East Texas players picked up during MLB draft

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EAST TEXAS (KLTV/KTRE) - More East Texas players have been selected during the MLB Draft.

Tyler Junior College’s Peyton Miller was picked up the Oakland Athletics organization during the 14th round and Stephen F. Austin State University’s Alex Palmer was picked up by the Houston Astros organization in the 20th round as the 616th overall pick.

Miller, from Bullard, pitched for the Apaches and Bullard High School.

The SFA baseball team tweeted their congratulations about Palmer on Wednesday.

“Are you ready for The Mane Event, Houston?” they asked, referring to Palmer’s signature long locks.

Palmer, a right-hand pitcher, played at Cisco College before becoming a Lumberjack. Read more about his baseball career here.

The list started with those two on the day but didn’t end there. Palmer’s college teammate Trayson Kubo was drafted by Oakland in the 24th round.

Texas Tech pitcher and Jasper native John McMillon was drafted in the 11th round to the Detroit Tigers.

East Texas Baptist Catcher Casey Combs was selected by the Marlins.

Wednesday afternoon The White Sox selected Connor Reich, of Texas State. Reich is a former Hallsville Bobcat.

On Tuesday, Justin Slaten was drafted by the Texas Rangers. The 6 foot 4 inch-tall player was selected as the the 86th overall pick.

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