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2019 MLB Draft

The Coastal Plain League announced that 92 players, both former and current, were selected during the 2019 Major League Baseball First-Year Player Draft. Former Savannah Banana Braden Shewmake was the first off the board, selected 21st overall by the Atlanta Braves. 

Shewmake played as a Rising-Freshman after graduating from Wyle East High School in Wylie, Texas prior to joining the Bananas later in the summer of 2016. Ultimately he played 10 games for the eventual CPL Champion Bananas, batting .290 across 31 at-bats with one double and seven RBIs. He went on to play for the USA Collegiate National Team in 2018 before being drafted this year after finishing his junior year at Texas A&M. 

In total, all 16 CPL clubs saw a player selected in the 2019 draft, with former franchise the Petersburg Generals also being represented. The Savannah Bananas led the way with 11 former and current players selected, with Morehead City, Peninsula and Wilson coming in as a close second with 10 each. Next was HP-Thomasville with eight, followed by Holly Springs with seven and Martinsville with six players selected. Forest City saw five players come off the board with six other teams following with four players selected: Asheboro, Fayetteville, Florence, Lexington County, Macon and Wilmington. Rounding things out were Edenton with three, Gastonia with two and former CPL franchise Petersburg with one. 

The complete list of CPL players – both former and players signed for the 2019 season – taken in this year’s draft is below: 

Coastal Plain League Alumni Drafted In 2019 Major League Draft 
Round  Overall Player  College/University  MLB Team Drafted By  CPL Team(s) 
 1  21 Braden Shewmake Texas A&M Atlanta '16 Savannah
4 111  Evan Edwards NC State Miami '16, '17 HP-Thomasville
4 123 Matt Cronin Arkansas Washington '17 Holly Springs
4 126 Tim Elliot Georgia Seattle '18 Peninsula
4 129 Brenton Doyle Shepherd Colorado '18 Wilson
5 155 Connor Thomas Georgia Tech St. Louis '17 Lexington County
6 179 Sawyer Gipson Mercer Minnesota '18 Morehead City
6 184 Will Matthiesen Stanford Pittsburgh '17 Morehead City
7 207 L.J. Talley Georgia Toronto '17 Savannah
8 228 Griffin McLarty College of Charleston Baltimore '17 Fayetteville8
8 237 Angel Camacho Jacksonville Toronto '16 Savannah
8 246 Ty Adcock Elon Seattle '17 HP-Thomasville
9 258 Clay Dungan Indiana State Kansas City '16, '18 Savannah
9 261 Evan Brabrand Liberty Miami '17 Wilmington
9 264 TJ Hopkins South Carolina Cincinnati  '16 Lexington County
9 287 Cody Scroggins Arkansas Boston '16 Wilmington
 10 289 Anthony Veneziano Coastal Carolina Kansas City '17 Morehead City
 10 293 Ethan Elliot Lincoln Memorial San Diego '18 Peninsula
 10 299 Ben Gross Duke Minnesota '17 Holly Springs
 10 301 Chad Sykes UNC Greensboro Los Angeles (AL) '16 Holly Springs
  10  308 Jonathan Embry Liberty Tampa Bay '17, 18 Peninsula
 10 311 Zac Ching VCU Los Angeles (NL) '17 Peninsula
 10 315 Mitch Spence USC Aiken New York (AL) '17 Wilmington
 12 364 Kyle Wilkie Clemson Pittsburgh '17 Martinsville
 13 385 Ben Anderson SUNY - Binghamton Texas '18 Edenton
  13   392  Cam Coursey  Georgia Gwinnett Arizona '19 Fayetteville
 14 412 Ted Stuka UC San Diego Detroit '17 Wilson
 14 430 Ike Freeman North Carolina Cleveland '17 HP-Thomasville
 14 426 Patrick Frick Wake Forest Seattle '18 Wilson
  15  461 Joe Vranesh St. Mary's Los Angeles (NL) '18 Forest City
 16 468 Shelton Perkins James Madison Baltimore '16 Savannah
 16 493 Michael Wilson Stony Brook Milwaukee '17 Gastonia
 17 513 Amos Willingham Georgia Tech Washington '18 Florence
17 527 Daniel Cody Baldwin-Wallace Houston '18 Wilson
 18 534 Jason Ruffcorn Oklahoma Cincinatti '18 Savannah
  18  552 Alex Moore Lander Chicago (NL) '17 Forest City
 18 555 Evan Voliva East Carolina New York (AL) '15 Morehead City
 19 564 Tyler Garbee Mercyhurst Cincinatti '17, '18 Peninsula
 19 574 Cory Wood Coastal Carolina Pittsburgh '17 Holly Springs
 20 589 Cody Davenport Central Arkansas  Kansas City '16 Petersburg
 20 598 Matt O'Neill Pennsylvania New York (NL) '16 Morehead State
 20 606 Cade Marlowe West Georgia Seattle '17 Morehead City / '18 Savannah
 20 607 Peyton Williams Catawba Atlanta '18, '19 Asheboro
  20  609 Yorvis Torrealba Tampa Colorado '18 Savannah
 21 622 Scott McKeon Coastal Carolina Detroit '19 Holly Springs
 21 643 Eddy Tavarez Peru St College Milwaukee '18 Wilson
 21 647 Dylan Spacke Long Beach State Boston '17 Martinsville / '18 Macon
 22 660 Tucker Maxwell Georgia Philadelphia '18 Peninsula
 23 681 Nic Ready Air Force Miami '16 Fayetteville
 23 696 Caleb Ricca Northwestern State Seattle '19 Morehead City
 23 705 Matt Minnick Mercyhurst New York (AL)  '18 Macon
 24 716 Evan Lumbert Florida Gulf Coast San Francisco '18 Morehead City
 24 717 Spencer Horwitz Radford Toronto '17 Peninsula
  24  726 Kipp Rollings North Greenville Seattle '17 Savannah
 25 741 Jack Strunc Creighton Miami '18 Peninsula
 25 766 EP Reese Winston-Salem State Houston '17, 18 HP-Thomasville
 25 754 Ethan Goforth Carson-Newman College Pittsburgh '17 Martinsville
 26 784 Ryan Troutman Lander Pittsburgh '18 Wilson
 26 792 Riley King Georgia Atlanta '17 Florence / '18 Macon
 27 804 Matt Gill Boston College Cincinatti '18 Edenton
 27 810 Tyler Adams Indiana-Penn Philadelphia '19 Wilson
 27 816 Brock Minich Nova Southeastern Seattle '18 Forest City
  28  853 Andre Nnebe Santa Clara Milwaukee '18 Wilson
 29 876 Utah Jones North Greenville Seattle '17 Savannah
 29 882 Jake Washer East Carolina Chicago (NL) '16 Holly Springs
 29 885 Chase Illig West Virginia New York (AL) '16 Wilmington
 30 890 Daniel Millwee High Point Chicago (AL) '16 HP-Thomasville
 30 906 Cody Grosse Southeastern Louisiana Seattle '17 HP-Thomasville
 31 920 Connor Reich Texas State Chicago (NL) '15 Wilson
 31 922 Bryce Tassin Southeastern Louisiana Detorit '17 Asheboro
 31 937 Greg Leban Austin Peay Atlanta '18 Martinsville
 31 940 Jared Janczak Texas Christian Cleveland '15 Wilson
 32 948 Harris Yett Charlotte Baltimore '16, '17 Gastonia
 32 950 Jonathan Allen San Francisco Chicago (NL) '17 Fayetteville
 32 961 Chase Walter Western Carolina Los Angeles (AL)  '17 HP-Thomasville
 32 964 Jake Wright Coastal Carolina Pittsburgh '19 Holly Springs
 32 965 Chandler Redmond Gardner-Webb St. Louis '18 Lexington County
 33 978 Craig Lewis Seton Hill Baltimore '18 Morehead City
 33 1004 Charles Hall Tusculum College Oakland '18 Edenton / '19 Peninsula
 34 1029 Ridge Chapman South Carolina Los Angeles (AL) '17 HP-Thomasville
 34 1018 Ryan Shinn Kentucky New York (NL) '17 Martinsville
 35 1045 Hunter Leon NC A&T Texas '17 Asheboro
 35 1067 Chris Mauloni Jacksonville Boston '18 Savannah
 36 1081 Keaton Weisz Coastal Carolina Los Angeles (AL) '17 Martinsville / '18 Macon
 36 1085 Kyle Skeels Coastal Carolina St. Louis '17 Morhead City
 37 1102 Kolton Ingram Columbus State Detroit '17 Florence
 37 1107 Andrew McInvale Liberty Toronto '18 Peninsula
 37 1102 Kolton Ingram Columbus State Detroit '16, '17 Florence
39 1164 AJ Bumpass Cincinnati Cincinnati '16 Forest City
39 1168 Nick Conti Eckerd College New York (NL) '17 Forest City
40 1200 Vito Friscia Hofstra Philadelphia '16, '17 Asheboro
40 1211 Ty Haselman UCLA Los Angeles (NL) '17, '18 Lexington County