The 2017 MLB First-Year Player Draft started Monday and concluded Wednesday night. View all of the Big Ten selections inside.
The 2016 MLB draft came to a close Saturday night. [ MORE: Relive every pick of the 2016 draft at MLB.com ] 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
Not only were 53 players selected Monday-Wednesday, but Illinois, Maryland and Michigan State all had a school-record number of student-athletes picked in the three-day event.
The 2015 MLB First-Year Player Draft comes to a close Wednesday. Track every Big Ten selection from the third day of the event inside.
The 2015 MLB First-Year Player Draft continues with rounds 3-10 on Tuesday afternoon. Track all of the Big Ten selections inside.
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
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. BaseballAmerica.com and MLB.com each has Jay going No. 6, while ESPN.com 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. BaseballAmerica.com No. 6 to Minnesota ESPN.com No. 9 to
The 2015 MLB First-Year Player Draft starts at 6 p.m. ET Monday, and several Big Ten players and signees can expect to be selected in the three-day event.
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 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,