Sixty-Nine Pac-10 Baseball Players Selected in 2011 MLB Draft
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WALNUT CREEK, Calif. - Sixty-nine Pac-10 baseball players were selected in the 2011 Major League Baseball (MLB) First-Year Player Draft that began Monday, June 6 and concluded Wednesday afternoon.
ARIZONA STATE led the way with 11 players taken in the draft while UCLA had nine selected. ARIZONA, OREGON and OREGON STATE each had eight players drafted. CALIFORNIA and USC had seven chosen, while STANFORD had six and WASHINGTON STATE had five.
The Pac-10 had four players - all pitchers - drafted in the first round, including the No. 1 overall pick by the Pittsburgh Pirates, UCLA junior right-handed pitcher Gerrit Cole. Cole, who compiled 376 career strikeouts, became the first Bruin and fifth Pac-10 player to be chosen first overall in the June draft. His teammate, junior right-hander Trevor Bauer, a finalist for the Golden Spikes Award, was selected by the Arizona Diamondbacks with the third pick. Cole and Bauer are the first college teammates since 1978 to both be drafted in the top-three overall selections. Arizona State's Bob Horner and Hubie Brooks were drafted first and third, respectively, that year. Horner was the last Pac-10 player to be selected No. 1 overall.
Stanford junior left-handed pitcher Chris Reed went to the Los Angeles Dodgers with the 16th pick and Oregon junior left-handed pitcher Tyler Anderson completed the first-round picks for the Pac-10 at No. 20 to the Colorado Rockies.
The first six picks from Pac-10 institutions were all pitchers. The first non-pitcher taken was catcher Andrew Susac of Oregon State, who was selected with the 86th overall pick in the second round by the San Francisco Giants.
Arizona State, California, Oregon State and Stanford will represent the Pac-10 in the Super Regionals of the 2011 NCAA Division I Baseball Championship this weekend. Arizona State, Oregon State and Stanford open play on Friday while Cal's series begins Saturday.