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Four Oilers get drafted

Posted: June 8, 2011 - 9:24am

The Peninsula Oilers had four former players drafted in rounds 2 through 30 of the Major League Baseball draft Tuesday.

The first former Oilers player to go also was the first former Alaska Baseball League player to go. Scott Snodgress, a left-handed pitcher from Stanford University, was drafted in the fifth round by the Chicago White Sox. Snodgress was the 171st player taken.

Another former member of the Oilers would go quickly. Tyler Grimes, a shortstop from Wichita State, went in the fifth round to the Minnesota Twins. Grimes was taken 178th.

In the seventh round, Kellen Moen, a right-hander from Oregon, went to the Kansas City Royals. Moen was 216th overall.

The final former Oilers player taken was Chad Smith, a right-hander from the University of Southern California. Smith went in the 17th round. He was 527th overall.

The draft continues today.

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