SANTA BARBARA, Calif. - The 2023 Major League Baseball Draft saw several more players get selected before it came to a close.
In the 16th round UCSB reliever Sam Whiting was drafted by the San Diego Padres.
A career reliever, Whiting posted a 5-0 record over three seasons out of the bullpen for Santa Barbara, amassing a 4.81 ERA. This spring was the finest season of his career, as he posted his lowest ERA (4.10) and highest strikeouts-per-nine innings (K/9) ratio (12.30), with his innings workload more than doubling his previous high.
A couple of Santa Barbara High School alums that pitched at Cal Poly were drafted as well.
Derek True went in the 18th round to Houston while Bryce Warrecker was drafted in the 20th and final round by the New York Yankees.
Both of those pitchers played in the past for the Santa Barbara Foresters.
(UCSB Athletics contributed to this article).