163 current and former Northwoods League players were selected in the 2018 MLB Draft, with former Madison Mallards shortstop Rico Hoerner the highest pick at #24 overall in the first round to the Chicago Cubs. Hoerner played in Madison in 2016.
From the Northwoods League's official release:
Of the 163 players drafted 40 of them had played in the Northwoods League Major League Dreams Showcase. The Major League Dreams Showcase brings together 100 of the Northwoods League’s top prospects to form four teams for a day of scouting workouts and double-header action. Played in front of Major League scouts, the Showcase provides an invaluable platform for players looking to one day make it into the professional ranks. Participating players are hand-selected by a panel of MLB scouts, distinguishing this event from the more traditional All-Star Game format that features representatives from every team. This year’s Major League Dreams Showcase will take place on August 7th in Madison.
You can read the full release at NorthwoodsLeague.com by going here.
You can see the full list of drafted players by going here.
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