Four Blizzard Alumni were taken in this years Major League Baseball Draft as well as one player who signed a free agent contract with the Southern Illinois Miners, a Frontier League franchise.
47 Blizzard Alumni have either been taken in the Major League Draft or signed a professional contract with an independent team since 2008. This marks the fourth highest amount of Blizzard players taken in the draft. In 2016, 10 Blizzard Alums were taken in the draft and in 2014, 9 players were taken while in 2015, 6 players were taken.
Rhinesmith, Rholl and Rozek will all likely sign professional contracts while Halvorsen (Missouri) and Maldonado (Illinois) will be headed to school to start their college career.
Remember, Blizzard Tryouts are coming up on June 25th for ages 9u-18u !