One week from today, the 2014 Major League Baseball draft will take place in Secaucus, New Jersey. One of only seven players invited to attend the event will be recent Waiakea graduate Kodi Medeiros.
The 18-year-old left-handed pitcher is projected to be picked in the 12-to-30 slot range of the first round. If predictions were to come to fruition, Medeiros would join Jerome Williams, Justin Wayne, Bronson Sardinha, and Kolten Wong as the fifth Hawai’i born first rounder in the last 15 years.
Medeiros just finished a banner senior campaign on the mound for the Warriors, posting a 7-1 record with a 0.97 earned run average. He was also named Gatorade state player of the year.
Before hitting the big apple for the draft, Kodi and his family are meeting with Major League teams for the final time. A trip to Arizona to see the Diamondbacks yesterday was followed with his last performance for scouts with the Brewers in Milwaukee this afternoon. Tomorrow, the Hilo natives will meet with the Kansas City Royals.
The MLB draft runs from June 5th through the 7th. For a full draft order, click here.