2017-06-16 / Sports

Yankees select Royal grad in baseball amateur draft


DELIVER—Andrew Nardi, who was drafted by the New York Yankees on Wednesday, throws a pitch for Royal High’s baseball team in a league game against Camarillo in March 2016. 
MICHAEL COONS/Acorn File Photo DELIVER—Andrew Nardi, who was drafted by the New York Yankees on Wednesday, throws a pitch for Royal High’s baseball team in a league game against Camarillo in March 2016. MICHAEL COONS/Acorn File Photo Several local players heard their names called during Major League Baseball’s draft on Wednesday.

Frankie Tostado, a Camarillo High grad who starred in the outfield for Oxnard College this year, was picked up in the 19th round by the San Francisco Giants.

Westlake alum Casey Ryan, who pitches for Hawaii, was drafted by the World Series champion Chicago Cubs in the 18th round.

Sean Barry, a dynamic pitcher from Moorpark who slings cheddar for the University of San Diego, was selected by the defending World Series champion Chicago Cubs in the 21st round.

Colton Waltner, a Newbury Park product who catches and roams the outfield for the University of San Diego, was also drafted in the 21st round, but by the Minnesota Twins.

Andrew Nardi from Royal, currently pitching for Ventura College, was scooped up by the New York Yankees in the 39th round.

Adam Kerner, an Oaks Christian senior catcher, was drafted by the St. Louis Cardinals in the 37th round. If he doesn’t sign, he’ll join the University of San Diego.

Jonny DeLuca, a center fielder from Agoura, was nabbed in the 39th round by the Twins. DeLuca is an Oregon commit.

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