The top 10 Washington players taken in the Major League Baseball draft:
1. Josh Sale, Bishop Blanchet (Rd. 1, No. 17, Tampa Bay): Rated as the No. 10 prep prospect in the nation by Baseball America, the power-hitting left-hander hit .520 with five homers, six doubles and 20 RBI as a senior. He is the first player taken in the top 20 since Jackson's Travis Snider went No. 14 in 2006. Some scouts say the 6-foot, 215-pounder projects well as a power-hitting rightfielder. Sale has signed with Gonzaga.
2. Drew Vettleson, Central Kitsap (Rd. 1, No. 42, Tampa Bay): The Rays continued to hog state prospects with a sandwich pick. Vettleson, who hit .490 with seven homers and 29 RBI, became the highest pick taken out of Kitsap County. Vettleson is known for being an ambidextrous pitcher, but he was drafted for his bat. That arm strength could work well in right field. MLB.com said that he "has the kind of outstanding batting skills that make you think he's a .300 hitter in the making." Vettleson has signed with Oregon State.
3. Ryan Brett, Highline (Rd. 3, No. 98, Tampa Bay): The Rays continue to raid the state's high school talent by taking the shortstop named to the Louisville Slugger All-American team as a junior. Some scouts are comparing him to Boston's Dustin Pedoria. Brett has signed with Washington.
4. Luke Taylor, Woodinville (Rd. 9, No. 294, Seattle): The Mariners keep the 6-foot-6, 200-pound pitcher close to home. It's amazing to think Taylor was a shortstop at one time. The right-hander has a fastball in the mid 80s. Taylor has signed with Hawaii.
5. Trevor Martin, West Seattle (Rd. 20, No. 619, St. Louis): The shortstop hit .441 with three homers and 31 RBI. He has signed with Western Nevada.
6. Trace Tam Sing, Newport (Rd. 22, No. 683, Boston): The second baseman hit .435 with two homers and 19 RBI. Sing has signed with Washington State. He was rated the No. 16 prospect in the Northwest before the draft, high school or college, by Baseball Northwest.
7. Taylor Smith-Brennan, Meadowdale (Rd. 29, No. 894, Los Angeles Angels): A shortstop with some decent power, Brennan was rated as the No. 17 prospect in the northwest headed into the draft by Baseball Northwest. He has signed with Lewis-Clark State.
8. Jason Monda, Capital (Rd. 32, No. 980, Colorado): Monda plans to play hold-off on the pros and play at Washington State, the Olympian reported. The 6-4 slugger is listed as a centerfielder. He hit over .515 with three homers and 34 RBI, and lifted Capital to the state playoffs.
9. Scott Simon, Central Valley (Rd. 33, No. 1,001, Chicago Cubs): The right-hander also has a scholarship to Washington State.
10. Tagen Struhs, Glacier Peak (Rd. 37, No. 1,134, Los Angeles Angels): Struhs hasn’t committed to a college.