2009 MLB Draft

The Coastal Plain League announced Friday that 104 players, both former and players signed for the 2009 season, were drafted in the 2009 Major League Baseball First-Year Player Draft. A list that featured nine players selected in the first 10 rounds was highlighted by Rich Poythress of Georgia (pictured), who played for the Thomasville HiToms in 2007, and went in the second round, 51st pick overall to the Seattle Mariners.

The 104 players drafted is the second-most CPL alumni total drafted since the league started back in 1997. In 2008, 115 CPL alums were selected in the draft - giving the CPL 219 drafted players in the past two years alone. All 30 MLB teams selected at least one CPL alum in 2009; and all exisiting clubs of the current 15 CPL franchises had at least one alum drafted. The Thomasville HiToms led with 11 players drafted, while the Fayetteville SwampDogs, Forest City Owls (Spartanburg included), Petersburg Generals and Wilson Tobs each had 10 players drafted. The Florence RedWolves recorded nine drafted alums, while the Edenton Steamers were next with eight. The Gastonia Grizzlies followed with seven draftees, and then the Asheboro Copperheads, Columbia Blowfish, New Bern River Rats, and Wilmington Sharks each had six. The Outer Banks Daredevils posted five drafted alums, while the Peninsula Pilots followed with four and the Martinsville Mustangs rounded things out with one alum taken in the draft.

The complete list of CPL players drafted follows:

Coastal Plain League Alumni Drafted In 2009 Major League Draft
Round Overall Player College/University MLB Team Drafted By CPL Team(s)
2 51 Rich Poythress Georgia Seattle '07 Thomasville
4 131 B.J. Hyatt South Carolina Sumter Houston '09 Florence
4 135 Adam Warren North Carolina New York (AL) '06 New Bern
5 144 Jason Hagerty Miami San Diego '08 Wilmington
6 195 Robert Lylerly Charlotte New York (AL) '07 Asheboro
7 203 Brian Moran North Carolina Seattle '08 Wilson
7 207 Nick Liles Western Carolina San Francisco '07 Florence
8 259 Brett Nommensen Eastern Illinois Tampa Bay '08 Edenton
9 290 Richard Jones The Citadel Chicago (NL) '07, '08, '09 Thomasville
12 372 Tony Davis Florida Minnesota '08 Fayetteville
12 381 Travis Witherspoon Spartanburg Methodist Los Angeles (AL) '09 Gastonia
13 393 Murphy Smith Binghamton Oakland '08 Edenton
13 397 Joseph Paxson Western Kentucky Los Angeles (AL) '06 Peninsula
13 400 Matthew Morgal Southern Nazarene Tornoto '06 Thomasvile
13 405 DeAngelo Mack South Carolina New York (AL) '06 Columbia
13 408 Chris McGuiness The Citadel Boston '08, '09 Thomasville
14 434 R.J. Harris Northwood New York (NL) '08, '09 Edenton
14 435 Graham Stoneburner Clemson New York (AL) '07 Petersburg
14 439 Zach Quate Appalachian State Tampa Bay '07 Asheboro
15 449 James Walczak Mercyhurst Cincinnati '08 Florence
15 462 Steven Liddle Vanderbilt Minnesota '07 Fayetteville
16 474 Griffin Benedict Georgia Southern San Diego '08 Gastonia
16 481 Dominic Altobelli Illinois Colorado '06, '07 Fayetteville
16 493 Daniel Wagner Belmont Chicago (AL) '08 Asheboro
16 499 Tyler Bortnick Coastal Carolina Tampa Bay '06, '07 Columbia
17 507 Chris Gloor Quinnipiac San Francisco '06, '07 New Bern
17 530 B.J. Dail Mount Olive Chicago (NL) '07, '09 Wilson
18 548 Brett Bukvich Mississippi Florida '05 Petersburg
18 551 James MacDonald Boston College Houston '08 Thomasville
19 573 Daniel Tenholder Austin Peay State Oakland '09 Wilson
19 586 Scott Krieger George Mason Milwaukee '07 Wilmington
19 587 Stephen Batts East Carolina Philadelphia '06, '07 Wilmington
20 600 Jimmy Gulliver Eastern Michigan Detroit '09 Forest City
20 602 Patrick Keating Florida Kansas City '06 Peninsula
21 625 Phillip Irwin Mississippi Pittsburgh '08 Thomasville
21 628 Matt Crim The Citadel Atlanta '06 Florence
21 636 Daniel Taylor Central Michigan Arizona '06, '07 Wilmington
21 637 Chris Henderson George Mason Los Angeles (NL) '08 Wilson
21 650 Greg Rohan Kent State Chicago (NL) '08 Peninsula
22 660 Matthew Mansilla College of Charleston Detroit ''07 New Bern
23 684 Jeff Ibarra Lee San Diego '06, '07, '08 Fayetteville
23 692 Scott Kelley Penn State Kansas City '08 Petersburg
23 705 Kevin Mahoney Canisius New York (AL) '08 Forest City
24 719 Derrick Lowery Young Harris Cincinnati '07 Florence/ '08 Fayetteville
24 726 Brad Gemberling Princeton Arizona '07 New Bern
26 778 William Scott Walters State CC Atlanta '09 Martinsville
26 781 Rhett Ballard Virgina Tech Colorado '06, '07 Thomasville
26 789 C.J. Beatty North Carolina A&T St. Louis '08, '09 Thomasville
26 800 Steven Grife Mercyhurst Chicago (NL) '08, '09 Florence
27 813 Michael Gilmartin Wofford Oakland '07 Asheboro
27 821 Aaron Bray Charlotte Houston '07 Wilson/ '08 Asheboro
28 834 Vince Belnome West Virgina San Diege '09 Forest City
28 837 Jamaine Cotton Western Oklahoma State JC San Francisco '09 Gastonia
28 843 Connor Crumbliss Emporia State Oakland '07, '08 Fayetteville
28 849 Justin Edwards Kennesaw State St. Louis '07 Petersburg
28 857 Justin Beal Missouri Southern State Philadelphia '08 Florence
28 858 Eric Curtis Miami Dade JC Boston '08 Petersburg
28 860 Jordan Petraitis Miami (Ohio) Chicago (NL) '08 Forest City
29 864 Robert Poutier Virginia San Diego '05 Wilmington
29 867 Luke Demko Rhode Island San Francisco '08 Edenton
29 879 Daniel Calhoun Murray State St. Louis '09 Edenton
29 883 Charles Delk Clemson Chicago (AL) '05 Florence
30 904 Bryan Fogle Erskine Texas '08 Forest City
30 908 Harold Brantley Connecticut Florida '09 Outer Banks
31 940 John Murphy Princeton Toronto '07 New Bern
31 943 Ryan Hamme Campbell Chicago (AL) '06,'07 Wilmington
32 974 Thomas Chism La Salle New York (NL) '09 Forest City
33 988 Tyler Stubblefield Kennesaw State Atlanta '07, '08 Petersburg
33 991 Coty Woods Middle Tennessee State Colorado '09 Edenton
34 1033 Alex Farotto South Carolina Chicago (AL) '06, '07 Spartanburg
35 1043 Eric Valdez Indiana State Seattle '09 Gastonia
35 1044 Adalberto Santos Oregon State San Diego '08 Wilson
35 1049 Oliver Santos USC-Salkehatchie Cincinnati '08, '09 Columbia
35 1060 Evan Teague Western Kentucky Toronto '08 Peninsula
35 1063 Danny Wiltz Tennessee Chicago (AL) '07, 08 Thomasville
35 1064 Wes Wrenn The Citadel New York (NL) '07, '08 Thomasville
36 1075 Robert Doran Seward County CC Pittsburgh '08 Florence
36 1078 Andrew Wilson Liberty Atlanta '08 Wilson
37 1114 Charles Nading UNLV Texas '09 Outer Banks
37 1119 Richard Rocobaldo Mount Olive St. Louis '08 Forest City
38 1136 Josh Dowdy Appalachian State Baltimore '06 Gastonia
38 1157 Corey Wine Penn State Philadelphia '07 Outer Banks
39 1164 Chris Ahearn Catawba San Diego '08 Asheboro
39 1173 Ryan Lockwood South Florida Oakland '07 Fayetteville
41 1231 Matthew Sanders Clemson Colorado '06, '07 New Bern/ '08 Wilson
42 1252 Daniel Cropper UNC Wilmington Washington '09 Wilmington
42 1259 Blair Carson Anderson Cincinnati '07, '08 Columbia
42 1262 Jonathan Keck Bethel College Baltimore '09 Petersburg
42 1277 Matthew Laney Miami Dade JC Philadelphia '08 Petersburg
43 1285 Edward Fallon USC-Upstate Pittsburgh '09 Gastonia
44 1324 Tyler Christman USC-Sumter Texas '09 Columbia
44 1337 Brian Feekin Iowa Western CC Philadelphia '07 Fayetteville
45 1343 Kevin Mailloux Canisus Seattle '08 Forest City
45 1352 Derek Spencer Bowling Green Kansas City '09 Outer Banks
46 1375 Parker Bangs South Carolina Pittsburgh '07, '08 Fayetteville
47 1413 Kyle Roller East Carolina Oakland '07 Thomasville
47 1421 Matthew Branham USC-Upstate Houston '07 Columbia
47 1424 Ryan Mollica Florida International New York (NL) '08 Edenton
48 1437 Randolph Oduber Western Oklahoma State San Francisco '09 Gastonia
48 1445 Vidal Nuno Baker Cleveland '08 Edenton
49 1471 Mark Tracy Duquesne Colorado '08 Petersburg
50 1494 Brett Basham Mississippi San Diego '06 Thomasville
50 1498 Josh Edgin Francis Marion Atlanta '08, '09 Forest City
50 1503 Tanner Biagini VMI Oakland '07 Wilson/ Fayetteville '09