Kobernus and Smith Selected in the Second Round of the Major League Amateur Draft
June 9, 2009
BERKELEY, CALIF. - University of California junior second baseman Jeff Kobernus was the first pick in the second round of the 2009 Major League Amateur Draft, going to the Washington Nationals as the 50th pick overall, while Golden Bear junior right-hander/designated hitter/outfielder Blake Smith was the 56th pick of the draft after being selected by the Los Angeles Dodgers in the second round. Kobernus and Smith join junior center fielder Brett Jackson as Cal's 2009 MLB draftees. Jackson was selected in the first round by the Chicago Cubs and was the 31st pick overall.
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