BIG EAST Has 25 Players Chosen In 2012 MLB Draft

PROVIDENCE, R.I. - Twenty-five BIG EAST baseball players heard their names called in the 2012 Major League Baseball First-Year Player Draft, including 11 players who were chosen in the first 10 rounds of the draft.

All but two of the 12 BIG EAST schools had at least one player selected by a Major League club, while seven BIG EAST schools had at least two players chosen. St. John's, which won the 2012 BIG EAST Championship and captured a share of the regular-season title, had a league-high five players selected, including outfielder Jeremy Baltz, who went to the San Diego Padres in the second round. Baltz was the first BIG EAST player off the board.

BIG EAST Player of the Year Patrick Kivlehan of Rutgers, who had not played organized baseball since high school before walking on to the Scarlet Knight roster this season, was taken by the Seattle Mariners in the fourth round. Louisville's Justin Amlung, the 2012 BIG EAST Pitcher of the Year, was chosen by the Chicago Cubs in the 12th round of the draft. .

Here is a look at the BIG EAST players taken in the 2012 MLB First-Year Player Draft:

Rd/Pk.

Player, Position, School

Team

2/68

Jeremy Baltz, OF, St. John's

San Diego Padres

3/107

Matt Koch, RHP, Louisville

New York Mets

4/131

Patrick Kivlehan, 3B, Rutgers

Seattle Mariners

5/168

Matt Wessinger, SS, St. John's

Colorado Rockies

6/198

Matt Carasiti, RHP, St. John's

Colorado Rockies

6/201

Kyle Hansen, RHP, St. John's

Chicago White Sox

6/202

Joe Hudson, C, Notre Dame

Cincinnati Reds

8/261

Zach Isler, RHP, Cincinnati

Chicago White Sox

8/267

Austin Adams, RHP, USF

Anaheim Angels

9/280

LJ Mazzilli, 2B, Connecticut

Minnesota Twins

9/294

Derek Self, RHP, Louisville

Washington Senators

12/374

Justin Amlung, RHP, Louisville

Chicago Cubs

14/430

Jake Proctor, OF, Cincinnati

Minnesota Twins

14/453

Derrick Stultz, RHP, USF

Arizona Diamondbacks

15/468

Scott Oberg, RHP, Connecticut

Colorado Rockies

18/564

David Fischer, RHP, Connecticut

Washington Nationals

18/576

Ryan Harvey, RHP, Seton Hall

Texas Rangers

20/635

Mike Garza, SS, Georgetown

Milwaukee Brewers

22/684

Will Hudgins, RHP, Notre Dame

Washington Nationals

26/810

Steve Sabatino, LHP, Notre Dame

St. Louis Cardinals

29/880

Sean Hagan, LHP, St. John's

Minnesota Twins

30/930

Kyle Helisek, LHP, Villanova

St. Louis Cardinals

32/982

Christian McElroy, RHP, Cincinnati

Cincinnati Reds

36/1113

Andrew Barbosa, LHP, USF

Arizona Diamondbacks

39/1183

Justin Leeson, OF, Georgetown

Kansas City Royals