Twenty-six former Commodores taken in 2018 MLB First-Year Player Draft

By: Greg Levinsky

Headlined by 2017 Commodore Alec Bohm, 26 former Falmouth Commodores were selected as part of the Major League Baseball First-Year Player Draft this week. The selections occurred from June 4-6. Three of the top 20 picks and 10 of the top 160 were former Commodores.

Bohm went third to the Philadelphia Phillies after finishing up his junior season at Wichita State. He batted .339 with 16 home runs and 55 RBIs for the Shockers. Bohm turned in a stellar campaign for Falmouth last summer, batting .351 with 10 doubles, 5 home runs and 28 RBIs.

“I’m just ready to go play ball,” Bohm said on MLB Network after his selection.

Florida junior right-hander Brady Singer went 18th to the Kansas City Royals. A 2016 Commodore, Singer surrendered just two earned runs across 28 innings in a Falmouth uniform.

Trevor Larnach spent both the 2016 and 2017 summers in Falmouth and was selected 20th overall by the Minnesota Twins. Larnach appeared in 54 total games in a Commodores jersey, totaling 55 hits.

Larnach became the first collegiate outfielder selected by the Twins since 1969. His Oregon State Beavers are still alive in the NCAA Tournament and can sign his professional contract after his collegiate season ends.

“”It’s exciting, it’s what you wait your whole life for,” Larnach said in a story on “It’s a dream come true. It’s one stage in my life, but I’m ready to tackle any obstacles that come up.”

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Trevor Larnach batting for the Falmouth Commodores.

“I’ve done everything from changing my batting stance to my mechanics like working on the load and working on the gather,” Larnach said. “I’m not done yet. There are still things I need to do.”

Oregon State classmate Cadyn Grenier was the proximate former Commodore drafted, going 37th overall in the Competitive Balance round to the Baltimore Orioles. Grenier was named the 2018 Pac-12 Defensive Player of the Year and spent the 2016 season with the Commodores.

The Arizona Diamondbacks, Philadelphia Phillies, Kansas City Royals, Minnesota Twins, Baltimore Orioles, Los Angeles Angels, Toronto Blue Jays each selected two former Commodores.

One former Commodore went to the Boston Red Sox, New York Yankees, New York Mets, Colorado Rockies, St. Louis Cardinals, Miami Marlins, San Diego Padres, Milwaukee Brewers, Los Angeles Dodgers, Tampa Bay Rays, Chicago Cubs and Cleveland Indians.

All of the former Commodores drafted:

Rd1 – pick 3 – Alec Bohm – Philadelphia Phillies

Rd1 – pick 18 – Brady Singer – Kansas City Royals

Rd1 – pick 20 – Trevor Larnach – Minnesota Twins

CBA – pick 37 – Cadyn Grenier – Baltimore Orioles

Rd2 – pick 61 – Josh Breaux – New York Yankees

Rd3 – pick 100 – Durbin Feltman – Boston Red Sox

Durbin Feltman was selected with the 100th overall pick by the Boston Red Sox.

Rd4 – pick 121 – Kyle Bradish – Los Angeles Angels

Rd5 – pick 154 – Cole Sands – Minnesota Twins

Rd5 – pick 156 – Jacob Bird – Colorado Rockies

Rd5 – pick 159 – Matt Mercer – Arizona Diamondbacks

Rd9 – pick 260 – Bryce Montes De Oca – New York Mets

Rd9 – pick 273 – Matthew Duce – St. Louis Cardinals

2016 Commodore Matthew Duce was picked by the St. Louis Cardinals.

Rd9 – pick 279 – Tyler Holton – Arizona Diamondbacks

Rd10 – pick 314 – Deacon Liput – Los Angeles Dodgers

Rd11 – pick 326 – Hunter Steinmetz – Toronto Blue Jays

Rd11 – pick 330 – Jacson McGowan – Tampa Bay Rays

Rd12 – pick 347 – James McArthur – Philadelphia Phillies

Rd12 – pick 357 – Zack Leban – Miami Marlins

Rd12 – pick 373 – Thomas Ponticelli – Cleveland Indians

Thomas Ponticelli spent both the 2016 and 2017 summers with the Commodores.

Rd16 – pick 475 – Parker McFadden – Baltimore Orioles

Rd25 – pick 741 – Lee Solomon – San Diego Padres

Rd27 – pick 812 – Derrick Adams – Kansas City Royals

Rd30 – pick 896 – Cobi Johnson – Toronto Blue Jays

Rd31 – pick 938 – Clayton Daniels – Chicago Cubs

Rd31 – pick 931 – Mitchell Miller – Los Angeles Angels

Rd33 – pick 1055 – Josh Watson – Milwaukee Brewers

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