Former Jesuit star Andrew Susac, now at Oregon State; Pleasant Grove's Kyle Castro; and ex-Bella Vista standout Bryce Bandilla, now at Arizona, were early selections in today's second day of the Major League Baseball First-Year player draft.
Susac and Bandilla were selected by the San Francisco Giants.
San Francisco took Susac, a catcher, in the second round, with the 86th pick overall. They selected Bandilla, a pitcher, in the fourth round, the 147th pick.
Castro was taken in the third round by the Texas Rangers, the No. 113 pick.
The 6-foot-1, 200-pound Susac played in 38 games, starting 37, and batted .313 with 32 runs batted in and five home runs for the Beavers this season. The Roseville resident was a 16th round draft pick by the Philadelphia Phillies coming out of high school.
Bandilla, a 6-4, 235-pound junior left-hander, is 5-3, with a 3.47 ERA in 31 appearances for Arizona this season. He has struck out 48 batters in 46 2/3 innings. He was selected in the 28th round of the 2008 draft by the Cincinnati Reds.
The athletic Castro, also a football standout for Pleasant Grove, is a 6-4, 195-pound right hander. He was 5-4 with a 3.56 ERA for the Eagles this season. He struck out 65 batters in 55 innings.
- Bill Paterson