The Toronto Blue Jays made American Heritage left-handed pitcher Brandon Barriera the primary choice amongst gamers who’ve attended highschool in Broward or Palm Beach counties this 12 months, expending the twenty third choose on the 6-foot-2, 180-pound southpaw.
The twenty third slot, based on MLB.com, has a price of $3.08 million.
Barriera, who turned 18 in March, turns into the second-highest draft choose from the varsity in Plantation, behind solely first baseman Eric Hosmer being taken third by the Kansas City Royals within the 2008 draft. He is also the fifth-highest choice instantly out of any Broward highschool.
Hosmer stands because the highest-drafted participant to be taken instantly out of a Broward highschool, whereas right-handed pitcher Pete Broberg stays the high-water mark in Palm Beach County, 54 years after being picked second in 1968 out of Palm Beach High School (which merged with Roosevelt High School in 1970, changing into Twin Lakes High School, which then merged with North Shore High in 1988 and have become Palm Beach Lakes).
Broberg selected to attend Dartmouth and went on to be drafted with the primary choose in 1971 by the Washington Senators.
Major League Baseball draft alternatives within the high 23 instantly out of a Broward highschool, based on baseball-reference.com:
3. 1B Eric Hosmer, American Heritage, Royals, 2008
13. P Andrew Painter, Calvary Christian, Phillies, 2021
14. P Nick Travieso, Archbishop McCarthy, Reds, 2012
16. P Touki Toussaint, Coral Springs Christian, Diamondbacks, 2014
23. P Brandon Barriera, American Heritage, Blue Jays, 2022
Broward two-time participant of the 12 months goes to Red Sox
Stoneman Douglas outfielder Roman Anthony, the Sun Sentinel’s large-schools participant of the 12 months in 2021 and 2022, was chosen on the primary day’s penultimate choose, getting taken 79th by the Boston Red Sox.
Anthony scorched pitchers this season for a .520 batting common with 10 dwelling runs, 40 runs batted in, 52 hits, 36 runs and 14 doubles for a slugging share of .980. It marked an enormous leap from 2021, when he hit .363 with 5 dwelling runs, six doubles and a triple, together with 25 walks.