Castillo Leads Local MLB Draftees

LANCASTER, N.Y. - Lancaster's LG Castillo waited longer than he thought, but finally heard his name called during day three of the MLB draft, getting selected in the 17th round by the Milwaukee Brewers.

"I remember just hearing my name after my advisor texted me and then a few of my friends started jumping on me and we are all excited.," Castillo said. "Went into the kitchen, saw my parents. They both hugged me. I picked my brother up. It was just amazing."

Castillo says that the Brewers scouted him more than any other MLB team over the past few years. 

"They like that I'm such a raw talent right now coming from New York state and not seeing as much pitching as the rest of the country," Castillo said. "They feel like my ceiling is unmatchable."

Now Castillo faces a decision, turn pro or head to college and play for Oklahoma.

"My advisor, the Brewers, and I, we've talked about what my deal would be, we talked about it last night as well because we knew this would come," Castillo said. "If our deal is the same as it was last night, then I'll be playing for Milwaukee and going down to Goodyear, Arizona to play for rookie ball. If it isn't and things have changed, then I'll be headed to Oklahoma."

More local college players were also selected Wednesday. St. Bonaventure shortstop Cole Peterson was drafted in the 13th round by the Detroit Tigers. NCCC and Frontier right-hander Christian Young was picked in the 21st round by the Cincinnati Reds. Canisius second baseman Jake Lumley was selected by the Oakland Athletics in the 33rd round.

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