Kelowna Falcons

Drafted 2015

Three members of the Falcons Family were selected in the Major League Baseball Draft earlier this week.

In the 19th round, the Baltimore Orioles selected catcher Jerry McClanahan from the University of California-Irvine.  He spent the 2012 summer with the Falcons after his freshman year and was solid.  He consistently hit in the middle of the order, finishing with a .295 average, collecting 31 hits, seven doubles, four homeruns, 17 RBIs and a triple in 31 games.

Then in the 20th around the San Diego Padres drafted pitcher Phil Maton from Louisiana Tech University.   The righthander finished 2-1 for the Falcons in 2012 with a 2.74 ERA, beating Bellingham and Bend.  In 39.1 innings and 11 appearances Maton recorded 42 strikeouts and just 16 walks.  Twice in 2012, Maton struck out seven batters in a single game.

A current member of the Falcons was also drafted earlier this week.  The home opener starter Alex Webb from UBC will join Maton as a Padre after being selected in the 36th round.  This past season with the Thunderbirds, Webb finished AlexWebb-Greystoke201510-3 with a 2.15 ERA over 88 innings.  He fanned 97 hitters in 15 appearances.

These three players join a growing list of former Falcon players taking the next step on their way to achieving their Major League Baseball goals.

Webb photo courtesy of Greystoke Photography

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