Local athletes tapped for Major League Baseball’s amateur draft

By Gideon Rubin

Two local players were selected in Major League Baseball’s amateur draft, which was held June 4-6.

Torrey Pines pitching standout Luc Rennie was drafted by the Baltimore Orioles in the 16th round, and former Cathedral Catholic two-sport sensation Tyler Gaffney, who’s now at Stanford, went to the Pittsburgh Pirates in the 24th round.

Rennie has already committed to playing at Division I Ball State.

Rennie, a 6-foot-2 200-pound power pitcher with great command, is coming off a dominant senior year for the Falcons. He was 9-1 with a 0.89 ERA, striking out 73 batters and allowing 41 hits and 10 walks in 70 2/3 innings.

Rennie also hit .343 (34 for 99) with seven doubles, a homer, and 13 RBI.

Gaffney, one of the most celebrated high school athletes in recent San Diego County history, has played baseball and football at Stanford since graduating from Cathedral Catholic in 2009. He’s a two-time All-Pacific 10 honorable mention in baseball. So far this year he’s hitting .238 (44 for 185) with two homers and 17 RBI.

Gaffney earned 10 varsity letters during his Dons career (four in football, three in baseball, two in basketball and one in track). He set multiple San Diego County football records including most points scored in a career (598), single season rushing (2,866) and career rushing (5,547).

The signing deadline for amateur draftees is July 13.

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