2017 MLB Draft: Which Miami Hurricanes prospects were selected?

"Omaha" is printed on the inside of UM's baseball cleats. (Photo by Matt Porter)

“Omaha” is printed on the inside of UM’s baseball cleats. (Matt Porter/The Palm Beach Post)

After a relatively quiet draft for the Hurricanes, the wait begins.

Seven high school players who signed with UM and two current members of the team were chosen in the three-day MLB Draft, which concluded Wednesday.

Shortstop Jeter Downs, of Miami-Pace High, was the 32nd overall pick (competitive balance round) by the Cincinnati Reds. Right-hander/third baseman Joe Perez (Southwest Ranches-Archbishop McCarthy) went in the second round (53rd overall) to the Houston Astros. Another third baseman, Mark Vientos, (Plantation-American Heritage) was taken six picks later by the New York Mets.

The MLB-standard signing bonus, or slot value, for Downs and the 32nd overall pick is $2.1 million. Perez, 53rd overall, could earn $1.3 million or more (and will have Tommy John surgery, reportedly). Vientos, 59th overall, could get at least $1.1 million.

Park Vista High right-hander James Marinan, rated as the 59th-best draft prospect by Baseball America, slipped to the fourth round (130th overall). The Los Angeles Dodgers nabbed Marinan, 6-foot-5 and 210 pounds, for a slot value of $401,000.

Marinan told The Post on Tuesday he was “not sure yet” whether to turn pro or become a Hurricane. Meanwhile, Perez told the Sun Sentinel he expects to sign with the Astros.

Entering the draft, UM was well aware of the possibility the players drafted in the high rounds — as in, the four mentioned above — could skip school.

Drafted players have until Aug. 15 to sign.

Miami signees who may decide to head to college include West Chester, Pennsylvania right-hander Chris McMahon, No. 77 in BA‘s pre-draft rankings. The Atlanta Braves called his name in the 33rd round (980th overall). A pair of Miami-Gulliver Prep teammates were taken in the 37th round: righty Robert Touron (1,097th overall, Cincinnati Reds) and infielder Raymond Gil (1,101st overall, Oakland A’s). Expect both to become Hurricanes.

Signees who went undrafted include McCarthy first baseman Alex Toral, No. 200 on BA‘s list, Miami-Killian outfielder Gabe Rivera (No. 330) and Merritt Island first baseman Connor Allen (No. 441).

Two current Hurricanes were drafted. Junior center fielder Carl Chester went in the 12th round (349th overall) to the Tampa Bay Rays. Chester, a 38th-round pick in 2014, opted to become a Hurricane back then. It’s unclear if he’ll remain one now. Junior right-hander Jesse Lepore (24th round, 716th overall, Colorado Rockies) seems more likely to return to school.

Miami lefties Michael Mediavilla and Jeb Bargfeldt, both juniors, were not drafted. Additionally, no Miami senior — including shortstop Johnny Ruiz (drafted in the 28th round in 2016; dealt with an elbow injury all year), first baseman Chris Barr (shoulder trouble) and third baseman Edgar Michelangeli — heard their name called.

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