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Tampa Bay Rays snag ‘Iolani’s Shane Sasaki in Major League Baseball draft

  • Video by Paul Honda / phonda@staradvertiser.com

    The Tampa Bay Rays selected the 'Iolani center fielder in the third round as the 99th overall selection of the 2019 Major League Baseball First-Year Player Draft on Tuesday.

  • JAY METZGER / SPECIAL TO THE STAR-ADVERTISER

    ‘Iolani’s Shane Sasaki celebrated after hitting a home run against Punahou at Goeas Field on March 28. Sasaki hit five homers for the Raiders this season and was drafted by the Tampa Bay Rays on Tuesday.

  • JAMM AQUINO / JAQUINO@STARADVERTISER.COM

    ‘Iolani’s Shane Sasaki dove for a flyball during a game against Punahou on March 21. Sasaki’s range in the outfield contributed to his selection in Major League Baseball’s First-Year Player Draft on Tuesday.

  • KAT WADE / SPECIAL TO THE STAR-ADVERTISER

    “I’m speechless, hearing my name on TV. I don’t even know what to think.”

    Shane Sasaki

    ‘Iolani outfielder, on being selected by the Tampa Bay Rays in the third round of the MLB draft.

Shane Sasaki came home for graduation on Saturday. Read more

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