The San Diego Padres selected Seton Hall University’s Cullen Dana in the 30th round, 891st overall. Dana, who resides in Orange County and played at Don Bosco Prep in New Jersey, sat out the 2018 season due to injury. He was a 2018 Preseason All-Big East selection and was a All-Big East second-team honoree in 2016 and 2017. He also was a Freshman All-American in 2016.
Two picks later in the 30th round, the Oakland Athletics picked Gio Dincong of St. Thomas Aquinas College in Rockland County. Dincong, a California native, is a graduate of The Beacon School in New York City. In 2018, the senior outfielder hit .356 with 15 home runs, 55 RBI, 48 runs scored and 34 walks in 54 games.
In the 33rd round, the Oakland Athletics drafted Joseph Pena of St. Thomas Aquinas. Pena, who is from Brooklyn, hit .366 with a home run, 37 RBI and 50 runs scored in 2018.