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USC’s Brent Wheatley, UCLA’s Eric Filia highlight O.C. choices on final day of MLB draft

June 11, 2016

Seventeen baseball players with county ties were drafted Saturday during the third and final day of the MLB draft.

Among the notable selections were Orange Lutheran graduate and 17th-round choice Brent Wheatley, (Marlins) who pitched four years at USC, and Edison High graduate and 20th-round pick Eric Filia (Mariners), who played three seasons in the outfield for UCLA.

Other picks and the round are: 11th, Josh Stephen, Mater Dei, OF, Philadelphia; 13th, Gavin Collins, El Toro/Mississippi State, C, Cleveland; 14th, Kyle Davis, Pacifica, USC, P, Seattle; 16th, Louie Crow, Buena Park, P, Milwaukee; 16th, Lyle Lin, JSerra, C, Seattle; 17th, Dillon Persinger, Fountain Valley/Golden West College, 2B, Dodgers; 21st, Nathan Rodriguez, El Dorado/Cypress College, C, Milwaukee; 23rd, Dominic Abbadessa, Huntington Beach, OF, Toronto; 28th, Jordan Scheftz, University/Saddleback College, P, Boston; 33rd, Blake Sabol, Aliso Niguel, C, Cleveland; 34th, David Clawson, Dana Hills, C, New York Yankees; 36th, Anthony Parente, Fullerton College, P, Tampa Bay; 36th, Ryan Matranga, Santa Margarita/University of San Francisco, C, San Francisco; 40th, Chris Burica, Orange Lutheran, P, San Diego; 40th, Brad Anderson, Esperanza/Pepperdine, 1B, Angels.

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