Outfielder Nick McLain and shortstop Cody Schrier, two of California’s top high school prospects in this year’s draft class, have informed MLB teams that they are removing themselves from the draft, Baseball America learned Friday night.
McLain ranked as the No. 88 prospect on the BA 500 and will no longer have a chance to be drafted in the same class as his brother, Matt, who is one of the top college players in the class as UCLA’s shortstop. Schrier ranked No. 113 on the BA 500 and was part of why this year’s prep shortstop class is highly regarded.
Both are committed to UCLA and will join the Bruins next season.
The two are not the only high schoolers to withdraw from the draft.
Delaware outfielder Lorenzo Carrier was the first player ranked on the BA 500 to opt out and instead make it to campus.
Hussey didn’t rank on the BA 500 but was on the short list of players who just missed. He is committed to West Virginia.