MLB DRAFT: Venice graduate Brent Killam selected by Los Angeles Angels in 11th round


Chicago Cubs pick Riverview grad Alex Moore in 18th round

A two-way player while at Venice High, Brent Killam found his niche as a left-handed pitcher with Georgetown University.

Now, he is headed to the next level.

The Los Angeles Angels selected Killam in the 11th round with the 331st overall pick Wednesday on the final day of the three-day Major League Baseball First-Year Player Draft.

As a senior with the Hoyas, Killam went 1-5 with a 4.41 earned run average, but recorded 47 strikeouts in 34⅔ innings during his seven starts this past season.

The 5-foot-11, 180-pound Killam had 13 Ks in 5⅔ innings against Kansas and fanned 11 in 6⅔ innings against Princeton this past season after setting the Georgetown record with 97 strikeouts last year.

Alex Moore, a right-handed pitcher out of Riverview High and Eckerd College, was taken in the 18th round (552nd overall) by the Chicago Cubs out of Lander University in South Carolina.

Moore, a 6-3, 205-pounder, went 4-4 with a 5.32 ERA with 84 strikeouts in 69⅓ innings during his senior season with the Bearcats.

Two IMG Academy players were selected on the final day of the draft: right fielder Patrick Romers (12th round, 365th overall by St. Louis) and third baseman Joshua Rivera (22nd round, 653rd overall by San Diego).

However, Rivera announced via Twitter that he would honor his commitment to the University of Florida. 


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