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In the 23rd round, Cochise slugger Jamori Blash went to the Washington Nationals as the 703rd overall pick in the draft. If he doesn't sign, he'll join the University of San Diego.

Next was senior catcher Harrison Wenson, selected by the Angels in Round 24, pick No. 715. The righty was the 614th overall player selected.

Fairhope third baseman Kody Gratkowski, Thomasville pitcher Chad Bryant and James Clemens center fielder were the last three state high schoolers taken. Read through the slideshow to meet the N.J. players taken in the 40-round draft. The draft-eligible sophomore posted a 2.25 ERA across ten relief appearances on the year, including three saves.

Five Auburn signees were also drafted in the latter rounds Wednesday.

It's the second time Hayes has been drafted as Kansas City made him a 28th round pick in 2015.

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In the 25th round, former Tennessee High Viking Mitch Stophel became the first King University player drafted since eventual Tornado Hall-of-Famer Dirk Kleinmann was selected in the 42nd round of the 2002 Draft.

The lefty was Michigan State's most reliable arm on the mound in 2017. And it kind of takes the wind out of the sails of people who won't like this. He threw a team-high 73 2/3 innings this season with a 3.18 ERA. Cook was a 30th round pick past year despite playing only nine games due to an injury that led to a redshirt season.

While it's unclear what numerous Tide late-round selections will do, Cyphert appeared to indicate his intention to join the Marlins, tweeting, "So thankful and excited for this opportunity!"

Right-handed pitcher Alex Valverde, listed as a UA commit in his Twitter profile, was chosen 649th overall in the 22nd round by the Tampa Bay Rays.

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