Three former Mohawks taken on second day of MLB draft

Former Amsterdam Mohawk Zach Logue was selected in the ninth round of the Major League Baseball draft Tuesday by the Toronto Blue Jays. (The Leader-Herald/James A. Ellis)

AMSTERDAM — Three former Amsterdam Mohawks were among those selected on the second day for the Major League Baseball draft Tuesday.

Riley Mahan, who played for the Mohawks in 2015, was taken in the third round by the Miami Marlins with the 89th pick.

The only former Mohawk to be selected higher was Mel Rojas Jr., who was selected 84th in 2010.

Mahan, who played collegiately for the University of Kentucky, hit .303 in 47 games with a team high 11 doubles and 38 runs scored for the Mohawks in 2015. He also belted three home runs, drove in 21 runs and stole 14 bases.

At Kentucky this year, his 67 RBIs were sixth most in a single-season for the Wildcats. He had 41 extra base hits among his 88 hits, batted .336 and slugged .618. Mahan earned All-America, second-team all-SEC honors this season, was named a Dick Howser semifinalist, and was a three-time SEC Player of Week.

In the ninth round, 2015 Mohawks Craig Dedelow and Zach Logue were selected.

Dedelow, who plays collegiately for the University of Indiana, was selected by the Chicago White Sox with the 267th pick. Dedelow was an outfielder and first basemen for the Mohawks in 2015 out of Indiana. He hit .280 with two home runs, six doubles and 21 RBIs in 36 games.

This season at Indiana, Dedelow hit .258 and belted 19 home runs, 12 doubles, two triples with 54 RBIs and 40 runs scored in 60 games. 

Logue, who plays collegiately at the University of Kentucky, was taken by the Toronto Blue Jays with the 279th pick.

Logue was the 2015 Perfect Game Collegiate Baseball League Pitcher of the Year for the Mohawks. The lefty started nine games, had a 7-0 record with a 2.29 ERA and 50 strikeouts in 51 innings.

At Kentucky this season, Logue was 7-5 with a 4.97 ERA and 88 strikeouts in 87 innings.

The three-day draft began Monday with the first and second rounds. On Tuesday, rounds three through 10 took place and today, the draft concludes with the 11th through 40th rounds, beginning at noon.

By Paul Wager

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