Stony Brook Seawolves outfielder Travis Jankowski was drafted 44th overall by the San Diego Padres on Monday night. Robert Mayer-US PRESSWIRE

2012 MLB Draft: Travis Jankowski Of Stony Brook Selected 44th Overall

San Diego Padres make Jankowski the highest draft choice ever from Stony Brook

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MLB Draft, Day 3: Many More Regional Players Selected

Day 3 of the 2012 MLB Draft on Wednesday saw several local players have their names called by professional organizations. A list of the regional players selected in rounds 16-40 is below.

Regional Day 3 picks

Round 18

Ryan Harvey (Seton Hall, RHP) — Texas Rangers, 576th overall

Round 21

Patrick Lowery (Columbia, RHP) — Los Angeles Angels, 657th overall

Round 24

Kevin McKague (US Military Academy, 1B) — Atlanta Braves, 719th overall

Round 26

Jasvir Rakkar (Stony Brook, RHP) — Chicago Cubs, 794th overall

Round 29

Sean Hagan (St. John’s, LHP) — Minnesota Twins, 880th overall

Round 30

Anthony Vega (Manhattan, CF) — Baltimore Orioles, 912th overall

Round 33

Tyler Johnson (Stony Brook, RHP) — Oakland Athletics, 1009th overall
Justin Topa (Long Island, RHP) — Cincinnati Reds, 1012th overall

Round 35

Michael Sheppard (Seton Hall Prep School, RHP) — Cincinnati Reds, 1072nd overall

Round 40

Jose Cuas (Grand Street Campus, Brooklyn, SS) — Toronto Blue Jays, 1225th overall


2012 MLB Draft: Stony Brook, St. John's Have Several Players Selected On Day 2

On Day 1 of the 2012 MLB Draft Travis Jankowski became the highest-drafted player ever in the history of the Stony Brook baseball program when he was taken 44th overall by the San Diego Padres. Tuesday, Jankowski was joined by several of his teammates.

Rounds 2-15 of the draft were held Tuesday and several of Jankowski’s Seawolves teammates were selected. A list of regional players drafted on Tuesday is below. The draft concludes Wednesday with rounds 16-40.

Round 2

Jeremy Baltz (St. John’s, OF) — San Diego Padres, 68th overall

Round 3

Patrick Cantwell (Stony Brook, C) — Texas Rangers, 123rd overall

Round 4

Patrick Kivlehan (Rutgers, 3B) — Seattle Mariners, 131st overall

Round 5

Matthew Wessinger (St. John’s, SS) — Colorado Rockies, 168th overall

Round 6

Matt Carasiti (St. John’s, RHP) — Colorado Rockies, 198th overall
Kyle Hansen (St. John’s, RHP) — Chicago White Sox, 201st overall

Round 7

Andrew Velazquez (Fordham Prep, SS) — Arizona Diamondback, 243rd overall

Round 10

James Watkins (US Military Academy, C) — Boston Red Sox, 331st overall
Daniel Poma (Hofstra, OF) — Arizona Diamondbacks, 333rd overall

Round 11

Maxx Tissenbaum (Stony Brook, IF) — San Diego Padres, 345th overall
William Carmona (Stony Brook, 3B) — Philadelphia Phillies, 368th overall

Round 12

James Campbell (Stony Brook, RHP) — Los Angeles Dodgers, 386th overall

Round 15

Dario Pizzano (Columbia, OF) — Seattle Mariners, 461st overall
Nelson Rodriguez (George Washington HS, C) — Cleveland Indians, 473rd overall


Jeremy Baltz Of St. John's, Patrick Cantwell Of Stony Brook Join Travis Jankowski As Early 2012 MLB Draftees

It's been a good week for the Stony Brook Seawolves baseball team.

With three wins in two days this weekend, Stony Brook earned the school's first trip to the NCAA Tournament Super Regionals. The Seawolves begin the Super Regionals against LSU in Baton Rouge on Friday.

Stony Brook also had two players selected in the first three rounds of the 2012 MLB Draft. Junior outfielder Travis Jankowski became the highest draft pick in school history when he was chosen with the 44th overall pick by the San Diego Padres on Monday. Seawolves senior catcher Patrick Cantwell joined Jankowski on Tuesday when he was selected with the 123rd overall pick by the Texas Rangers.

New York state isn't normally considered a hotbed of major league talent, but St. John's outfielder Jeremy Baltz was also selected by the San Diego Padres, with the 68th overall pick.

For more coverage of the 2012 MLB Draft, stay tuned to this StoryStream.


Travis Jankowski Of Stony Brook Selected 44th Overall By San Diego Padres

Travis Jankowski of Stony Brook was selected 44th overall in the 2012 MLB Draft on Monday night by the San Diego Padres, the highest a player for the Seawolves has ever been drafted. Per only one player from Stony Brook, current Texas Rangers closer Joe Nathan, has ever played in the major leagues.

Prior to Jankowski's selection Monday Stony Brook had never had a player selected earlier than the third round. Jankowski's selection came in what is commonly called the 'Sandwich Round,' the free-agent compensation picks given to teams between the first and second rounds.

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Jankowski is a speedy left-handed hitting outfielder who "reminds scouts of Jacoby Ellsbury." He was the America East Conference Player of the Year for 2012 and was named a second-team All-American by Collegiate Baseball Newspaper.

Prior to the draft Jankowski was ranked No. 33 on's prospect list. In a pre-draft interview with Jankowski admitted he did not expect this when he began his career at Stony Brook.

"Honestly, if someone asked me three years ago if I'd be projected this high, I would've said, 'No, not a chance.' It's always been my dream since I was little to play professional baseball, so it's really exciting," he said. "I'm trying to just finish out college first, and then after the season, I can enjoy it a little more. But as for now, you just kind of put it in the back of your mind and go out and play."

These are heady times for Stony Brook. The Long-Island based Seawolves advanced to the Super Regional Round of the 2012 NCAA Baseball Tournament on Monday with a 10-6 victory over Central Florida.

Rounds 2-15 of the draft will be held Tuesday. The draft will be streamed lived beginning at noon ET. Rounds 16-40 will be held on Wednesday, and will again be streamed live by beginning at noon.


2012 MLB Draft Order: Mets Pick 12th While Yankees Draft 30th

The day has finally arrived for all the baseball fans across the country and here in New York.

The 2012 MLB Draft will get underway tonight from Secaucus, N.J. The first round should be very exciting, with the Houston Astros kicking off the affairs with the first overall pick.

The New York Mets will be the first of the local teams to draft, picking 12th overall on the evening. The Mets are having a surprisingly good season and should add to the farm system with a stud.

The New York Yankees are selecting 30th. If the Bronx Bombers can grab a nice impact player for down the road, they'll be thrilled to continue a long line of excellence.

Here is the order of Round 1 and Compensation Round A for Monday night.

First Round

  1. Houston Astros
  2. Minnesota Twins
  3. Seattle Mariners
  4. Baltimore Orioles
  5. Kansas City Royals
  6. Chicago Cubs
  7. San Diego Padres
  8. Pittsburgh Pirates
  9. Miami Marlins
  10. Colorado Rockies
  11. Oakland Athletics
  12. New York Mets
  13. Chicago White Sox
  14. Cincinnati Reds
  15. Cleveland Indians
  16. Washington Nationals
  17. Toronto Blue Jays
  18. Los Angeles Dodgers
  19. St. Louis Cardinals (compensation)
  20. San Francisco Giants
  21. Atlanta Braves
  22. Toronto Blue Jays (compensation)
  23. St. Louis Cardinals
  24. Boston Red Sox
  25. Tampa Bay Rays
  26. Arizona Diamondbacks
  27. Milwaukee Brewers (compensation)
  28. Milwaukee Brewers
  29. Texas Rangers
  30. New York Yankees
  31. Boston Red Sox (compensation)

    Compensation Round A
  32. Minnesota Twins
  33. San Diego Padres
  34. Oakland Athletics
  35. New York Mets
  36. St. Louis Cardinals
  37. Boston Red Sox
  38. Milwaukee Brewers
  39. Texas Rangers
  40. Philadelphia Phillies
  41. Houston Astros
  42. Minnesota Twins
  43. Chicago Cubs
  44. San Diego Padres
  45. Pittsburgh Pirates
  46. Colorado Rockies
  47. Oakland Athletics
  48. Chicago White Sox
  49. Cincinnati Reds
  50. Toronto Blue Jays
  51. Los Angeles Dodgers
  52. St. Louis Cardinals
  53. Texas Rangers
  54. Philadelphia Phillies
  55. San Diego Padres
  56. Chicago Cubs
  57. Cincinnati Reds
  58. Toronto Blue Jays
  59. St. Louis Cardinals
  60. Toronto Blue Jays

  61. For more on the Yankees, please be sure to visit Pinstripe Alley. For the Mets, head on over to Amazin' Avenue. For comprehensive coverage on both teams and the draft, stay right here on SB Nation New York.


2012 MLB Mock Draft: Mets Select Max Fried; Yankees Select Duane Underwood

The first round of the 2012 MLB Draft is scheduled for Monday, June 4, in which the New York Mets own the 12th selection, and the New York Yankees own the 30th. ESPN's draft expert, Keith Law, recently posted the third edition of his first-round mock. Here's what he had to say about the Mets and Yankees picks:


Max Fried, LHP, Harvard-Westlake H.S. (Studio City, Calif.)
They're also on to Cecchini, Dahl, North Carolina prep third baseman Corey Seager and Texas A&M righty Michael Wacha. Giolito is a dark horse here. This is probably Zunino's floor, and it's definitely Fried's floor.


Duane Underwood, RHP, Pope H.S. (Marietta, Ga.)
They're still primarily on prep arms, including Puerto Rico's Jose Berrios and Washington's Mitch Gueller, although it's possible they'd take a major bat if one fell and would sign.

Stay tuned to Minor League Ball for coverage of the entire MLB Draft. Visit Amazin' Avenue for all your Mets needs, and Pinstripe Alley for all your Yankees needs.

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