Several high school players and more alums taken on final day of MLB draft

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The St. Louis Cardinals were the first team to dip into the Colorado talent pool on the final day of the 2018 MLB Draft.

The Cardinals looked west and grabbed Colorado Mesa pitcher Kyle Leahy with the 513th overall pick.

Leahy had a career 1.22 ERA with the Tigers and totaled 15 wins and 172 strikeouts. Opposing hitters had just a .174 batting average against him.

He went 7-2 at Colorado Mesa this last season.

Cherry Creek's Milligan goes to Red Sox

Lane Milligan, a 2013 graduate from Cherry Creek, was taken by the Boston Red Sox with the 520th pick.

In two years at Oklahoma City University, Milligan batted .441 with 20 home runs while driving in 117 runs.

Pueblo West's Dabovich heads to the Royals

RJ Dabovich became the first Pueblo West alum to go in the MLB draft. The former Cyclones pitcher was taken by the Kansas City Royals with the 542nd overall pick.

In two years with the Cyclones, Dabovich won seven games and held an ERA of 0.80 over 69.2 innings.

He started 13 games at Central Arizona, going 9-3 with a 1.81 ERA and 63 strikeouts. He also recorded one save.

Standley Lake's Martin becomes first high school senior drafted in 2018

It took until the 22nd round, but a Colorado high school senior was drafted on Wednesday. Standley Lake's Garrett Martin was selected by the Baltimore Orioles with the 655th overall selection. He was taken as a third baseman.

Martin batted .453 in 106 at-bats in his career with the Gators. He is committed to play collegiately at McClennan Junior College in Texas.

Legend alum Michael Baird to join Leahy in St. Louis

Six rounds after selecting Leahy, the St. Louis Cardinals grabbed more Colorado talent, taking Legend alum Michael Baird.

Baird went 5-5 with a 3.16 ERA this season at Southern Illinois.

Rockies take 2014 Regis Jesuit grad

Reagan Todd gets to stay home. The 2014 Regis Jesuit graduate was taken by the Colorado Rockies with the 966th overall pick in the draft.

Todd originally went to Arizona State to play in college but ended up transferring to Colorado Mesa in Grand Junction. The Rockies rookie ball is also located in Grand Junction.

Todd went 5-2 and struck out 85 hitters for the Mavericks in 2018.

Heritage's Egloff taken by Marlins

Cherry Creek Heritage baseball

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The Miami Marlins looked to the Class 5A state runner-up to bolster its pitching. Heritage's Riley Egloff was selected with the 1,077th overall pick.

Egloff has committed to Yavapai to play junior college ball. He and the Eagles advanced to the state championship game this spring.

Rockies draft Rock Canyon shortstop

The Colorado Rockies ended up looking within the state's talent pool twice on Wednesday. After taking Todd in the 32nd round, the Rockies looked to Highlands Ranch for a shortstop.

They found Rock Canyon's Cayden Zimmerman. The recent graduate has committed to play baseball at the Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs.

He batted .371 this year for the Jaguars.

Detroit drafts former Chatfield outfielder

The Detroit Tigers added depth in their outfield by drafting a former Chatfield Charger. They selected Matthew Jarecki with the 1,095th pick.

Jarecki played his college ball at Benedictine and was a career .500 hitter at Chatfield.