Five more former Santa Barbara Foresters were drafted on Wednesday on the final day of the MLB First-Year Player Draft, bringing the total number to 13 in 30 rounds.
Abe Ruiz, Richard Stock, Lance Roenicke, Matt Vedo and Beau Maggi were selected.
Ryan McNeil was the highest former Forester to be drafted, going in the third round (101st overall) to the Chicago Cubs.
Ruiz was the first to be taken on Wednesday. The White Sox took Ruiz in the 16th round. The 6’3″ 237-pound first baseman played at Santa Barbara City College before transferring to play at Arizona State.
Maggi, taken in the 24th round by the Kansas City Royals, was teammates with Ruiz at Arizona State.
Vedo (24th round to Seattle Mariners) and Roenicke (25th round to Milwaukee Brewers) also played collegiately in Santa Barbara at UCSB.
2012 Foresters MLB Draft Selections
Ryan McNeil, third round to Cubs
Blake Brown, fifth round to Braves
Stephen Johnson, sixth round to Giants
Hoby Milner, seventh round to Phillies
Jeff McVaney, eighth round to Tigers
Brett Vertigan, tenth round to the A’s
Jeremy Rathjen, eleventh round to Dodgers
Matthew Reckling, 13th round to Dodgers
Abe Ruiz, 16th round to White Sox
Richard Stock, 23rd round to Indians
Matt Vedo, 24th round to Mariners
Beau Maggi, 24th round to Royals
Lance Roenicke, 25th round to Brewers