Two former North Fork Ospreys selected in MLB draft

Two former North Fork Ospreys were among 23 one-time Hamptons Collegiate Baseball League players selected in the 2015 MLB Draft Wednesday. 

Pitcher Thomas Hackimer and shortstop Alex Perez were drafted in the 15th and 23rd rounds, respectively.

Hackimer of St. John’s, who played for North Fork in 2012, was chosen by the hometown New York Mets. Perez of Virginia Tech, who also played on the 2012 squad, was a draft choice of the Minnesota Twins.

The 23 players chosen mark a record for the HCBL. The previous high was 20 players taken in 2013.

Dillon Persinger, who started for the Riverhead Tomcats against the Ospreys Wednesday was the only current HCBL player selected this year. Normally an infielder at Golden West College in California, he was chosen by the Cleveland Indians in the 31st round.

Tomcats alumnus Seby Zavala, an outfielder, was the first player with roots in the league chosen in this week’s draft, having been selected in the 12th round by the Chicago White Sox. He played in Riverhead in 2012. A total of four one-time Tomcats were picked.

The complete list of HCBL players and alumni chosen Wednesday is below:

Seby Zavala
Riverhead ’12
San Diego State
Chicago White Sox
12th round

Cody Stashak
Westhampton ’14
St. John’s
Minnesota Twins
13th round

Nick Dini
Center Moriches ’12
Kansas City Royals
14th round

Jerry Downs
Riverhead ’13
St. Thomas
Boston Red Sox
15th round

Thomas Hackimer
North Fork ’13
St. John’s
New York Mets
15th round

Ryan McCormick
Southampton ’13
St. John’s
Colorado Rockies
16th round

Maximo Almonte
Southampton ’12, ’13
St. Louis Cardinals
16th round

Joey Havrilak
Westhampton ’13
Detroit Tigers
18th round

Kyle Miller
Montauk ’14
Florida Atlantic
Chicago Cubs
19th round

Rob Fonseca
Southampton ’12
Seattle Mariners
21st round

Max Watt
Center Moriches ’13
Shelter Island ‘14
Boston Red Sox
22nd round

Danny Mendick
Riverhead ’14
UMass Lowell
Chicago White Sox
22nd round

Cody Carroll
Center Moriches ’12
Southern Miss
New York Yankees
22nd round

Alex Perez
North Fork ’12
Virginia Tech
Minnesota Twins
23rd round

James McMahon
Southampton ’11
Southern Miss
Colorado Rockies
24th round

Alex Katz
Shelter Island ’13
St. John’s
Chicago White Sox
27th round

Jacob Bodner
Sag Harbor ’12, ’13
Kansas City Royals
27th round

Stuart Levy
Sag Harbor ’12
Arkansas State
Baltimore Orioles
27th round

Mike Wallace
Shelter Island ’13
Pittsburgh Pirates
30th round

Brendan Butler
Center Moriches ’12
Oakland Athletics
30th round

Tim Ingram
Southampton ’14
SUNY Old Westbury
Tampa Bay Rays
30th round

Dillon Persinger
Riverhead ’15
Golden West
Cleveland Indians
31st round

Charles Galiano
Center Moriches ’13
Milwaukee Brewers
40th round