Three with ICL Connections Taken in MLB Draft

Three players with Intercity League connections were selected in the recent Major League Baseball draft.

Medford’s Paul Covelle was taken in the 27th Round by the Seattle Mariners. The right-hander pitched briefly for the Andre Chiefs in 2012. He graduated from Malden Cathoilc before going on to star at Franklin Pierce. He is currently on the roster of the Somerville Royals along with his brother Ryan.

Lexington Blue Sox outfielder Jansiel Rivera of Methuen, MA was also selected by Seattle in the 22nd Round. Rivera was 2 for 5  and had an RBI in his first three ICL games for the Blue Sox this season.

Catcher Ryan January of Swampscott  MA, grandson of ICL umpire Don January and nephew of  ICL umpire Jeff January, was picked by the Arizona Diamondbacks in the 8th Round. January played for San Jacinto JC in Texas this past Spring.