NAIA Players Drafted

You can never have enough pitching!

Here's the list....

Ryan O'Sullivan, RHP, Oklahoma City, Dodgers, 134th overall pick
Jesse Darrah, RHP, Fresno Pacific, Diamondbacks, 244
Zach Arneson, RHP, Lewis-Clark State, Yankees, 299
Will Locante, LHP, Cumberland, Diamondbacks, 334
Chris Grayson, OF, Lee, Rangers, 414
Craig Stem, RHP, Trevecca Nazarene, Dodgers, 464
Jonathan Clark, CF, Lee, Mets, 522
William Rankin, RHP, Southern Poly State, Rockies, 528
Taylor Siemens, LHP, California Baptist, Diamondbacks, 544
John Hill, C, Concordia (Calif.), Phillies, 601
Tyler Barrett, LHP, Lewis-Clark State, Tigers, 617
Cameron McVey, RHP, Biola, Giants, 687
Ruben Sosa, 2B, Oklahoma City, Astros, 700
R.L. Eisenbach, LHP, Faulkner, Padres, 713
Samuel Munson, RF, Tennessee Wesleyan, Athletics, 716
Brian Sharp, SS, California Baptist, Pirates, 722
Freddie Cabrera, RHP, Central Methodist, Dodgers, 794
Kirk Walker, SS, Oklahoma City, Athletics, 806
Chris Mazza, RHP, Menlo, Twins, 838
Truman Sample, RHP, Rogers State, Diamondbacks, 844
Dexter Price, RHP, South Carolina-Beaufort, Diamondbacks, 904
David Bergin, RHP, Tennessee Wesleyan, Cardinals, 920
Mike Marshall, 1B, Lubbock Christian, Phillies, 931
Sharif Othman, C, California Baptist, Marlins, 973
Kyle Brule, RHP, Oklahoma Baptist, Padres, 983
Sheldon McDonald, LHP, British Columbia, Cubs, 999
Alex Kreis, RHP, Jamestown, Nationals, 1057
Johnny Omahen, RHP, Cal State San Marcos, Marlins, 1063
Drew Madrigal, RHP, California Baptist, Cardinals, 1070
Michael Hashem, LHP, Fisher, Braves, 1076
Travis Garcia, UT, Martin Methodist, Cubs, 1089
Jeremy Williams, OF, Mobile, Rangers, 1104
Gardner Adams, RHP, Asbury, Braves, 1106
Nico Taylor, RF, Northwood (Texas), Blue Jays, 1159
Bryan Nicholson, 1B, Concordia (Calif.), Giants, 1167
Patrick Francescon, RHP, Trevecca Nazarene, Cubs, 1209
Shay Crawford, LHP, Lee, Rays, 1260
Andre Kinder, LHP, Peru State, Phillies, 1291
Robert O'Neill, RHP, Biola, Twins, 1318
Colby Broussard, RHP, Faulkner, Blue Jays, 1339
Brandon Creath, RHP, Embry-Riddle, Cardinals, 1340
Richie Mirowski, RHP, Oklahoma Baptist, Nationals, 1357
Cory Farris, OF, Cumberland, White Sox, 1371
Maxx Catapano, RHP, Lee, Mariners, 1383
Derek Vaughn, RHP, Texas Wesleyan, Rays, 1440
Eric Brown, RHP, British Columbia, Blue Jays, 1519

I know that the CA NAIA's are scouted extensively.

Don't be fooled...Cal State San Marcos an NAIA Independent...currently has three starting pitchers from the 2011 squad playing minor league drafted and two others signed as free agents soon after the draft...

The dream lives at NAIA.

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The dream definitely is alive and well in Lubbock, Texas! At least at my house. Razz

Mike Marshall, 1B, Lubbock Christian, Phillies, 931

I had the pleasure of getting to know Mike this year. Mike, son of former Dodger 1B Mike Marshall came to LCU from Stanford. He wanted to hit, not just pitch. In 2008, Mike made two appearances in the College World Series tossing a scoreless inning June 14 against Florida State in their Omaha opener, then retired his only batter faced June 16 versus Georgia.

This year, on May 31st, he pitched a complete game/three hit shutout against LSU-Shreveport in the NAIA College World Series. An incredible line, considering he did it with a broken foot.

Another 2011 NAIA standout - Nico Taylor, the Northwood slugger fom Mckinney, transferred from Arizona. Most NAIA rosters are full of these guys. Just like in D1/2, there are quality teams/players at the top and poor teams at the bottom. And... a ton of talent in between.


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