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Matt McLain taken in the first round of the 2021 MLB Draft

Jul 11, 2021

With their college careers in the review, Pac-12 baseball stars set their sights on the 2021 MLB Draft to learn their professional futures. The draft will be presented live from Denver on ESPN, MLB Network, and Selections begin on Sunday, July 11th and will conclude Tuesday, July 13th. 

[Related: See the first-round draft order (]

Follow along below the conference's former stars are selected in the 20-round draft. 


Matt McLain, No. 17 —Cincinnati Reds

After starring at shortstop for the UCLA Bruins for three years, Matt McLain is MLB-bound after the Cincinnati Reds took him with their first selection (17th overall) at the 2021 MLB Draft. McLain was an on-base machine for the Bruins this past season, batting .333 with a .434 on-base percentage.


Player Position Pac-12 School MLB team Round / Overall Pick
Matt McLain SS 1st / 17th