D-backs draft Owings' brother, UA pitcher

BY foxsports • June 12, 2016

PHOENIX -- The Diamondbacks wapped up the 2016 MLB Draft by selecting 30 players on Saturday in Rounds 11-4-, including Coastal Carolina infielder Connor Owings, brother of D-backs infielder Chris Owings, University of Arizona pitcher Kevin Ginkel and Mountain Ridge High School infielder Cameron Cannon.

All told, the Diamondbacks used 32 of their 40 picks on college players. The class includes six catchers, eight infielders, six outfielders, 15 right-handed pitchers and five left-handed pitchers.

Connor Owings, selected in the 34th round, was the Big South Conference Player of the Year, hitting .373 with 15 home runs.

Ginkel was a 22nd-round selection. He has a 4-1 record and 2.82 ERA for Arizona in 54 1/3 innings.

A complete list of the D-backs' draft selections can be found on the next page.

The complete draft list follows.

Competitive balance round (39): Anfernee Grier, OF, Auburn

Second round (52): Andrew Yerzy, C, York Mills Collegiate Institute

Third round (89): Jon Duplantier, RHP, Rice

Fourth round (119): Taylor Clark, RHP, University of British Columibia

Fifth round (149): Joey Rose, IF, Toms River North HS (N.J.)

Sixth round (179): Mack Lemieux, LHP, Palm Beach State College

Seventh round (209): Jordan Watson, LHP, University of Science and Arts (Okla.)

Eighth round (239): Ryan January, C, San Jacinto College North

Ninth round (269): Tommy Eveld, RHP, South Florida

10th round (299): Stephen Smith, OF, Texas Tech

11th round (329): Jacob Polancic, RHP, Yale

12th round (359): Gavin Stupienski, C, North Carolina-Wilmington

13th round (389): Manny Jefferson, IF, Pepperdine

14th round (419): Cecil Poche, LHP, Dallas Baptist

15th round (449): Tyler Keele, RHP, Morehead State

16th round (479): Nick Blackburn, RHP, Illinois

17th round (509): Jake Winston, RHP, Southern Mississippi

18th round (539): Bowden Francis, RHP, Chipola College (Fla.)

19th round (569): Mark Karaviotis, IF, Oregon

20th round (599): Connor Grey, RHP, St. Bonaventure

21st round (629): Cameron Cannon, IF, Mountain Ridge HS (Ariz.)

22nd round (659): Kevin Ginkel, RHP, Arizona

23rd round (689): Luke Rycheghem, C, Ursuline College (Canada)

24th round (719): Riley Smith, RHP, LSU

25th round (749): Myles Babitt, OF Cal State East Bay

26th round (779): Tanner Hill, 1B, Texas State

27th round (809): Gabe Gonzalez, RHP, Southern Nevada

28th round (839): Edmond Americaan, RHP, Trinity Christian Academy

29th round (869): Hunter Kiel, RHP, Pensacola State College

30th round (899):  Brandon Martonaro, C, Christian Brothers Academy

31st round (929): Williams Durruthy, RHP, Florida International

32nd round (959): Trevor Simms, RHP, Tulane

33rd round (989): Paxton De La Garza, IF, Angelo State

34th round (1019): Connor Owings, INF, Coastal Carolina

35th round (1049): Billy Endris, OF, Florida Atlantic

36th round (1079): Rob Galligan, LHP, Maryland

37th round (1109): Welby Malczewski, LHP, Heartland CC

38th round (1139): Nelson Mompierre, C, Miami Dade South CC

39th round (1169): Jacob Olson, INF, West Georgia Tech

40th round (1199): Jordan Wiley, OF, Richland HS (Texas)


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