Ten players with Utah ties were selected in major league baseball's amateur free-agent draft. The commissioner's office released the draft list this week, disclosing teams' choices only in alphabetical order.
The players who choose to sign pro contracts will be assigned to rookie league teams and start playing next week.Among the draftees are BYU senior first baseman Randy Wilstead (Montreal), senior pitcher Devin Kunz (Texas) and sophomore pitcher Bart Peterson (Cleveland). Peterson was eligible for the draft because he completed three years of college, having redshirted one season after transferring. Surprisingly, senior outfielder Gary Daniels, a third-team All-America selection, was not drafted.
Others included University of Utah senior pitcher Craig Sudbury (Oakland) and senior outfielder Steve Sigloch (Milwaukee); high school seniors David Madsen of Murray (Los Angeles), Nic Deluca of Taylorsville (St. Louis) and Robert Calton of Lehi (Los Angeles); Dixie College pitchers Michael Jolley (St. Louis) and Robert Pierce (Oakland); Utah Valley Community College outfielder Weddison Ebanks (Kansas City); and College of Southern Idaho first baseman Jonas Hamlin (St. Louis), from West Valley City.
Also drafted was Ryan Hancock (California), a pitcher from Cupertino, Calif. Hancock signed last February to play football at BYU as a quarterback.