Six recruits opt for ASU over MLB contracts

BY foxsports • July 16, 2012

TEMPE, Ariz. - Arizona State announced that 14 signees from its 2013 recruiting class will join the baseball program for the 2012-13 school year.

The incoming Sun Devils include six players who were selected in Major League Baseball's first-year player draft, headed by Ryan Kellogg, a left-handed pitcher from Whitby, Ontario, who was selected by the Toronto Blue Jays in the 12th round.

Others who turned down the pros include:

-- Phoenix Brophy Prep right-handed/outfielder picher David Graybill (31st round, Dodgers). He is the son of former Sun Devils pitcher David Graybill.

-- Highlands Ranch, Colo., right-handed pitcher/outfielder Ryan Burr (33rd round, Rangers).

-- Las Vegas, Nev., outfielder John Sewald (34th round, Orioles).

-- New Holland, Ill., left-handed pitcher Brett Lilek (37th round, Mariners).

-- Albuquerque, N.M., outfielder Cullen O'Dwyer (39th round, Braves).

The other new Sun Devils are:

-- Catcher R.J. Ybarra of Riverside, Calif.

-- Infielders Jordan Aboites of Long Beach, Calif., and Dalton DiNatale of Rancho Cucamonga, Calif.

-- Infielder/outfielder Tony DiMartino of Alamo, Calif.

-- Outfielder Chris Beall of Phoenix Brophy Prep.

-- Right-handed pitchers Eric Melbostad of Pinnacle High School and Tony Kamachi of Kaolei, Hawaii.

-- Left-handed pitcher/outfielder Nick Diamond of Scottsdale Chaparral High School.


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