D-backs select 30 players on third day of 2016 First-Year Player Draft

Coastal Carolina infielder Connor Owings taken with 'Cory Hahn 34th Pick'

PHOENIX -- The Arizona Diamondbacks (@Dbacks) selected 30 additional players in Rounds 11-40 of Major League Baseball's First-Year Player Draft, as announced by D-backs Director, Scouting Deric Ladnier. The D-backs selected 32 of their 40 selections from the collegiate ranks. This year's draft class is comprised of: 6 catchers, 8 infielders, 6 outfielders, 15 right-handed pitchers and 5 left-handed pitchers.
 
Coastal Carolina infielder Connor Owings, brother of D-backs' INF/OF Chris Owings, was selected with the second-annual "Cory Hahn 34th Pick." Owings, who was named a Louisville Slugger Second-Team All-American and the Big South Conference Player of the Year, entered play today hitting .373 (81-for-217) with 16 doubles, 2 triples, 15 homers and 51 RBI in 63 games as a senior for the Chanticleers. Coastal Carolina is currently playing Louisiana State University in the NCAA Super Regionals, and is seeking its first College World Series berth in program history. The selection takes place each year and is named after Hahn, who currently works in the D-backs' scouting department. Hahn wore No. 34 for ASU and was selected with the 34th pick in the 2013 draft.
 
In addition, Arizona selected 4 players from Canada, the most of any team in baseball: C Andy Yerzy (second round), RHP Taylor Curtis (fourth), RHP Jacob Polancic (11th) and C Luke Van Rycheghem (23rd). Entering this year's draft, the D-backs had selected 7 players from Canada in team history. 
 
Other D-backs selections of note from rounds 11-40:
· C Gavin Stupienski (12th round, 359th overall) hit .347 (83-for-239) with 14 doubles, 14 homers, 61 RBI and 59 runs scored in 60 games during his junior season at University of North Carolina Wilmington. He was named to the midseason watch list for the Johnny Bench Award.
· INF Manny Jefferson (13th round, 389th overall) was a 3-year starting shortstop at Pepperdine University, where he hit .277 (56-for-202) with 12 homers and 38 RBI as a junior in 2016. He was teammates with J.P Crawford, Baseball America's No. 6 prospect, at Lakewood (Calif.) High School.
· LHP Colin Poche (14th Round, 419th overall) was a Louisville Slugger Second-Team All American as a junior at Dallas Baptist University last season after he went 9-1 with a 2.38 ERA (26 ER in 98.1 IP) in 16 starts. He was a fifth-round selection by the Orioles in the 2012 Draft.
· RHP Connor Grey (20th Round, 599th overall) set a St. Bonaventure University record and ranked second in the Atlantic-10 Conference with 95 strikeouts.
· INF Cameron Cannon (21st round, 629th overall) hit .353 (30-for-85) with 6 home runs and 21 RBI in 26 games for Mountain Ridge High School in Glendale, Ariz.
· RHP Kevin Ginkel (22nd round, 659th overall) entered today 4-1 with a 2.82 ERA (17 ER in 54.1 IP) for the University of Arizona. He took a perfect game into the seventh inning at Arizona State on April 26.
· OF Myles Babitt (25th round, 749th overall) is the son of former Major League infielder and former D-backs scout Mack "Shooty" Babitt, who now serves as a Major League scout for the Mets and as an analyst on the pre- and postgame shows for the A's broadcast on Comcast SportsNet Bay Area.
· 1B Tanner Hill (26th round, 779th overall) received Louisville Slugger Third-Team All-American honors as a senior at Texas State University, the first Bobcats position player to receive All-America accolades since Paul Goldschmidt in 2009.