BC Baseball Has Three Players Taken in Top Ten Rounds of Draft; Fourth Player Taken by Seattle Mariners

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One current, one former, and one incoming Bellevue College baseball player were each selected in the top ten rounds of this week’s Major League Baseball amateur draft. Right-handed pitcher Adrian Sampson was the first junior college pitcher in the country selected in the draft, going in the 5th round to the Pittsburgh Pirates. He is the fourth Bellevue pitcher who has been a part of the Pirates organization. Evan Meek, a 2003 Bellevue alum, is currently a major leaguer for the Pirates. The incoming and former Bulldogs were then ironically picked consecutively in the 7th round of the draft. Letter of intent signee Theo Alexander was taken in the seventh round by the Los Angeles Dodgers and former Bellevue standout Ian Parmley, who recently finished his senior campaign at Liberty University in Virginia, was taken with the pick just prior, going to the Toronto Blue Jays. Parmely was an All-American and graduated with honors in 2010 from Bellevue. On the third day of the draft, Bulldog sophomore catcher Alex Ross was selected in the 36th round by the Seattle Mariners.