The final 29 rounds of the 2014 Major League Baseball Draft culminated this afternoon with an array of local flavor.
After the 50th state went pick-less yesterday, Saint Louis graduate Jordan Yamamoto was quickly taken off of the board today, being selected by the Milwaukee Brewers in the 12th round. The state champion joins Waiakea’s Kodi Medeiros (1st round) in the Brewers’ draft class.
In the 16th round, the University of Hawai’i got off the schneid, landing their first draft pick since 2012. Junior left-handed pitcher Scott Squier was popped by the Marlins, followed by senior righty Matt Cooper with the very next pick to the White Sox.
In the 24th round, Rainbow Warrior outfield commit Jodd Carter from Hilo High was taken by the Indians. Punahou alum and Kansas junior left-fielder Michael Suiter was also taken in the 24th by the White Sox.
Cleveland struck the local high school ranks again in the 25th, tapping Punahou catcher Kainoa “KJ” Harrison.
The White Sox answered back by selecting UH senior first baseman Marc Flores in the 30th round.
Suiter’s Kansas teammate and Campbell grad Robert Kahana, a junior, went to the Astros in the 32nd.
Joey Aquino of San Diego Christian College, a Mililani graduate, went to the Blue Jays in the 35th.
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