MSHS grad Lane selected by Yanks in MLB Draft

Well, it has happened again.

Trevor Lane, seen here as a senior playing for Mount Si High School during their 2012 game at Safeco Field, was drafted today by the New York Yankees in the MLB Draft. Lane was a senior relief pitcher this year with the University of Illnois-Chicago baseball team. (Photo courtesy Calder Productions)

Trevor Lane, seen here as a high school senior playing for Mount Si  during their 2012 game at Safeco Field, was drafted today by the New York Yankees in the MLB Draft. Lane was a senior relief pitcher this year with the University of Illinois-Chicago baseball team. (Photo courtesy Calder Productions)

We have major news from the Major League Baseball draft, where for the second straight year, a Mount Si High School graduate was drafted on the second day of the proceedings.

Late this afternoon, the New York Yankees selected University of Illinois-Chicago senior pitcher Trevor Lane in the 10th round of the draft, 308th overall, becoming the second-highest local pick in the history of the MLB draft, only eclipsed by Reece Karalus’ eighth-round selection last year by the Tampa Bay Rays. Lane, a 2012 Mount Si High School graduate from North Bend who, like Karalus, was instrumental in the Mount Si 2011 3A state high school baseball championship run, was the top pitcher on the Flames this year, going 8-5 with a 1.41 earned run average, leading his team in wins, appearances, strikeouts and saves, and was also named the Horizon League’s reliever of the year.

In a statement on the school’s website, UIC coach Mike Dee was thrilled. “I am excited for Trevor and this next step for him,” the coach said. “I think he will do well on the professional level because of his skills and impressive work ethic.”

As Lane is a senior, he will be signing, and according to Baseball America’s draft information, Lane could, in a contract, get around $150,000. It is expected once he signs, he’ll report to the Yankees’ spring training facility in Tampa, FL, then be assigned to a minor league club, likely either New York’s rookie-league team in Pulaski, VA, or their short-season “A” squad in Staten Island, NY.

Lane’s selection, in addition to making it the second straight year a Mount Si alum has been drafted on day two of the draft, now makes it four years in a row that a former Wildcat player has been taken by a MLB team in the annual selection proceedings.

No other Valley players were selected today. We’ll keep tabs on how locals fare during tomorrow’s final day of the draft.

Rhett Workman

About Rhett Workman

Rhett Workman is the editor of the Snoqualmie Valley Sports Journal. Workman is a veteran sports journalist, having covered Snoqualmie Valley sports for nearly a decade with the Snoqualmie Valley Record newspaper before starting up the SVSJ. Workman's coverage has earned the support and respect of Valley coaches, players, parents and fans, and the SVSJ continues the standard of coverage that Workman brought to the Valley Record.
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