Monday, June 9, 2008


Twelve current or former Danville Dans were selected Thursday and Friday in the 2008 Major League Draft. Mississippi State's Aaron Weatherford (Dans 07') went in the 3rd round to the Colorado Rockies. John Flanagan (Dans 08'), Southwestern Illinois Community College, was chosen in the 11th round by Kansas City. Arizona State's Kiel Roling (Dans 07') went in the 6th Round to Colorado. San Diego Torreo, Ricardo Pecina (Dans 06'), was drafted in the 8th round by the Washington Nationals. Louis Coleman (Dans 06') from LSU was drafted by the Washington Nationals in the 11th round. UC Irvine's, Bryce Stowell (Dans 06') was selected by the Cleveland Indians in the 22nd round. The Tampa Bay Rays drafted Memphis Tiger Neil Schenk (Dans 05')in the 23rd round. Former Illini Tanner Roark (Dans 06')went in the 26th round to the Texas Rangers. In the 27th round, the New York Mets selected Mississippi State's Jeff Flagg (Dans 05'). 2006 Danville Dan, Dan Black (Purdue) was chosen in the 35th round by San Franciso. Justin Cryer (Ole Miss), a 2005 Dan, went in the 29th round with the Toronto Blue Jays. Rounding out the list, Ricky Bowen (Dans 06'), Mississippi State Bulldog, was taken by the Cincinnati Reds in the 38th round.

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