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Twenty-One WCC Players Selected In MLB First Year Player Draft

June 5, 2008

SAN BRUNO, Calif. - Twenty-one WCC baseball players were selected on the first day of the MLB First Year Player Draft. San Diego's Brian Matusz was selected with the fourth overall pick by the Baltimore Orioles, while San Francisco's Evan Fredrickson was taken with the 35th overall pick in the Compensation First Round by Milwaukee. Pepperdine's Chase d'Arnaud and San Diego's Josh Romanski were selected in the fourth round by Pittsburgh and Milwaukee, respectively.

Below is a list of the WCC players that were selected in this year's MLB First Year Player Draft.

WCC Players Selected In The 2008 MLB First-Year Player Draft
Brian Matusz University of San Diego Junior Baltimore Orioles 1st No. 4
Evan Fredrickson University of San Francisco Junior Milwaukee Brewers 1st (Comp.) No. 35
Chase d'Arnaud Pepperdine University Junior Pittsburgh Pirates 4th No. 114
Josh Romanski University of San Diego Junior Milwaukee Brewers 4th No. 128
Brett Hunter Pepperdine University Junior Oakland Athletics 7th No. 214
Eric Thames Pepperdine University Junior Toronto Blue Jays 7th No. 219
Ricardo Pecina University of San Diego Junior Washington Nationals 8th No. 241
Nathan Newman Pepperdine University Junior Seattle Mariners 10th No. 312
Ari Ronick University of Portland Senior San Francisco Giants 12th No. 357
Mark Willinsky Santa Clara University Sophomore Milwaukee Brewers 15th No. 458
Justin Kuehn Santa Clara University Junior Chicago White Sox 19th No. 570
Joey Railey University of San Francisco Senior San Diego Padres 21st No. 645
Evan LeBlanc Santa Clara University Junior New York Mets 23rd No. 704
Matt Long Santa Clara University Junior Arizona Diamondbacks 23rd No. 708
Danny Meier University of Portland Senior Houston Astros 24th No. 722
Michael Kenney Loyola Marymount University Junior Los Angeles Angels 28th No. 859
Matt Baugh University of San Francisco Senior Colorado Rockies 29th No. 887
Logan Gelbrich University of San Diego Senior San Diego Padres 35th No. 1065
Kyle Morgan University of San Francisco Senior Pittsburgh Pirates 36th No. 1074
Tyson Van Winkle Gonzaga University Sophomore Houston Astros 39th No. 1172
Joel Staples Saint Mary's College Junior Florida Marlins 44th No. 1318