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View 2016 MLB First-Year Player Draft Big Ten selections

The 2016 MLB draft came to a close Saturday night. [ MORE: Relive every pick of the 2016 draft at ] The three-day event started Thursday night, and Illinois starting pitcher Cody Sedlock was the first Big Ten player off the board, going No. 27 to the Baltimore Orioles. Nebraska outfielder Ryan Boldt (Tampa Bay) and Ohio State outfielder Ronnie Dawson (Houston) each went in the second round, No. 53 and No. 61, respectively. Twelve of the 13 Big Ten teams had at least one player selected, with Ohio State’s six selections leading the way. Catch up on all

Illinois pitcher Tyler Jay selected No. 6 overall by the Minnesota Twins

Less than an hour after his season ended with a 4-2 loss to Vanderbilt in a Super Regional matchup, Illinois pitcher Tyler Jay was selected No. 6 overall by the Minnesota Twins in the 2015 MLB First-Year Player Draft on Monday night. [ MORE: Take a closer look at Illini relief pitcher Tyler Jay ] Jay becomes the highest draft pick in Fighting Illini history. The lefty was named the Big Ten Pitcher of the Year after finishing the year with 14 saves and a sub-1.00 ERA. With Jay landing in the first round, the Big Ten has now had

Experts' final mock drafts have Illinois closer Tyler Jay as top 10 pick

Just hours before the 2015 MLB First-Year Player Draft, the experts’ final mock drafts are out. To no surprise, the experts still like Illinois closer Tyler Jay. and each has Jay going No. 6, while pegs the left-hander to go No. 9. The Big Ten has had a first-round pick in two of the last three drafts, in Purdue’s Kevin Plawecki (2012) and Indiana’s Kyle Schwarber (2014) The first round is at 7 p.m. ET Monday night. Click the links below to view the publications’ full mock drafts. No. 6 to Minnesota No. 9 to

MLB Draft: Eldred talks Schwarber, Travis & more

Former Iowa pitcher and current BTN analyst Cal Eldred knows what it takes to make it in the MLB. Eldred, the No. 17 pick in the 1989 draft, spent 14 seasons in the bigs. So, with the 2014 MLB First-Year Player Draft in the books, we asked our analyst for his thoughts on the Big Ten’s 21 draft picks. Hear Eldred’s thoughts in this post. A couple interesting Eldred quotes: On Kyle Schwarber: “He has the type of power that plays in Wrigley Field.” On Sam Travis: “I think Sam Travis is a guy who could possibly be a Jeff

Twenty-one Big Ten players taken in MLB draft

Twenty-one Big Ten products were selected in the 2014 MLB First-Year Player Draft on Thursday-Saturday. Indiana’s Kyle Schwarber (No. 4, Chicago Cubs) and Sam Travis (No. 67, Boston) went on the first day to lead the conference. Dustin DeMuth (No. 146, Milwaukee) went early on Day 2 to give the Hoosiers the Big Ten’s first three selections. See all the Big Ten’s draft pick in this post. [ MORE: Video: Watch analysis to Kyle Schwarber at No. 4 ] Round (Overall) 1 (4). Kyle Schwarber, C, IND (Chicago Cubs) 2 (67). Sam Travis, 1B, IND (Boston) 5 (146). Dustin DeMuth,