27 Kernels Alumni have played a MLB game in 2012. Here is where they were drafted.
27 former Kernels have played in a major league baseball game thus far in 2012. In the spirit of the MLB draft continuing into day two, here is that list of our alumni and which round they were selected in the draft. Several of these players were signed as international free agents and were not subject to the amateur draft.
Bobby Wilson (2004) is the lowest drafted player currently active in Major League baseball to my knowledge. Wilson was selected with the Angels 48th round pick, 1,417 pick overall, of the 2002 MLB Draft.
Darren O’Day (2006) was actually passed over in the draft and the Angels signed him as an undrafted free agent. The sidearm reliever has had a great start to the 2012 season with a 3-0 record with a 1.71 E.R.A. and 0.80 W.H.I.P. out of the Orioles bullpen.
Here is the full list of our Alumni who have played in a MLB game this season as of June 5, 2012. Each was selected by the Angels in the MLB draft. the team name designates their current squad for the 2012 season.
Casey Kotchman (Indians) – 1st round 2001
Garrett Richards (Angels) – 1st round 2009
Joe Saunders (Diamondbacks) – 1st round 2002
Mike Trout (Angels) – 1st round
Tyler Chatwood (Rockies) – 2nd round
Patrick Corbin (Diamondbacks) – 2nd round
Kevin Jepsen (Angels) – 2nd round
Sean Rodriguez (Rays) – 3rd round
David Herndon (Phillies) – 5th round
Will Smith (Royals) – 7th round
David Carpenter (Angels) – 9th round
Peter Bourjos (Angels) – 10th round
Howard Kendrick (Angels) – 10th round
Jordan Walden (Angels) – 12th round
Mike Napoli (Rangers) – 17th round
Fernando Rodriguez (Astros) – 18th round
Mark Trumbo (Angels) – 18th round
Bobby Cassevah (Angels) – 34th round
Bobby Wilson (Angels) – 48th round
Darren O’Day (Orioles) – Undrafted Free Agent
International Free Agents
Alexi Amarista (Padres)
Erick Aybar (Angels)
Alberto Callaspo (Angels)
Alexi Casilla (Twins)
Joel Peralta (Rays)
Ervin Santana (Angels)
Rich Thompson (Athletics)