Top 12 ASU Baseball Moments of 2008: #3- Record 15 Sun Devils Selected In 2008 MLB Draft

Dec. 30, 2008

TEMPE, Ariz. - As we count down the final days of 2008, and Arizona State Baseball countdown the Top 12 Sun Devil Baseball moments of 2008.

#3- Record 15 Sun Devils Selected In 2008 MLB Draft

Arizona State set a school record in 2008 with 15 players being selected in the Major League Baseball draft. The 15 Sun Devils are the most from any school in one year since the inception of the draft in 1965.

The Devils also boasted two first-round picks for the sixth time in school history, as Brett Wallace went 13th overall to the St. Louis Cardinals and Ike Davis went to the New York Mets with the 18th selection.

In addition, all 15 of the Sun Devils' selections improved their draft status while at ASU. Davis was a 19th round pick and Wallace went in the 42nd round out of high school before becoming first-round selections in 2008. Others who saw great improvement in their draft position included Petey Paramore, who went from a 22nd round pick in 2005 to a third-round selection this year, and Kiel Roling, who went from the 31st round in 2006 to a sixth-round pick in 2008. Also, three of the 15 Sun Devils were previously undrafted, led by Jason Kipnis, who went in the fourth round this year.

Overall, Arizona State has now had 24 players taken in the first round of the draft all-time and leads all schools with 367 players taken since the draft began.

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Round Number Player Team
1 13 Brett Wallace St. Louis Cardinals
1 18 Ike Davis New York Mets
3 90 Petey Paramore Oakland Athletics
4 135 Jason Kipnis San Diego Padres
6 197 Kiel Roling Colorado Roling
10 300 Stephen Sauer Chicago White Sox
14 439 Reyes Dorado Los Angeles Angels
15 469 Marcel Champagnie Los Angeles Angels
21 633 Dustin Brader Texas Rangers
23 687 Jason Jarvis San Francisco Giants
23 701 Ryan Sontag Chicago Cubs
25 743 Josh Satow Tampa Bay Rays
28 833 Tommy Rafferty Tampa Bay Rays
29 890 Mike Jones New York Yankees
34 1,038 Jake Elmore Arizona Diamondbacks

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