Baker, Wells selected in MLB draft

Jun 9, 2014 2:08 AM

The Major League Baseball First-Year Player Draft wrapped up Sunday, a three-day event consisting of 40 rounds with more than 1200 picks.

Two of those picks are pitchers with strong northstate ties.

Chico State's Nick Baker was selected by the Arizona Diamondbacks with the 870th pick in the 29th round.

Baker was the Wildcats ace this past season, posting a 10-2 record with a 2.37 ERA. He earned All-America honors and helped the Wildcats reach the College World Series.

Former Maxwell High standout Tyler Wells was taken in the 25th round with the 757th pick.

This past season as a junior for the University of Nevada-Reno, Wells went 1-4 with 41 strikeouts in 47 innings pitched.


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