By Bill Paterson
Eight area players including three high school players were among players taken in today's final rounds of the three-day Major League Baseball draft.
High school players taken:
Granite Bay catcher Andrew Knapp, 41st round by the Oakland A's.
Jesuit pitcher Dan Child, 48th round by the San Diego Padres.
Franklin pitcher Hunter Greenwood, 48th round by the Colorado Rockies.
Among the area college players taken:
Pacific pitcher Hunter Carnevale (Granite Bay), 33rd round by the New York Mets.
Cosumnes River College pitcher Justin Parker (Jesuit), 33rd round by the Minnesota Twins.
UC Davis second baseman Justin Schafer, 34th round by the Mets.
Nevada pitcher Brock Stassi (Yuba City), 44th round by the Cleveland Indians.
Sierra College pitcher Justin Haley (Bella Vista), 46th round by the Indians.
Stassi is the son of Yuba City coach Jim Stassi and the older brother of Max Stassi, now with the Oakland A's organization.