United South's Roel Ramirez, Alexander's EJ Garcia and Mississippi State (former United Longhorn) all got picked up in the 2013 MLB draft. Before this weekend, only three Laredo players ever have been drafted into the majors. Friday, we saw United South pitcher Roel Ramirez get taken in the eighth round by the Tampa Bay Rays. Ramirez drew plenty of scouts to his games as the pitcher threw 44 innings and had a 2.62 ERA. "I was nervous at first, but I'm relaxed now and happy I'll have the opportunity to play for the Tampa Bay Rays." Ramirez said once he signs the Rays expect to send him to Tampa to play on their rookie ball team. Former United Longhorn Luis Pollorena was the next one to go. The pitcher was drafted by the Texas Rangers in the 23rd round of the draft. Pollorena currently pitches for Mississippi State, and they were playing the NCAA super regionals in Virginia when he learned he was selected by Texas. We caught up with his family today who said they were watching their son play on ESPN when they heard his name called in the draft. "And we heard his name and....I don't know what to say. We are so happy for him, this has been a long journey for him, and we are so proud." (Luis): "I didn't find out until after the game life you said, I got to my phone and it kept vibrating I thought it was a call but it was just text messages. I can't put into words what went through my body and my mind. I'm very excited these baby steps I have taken have paid off." The Rangers told him they will talk about Pollorena's contract and where he will go after he finishes playing for Mississippi State. Alexander's EJ Garcia was the final Laredoan to get drafted Saturday. Garcia was drafted in the 25th round by the Cincinnati Reds. The pitcher recorded 60 strikeouts in his 41 innings pitched in district and had an ERA of 3.24. Garcia has dominated at the plate this season for the bulldogs as well, batting a .439.