MLB Draft Recap: Days 2 and 3

By Jeremy Karll on June 6, 2018 at 2:42 pm
Allgeyer is all gone, sadly.

Robert Neustrom was the first Hawkeye off the board when the Baltimore Orioles selected him with the 145th pick. But that was just the start for Iowa baseball. 

Tyler Cropley: Round 8, Pick 251, Washington Nationals

Add Tyler Cropley to Rick Heller's growing list of JUCO recruits to be drafted. Cropley was the fourth college senior catcher taken, when the Washington Nationals took him with the 251st pick, and his pick has a slot value of $157,200. He is also the first Iowa catcher to be drafted in the first 10 rounds since the Texas Rangers drafted Jim Sundberg in the first round in 1973.

Cropley's departure leaves a massive hole behind the plate for Iowa next season.

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