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Alex Robinson heads list of LIers taken in MLB draft

Holy Trinity starting pitcher Alex Robinson delivers to

Holy Trinity starting pitcher Alex Robinson delivers to the plate in the bottom of the third inning on May 28, 2012. Photo Credit: James Escher

Alex Robinson, taken in the fifth round by the Twins, was the highest MLB draft pick out of Long Island in 2015. The Holy Trinity and University of Maryland product went 140th overall.

Thomas Hackimer, a Floral Park product who pitched for Archbishop Molloy and St. John's, went to the Mets in the 15th round.

Max Almonte, a Holy Trinity graduate who played collegiately at Villanova, went to the Cardinals in the 16th round. Massapequa's Ryan McCormick (St. John's) also went in the 16th round, to the Rockies.

The Red Sox selected Babylon's Max Watt (Lynn) 651st overall in the 22nd round.

First baseman Steve Laurino (Carle Place/Marist) was Long Island's first position player drafted, taken by the Orioles in the 25th round. Herricks' Alex Katz (St. John's) and Calhoun's Jake Thomas (Binghamton) were separated by 10 picks in the 27th round.

The A's selected Sayville's Brendan Butler (Dowling) in the 30th round. Hauppauge lefthander Nick Fanti became the only Long Islander to get picked out of high school when the Phillies took him 924th overall in the 31st round. Clarke's Timothy Ingram (SUNY Old Westbury) went to the Rays four picks later in the 31st.

The Brewers selected Commack's Charles Galiano (Fordham) in the 40th round.

Three other St. John's players were drafted: Cody Stashak (Twins, 13th round), Matt Clancy (Mariners, 13th) and Tyler Sanchez (Rangers, 17th).

Stony Brook's Ryley MacEachern (Marlins, 33rd) and Daniel Zamora (Pirates, 40th) also were drafted.


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