AZWOB Member Kevin Cron Drafted by Mariners

Posted on: June 8, 2011

Kevin CronThe Los Angeles Angels took former Phoenix Mountain Pointe product C.J. Cron in Monday’s first round of the MLB draft, and on Tuesday it was Cron’s brother’s turn to hear his name called early during the draft.

The Seattle Mariners picked Mountain Pointe’s Kevin Cron in the third round with the 92nd overall pick.

“It was unbelievable,” Kevin said. “And to do this with my brother is an experience we’ll never forget.”

Kevin said he’ll decide this summer if he’ll sign with Seattle or attend TCU next season.

Scottsdale Notre Dame pitcher Tayler Scott said he’s ready to sign with the Chicago Cubs, who drafted him in the fifth round (159th overall pick).

Scott and his parents moved to Scottsdale a couple of years ago to see if Scott can become the first player from South Africa to reach the majors.

“I’ve accomplished more than anything I’ve ever expected,” Scott said.

Gilbert pitcher Stephen Tarpley also was drafted Tuesday, going to the Cleveland Indians in the eighth round (248th overall pick).

Arizona high school players also selected Tuesday:

Tucson Salpointe’s Joe Serrano (Cincinnati, 12, 385); Phoenix Horizon’s Jordan Dunatov (Pittsburgh, 14, 422); Yuma Cibola’s Tyler Parmenter (Tampa Bay, 15, 480); Phoenix Horizon’s Nick Valenza (Seattle, 18, 543); Phoenix Greenway’s Scott Squier (Seattle, 21, 647); Prescott’s Michael Howard (Minnesota, 21, 658); Gilbert Mesquite’s Zach Davies (Baltimore, 26, 785); Mesa Desert Ridge’s Scott Hoffman (New York Yankees, 29, 899).

Matt Summers, a pitcher from UC-Irvine who played at Scottsdale Chaparral, was drafted by Minnesota (4, 148).