After three years of being the San Joaquin Athletic Association pitcher of the year, plus a series of showcase tournaments last summer and another season of visits from MLB scouts, Wesely has only to wait and see in which round his name will be called.
The former Tracy Little League all-star and recent Tracy High graduate met with the Tracy Press on Monday, June 3.
“I’ve been waiting for this for 15 years,” Wesely said. “I have a strong feeling I’ll be drafted Thursday or Friday.”
MaxPreps.com lists Wesely among the top-10 left-handed pitchers coming out of high school this year, making him a likely selection in the first three rounds.
MLB.com’s Draft Tracker lists Wesely as a “well-polished product,” and “one of the better high school left-handers in this draft class.”
More than 70 players were selected in the first two rounds on Thursday during the MLB Network’s Studio 42 in Secaucus, N.J.
Rounds three to 10 will take place Friday, June 7, starting at 12:30 p.m. Eastern Time, 9:30 a.m. Pacific Time, and rounds 11 through 40 will be decided on Saturday, June 8.
Wesely — who also has an athletic scholarship to pitch for the University of California, Los Angeles — said he still has to decide if a pro career is a better option than college ball.
“I can’t go wrong with either one,” he said. “Whatever decision I make will be the right one.”
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