Cleveland Indians Draft Moberly High School's Corey Embree

8 years 2 months 1 week ago Wednesday, June 08 2011 Jun 8, 2011 Wednesday, June 08, 2011 4:44:08 PM CDT June 08, 2011 in Baseball
By: Ashley Colley

MOBERLY - With the 1,418th pick in the 47th round of the 2011 MLB Draft, the Clevland Indians selected Moberly High School's Corey Embree. During the spring of his senior season with the Spartans, 16 different MLB organizations came to look at the outfielder.

On May 31, Embree participated in a pre-draft work at Kauffman Stadium as one of 28 draft prospects being considered by the Kansas City Royals. Other teams such as the Seattle Mariners, San Francisco Giants, LA Angels and Arizona Diamondbacks also showed strong interest in Embree along with the Cleveland Indians.

During his career at Moberly, Embree was a 4-year varsity letterman. He finished his career batting .683 and hitting 11 home runs in spring, setting two school records. Embree was named honorable mention to the Rawlings High School Preseason National All-American Baseball Team and received first team selection to its All-Central Region Team that was comprised of seniors from eight states. He was nominated for the 2011 Gatorade Baseball Player of the Year for the state of Missouri in May.

As a senior, Embree earned first team honors for the All-District and All-North Central Missouri Conference teams and was invited to play in the Senior All-Star Team by the Missouri Baseball Coaches Association.

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