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CCBL is "Where Millionaires Are Made"

01/13/2009 8:53 AM

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The Cape Cod Baseball League
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“Where Millionaires Are Made”

     In the June 2008 MLB entry draft, a total of 231 Cape Cod Baseball League graduates were selected by Major League teams. Fourteen of them were chosen in the first round and the 13 who signed became instant millionaires, as did one former CCBL player who was picked in the supplemental round. Versatile Yarmouth-Dennis catcher Buster Posey led the greenbacks parade by pocketing $6,200,000 from the San Francisco Giants. It was the largest bonus paid to any player taken in the 2008 draft of amateur players. In all, the CCBL graduates’ bank balances increased by $29,514,000!

Here’s the list, by the numbers:

Number Round Player CCBL Team Drafted By
5 1st Buster Posey Y-D Giants $6.20M
7 1st Yonder Alonso Brewster Reds $2.00M
8 1st Gordon Beckham Y-D White Sox $2.60M
9 1st Aaron Crow Falmouth Nationals Unsigned 
10 1st Jason Castro Y-D Astros $2.07M
11 1st Justin Smoak Cotuit Rangers $3.50M
13 1st Brett Wallace Falmouth Cardinals $1.84M
17 1st David Cooper Brewster Blue Jays $1.50M
18 1st Ike Davis Wareham Mets $1.57M
20 1st Josh Fields Y-D Mariners $1.75M
21 1st Ryan Perry Orleans Tigers  $1.48M
22 1st Reese Havens Cotuit Mets $1.41M
23 1st Alan Dykstra Chatham Padres 1.15M
25 1st Christian Friedrich Falmouth Rockies $1.35M


Total in First Round:
31 1S Shooter Hunt* Falmouth Twins
Total for First Round and Supplemental Round 1:
*-Hunt was the first player selected in the “supplemental” round between Rounds 1 and 2. Three other former Cape Leaguers taken in Round 1S received bonuses of $877,000 or more.




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Joe Sherman, CCBL Public Relations Staff ([email protected])

John Garner, Jr.
Director of Public Relations & Broadcasting
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Joe Sherman
Web Editor
(508) 775-4364
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