Fifty-Four Pac-10 Baseball Players Selected in 2010 MLB Draft

June 9, 2010

WALNUT CREEK, Calif., -- Fifty-four Pac-10 baseball players were selected in the 2010 Major League Baseball (MLB) draft that started Monday, June 7 and concluded Wednesday afternoon. All teams in the Confernce had at least one player chosen. 

ARIZONA STATE and UCLA led the way with 10 players each being selected.OREGON STATE was next with eight players being, while CALIFORNIA and STANFORD each had five players drafted. OREGON, USC and WASHINGTON STATE all had four player chosen, while WASHINGTON had three and ARIZONA had one player picked.

The top Pac-10 player drafted this year was Sun Devil junior right-handed pitcher Seth Blair who was picked in the first compensation round, which falls between the official first and second rounds. The Pac-10 Pitcher of the Year was selected with the 46th pick and was drafted by the St. Louis Cardinals.  

The first eight picks from Pac-10 institutions were all pitchers. The first non-pitcher taken was outfielder Mark Canha of California, who was selected in with the 227th overall pick in the seventh round by the Florida Marlins. 

ASU and UCLA are still competing for the 2010 National Championship, advancing to the NCAA Super Regionals this weekend. The Bruins open up play Friday, June 11, when the host Cal State Fullerton for a 7:30 p.m. The game will be televised live on ESPNHD. The Sun Devils begin their quest for their fourth NCAA College World Series in the last six years when they welcome Arkansas on Saturday, June 12 for a 6 p.m. game. The game will be televised live on ESPNU.

Pick, Player, Pos., School, Team, Round

46. Seth Blair,RHP,Arizona State, STL, 1*
73. Rob Ramussen,LHP,UCLA,FLA, 2
75. Jordan Swagerty,RHP,Arizona State,STL, 2
85. Dan Klein,RHP,UCLA,BAL, 3
147. Tyler Waldron,RHP, Oregon State, PIT, 4
178. Dixon Anderson, RHP, California, BAL, 6
182. Greg Peavey, RHP, Oregon State, NYM, 6
204. Brian Diemer, RHP, California, LAA, 6
227. Mark Canha, OF, California, FLA, 7
230. Kraig Sitton, LHP, Oregon State, COL, 7
234. Josh Osich, LHP, Oregon State,  LAA, 7
251. Merrill Kelly, RHP, Arizona State, TB, 8
264. Kole Calhoun, OF, Arizona State, LAA, 8
274. Josh Spence, LHP, Arizona State, SD, 9
277. Tanner Robles, LHP, Oregon State, CIN, 9
280. Kevin Rhoderick, RHP, Oregon State, CHI, 9
334. Brian Guinn, INF, California, SD, 11
351. Garett Claypool, RHP, UCLA, LAD, 11
372. Stefen Romero, INF, Oregon State, SEA, 12
384. Justin La Tempa, RHP, Oregon, LAA, 12
409. Colin Walsh, INF, Stanford, STL, 13
427. Daniel Wolford, RHP, California, CIN, 14
447. Drew Maggi, INF, Arizona State, PIT, 15
523. Drew Gagnier, RHP, Oregon, DET, 17
551. Jimmy Patterson, LHP, Arizona State, TB, 18
562. Chad Arnold, RHP, Washington State, LAD, 18
598. Matt Drummond, LHP, UCLA, BAL, 20
609. Shea Vucinich, INF, Washington State, MIL, 20
631. Raoul Torrez, INF, Arizona State, ARI, 21
650. Chris Giovinazzo, OF, UCLA, COL, 21
657. Adalberto Santos, INF, Oregon State, PIT, 22
694. Xorge Carrillo, C, Arizona State, SD, 23
695. Zach Thorton, RHP, Oregon, OAK, 23
711. Jake Borup, RHP, Arizona State, PHI, 23
720. Andrew Triggs, RHP, USC, CLE, 24
722. Erik Goeddel, RHP, UCLA, NYM, 24
768. Brett Krill, RF, UCLA, SF, 25
811. Niko Gallego, 2B, UCLA, ARI, 27 
903. Kellen Kiilsgaard, RF, Stanford, HOU, 30
928. Adam Gaylord, 3B, Stanford, BAL, 31
942. Jake Schlander, SS, Stanford, SEA, 31
949. Mike O’Neill, LF, USC, STL, 31
977. Eddie Rodriguez, C, Oregon, FLA, 32
978. Kevin Couture, RHP, USC, SF, 32
1040. Steve Selsky, RF, Arizona, COL, 34
1072. Beau Brett, 1B, USC, LAD, 35
1079. Mitchell Beacom, LHP, UCLA, KC, 36
1092. Forrest Snow, RHP, Washington, SEA, 36
1111. Michael Weber, 2B, Washington State, ARI, 37
1119. Seth Harvey, RHP, Washington State, MIL, 37
1146. Pierce Rankin, LF, Washington, TOR, 38
1237. Jonathan Kaskow, 1B, Stanford, CIN, 41
1288. Blair Dunlap, OF, UCLA, BAL, 43
1455. Troy Scott, 1B, Washington, MIN, 48