PARKLAND, FL- Six South Florida baseball players were selected in last week's annual amateur baseball draft, including Stoneman Douglas 3rd Baseman Coby Mayo, who was selected in the fourth round by the Baltimore Orioles.
The 2020 Major League Baseball Amateur Draft was shortened significantly this year due to challenges and fallout from the Coronavirus pandemic. Historically the baseball draft includes anywhere from 40-70 rounds, which help fill out baseball's significant minor league system of teams.
The six players from South Florida were draft from Broward, Miami-Dade and Palm Beach Counties, with the highest draft pick being 2nd rounder Freddy Zamora, a University of Miami player from Killian High School in Miami.
The six South Florida draft picks and their overall number selected in the draft:
53. Freddy Zamora (SS) Killian/University of Miami – Milwaukee Brewers
71. Sammy Infante (SS) Monsignor Pace – Washington Nationals
74. Anthony Servideo (SS) Jupiter/University of Mississippi – Baltimore Orioles
103. Coby Mayo (3B) Douglas – Baltimore Orioles
104. Jake Eder (LHP) Calvary Christian-Fort Lauderdale/Vanderbilt University – Miami Marlins
148. Shane Drohan (LHP) Cardinal Newman/Florida State University – Boston Red Sox