With their 23rd round pick (702nd overall), the Cleveland Indians selected right-handed pitcher Jordan Scheftz.
Hometown: Irvine, Calif.
Born: North York, Ont.
Height/Weight: 6' 3", 190 pounds
School: Central Florida.
Coach: Greg Lovelady.
Previous teams: Saddleback College, UC Irvine, Mankato Moondogs, University HS.
Coaches: Sommer McCartney, Chris Conlin.
Previously Drafted: 28th round by the Boston Red Sox in 2016. He did not sign.
Twitter Handle: @JordanScheftz.
Scout: Steffan Segui
Slot Money: N/A
Background: Born in North York, but parents Marni and Trevor moved to Irvine, Calif., when he was two months old to open the Blueberry Hill restaurant at the Irvine Spectrum Center. The plan was to open the restaurant and stay for six months and then head home, but the family loved it so much, they never returned to Toronto.
Ranked: 425th on Perfect Game’s top 500 high school and college combined list (26/05/16).
2017 Junior Season, Central Florida: 1-2, 1.76 ERA, walked 19 and struck out 40 in 30 2/3 innings... Worked in 26 games including 19 scoreless outings, holding opponents to a .160 batting average ... Started the season with a pair of scoreless and hitless innings with four strikeouts.
2016 Sophomore Season, Saddleback: 4-3, 3.48 ERA in 19 games, making two starts ... Walked 14, struck out 24 in 31 innings ... Held opposing hitters to .169 average ... With Healdsburg Prune Packers in California College summer league loop ... 3-2, 1.11 ERA in 16 games with three saves walking 12 and fanning 35 in 32 1/3 innings ... Named California College summer league All-Star.