Nipomo High senior Ryan McNeil was drafted in the third round of today's Major League Baseball First Year Player Draft by the Chicago Cubs while it was also a big day for three former Cuesta College players who all went in the first 10 rounds of the draft.
McNeil, who has signed to play collegiately with older brother Jeff at Long Beach State, was the No. 101 overall selection of the draft, which began Monday.
Later today, former Cuesta standout Jon Moscot, a junior pitcher at Pepperdine, was selected in the fourth round by the Cincinnati Red and was the 142nd overall selection. It is believed to be the highest a former Cuesta player has ever been drafted.
Shorstop Mike Miller, who began his college career at Cuesta and then transferred to Cal Poly, was selected in the ninth round by the Boston Red Sox. Miller was the 301st overall selection of the draft.
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Additionally, Hofstra senior outfielder Danny Poma was selected in the 10th round by the Arizona Diamondbacks as the No. 333 overall selection. Poma was one of 30 semifinalists for the Golden Spikes Award, given annually to the top collegiate player.
Cal Poly junior outfielder Mitch Haniger was drafted No. 38 overall in the first round by the Milwaukee Brewers on Monday.
For more on the draft, see Wednesday's print edition of The Tribune.