- rounds of the 2011 Major League Baseball first-year player draft.
Matt Summers a right-handed pitcher at University of California Irvine and graduate of Chaparral High, was chosen by Minnesota in the fourth round (pick 148). Former Brophy Prep standout Riccio Torrez, currently playing at ASU, was taken in the fourth round by Tampa Bay (pick 150).
Taylor Scott, a right-handed pitcher who graduated earlier this spring from Notre Dame Prep, was taken in the fifth round by the Chicago Cubs (pick 159). Chris Jensen, a right-handed pitcher at the University of San Diego and 2008 graduate of Mesquite High School, was selected by Colorado in the sixth round (pick 198).
Gilbert High left-hander Stephen Tarpley, who has committed to play at USC, was taken in the eighth round by Cleveland (pick 248). Rick Anton, a senior left-handed pitcher at the University of Utah and former standout at Prescott High, was chosen in the eighth round by the Los Angeles Dodgers (pick 254).
Players selected between the 11th and 30th rounds on Tuesday were: Joe Serrano (SS), Salpoine Catholic (Cincinnati, 12th round); Matt Chaffee (LHP), Brophy Prep/UofA (Atlanta, 12th round); Zach McPhee (2B), Sandra Day O'Connor/ASU (Cleveland, 13th round); Jordan Dunatov (RHP), Horizon HS (Pittsburgh, 14th round); Xorge Carrillo (C), McClintock/ASU (New York Mets, 14th round); Trey Ford (3B), Chaparral, South Mountain CC (Philadelphia, 14th round); Dean Espy (1B), Red Mountain HS/UCLA (Kansas City, 15th round); Tyler Parmenter (SS), Cibola HS (Tampa Bay, 15th round); Scott Zuloaga (LHP), Saguaro HS/Scottsdale CC (Houston, 16th round); Nick Valenza (LHP), Horizon HS (Seattle, 18th round); Scott Squier (LHP), Greenway HS (Detroit 21st round); Michael Howard (LHP), Prescott HS (Minnesota, 21st round); Lance Harper (C), Desert Mountain HS/SCC (Kansas City, 23rd round); Zach Davies (RHP), Mesquite HS (Baltimore, 26th round); Scott Hoffman (RHP), Desert Ridge HS (New York Yankees, 29th round) and Mike Reynolds (SS), Mountain Ridge HS/Paradise Valley CC (Baltimore, 30th round).