Oakland A’s Draft Roseville Native In First Round of MLB Draft
Daniel Susac, a Roseville native and Jesuit High School alumni, was selected in the first round of the MLB Draft by the Oakland A’s.
The new A’s catcher was selected with the 19th overall pick from the University of Arizona. According to a press release from the Oakland A’s, Susac entered the draft as a top 20 prospect by both Baseball America and MLB Pipeline.
“Over two collegiate seasons, Susac batted .351 with 43 doubles, three triples, 24 home runs, 126 RBI, a .412 on-base percentage, and a .586 slugging percentage in 125 games,” the press release reads.
Susac, 21, has been honored with Pac-12 All Conference, Baseball America Second Team All-American, and ABCA Second Team All-American in 2022 and played for the USA Baseball Collegiate National Team in 2021.
By the end of round two, the A’s also selected outfielder Henry Bolte from Palo Alto High School and outfielder Clark Elliot from the University of Michigan.
The first two rounds of the MLB Draft took place over the weekend, with rounds 3-10 taking place Monday and concluding on Tuesday with rounds 11-20. The first two picks by the Baltimore Orioles and Arizona Diamondbacks were the sons of former MLB players, Jackson Holliday and Druw Jones, the sons of Matt Holliday and Andruw Jones.