2009 MLB Draft: Giants Select Stoffel

June 10, 2009

TUCSON, Ariz. – The second day of the 2009 Major League Baseball First-Year Player Draft has begun and a handful of Arizona baseball players are anticipating their names being called today. Already, junior closer Jason Stoffel was taken by the San Francisco Giants with the sixth pick in the fourth round.

This page will be updated throughout the day as more Wildcats are selected.

Arizona Wildcats Selected in the 2009 Draft

Jason Stoffel | RHP | 6-1 | 225 | Junior | Agoura, Calif.
Drafted by the San Francisco Giants – 4th Round – 117th Pick Overall
Stoffel’s Career Stats as a PDF

Stoffel stands as Arizona’s all-times saves leader with 29 career saves … His 11 saves in 2009 led all Pac-10 players and his 13 in 2008 set a new school record for saves in a season … Pitched in 99 games as a Wildcat, the most of any pitcher in program history … His strikeouts per nine innings ratio (11.7) is the second-best ration in UA history … A First Team All-Pac-10 selection as a sophomore in 2008 … Named Pac-10 Pitcher of the Week on March 17, 2009 … Posted a 3.28 career ERA and limited opposing hitters to a paltry .219 batting average over three seasons … Struck out 189 hitters and allowed just 53 walks in his career … Yielded just two home runs against 624 batters faced … Helped lead UA to postseason appearances in 2006 and 2007, where his pitching was lights-out … Pitched in eight career NCAA tournament games, posting a 1-0 record with five saves while never allowing an earned run … Struck out 23 batters in such games against one walk, while opposing hitters batted just .079 … Named MVP of the Ann Arbor Regional in 2008 and an All-Regional team honoree at the Wichita Regional in 2007.

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