Thirteen MW Student-Athletes Taken In 2016 MLB Draft


COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – A total of 13 Mountain West student-athletes were drafted in 2016 by Major League Baseball teams, led by MW Co-Pitchers of the Year Griffin Jax of Air Force and Jimmy Lambert of Fresno State. Jax, a junior, was selected in the third round by the Minnesota Twins, while Lambert, also a junior, went in the fifth round to the Chicago White Sox.

Underclassmen have until July 15 to sign with their teams or return to their university for an additional season of competition.

Mountain West Baseball In 2016 MLB Draft
Round Overall Pick Name Pos. Institution MLB Team
3 93 Griffin Jax RHP Air Force Minnesota Twins
5 146 Jimmy Lambert RHP Fresno State Chicago White Sox
8 253 Chris DeVito C/DH New Mexico Kansas City Royals
10 293 Dylan Lee LHP Fresno State Miami Marlins
14 420 Miles Mastrobuoni 2B Nevada Tampa Bay Rays
14 431 Dean Kremer RHP UNLV Los Angeles Dodgers
15 455 DJ Myers RHP UNLV San Francisco Giants
16 476 Ben Wright RHP UNLV Chicago White Sox
17 512 Trenton Brooks OF Nevada Cleveland Indians
29 874 Sam Held RHP Nevada Washington Nationals
31 920 Kenny Oakley RHP UNLV Colorado Rockies
35 1050 Alex Estrella LHP New Mexico Tampa Bay Rays
38 1142 Jacob DeVries LHP Air Force Cleveland Indians