Ten HBCU Players Drafted By Major League Baseball In 2015

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By Michael Coker/Black College Nines


Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU) baseball continues in the quality of its teams that was reflected this past 2015 season. Major League Baseball 2015 Draft selected 10 players coming from HBCU institutions.

HBCU baseball programs talent coming through has been college baseball best in 2015. HBCU baseball boasts Jackson State University senior Melvin Rodriguez named to Louisville Slugger NCAA Division I All-American baseball team.

Major League Baseball organizations have treated top HBCU prospects as their most valuable commodity and they can produce genuine star players. Several organizations has several prospects that entice scouting reports of potential success. Top baseball prospects from HBCU are extremely common. At the same time, many top prospects drafted will become good or even great players. What can we expect from the 10 MLB drafted in 2015?


Washington NationalsMelvin Rodriguez Round 18 Draft#:554
Position: 2B School: Jackson State



Philadelphia PhilliesKevin Walsh Round 21 Draft#:624
Position: RHP School: University of Arkansas Pine Bluff



Oakland Athletics

Armando Ruiz Round 29 Draft#:878
Position: RHP School: Alabama State



Chi. CubsTyler Payne Round 30 Draft#:893
Position: C School: West Virginia State



Toronto Blue JaysEarl Burl III Round 30 Draft#:902
Position: CF School: Alcorn State



Washington NationalsJorge Pantoja Round 30 Draft#:914
Position: RHP School: Alabama State



Toronto Blue JaysKalik May Round 33 Draft#:992
Position: OF School: Mississippi Valley State



Toronto Blue JaysLance Jones  Round 36 Draft#:1082
Position: CF School: Southern University A&M



EdLA Dodgerswin Drexler Round 38 Draft#:1152
Position: CF School: Grambling State



Toronto Blue JaysMattingly Romanin Round 39 Draft#:1172
Position: IF School: Chicago State