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Sun Devils selected in 2023 MLB Draft

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Check out all of the Sun Devils who have heard their names called in the 2023 MLB Draft (updated throughout the draft):

C Ralphy Velazquez – 23rd overall by Cleveland Guardians (ASU signee)

ASU commit Ralphy Velazquez was selected 23rd overall by the Cleveland Guardians.

The catcher signed with the Sun Devils in December out of Huntington Beach High School in California. He was the No. 1 ranked prospect in California and 10th overall in the country.

Velazquez is known to be one of the top power-hitters in the class.

2B Luke Keaschall – 49th overall by Minnesota Twins

The Sun Devils first player off the board from this year’s team was second baseman Luke Keaschall, who selected 49th overall by the Twins.

The second baseman hit an outstanding .353 with 18 homers and 58 RBIs in his one season with ASU. Keaschall transferred to the Sun Devils from San Francisco. In his lone year with the Dons, Keaschall was named the WCC’s Freshman of the Year after he hit .320 with four homers, four triples and 30 RBI.

LHP Ross Dunn – 297th overall by Minnesota Twins

ASU starting pitcher Ross Dunn will be joining Keaschall with the Twins after they selected the left-handed with the 297th overall pick.

Dunn came over to the Sun Devils this season from Florida State. He had a 4.27 ERA and 84 strikeouts in 65.1 innings pitched for ASU.

RHP Khristian Curtis – 347th overall by Pittsburgh Pirates

The Pittsburgh Pirates selected ASU starting pitcher Khristian Curtis with the 347th overall pick.

Curtis is another player who only played one season in maroon and gold after transferring  from Texas A&M. He fell a little bit in the draft, as he was MLB Pipeline’s No. 197 overall player.

He went 4-3 in 14 starts for ASU last season and posted a 7.03 ERA, a 1.73 WHIP and 58 strikeouts.

LHP Timmy Manning – 360th overall by San Francisco Giants

Another arm from the Sun Devils’s rotation, LHP Timmy Manning, was selected 360th overall by the Giants.

Manning transferred over to ASU from Florida prior to this season. He pitched in 20 games, starting nine of them, and went 1-4 with a 7.26 ERA, 1.46 WHIP and had 66 strikeouts for the Sun Devils.

RHP Josh Hansell – 469th overall by Kansas City Royals

The next  Sun Devil draft pick was another pitcher, right-hander Josh Hansell, who was selected in the 16th round by the Royals.

The Chandler native played two seasons with ASU after transferring from Wichita State. He made six appearances (one start) for the SunD evils in 2022. Last season, he made 17 appearances (four starts) for ASU, posting a 7.47 ERA, 1.56 WHIP and had 30 strikeouts.

RHP Blake Pivaroff – 560th overall by Detroit Tigers

The Detroit Tigers selected ASU pitcher Blake Pivaroff in the 19th round.

Pivaroff made 27 appearances out of the bullpen last season in his third year with ASU, ending with a 2-2 record. He had a 4.18 ERA, 1.11 WHIP and 27 strikeouts for the Sun Devils in his relief appearances in 2023.

INF Wyatt Crenshaw – 565th overall by Arizona Diamondbacks

Diamondbacks draft Phoenix native Wyatt Crenshaw with 565th overall pick

The hometown kid is staying home once agin. Chandler native Wyatt Crenshaw will be going just down the road from ASU to the D-backs, who selected him in the 19th round.

After playing for Colorado Christian from 2019-2022, Crenshaw transferred back home to ASU for his last collegiate season. He batted .264 with 16 doubles, nine homers and 32 RBIs in his lone year in Tempe, one year removed from a .417 batting average with Colorado Christian.

Crenshaw is currently playing for the Billings Mustangs (Montana) of the Pioneer League.

RHP Owen Stevenson – 573rd overall by Tampa Bay Rays

The third Sun Devil to go in the 19th round was RHP Owen Stevenson, who was selected 573rd overall by the Rays.

The 6-foot-4 pitcher transferred over to ASU from San Francisco. He appeared in 26 games this season with ASU, starting three of them. He finished with four saves and a 6-3 record for the Sun Devils. He had an ERA of 6.04, a WHIP of 1.66 and struck out 52 hitters in 50.2 innings.

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Brendan Mau is a college sports insider and general assignment reporter for Burn City Sports. You can follow him on Twitter via @Brendan_Mau 

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