Phillies select Chapman in eighth round

Former Templeton High and Cuesta College pitcher Chance Chapman was selected by the Philadelphia Phillies in the eighth round of Friday’s Major League Baseball First-Year Player Draft.

Chapman, a right-handed pitcher who recently wrapped up his senior season at Oral Roberts, was the 263rd overall pick.

Three Cal Poly players – Grant Desme, Evan Reed and Thomas Eager – were drafted on Thursday but Chapman was the only other player with county ties selected as of early Friday afternoon.

The 50-round draft concludes this evening.

For more on the draft, see Saturday's sports section and check out Tribune college beat reporter Brian Milne’s running draft blog at

The blog will be updated throughout the rest of today's draft.