Bailie Selected In Baseball's First-Year Player Draft

June 5, 2001

NEW YORK, N.Y. - The Boston Red Sox in the fourth round of Major League Baseball's 2001 First-Year Player Draft, Tuesday, selected Stefan Bailie, Washington State's regular first baseman in 2001.

Bailie, who earned first team All-Pacific-10 Conference honors this season after batting .352 with 18 home runs, was the 123rd selection overall.

A native of Mesa, Wash., Bailie has two years of eligibility left with the Cougars should he decide not to sign with Boston.

In 2001, Bailie led WSU in home runs, runs scored (55), hits (74), total bases (139), slugging percentage (.662), walks (25) and on-base percentage (.438). In addition, he led the Cougars defensively with a .990 fielding percentage.

His 18 home runs this season rank seventh on the WSU single season list as do his 30 career round trippers. He has the most home runs in Cougars' history by a two-year player and is 10 short of Jeff Hooper's school record 40.

Should Bailie sign with Boston, he would join 15 other past Cougars currently in the professional ranks, including four Major Leaguers.

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