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Record-setting MLB Draft for Mountaineers

MORGANTOWN, W.Va.–Even though the baseball season has ended for West Virginia, the Mountaineers aren’t done breaking records. On the final day of the MLB draft, six more members of the WVU baseball team were drafted, giving the Mountaineers a total of eight draft picks.

The Arizona Diamodbacks selected Nick Snyder with the 332nd draft pick in the 11th round. Kade Strowd went to the Baltimore Orioles with the 348th pick in the 12th round.

The Los Angeles Angels drafted Brandon White in the 17th round and Darius Hill went to the Chicago Cubs in the 20th round.

Then the New York Yankees selected Chase Illig in the 29th round and Sam Kessler went to the Detroit Tigers in the 34th round.

Alek Manoah was drafted 11th overall on Monday to the Toronto Blue Jays and Ivan Gonzalez was selected on Tuesday in the eighth round by the Chicago White Sox.

The previous record of six occurred in 2001 and 2014.

Cover Photo Credit: Shanna Rose, BGS

Shanna Rose
WVU Graduate with a bachelor's in journalism and multimedia journalist. Sports Fan and sports writer. Former WVU News reporter. Contact Shanna on Twitter @SMR1837
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