Seven HBCU Baseball Players Drafted By Major League Baseball In 2019

Major League Baseball’s First-Year Player Draft recently wrapped up with with 1217 players ready to take their games to the next level in their baseball professional careers. HBCU Baseball produced seven athletes selected in this year’s draft.

Schools representing those players taken from HBCUs include Bethune Cookmen University, North Carolina Central University, Delaware State University, Southern University, Winston Salem State University, North Carolina A&T University and Savannah State University.

The HBCU ball players were selected Wednesday in the third day of the draft, which consisted of rounds 11-40. HBCU baseball has now had seven players selected by MLB for the second most in the last four years. Anthony Maldonado was the first HBCU player selected in 2019 by the Miami Marlins.

The draft is the thirty-first consecutive year that HBCU baseball programs have had a player drafted professionally. Those drafted in 2019 include…


Anthony Maldonado Round 11 Draft#:321 
Position: RHP School: Bethune Cookmen

Miami Marlins




Corey Joyce Round 12 Draft#:352  
Position: INF School: North Carolina Central

Detroit Tigers




Garrett Lawson Round 19 Draft#:571 
Position: LHP School: Delaware State

Los Angeles Angels





Javeyan Williams Round 22 Draft#:656  
Position: OF School: Southern University

San Francisco Giants





E.P. Reese Round 25 Draft#:766  
Position: OF School: Winston Salem State

Houston Astros




Leon Hunter Round 35 Draft#:1045  
Position: RHP School: North Carolina A&T

Texas Rangers




Justin Washington Round 35 Draft#:1061  
Position: OF School: Savannah State

Los Angeles Dodgers




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