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Colson Montgomery out of Southridge High School in Huntingburg/Holland, IN was just drafted 22nd Overall in the First Round of the 2021 MLB Draft by the Chicago White Sox.

Makes me wonder, is this the highest any high school player from the State of Indiana has ever been drafted? I did a quick google search and couldn't find much. I did see Scott Rolen was early 2nd round.

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Not sure if this counts, but Bryan Bullington from Madison was drafted 1st overall by the Pirates in 2002. He had previously been drafted in 99 in the 37th round, but decided not to sign that year. 

But trying to find who was drafted when is a MUCH bigger task than it seems. There have been a LOT of guys from this State who have played the game. 

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11 hours ago, Irishman said:

Not sure if this counts, but Bryan Bullington from Madison was drafted 1st overall by the Pirates in 2002. He had previously been drafted in 99 in the 37th round, but decided not to sign that year. 

But trying to find who was drafted when is a MUCH bigger task than it seems. There have been a LOT of guys from this State who have played the game. 

This has been the problem I have encountered also! Bullington came out of Ball State. I am really looking for the high school boys drafted from the state of Indiana, but it would be awesome if someone had a big board of every player drafted from this state.

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On 7/12/2021 at 3:55 PM, RoadRunner said:

Colson Montgomery out of Southridge High School in Huntingburg/Holland, IN was just drafted 22nd Overall in the First Round of the 2021 MLB Draft by the Chicago White Sox.

Makes me wonder, is this the highest any high school player from the State of Indiana has ever been drafted? I did a quick google search and couldn't find much. I did see Scott Rolen was early 2nd round.

I understand that the 22nd pick over all will pay in the vicinity of $3.5 million this year. Um….? This kind of stuns me. 

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Congratulations all around.

I happened to turn on the draft, right before the Cubs (team I follow) picked at 21.  I saw the "best available" and noticed Montgomery was listed 2nd, right behind the KSU pitcher the Cubs took.  I was really hoping they took CM, especially with the apparent "blow up" of the Cubs.

Body wise (and apparent skill wise---from the little I have seen), Montgomery reminds me a lot of Kris Bryant, who apparently will not be part of the Cubs much longer.

Hope he has a long and wonderful MLB career.

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As a side topic:

In the 1966 MLB Draft (first ever), three Indiana High School players were drafted

12th round   Larry Bishop C  by the California Angels  from Indianapolis Howe

 

9th round     Dan Bootcheck P by the Detroit Tigers   from Michigan City   (I think his grandson also played for the Angels as well)

4th round     Karl Simon OF   by the Chicago White Sox  from South Bend Central

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