On Tuesday, Fort Myers High School graduate Brendon Sanger was drafted in the fourth round of the Major League Baseball Draft by the Los Angeles Angels. Sanger will forego his senior season at Florida Atlantic to start his pro career.
On Wednesday, Gulf Coast High School pitcher Michael Zimmerman was the second pick in the 11th round by the Colorado Rockies. Zimmerman tells WINK Sports he has already agreed to terms on a contract with the Rockies and will sign rather then play college baseball at the University of Florida.
Naples High School outfielder Garrett Zech was drafted in the 15th round by the Los Angeles Dodgers but he won’t sign and will instead go play at USF.
Full List of Local Players Drafted
Brendon Sanger, outfielder from Fort Myers High School/FAU: 4th round by the Angels (135th pick)
Michael Zimmerman, left handed pitcher from Gulf Coast High School: 11th round by the Rockies (317th pick)
Garrett Zech, Outfielder from Naples High School: 15th round by the Dodgers (462nd pick)
Kyle Miller, right handed pitcher from Estero High School/FAU: 19th round by the Cubs (563rd pick)
Shane McClanahan, Left handed pitcher from Cape Coral High School: 26th round by the Mets (779th pick)
Mike Murray, right handed pitcher from FGCU: 32nd round by the A’s (968th pick)
Jordan Desguin, right handed pitcher from FGCU: 36th round by the Brewers (1,081st pick)
Nick Rivera, 1st baseman from Bishop Verot/FGCU: 38th round by the Astros (1,129th pick)
Mike Rojas, catcher from Gulf Coast High School: 40th round by the Mariners (1,205 pick)