Six recruits opt for ASU over MLB contracts
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.