Cord Phelps Taken In Third Round By The Cleveland Indians

June 5, 2008

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Stanford junior second baseman Cord Phelps has been selected in Thursday's first day of the 2008 MLB First-Year Player Draft. Phelps was taken by the Cleveland Indians as a third round selection (107th overall). This is the first time Phelps has been selected in the MLB First-Year Player Draft.

The two-day 2008 MLB First-Year Player Draft concludes on Friday, June 6. Stay tuned to gostanford.com for the latest updates on Stanford players selected in the draft. The entire draft can be followed at mlb.com.

Cord Phelps (Cleveland Indians, Third Round, 107th Overall Selection)
• Cord Phelps Bio

Phelps, a native of Santa Barbara, CA has enjoyed another strong season at second base for the Cardinal after hitting .352 on the season. Phelps also was second on the squad with 13 home runs and was third on the team with 53 RBI.

Phelps was also second on the team with 236 at bats and was third on the team with 138 total bases. He also has played standout defense up the middle for the Cardinal in 2008, compiling a .973 fielding percentage. Phelps was also named a 2008 All-Pac-10 selection.

Phelps has a .305 career batting average and 86 career RBI. He also has 235 total bases and 29 doubles in his three years on the Farm.

The Cardinal junior has also had a strong postseason, hitting .429 (9-21) with two home run and 17 total bases in Stanford's five Regional games.

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