GJHS's Casey Burns and Montrose's Zane Hemond drafted

By: Phil Stafford Email
By: Phil Stafford Email

GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. (KKCO)-- Grand Junction's Casey Burns and Montrose's Zane Hemond can check another achievement off their lists.

The two recent-high school graduates were drafted during Day Three of the 2012 MLB Entry Draft on Wednesday.

Burns was taken his hometown team, the Colorado Rockies, in the 37th round. Although he calls it an incredible honor, Burns is forgoing his first bid into the MLB in order to attend St. Mary's College in California.

Zane Hemond heard his name called during the final round of the third day. The Arizona Diamondbacks selected the right-handed pitcher with their 40th round selection.


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  • by Casey Burns Location: Moraga on Jul 26, 2012 at 03:21 PM
    I am having a wonderful time playing division 1 college baseball at St. Marys College in California, Its been a successful summer and cant wait to start the season. Glad to see the people expecting me to fail, cant wait to prove all of you wrong.
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      by Rick on Jul 27, 2012 at 02:54 PM in reply to Casey Burns
      Good for you Casey Burns, and good luck!
  • by Tom Location: gj on Jun 24, 2012 at 06:20 PM
    May have been drafted to supply alchohol on away games
  • by GJ baseball on Jun 16, 2012 at 09:40 AM
    Wow, look at these obvious cases of jealousy! Lol, you meant to say the most talented player in western Colorado.
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      by flabbergasted on Jun 18, 2012 at 10:20 AM in reply to GJ baseball
      Jealousy? I think not. Played in the Minor Leagues for four years, back when players respected themselves and the game! HS stats 2012 for this draft pick: Batting Avg. of .244 w/ 16 rbi=not worthy. Not to mention his inablility to lead his team, love of breaking rules and superior prima donna attitude. Best player? not even close, the best player in the Valley was Bridges and he didn't get drafted!
  • by lol Location: gj on Jun 13, 2012 at 12:23 PM
    Are you kidding! Mediocre player at his best, Will be lucky to make the college team and will probaly be back in town at the end of the year like so many others.
  • by flabbergasted Location: Grand Junction on Jun 7, 2012 at 11:10 AM
    Thank you Mr. Burns for giving all mediocre baseball players with horrible attitudes hope! This is a perfect example of why I am not a Rockies fan
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