From Bohm to Tyler: What’s up with last year’s MLB draft picks?


Joseph Barringhaus

Alec Bohm, drafted 3rd overall by the Philadelphia Phillies in the 2018 MLB Draft, watches WSU Baseball practice at Eck Stadium on Sep. 8, 2018. Bohm is seen next to Assistant Coach Sammy Esposito and Volunteer Assitant Coach Willie Schwanke.

Nine players left Wichita State last year for the Major Leagues.

The Shockers sent the second-most players, behind Kentucky, of any team in Division-I baseball to the MLB Draft. This draft class included former Shocker third-basemen Alec Bohm, who was taken the No. 3 pick in the draft by the Philadelphia Phillies.

From Bohm to Trey Vickers, here’s a look into the past Shockers and where they are now.

Joseph Barringhaus
Wichita State’s Alec Bohm makes the play for an out at first during their game against ORU on May 8, 2018 at Eck Stadium.

Alec Bohm

The former No. 3 pick has gotten off to a hot start in his minor league career with the Lakewood BlueClaws. He started the season with a .367 hitting average, three home runs and 11 RBIs.  

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Wichita State junior Greyson Jenista throws to first for an out against KU Wednesday evening.

Greyson Jenista

Jenista was taken in the second round by the Atlanta Braves and has failed to have successes from his 2018 season carry over. Jenista across three levels in the minors as he hit .263 with four home runs and 34 RBIs. In 2019, with the Florida Fire Frogs he has hit .233 with two home runs and 11 RBIs.

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Wichita State’s Codi Heuer pitches against Nebraska on March 2nd at Eck Stadium.

Codi Heuer

Heuer, who was drafted in the sixth round by the Chicago White-Sox organization, has bounced back with a strong start to 2019. In 2018, Heuer pitched to the tune of a 4.74 ERA while allowing 20 earned runs across 38 innings of work. In 2019, though, Heuer has had much better success with only a 3.60 ERA in 15 innings of work so far.

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Wichita State junior Gunnar Troutwine waits to advance to second base during the game against Oral Roberts at Eck Stadium Tuesday evening.

Gunnar Troutwine

Troutwine has found some success early in his professional career with Chicago White Sox along with former teammate Codi Heuer. Troutwine has hit a .286 average with a home run and four RBIs. He’s caught 13 runners trying to steal a base this year. 

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Junior Chandler Sanburn winds up a pitch against Texas Tech.

Chandler Sanburn

Sanburn, who was drafted in the ninth round to the Texas Rangers, has had limited action in the minors. In 2018, while only pitched 9 ⅔ innings with eight earned runs and 11 strikeouts. Sanburn will remain with the Spokane Indians, an Single-A team. He has yet to start in 2019.

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Wichita State sophomore Greyson Jenista celebrates with teammate Dayton Dugas after hitting a walk-off single against Oral Roberts.

Dayton Dugas

Dayton Dugas is yet to play any baseball in 2019. Dugas, who was drafted in the 16th round by the Detroit Tigers, had limited success across two levels in 2018. When he starts, he will join the Connecticut Tigers, a short season Single-A team with the Tigers organization.

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Wichita State’s Keylan Killgore winds up a pitch against Cincinnati Sunday afternoon at Eck Stadium.

Keylan Kilgore

Across two levels of minor league organizations in 2018, Kilgore pitched a 0.78 ERA and allowed just two earned runs in 23 innings on the mound. So far in 2019, Kilgore has yet to allow a run and is now reunited with Alec Bohm on the Clearwater Threshers.

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Wichita State short stop Trey Vickers fields the ball Sunday afternoon in the third game against UConn.

Trey Vickers

Vickers was drafted in 30th round by the Washington Nationals. He has displayed some success in limited action. Vickers blasted his first professional home run in the 2019 season.

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Redshirt junior Cody Tyler pitches during a scrimmage on Feb. 10, 2017. As a sophomore, Tyler made 19 appearances with nine starts, going 3-5 with a 4.46 ERA.

Cody Tyler

Tyler, the last Shocker taken in the 2018 MLB Draft, has made it to the highest minor league affiliate of all the draftees. He was called up to a spot with the El Paso Chihuahuas, a Triple-A affiliate of the San Diego Padres.