Thirty-Six BIG EAST Players Selected In MLB Draft

BIG EAST baseball players were chosen in the 2010 Major League Baseball First-Year Player Draft with five players going in the first five rounds.

Connecticut third baseman - and BIG EAST Home Run Derby winner - Mike Olt was the first BIG EAST player chosen as he went to the Texas Rangers with the 49th pick in Compensation Round A.

West Virginia shortstop Jedd Gyorko went in the second round, going to the San Diego Padres with the 59th overall pick. BIG EAST Player of the Year Joe Leonard was chosen in the third round, going to the Atlanta Braves with the 101st pick.

Louisville's Thomas Royse, the BIG EAST Pitcher of the Year, led a run of nine Cardinal players chosen when he went to the Chicago White Sox in Compensation Round B with the 114th pick. Villanova outfielder Matt Szczur was the first of four Wildcat players taken when he was snagged by the Chicago Cubs in the fifth round.

The 2010 MLB First-Year Player Draft.

School Pos. Player Round/Pick MLB Club
CINCINNATI LHP Kevin Johnson 42/1,276 Texas Rangers
CINCINNATI LHP Brian Garman 17/519 Milwaukee Brewers
CONNECTICUT 3B Mike Olt CA/49 Texas Rangers
CONNECTICUT LHP Elliott Glynn 49/1,474 San Diego Padres
GEORGETOWN  RHP Tim Adelman 24/718 Baltimore Orioles
GEORGETOWN  C Erick Fernandez 46/1,376 Washington Nationals
LOUISVILLE  RHP Thomas Royse CB/114 Chicago White Sox
LOUISVILLE  RHP Neil Holland 11/326 Washington Nationals
LOUISVILLE  2B Adam Duvall 11/348 San Francisco Giants
LOUISVILLE  IF Phil Wunderlich 12/371 Tampa Bay Rays
LOUISVILLE  OF Josh Richmond 12/376 Texas Rangers
LOUISVILLE  1B Andrew Clark 13/406 Texas Rangers
LOUISVILLE  C Jeff Arnold 26/798 San Francisco Giants
LOUISVILLE  OF Stewart Ijames 29/895 New York Yankees
LOUISVILLE  LHP Dean Kiekhefer 36/1,099 St. Louis Cardinals
LOUISVILLE  LHP Bob Revesz 49/1,489 St. Louis Cardinals
NOTRE DAME  RHP Brian Dupra 11/343 Detroit Tigers
NOTRE DAME  RHP Evan Danieli 24/734 Atlanta Braves
NOTRE DAME  OF Golden Tate 50/1,518 San Francisco Giants
PITTSBURGH  3B Joe Leonard 3/101 Atlanta Braves
PITTSBURGH  C Cory Brownsten 15/464 Atlanta Braves
PITTSBURGH  SS Danny Lopez 17/522 Seattle Mariners
RUTGERS  OF Pat Biserta 24/739 St. Louis Cardinals
RUTGERS  1B Jaren Matthews 32/967 Cincinnati Reds
RUTGERS  C Jayson Hernandez 41/1,253 Boston Red Sox
ST. JOHN'S  RHP Daniel Burawa 13/385 New York Yankees
ST. JOHN'S  RHP Bruce Kern 23/710 Colorado Rockies
ST. JOHN'S  RHP Ryan Cole 34/1023 Houston Astros
USF  LHP Stephen Hunt 15/457 Cincinnati Reds
USF  LHP Andrew Barbosa 15/467 San Francisco Giants
USF  RHP Randy Fontanez 23/697 Cincinnati Reds
USF  C Eric Sim 27/828  
VILLANOVA  OF Matt Szczur 5/160 Chicago Cubs
VILLANOVA  OF Justin Bencsko 20/597 Pittsburgh Pirates
VILLANOVA  RHP Brian Streilein 37/1,113 Houston Astros
VILLANOVA  LHP Mike Francisc