Warrecker (pictured) graduated from Santa Barbara High in 2020 and played three seasons at Cal Poly SLO. (Gary Kim / Noozhawk Photo)

Former Santa Barbara High pitcher Bryce Warrecker was selected No. 612 overall by the New York Yankees in the 20th Round of the 2023 MLB Draft on Tuesday.

If he opts into the professional contract, the Cal Poly Mustang could join the minor league system of the Yankees for the end of the 2023 season, or he will begin in the organization during the off-season to prepare for 2024.

During his time with the Dons, the 6-foot-8 righthander was a three-time member of the All-Channel League First Team while excelling both on the mound and in the batter’s box.

After a successful career as a Santa Barbara Don ended in 2020, Warrecker pitched for Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo for three seasons. In his years as a Mustang, he had a 5.23 ERA and struck out 139 batters in 141 innings pitched.

However, it was in the Cape Cod League in the summer of 2022 that Warrecker showcased dominance. Playing for the Orleans Firebirds, he was awarded the CCBL Most Outstanding Pitcher Award after logging a 2.08 ERA and a WHIP of 0.87. He also struck out 35 batters in 39 total innings pitched.

Warrecker joins Cole Schoenwetter and Derek True as the third player in this year’s draft to have attended high school in Santa Barbara.

Noozhawk sports writer Diego Sandoval can be reached at dsandoval@noozhawk.com. Follow Noozhawk Sports on Twitter @NoozhawkSports