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UH’s Davenport, UH Hilo’s Spain selected on day two of 2021 MLB Draft

On day two of the 2021 MLB Draft, two players with Hawaii ties had their names called in the...
On day two of the 2021 MLB Draft, two players with Hawaii ties had their names called in the middle rounds of this year’s draft.(Hawaii Athletics/Hilo Athletics)
Published: Jul. 12, 2021 at 6:20 PM HST
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HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - On day two of the 2021 MLB Draft, two players with Hawaii ties had their names called in the middle rounds of this year’s draft.

University of Hawaii Rainbow Warriors ace Aaron Davenport was selected by the Cleveland Indians in the sixth round with the 186th pick in the draft.

Davenport falls into the signing bonus slot value of $259,400 but his bonus details have not been disclosed yet.

The BaseBows’ Friday night starter has two years left of college eligibility but has decided to leave UH to start this professional career.

Also drafted on Monday was University of Hawaii-Hilo’s Dylan Spain, taken in the 10th round of the draft by the Atlanta Braves.

A 2016 graduate of Saint Louis, Spain did not step on the mound for the Vulcans in the last two years, deciding to opt out of the abbreviated COVID-19 season.

The 2021 MLB Draft concludes on Tuesday, finishing rounds 11-20 — starting at 6:00 a.m. Hawaii time.

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