Mike Kunes Selected in 23rd Round by San Francisco

June 4, 2003

Senior left-hander Mike Kunes became the first Bruin selected in the 2003 Major League Baseball Draft as he was taken by the San Francisco Giants in the 23rd round. Right-hander Chris Cordeiro was chosen in the 29th round by the Texas Rangers, while Casey Janssen was taken in the 49th by Baltimore.

A 2003 co-captain, Kunes finished the season with a 5-2 mark on the mound and a 6.81 ERA. The Chatsworth native finished second on the team with 62 strikeouts and ranked seventh in the Pac-10 in strikeouts looking.

Over the course of his four-year career at UCLA, Kunes appeared in 88 games, which ranks third among Bruins. He posted a 18-10 record while in Westwood with 194 strikeouts.

Cordeiro ranked tops among Bruins with four saves this season in a team-high 21 appearances. His 4.63 ERA ranked third on the team. The Thousand Oaks native posted 42 strikeouts to eight walks in 2003, for a 5.2 strikeout to walk ratio.

Janssen tied for tops on the team with six wins in 2003. He led the team, and was fifth in the Pac-10, with 72 strikeouts on the year. The Fountain Valley native had 14 starts on the year, which was second among Bruins. On May 12, Janssen was named Pac-10 Pitcher of the Week after posting a season-high 11 strikeouts in a win over Washington.

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