Povse Leads Off List of 87 Coastal Plain League Alumni Selected in 2014 MLB First-Year Player Draft

HOLLY SPRINGS, NC June 12, 2014 - The Coastal Plain League announced Thursday that 87 players, both former and current, were selected during the 2014 Major League Baseball First-Year Player Draft. This number is up from last year’s draft which yielded 77 CPL alumni taken.

MLB Draft 2014

Max Povse, a former 2012 Asheboro Copperhead, was the first CPL alum to have his name called, going in the third round 102nd overall to the Atlanta Braves. Povse was followed by another Copperhead Brent Jones, who was drafted 120st overall to the Arizona Diamondbacks. A total of 17 CPL players were taken in the first 10 rounds of this year’s draft.

All of the CPL’s current 14 clubs had a player taken in the 2014 draft. The Asheboro Copperheads and Columbia Blowfish led the way with 12 former and current players selected each. Edenton and Morehead City were next with 11 each, followed by Florence, Forest City, and High Point-Thomasville with seven, while Wilson and Wilmington had six a piece. Martinsville followed with five alumni selected and Peninsula came in at four. Rounding out the field was Gastonia and Fayetteville with three followed by Petersburg with two players, and one player from Outer Banks who is no longer a part of the CPL.

The complete list of CPL players – both former and players signed for the 2014 season – taken in this year’s draft is below:

Coastal Plain League Alumni Drafted In 2014 Major League Draft
RoundOverallPlayerCollege/UniversityMLB Team Drafted ByCPL Team(s)
3102Max PovseUNC GreensboroAtlanta‘12 Asheboro
4120Brent JonesCornellArizonaAsheboro ‘13
5150Mason McCulloughArizonaNorth Carolina‘12 Forest City
6195Andrew SohnWestern MichiganSt. Louis‘14 Columbia
7209Bo WayKennesaw StateLos Angeles (AL)‘13 Morehead City
8236J.B. KoleVillanovaMilwaukee‘14 Martinsville
8239Jake YacinichIowaLos Angeles (AL)‘12 Petersburg
8244Jeff GardnerLouisvilleWashington‘12 Florence
8255Nick ThompsonWilliam & MarySt. Louis‘12 Peninsula/ ‘13, ‘14 Edenton
9264Ryan MetzlerUSC-AikenToronto‘14 Florence
9279Matt CampbellClemsonLos Angeles (AL)‘11, ‘13 Florence
9280Josh LaxerOle MissDetroit‘12 Thomasville
9283Jordan EdgertonUNC PembrokeAtlanta‘14 Gastonia
10294Jordan RomanoOral RobertsToronto‘14 Wilmington
10309Colin HeringCoastal CarolinaLos Angeles (NL)‘13 Asheboro
10314Cole SturgeonLouisvilleBoston‘11 Thomasville
10315Danny DiekroegerStanfordSt. Louis‘11 Morehead City
11332Matthew BorensEastern IllinoisNew York (AL)‘13 Wilson
11342Joel SeddonSouth CarolinaOakland‘12 Columbia
11345Justin BellingerDukeSt. Louis‘14 Wilmington
12357Seth LucioTennessee TechSan Diego‘13 Wilmington
13384Gunnar HeidtCollege of CharlestonToronto‘12 Forest City
13389Zach HouchinsEast CarolinaLos Angeles (AL)‘12 Wilson/ ‘13 Wilmington
14412Chase HarrisNew MexicoPhiladelphia‘13 Edenton
14430Josh HeddingerGeorgia TechDetroit‘12, ‘13 Peninsula
16472Calvin RayburnBarryPhiladelphia‘13 Morehead City
16489Devan AhartAkronLos Angeles (NL)‘13 Martinsville
16490Chase RaderCoffeyville CCDetroit‘13 Fayetteville
17497Eric FisherArkansasMiami‘11 Forest City
17500Mat BattsUNC WilmingtonMinnesota‘11 Wilmington
17505David RoseboomUSC UpstateNew York (NL)‘12, ‘13 Asheboro
17508Caleb SmithUSC AikenWashington‘13 Florence
17522Eric CherayMissouri StateOakland‘14 Forest City
18527Brad HaynalSan Diego St.Miami‘13 Morehead City
18533James LomanginoSt. John’sColorado‘12 Asheboro
18554Jordan BettsDukeBoston‘11 Forest City
18553Jacob WebbTaborAtlanta‘14 Edenton
19565Bryce BeelerMemphisNew York (NL)‘2, ‘13 Gastonia
19568Richard AmionAlabama St.San Francisco‘14 Martinsville
20589Alex TomasovichCharleston SouthernChicago (NL)‘12, ‘13 Asheboro
20594Aaron AttawayWestern CarolinaToronto‘12 Thomasville
20597Tyler WilsonTennessee WesleyanSan Diego‘13 High Point-Thomasville
20599Kyle MartinSouth CarolinaLos Angeles (AL)‘12 Florence/ ‘13 High Point-Thomasville
20609Brian WolfeWashingtonLos Angeles (NL)‘11 Asheboro
20601Zach AlbinUConn-Avery PointBaltimore‘14 Edenton
20613Wigberto NevarezLubbock ChristianAtlanta‘12 Edenton
21631John McLeodWake ForestBaltimore‘13 High Point-Thomasville
21638Bobby IsonCharleston SouthernCleveland‘13 Asheboro
22653Sam BumpersLamarTampa Bay‘13 Edenton
22670Michael ThomasKentuckyDetroit‘11 Outer Banks
22646Bryan MunizSoutheasternHouston‘14 Columbia
22673Sean GodfreyBall StateAtlanta‘13 Wilson
23681Patrick PetersonTemple/NC StateSeattle‘13 Edenton
23682Joel FisherMichigan StatePhiladelphia‘12 Florence
23690John FidanzaGeorgia GwinnettArizona‘11, ‘12/ ‘13 Wilmington
23691Zeke McGranahanGeorgia GwinnettBaltimore‘12 Wilson
24707Ryan CranmerNewberryMiami‘12, ‘13 Morehead City
24713Jerry VastoFelicianColorado‘13 Morehead City
24723Brandon ThomasSan Diego StateKansas City‘14 Edenton
25737Christian McDonaldUNC WilmingtonMiami‘11 Asheboro
25765Landon BeckAndersonSt. Louis‘14 Columbia
25746Christian PelhamSpartanburg MethodistMilwaukee‘14 Columbia
26782Collin SlaybaughWashington StateNew York (AL)‘11 Martinsville
27782Alex CloseLibertyKansas City‘12 Forest City/ ‘13 Peninsula
28813Billy BereszniewiczBinghamptonLos Angeles (NL)‘13 Fayetteville
29863Logan SawyerLincoln MemorialColorado‘13 Petersburg
29874DJ JaussMassachussettsWashington‘10 Morehead City
29876Luke TendlerNorth Carolina A&TTexas‘12, ‘13 Asheboro
29882Cody StullBelmont AbbeyOakland‘12 Gastonia
30912Derek BeasleyUSC AikenOakland‘12 Columbia
31923Dylan ThompsonUNC GreensboroColorado‘11, ‘12 Thomasville
31926Brock HudgensUNC CharlotteMilwaukee‘11 Edenton
31941Luis PaulaNorth CarolinaPittsburgh‘12 Forest City
31943Sal GiardinaLynnAtlanta‘11, ‘12 Fayetteville
32963Timothy HillBacone CollegeKansas City‘13 Florence
32969Scott DejungFelicianLos Angeles (NL)‘14 Morehead City
33984Chas WellbrockHoustonToronto‘11 Morehead City
33990Tyler BoltonEast CarolinaArizona‘12 Wilson/ ‘13 Wilmington
33997Patrick GradyLanderTampa Bay‘13 Peninsula
341014Brandon HinkleDelawareToronto‘12 Martinsville
371101Sam LindquistStandfordSeattle‘11 Morehead City
371096Eric PetersonTemple/NC StateHouston‘13 Edenton
381139Tyler WatsonTennessee WesleyanLos Angeles (AL)‘14 Wilson
391157Matt PopeWalters StateMiami‘13 Asheboro
391167Ricky NegronTallahassee CCSan Diego‘14 Morehead City
401194Trent MillerMiddle Tennessee StateToronto‘13 Edenton

Coastal Plain League - CPLAbout the Coastal Plain League:
The Coastal Plain League is the nation’s hottest summer collegiate baseball league. Celebrating its 18th season in 2014, the CPL features 14 teams playing in North Carolina, South Carolina and Virginia. The CPL gives college players the chance to refine their skills with the use of wooden bats. Players are housed with local host families for the summer and past experiences have been very positive for both players and hosts. Further more, the CPL has had over 1,200 alumni drafted and 68 alums – including 2011 AL MVP and Cy Young winner Justin Verlander – make their Major League debut thus far; while another notable alum – Russell Wilson – won Super Bowl XLVIII. For more information on the Coastal Plain League, please visit the league website at CoastalPlain.com, and be sure to friend us on Facebook (at www.facebook.com/coastalplainleague) and follow us via Twitter (as CPLBaseball).

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