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Three athletes with Hawaii ties move to Major LeaguesUPDATED 11:43 PM HST Jun 07, 2013Video Transcript
Hi hope you're all having a pleasant evening. THREE with "Hawaii Ties", picked-up on day-two of Major League Baseball's annual "Amateur Draft" today. Waiakea catcher Kean Wong, called in round-4 by the Tampa Bay Rays, with 128th selection overall. BECAUSE he got drafted so high, Kean Wong will NOT become a member of the Rainbows next season, he's "Going Pro". When i CONTACTED the younger brother, of FORMER Rainbow and St. Louis Cardinals FIRST round selection, KOLTEN Wong, KEAN, was on the Big Island taking "Batting Practice" this afternoon. Kean'll get a signing-bonus of APPROXIMATELY 400-grand, doesn't know yet WHEN he'll need to REPORT to the Rays, but when he DOES, it's expected he'll play second- base at the next level. Two picks AFTER Wong, ALSO in the 4th round, one- hundred-THIRTIETH overall, Texas Rangers selected Mid-Pac short-stop Isiah Kiner-Falefa. He's ALSO "going pro", scrapping HIS plans to attend San Jose State. After he takes care of all the "paper-work", Kiner-Falefa says he flies out to Arizona, next Friday. Rainbow baseball team COULD lose at least THREE recruits to the draft. Wong, pitcher Blake Taylor in round-2 yesterday. And THIS guy, 1st baseman Jake Bauer of Marina High School in California, he was picked in round-7 today, 208th overall, by the San Diego Padres.