Grayson pitcher Tyler Ivey and former Melissa shortstop Camden Duzenack were the area’s selections on the second day of Major League Baseball’s First-Year Player Draft on Tuesday afternoon.
The right-hander was chosen by the Houston Astros in the third round with the 91st overall pick. The slot bonus for that spot is just shy of $598,000.
Baseball America ranked him just outside the top 300 overall prospects (302nd). Ivey spent his sophomore season at Grayson, putting together a 10-0 record, after transferring from Texas A&M after his freshman season.
Duzenack, a senior at Dallas Baptist, was selected by the Arizona Diamondbacks in the ninth round with the 262nd overall pick. The slot bonus for his spot is a little more than $145,000. He was selected in the 23rd round last year by the Philadelphia Phillies but returned to school.
As a senior he was the Missouri Valley Conference Defensive Player of the Year and hit .278 with a career-high 15 home runs and 49 RBI this season. The four-year starter was a freshman All-American in 2014 and was a three-time all-conference selection.
He leaves DBU in the top 10 in several of the program’s all-time categories — second in games played (218), third in starts (214), sixth in hits (236), seventh in runs (175), eighth in doubles (48), ninth in stolen bases (25), and tenth in RBI (150).
The draft ends today with rounds 11-40.