MLB Draft Wraps Up; Four Huskers, Two Jays Chosen

MLB Draft Wraps Up; Four Huskers, Two Jays Chosen
Nebraska's Jesse Wilkening, MLB draft pick, trails only Scott Schreiber among Huskers in batting average (.364), home runs (8) and on-base percentage (.434) along with his team-best 53 RBIs. (World-Herald News Service)


The Nebraska baseball team had two players and two signees selected during the final day of the MLB Draft on Wednesday.

Junior Jesse Wilkening and senior Luis Alvarado each heard their name called during a day that featured rounds 11-40 of the draft. The Philadelphia Phillies drafted Wilkening in the 14th round, while the Los Angeles Angels picked Alvarado in the 17th round.

In addition, Husker signees Spencer Schwellenbach and Bo Blessie were each drafted on Wednesday. Schwellenbach, a right-handed pitcher from Saginaw Heritage High School in Saginaw, Mich., was drafted in the 34th round by the Cleveland Indians with the 1,033rd overall pick. Blessie, a right-handed pitcher from Robert E. Lee High School in Midland, Texas, was taken in the 36th round by the Washington Nationals with the 1,091st pick.

During the second day of the MLB Draft on Tuesday, Scott Schreiber was drafted by the Houston Astros in the ninth round with the 282nd overall pick.


A quartet of Creighton Baseball players were selected on the third day of the 2018 Major League Baseball (MLB) Draft on Wednesday, June 6.

Leading the way for Creighton was junior Michael Emodi, selected in the 11th round by the Kansas City Royals with the 332nd pick. The next Bluejay selected was senior Ryan Tapani, taken by the Washington Nationals in the 21st round with the 641st pick. Two juniors rounded out Creighton’s four players taken as Jacob Vosswent to the Los Angeles Angels in the 27th round (811th pick) and Clark Brinkmanwas selected by the Detroit Tigers in the 32nd round with the 945th selection.

The last time Creighton had four players selected in the same draft was in 2006, when Zach Daeges (6th round), Marc Lewis (26th round), Adam Schaecher (31st round) and Chase Odenreider (49th round) were taken.

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