Four Michigan players hear names called in 2020 MLB Draft

Jordan Nwogu
Posted at 9:30 PM, Jun 11, 2020
and last updated 2020-06-12 13:17:04-04

Michigan produced a handful of MLB draft picks for the second straight year.

Pitcher Jeff Criswell, outfielders Jordan Nwogu and Jesse Franklin, and shortstop Jack Blomgren all heard their names called.

The Athletics picked Criswell in the second round, with the No. 58 overall pick. He is a Portage Central graduate. The A's selected his dad, Brian, in the 1984 draft.

Nwogu, an Ann Arbor native, went to the Cubs in the third round with the No. 88 overall pick. The Braves made Franklin the 97th overall selection.

Jack Blomgren went to the Rockies in the fifth round, 140th overall.

The Wolverines celebrated five players getting drafted last year.

The Padres grabbed U-M commit Owen Caissie with the 45th pick in the draft on Thursday. He is from Notre Dame Catholic in Ontario, Canada.