Selsky Selected By Rockies
June 9, 2010
TUCSON, Ariz. – Arizona sophomore outfielder Steve Selsky was selected by the Colorado Rockies in the 34th round of the 2010 Major League Baseball First-Year Player Draft on Wednesday.
Selsky, a native of Manhattan Beach, Calif., led the Wildcats in hitting and finished the regular season as the Pac-10 Conference’s second-best hitter with a .383 batting average. He was named to the All-Conference team last week.
A 6-foot-1 right-handed hitter, Selsky led all conference players in the regular season with 85 hits. The right fielder’s on-base percentage of .463 was tops for a UA player and No. 5 in the conference, while his .622 slugging percentage was No. 4 in the Pac-10 and best on the club. He finished No. 2 in triples (6) among all league players. Selsky, who drove in only 21 runs last season, was No. 5 with 51 RBI and is No. 3 in runs scored with 56.
Selsky, who was a draft-eligible sophomore, started all 58 games in right field for the Wildcats in 2010, including the three games at the Fort Worth Regional last weekend where he hit a home run in the regional-opener. Selsky had 24 multiple-hit games and 13 multiple-RBI games this season and turned in a career-best 18-game hitting streak.
In his career, Selsky has played in 106 games and has made 97 starts. He is hitting .350 in those games, with 16 home runs, 25 doubles, eight triples and eight triples with a .582 slugging percentage. He has scored 93 runs, collected 73 RBI and stolen 13 bases in 18 attempts to go with nine outfield assists.
Selsky is the first Wildcat drafted by the Rockies since David Coulon, who was a junior in 2007. Coulon returned to Arizona for his senior year and was re-drafted by the Minnesota Twins in 2008.
All-time, 207 Arizona baseball players have been drafted, including 68 in the last 12 seasons. Of the 207 selections, 54 have been taken in the first five rounds.
Selsky’s selection pushes Arizona's total draftees to 40 under head coach Andy Lopez, who took over the program in 2002.