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Wednesday, August 17, 2022

American Heritage Barriera in Rare Air after finishing 23rd; Anthony, Douglas’s two-time player of the year, also picked on the first day of the MLB Draft

The Toronto Blue Jays made American Heritage left-handed pitcher Brandon Barrera the first pick this year among players attending high school in Broward or Palm Beach counties, with the 23rd pick hitting a 6-foot-2, 180-pound Southpaw. spent on.

According to MLB.com, the 23rd slot is worth $3.08 million.

Barrera, who turned 18 in March, became the second-highest draft pick from the school at Plantation, only after first baseman Eric Hosmer was ranked third by the Kansas City Royals in the 2008 draft. That’s the fifth largest selection straight out of any Broward high school.

Hosmer stands as the highest-drafted player straight out of Broward High School, while right-handed pitcher Pete Broberg remains the Palm Beach County high-water mark, finishing second in 1968 from Palm Beach High. 54 years after he was elected. The school (which merged with Roosevelt High School in 1970 to become Twin Lakes High School, which then merged with North Shore High in 1988 to become Palm Beach Lakes).

Broberg chose to attend Dartmouth and was drafted by the Washington Senators with the first pick in 1971.

According to baseball-reference.com, the top 23 straight Major League Baseball draft selections from Broward High School:

3. 1b Eric Hosmer, American Heritage, Royals, 2008

13. P Andrew Painter, Calvary Christian, Phillies, 2021

14. P Nick Traviso, Archbishop McCarthy, Reds, 2012

16. Pee Toukie Toussaint, Coral Springs Christian, Diamondbacks, 2014

23. P. Brandon Barriara, American Heritage, Blue Jays, 2022

Broward’s two-time player of the year goes to the Red Sox

Stoneman Douglas outfielder Roman Anthony, Sun Sentinel’s Large-School Player of the Year in 2021 and 2022, was selected by the Boston Red Sox on the final pick of the first day, moving up to 79th.

Anthony scorched pitchers this season for a sluggish percentage of .980 with 10 home runs, 40 runs batted, 52 hits, 36 runs and 14 doubles for a batting average of .520. It took a huge jump from 2021, when he scored .363 runs, including five home runs, six doubles and one triple, as well as 25 runs.


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