Spencer Jones drafted in 10th round by the Tampa Bay Devil Rays

Spencer Jones

RGJ June 11, 2016

There were a handful of baseball players with ties to Northern Nevada who were selected in the later rounds of the Major League Baseball first-year player draft.

Spencer Jones, a 2012 Reed graduate, was drafted in the 10th round by the Tampa Bay Rays, 300th overall.

Jones (6-foot-5, 195 pounds) has been a pitcher at Washington the last two years and graduated Saturday with a degree in Economics.

He helped Washington beat Vanderbilt last week at the NCAA Regionals, getting the win in a 9-8 victory.

Jones ranked second in the Pac-12 and second on the Huskies with 32 appearances, including four starts this season. He tied for the team lead with six wins and had a record of 6-2 with a 4.14 ERA in 58 2/3 innings.

Jones made 62 appearances in two seasons with the Huskies. He was 10-8 with a 3.48 ERA in 124 innings over two seasons. He had 106 strikeouts in his 124 innings.

Wolf Pack middle infielder Miles Mastrobuoni was taken in the 14th round by the Tampa Bay Rays.

He was named to the All-Mountain West Conference second team this season, batting .364 with 17 doubles, four triples and 40 runs batted in. Mastrobuoni led the Wolf Pack with 18 stolen bases.

Nevada junior outfielder Trenton Brooks was selected in the 17th round by the Cleveland Indians. He was the 2015 MWC player of the year.

Brooks batted .277 this season, with 19 doubles, four triples, four home runs and 42 RBI. He also made 15 starts as a pitcher, going 6-5 with a 5.56 ERA.

In the 29th round, the Washington Nationals took Nevada right-handed senior pitcher Samuel Held.

He appeared in 19 games, with four starts. Held was 2-0 with a 5.17 ERA. He pitched two years at Nevada.

Jojo Romero, a fourth-round pick on Thursday, pitched for Nevada as freshman last year before going to a Yavapai Junior College this season

He’s committed to Arizona and former Nevada coach Jay Johnson.

Former Wolf Pack center fielder Cal Stevenson, the 2015 Mountain West freshman of the year, now at Chabot College, was taken in 36th round by the Los Angeles Dodgers.

 


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