Riverhead Tomcats player selected in MLB draft

06/12/2015 12:00 PM |

Just hours before suiting up to play right field for the Riverhead Tomcats Wednesday, Dillon Persinger was selected in the 2015 MLB Draft. 

Persinger, normally an infielder at Golden West College in California, was chosen by the Cleveland Indians in the 31st round. He was the only current Hampton Collegiate Baseball League player chosen in this year’s draft, but was among 23 players who at one time played in the league that were selected.

The 23 players, who were all chosen on the final day of the draft Wednesday, mark a record for the HCBL. The previous high was 20 players taken in 2013.

Tomcats alumnus Seby Zavala, an outfielder, was the first player with roots in the league chosen in this week’s draft, having been selected in the 12th round by the Chicago White Sox. He played in Riverhead in 2012.

A total of four one-time Tomcats were picked.

The complete list of HCBL players and alumni chosen Wednesday is below:

Seby Zavala
Riverhead ’12
San Diego State
Chicago White Sox
12th round

Cody Stashak
Westhampton ’14
St. John’s
Minnesota Twins
13th round

Nick Dini
Center Moriches ’12
Wagner
Kansas City Royals
14th round

Jerry Downs
Riverhead ’13
St. Thomas
Boston Red Sox
15th round

Thomas Hackimer
North Fork ’13
St. John’s
New York Mets
15th round

Ryan McCormick
Southampton ’13
St. John’s
Colorado Rockies
16th round

Maximo Almonte
Southampton ’12, ’13
Villanova
St. Louis Cardinals
16th round

Joey Havrilak
Westhampton ’13
Akron
Detroit Tigers
18th round

Kyle Miller
Montauk ’14
Florida Atlantic
Chicago Cubs
19th round

Rob Fonseca
Southampton ’12
Northeastern
Seattle Mariners
21st round

Max Watt
Center Moriches ’13
Shelter Island ‘14
Lynn
Boston Red Sox
22nd round

Danny Mendick
Riverhead ’14
UMass Lowell
Chicago White Sox
22nd round

Cody Carroll
Center Moriches ’12
Southern Miss
New York Yankees
22nd round

Alex Perez
North Fork ’12
Virginia Tech
Minnesota Twins
23rd round

James McMahon
Southampton ’11
Southern Miss
Colorado Rockies
24th round

Alex Katz
Shelter Island ’13
St. John’s
Chicago White Sox
27th round

Jacob Bodner
Sag Harbor ’12, ’13
Xavier
Kansas City Royals
27th round

Stuart Levy
Sag Harbor ’12
Arkansas State
Baltimore Orioles
27th round

Mike Wallace
Shelter Island ’13
Fairfield
Pittsburgh Pirates
30th round

Brendan Butler
Center Moriches ’12
Dowling
Oakland Athletics
30th round

Tim Ingram
Southampton ’14
SUNY Old Westbury
Tampa Bay Rays
30th round

Dillon Persinger
Riverhead ’15
Golden West
Cleveland Indians
31st round

Charles Galiano
Center Moriches ’13
Fordham
Milwaukee Brewers
40th round

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