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2022 MLB Draft
Multiple amateur players from around the Philadelphia region were selected earlier this week in the MLB Draft. 

Here's a breakdown of those that were drafted or have signed a free agent contract: 

Nate Furman, 2B, 4th round, 121st pick - Cleveland Guardians 
A product of Bonner-Prendergast, Furman hit .371 this past season with a pair of homers and 23 RBIs for UNC Charlotte. Furman led the Niners with 86 hits while batting in the leadoff spot in all but three games during the year on his way to a Second Team All-Conference USA selection. Furman compiled a .351 batting average over two seasons with 114 hits in 94 games played while totaling 21 doubles, four triples, three home runs, and four RBIs. 

Josh Hood, SS, 6th round, 186th pick - Seattle Mariners 
The Vineland, NJ. native began his career at Penn. He batted .268 with 62 hits and 52 RBIs, including 14 doubles and 13 home runs. He finished second on the team in RBIs and third in doubles and homers. He turned in 16 multi-hit performances. 

Tatem Levins, C, 8th round, 246th pick - Seattle Mariners 
The Langhorne, Pa. native transferred to Pitt prior to the 2022 campaign following three seasons at La Salle, started all 56 games for the Panthers, leading the squad in batting average (.321), slugging percentage (.613), OPS (1.048), hits (68), extra base hits (27), home runs (16) and total bases (130). 

Andrew Cossetti, C, 11th round, 324th pick - Minnesota Twins 
Cossetti set multiple records on Hawk Hill, including the program's career home run record, which now sits at 43. He also set new single-season records this season for home runs and runs batted in, with 19 and 65, respectively. He also scored 61 runs, sharing a new single-season record in that category, and reached base in a program-record 48 consecutive games dating back to 2021. 

Joe Miller, P, 11th round, 327th pick - Detroit Tigers 
The Hatboro, Pa. native closed out his collegiate career this past spring with a career-high 91 strikeouts, earning six wins during Penn's program-record 33-win season. The first-team All-Ivy selection finished with 48.2 innings pitched, a 3.70 ERA and a .233 batting average against – good for second, sixth, and fourth, respectively, among all pitchers in Ivy play. Miller went at least six innings in five conference starts, recording three double-digit strikeout games including 14 against Princeton, the most Ks by an Ivy hurler in a game this season. Miller finished his Quakers career with 160 strikeouts (ninth in program history) in 132.1 innings pitched and a .243 batting average against. 

Chris Newell, OF, 13th round, 405th pick - Los Angeles Dodgers 
A standout at Malvern Prep and a native of Newtown Square, PA., Newell posted a .860 OPS at the University of Virginia over three seasons. The left-handed swinging outfielder blasted a career-high 12 home runs as a junior and drove in 32 runs. His 16 stolen bases were tied for the ninth-most in the Atlantic Coast Conference. Newell scored 51 runs and went 49-for-190 at the plate (.258). 

Cole Patten, P, 17th round, 507th pick - Detroit Tigers 
The Manasquan, N.J. native started in 13 of his 14 appearances throughout the season. He led the team with a 3.98 ERA and 1.30 WHIP through 86.0 innings pitched, the fourth-most among BIG EAST arms this season. Opposing batters were held to a .250 average against him, striking out a team-high 77 of the 374 batters he faced along the way and allowing 30 walks. 

Chris Rotondo, OF, 19th round, 577th pick - Saint Louis Cardinals 
His final year saw him start in all 49 games that Villanova played, leading the team with a .359 batting average and .656 slugging percentage, both that were good enough for fourth-best in the BIG EAST. His 59 runs scored were tied for third in the league while he was fourth in total bases (126) and third for on-base percentage (.475). Rotondo led the team with 15 doubles, 12 home runs, 37 RBI, 32 walks and successfully stole base in 14 of his 17 attempts. He also had a team-high 18 games with multiple hits, five of those with at least three hits. 

Chris Alleyne, OF, 19th round, 585th pick - Los Angeles Dodgers 
The Philly native put together one of the finest offensive seasons in Maryland history, setting a school record with 24 home runs en route to being named a consensus All-American. The 2022 Big Ten Player of the Year, Alleyne slashed .331/.422/.673 with 79 RBIs and 24 steals. He was the first Division I player to notch 20 home runs and 20 steals in a season since 2018. His name is all over the Terrapins' all-time lists, ranking in the top-10 in nine offensive categories in program history. He was a semifinalist for the Golden Spikes Award, given to the nation's best player.

Ryan McCarty, SS/RHP, undrafted free agent signing - Toronto Blue Jays 
McCarty finished the 2022 season in historic fashion, winning the Division III regular season triple crown by leading the nation in batting average, home runs and RBIs. He led Division III in several offensive categories, including batting average (.529), RBIs (91), total bases (220) and slugging percentage (1.164). He finished second nationally with 100 hits, 27 doubles, 89 runs, and a .591 on-base percentage. McCarty set the Division III single season record with 220 total bases, and his 89 runs are second most in a single season. He is the second Division III player to ever record 100-plus hits in a single season.

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