No. 1 overall pick headlines Pac-12 record 70 selections in 2019 MLB Draft

SAN FRANCISCO - Seventy Pac-12 student-athletes were selected over three days of the 2019 MLB Draft, including Oregon State’s Adley Rutschman being selected with the No. 1 overall pick by the Baltimore Orioles, giving the Conference an NCAA-best seven No. 1 overall draft picks all-time. The 70 Pac-12 selections are the most-ever for the Conference, breaking the previous record of 69 in 2011.

For the eighth-straight year, all 11 league programs had at least one player drafted. Additionally, the Pac-12 averaged 6.36 student-athletes drafted per team, the best average of any conference. The Conference had three picks in the top 10 for the first time since 2006 with California’s Andrew Vaughn being selected with the third pick and Arizona State’s Hunter Bishop chosen with the 10th pick. UCLA’s 13 selections are tied for the most of any school in the nation. After UCLA, Stanford had the second-most picks in the Pac-12 with nine, followed by California, Oregon State and USC with seven selections apiece.

Oregon State catcher Adley Rutschman made history as the Beavers’ first-ever No. 1 overall pick after he was selected by the Baltimore Orioles. The Pac-12 Player of the Year and Co-Defensive Player of the Year is the seventh Pac-12 player to go No. 1 overall, the most of any conference, and the first since Stanford’s Mark Appel in 2013. Since 2011, five college players were selected with the top pick, and three of them have come from the Conference of Champions (Appel, 2013; UCLA’s Gerrit Cole, 2011).

Cal first baseman Andrew Vaughn also set a new Golden Bears’ standard, becoming the highest selection in program history with the third overall pick by the Chicago White Sox. The previous high was in 2006 when Brandon Morrow went fifth overall. The Pac-12 also had the Nos. 1 and 3 picks in the 2011 draft. The league has had two of the top three picks four times (2019, 2011, 1991, 1978) in the history of the draft since 1965, the most of any other conference. Cal’s catcher Korey Lee was also selected in the first round with the 32nd overall pick by the Houston Astros. It marked the first time in school history that multiple student-athletes were selected in the first round.

Arizona State’s Hunter Bishop, a native of Palo Alto, Calif., is heading back to his Bay Area home after he was selected with the 10th overall pick by the San Francisco Giants. He is the first Sun Devil to be selected in the first round since 2012 and the first to be chosen in the top 10 since 2009.

UCLA’s 13 total selections set a new program record and is tied with Vanderbilt for the most picks of any school in this year’s draft. UCLA was the only team in the nation to have three student-athletes selected in the first two rounds of the draft. Junior first baseman Michael Toglia was the first-round selection (No. 23 overall) of the Colorado Rockies, while junior right-handed pitcher Ryan Garcia (No. 50 overall, Texas Rangers) and junior second baseman Chase Strumpf (No. 64 overall, Chicago Cubs) were taken in the second round. It marks the second time in program history, and first since 1987, that UCLA has had three players selected in the first two rounds of the MLB Draft.

2019 MLB Draft Selections by School
UCLA – 13
Stanford – 9
California – 7
Oregon State – 7
USC – 7
Arizona – 6
Washington – 6
Arizona State – 5
Oregon – 5
Washington State – 4
Utah – 1

 

Player Position Pac-12 School MLB team Round / Overall Pick
Adley Rutschman C 1st / 1st
Andrew Vaughn 1B 1st / 3rd
Hunter Bishop OF 1st / 10th
Michael Toglia 1B/OF 1st / 23rd
Korey Lee C 1st / 32nd
Cameron Cannon SS 2nd / 43rd
Nick Quintana 3B 2nd / 47th
Ryan Garcia P 2nd / 50th
Ryne Nelson P 2nd / 56th
Beau Philip SS 2nd / 60th
Chase Strumpf 2B 2nd / 64th
Alec Marsh P 2nd / 70th
Kyle Stowers OF 2nd / 71st
Grant Gambrell P 3rd / 80th
Spencer Steer SS 3rd / 90th
Matt Fraizer CF 3rd / 95th
Ryan Kreidler SS 4th / 112th
Erik Miller P 4th / 120th
Chris Clarke P 4th / 132nd
Nick Kahle C 4th / 133rd
Jack Little P 5th / 161st
Josh Burgmann P 5th / 162nd
Maverick Handley C 6th / 168th
Avery Weems C 6th / 170th
Cameron Eden SS 6th / 177th
Will Matthiesen P/DH 6th / 184th
Blake Sabol RF 7th / 214th
Jack Ralston P 7th / 215th
Jared Horn P 7th / 219th
Jeremy Ydens OF 8th / 243rd
C.J. Stubbs P 10th / 316th
Andrew Daschbach 1B 11th / 318th
Connor Lunn P 11th / 335th
Oliver Dunn P 11th / 345th
Matthew Acosta CF 12th / 353rd
Arman Sabouri LHP 12th / 373th
Justin Hooper P 14th / 409th
Chris Micheles P 14th / 420th
Lyle Lin C 14th / 422nd
Carter Aldrete 2B 15th / 446th
Connor Blair RF 15th / 457th
Andrew Nardi P 16th / 471st
Jordan Jones P 16th / 490th
A.J. Block P 17th / 502nd
Brandon Wulff OF 17th / 502nd
Brandon Eisert P 18th / 537th
Austin Manning P 19th / 559th
Jack Stronach 3B 21st / 623rd
Bryce Fehmel P 21st / 626th
Rogelio Reyes P 22nd / 659th
Andres Alvarez SS 22nd / 664th
Jakob Goldfarb C 24th / 710th
Duke Kinamon SS 24th / 728th
Jake Pries OF 24th / 735th
Nate Hadley P 25th / 749th
Jonny DeLuca OF 25th / 761st
Brandon McIlwain OF 26th / 771st
Brandon McIlwain CF 26th / 771st
Kyle Molnar P 26th / 781st
Tyler Malone C 27th / 803rd
Kenyon Yovan P 27th / 811th
Daniel Bakst SS 28th / 857th
Dylan Pearce P 31st / 935th
Danny Sinatro CF 32nd / 971st
Ben Baird SS 34th / 1025th
Randy Labaut P 35th / 1060th
Augue Sylk P 38th / 1129th
Jake Hirabayashi 3B 39th / 1169th
Ty Haselman C 40th / 1211th
Sam Romero P 40th / 1214th
Dillon Plew 1B 40th / 1216th
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