Former Wenatchee pitcher Dustin Driver was selected in the seventh round of the 2013 Major League Baseball first-year player draft Friday.
He was the 221st overall pick of the draft.
The right-handed pitcher has committed to UCLA.
Driver said Saturday that he’s not sure yet if he’ll sign with Oakland or play for the Bruins.
He said he talked with Athletics officials Friday and Saturday, and that A’s representatives are plannng to come to Wenatchee to talk to him today or Monday.
Driver said that he’s leaning toward signing, but “(I) still need to talk to my coaches at UCLA before I make a decision.”
Driver said he was “relieved” when his name came off the board Friday.
“I didn’t feel like myself,” he said. “I wasn’t talking to anyone, and I couldn’t clear my head.
“It was a stressful day with graduation and everything. But when I finally got picked, I was just relieved, and happy I could then enjoy graduation night.”
Driver led the Panthers to a Big Nine regular-season championship in 2013 and a state tournament berth. The senior was named as the league’s pitcher of the year.
Five players currently on the Wenatchee AppleSox’ roster were also drafted.
Gosuke Katoh, a second baseman from Rancho Bernardo (Calif.) High School, was taken by the New York Yankees with the 66th overall selection in the second round.
Trae Arbet, a shortstop from Great Oak (Calif.) High School, was taken by the Pittsburgh Pirates with the 149th selection in the fifth round.
Jason Monda, an outfielder from Washington State University, was selected by the Philadelphia Phillies with the 181st overall pick in the sixth round.
Jake Bauers, a first baseman from Marina (Calif.) High School, was picked by the San Diego Padres in the eighth round (208th overall).
Hunter Mercado-Hood, an outfielder from De La Salle (Calif.) High School, was picked in the 38th round by Oakland.