Thank you to Yale Asbell for sending in this list of Jews drafted in this year’s MLB draft. Much appreciated.
List compiled by Suzy Iarusso for the Jewish Ledger.
1. Jake Lemmerman, SS
(Los Angeles Dodgers: 5th round, 172th overall pick). Background: Duke University.
2. Zach Weiss, P (Pittsburgh Pirates: 10th round, 297th overall pick). Background: Northwood High School, Irvine, Calif.
3. Jason Markovitz, RP (Seattle Mariners: 13th round, 402nd overall pick): Background: Long Beach State.
4. Andrew Pevsner, P (Los Angeles Dodgers: 16th round, 502nd overall pick). Background: Johns Hopkins University.
5. Mike Schwartz, 1B (Chicago White Sox: 17th round, 518th overall pick). Background: University of Tampa.
6. Eric Jaffe, 1B/P (Boston Red Sox: 19th round, 593rd overall pick). Background: Bishop O’Dowd High School, Oakland, Calif.
7. Jeremy Gould, P (New York Mets: 28th round, 842nd overall pick). Background: Duke University.
8. Jeff Urlaub, P (Oakland A’s: 30th round, 905th pick). Background: Grand Canyon University.
9. Zach Kapstein, C (Boston Red Sox: 44th round, 1343th pick). Backgound: Tiverton High School, Little Compton, R.I.
10. Michael Fagan, SP (San Diego Padres: 45th round, 1354th pick).
11. Harris Fanaroff, P (Washington Nationals: 50th round, 1496th pick).
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