Bernardo & Polanco Drafted

The Liga de Beisbol Dominicano held their draft for the upcoming season in the Dominican Republic about a week ago now.  I was talking today with Luis Bernardo and he brought it to my attention. 

Luis Bernardo was drafted in the sixth round and Elvin Polanco was selected in the ninth round.  Bernardo was drafted by Tigres del Licey and Polanco was tabbed by Estrellas Orientales. 

Pretty impressive considering there are only five picks per round.

The league is comprised of the best Dominican players.  Most all of them play in the United States for the Major League Baseball organization.  Many play actually play in the South Atlantic League.

The first pick in the draft was Pedro Alvarez, who played college baseball at Vanderbilt and now plays in the Pittsburgh Pirates organization. 

Here is the leagues website…

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