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Originally published June 7, 2014 at 8:01 PM | Page modified June 8, 2014 at 5:40 PM

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Record 8 Huskies taken in MLB draft

Seven UW players drafted Saturday after right-hander Jeff Brigham went in the fourth round Friday.


Seattle Times staff reporter

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The Washington baseball team’s breakthrough year hit another high in the MLB draft, with eight Huskies selected in the past two days — the most ever for the UW program, according to the Baseball America draft database.

After junior right-hander Jeff Brigham was drafted Friday by the Los Angeles Dodgers in the fourth round, seven more Huskies were drafted in the final 30 rounds on Saturday.

Outfielder Robert Pehl was the first selected, going to Kansas City in the 11th round. Right-hander Jared Fisher went to Philadelphia in the 15th round.

Outfielder Brian Wolfe, who hit a Pac-12-best .381 in 30 conference games, was drafted by the Dodgers in the 20th round. Shortstop Erik Forgione, the Pac-12 defensive player of the year, went to the Pirates in the 25th round.

First baseman Trevor Mitsui (Arizona) and right-hander Trevor Dunlap (Tampa Bay) were drafted just seven picks apart in the 30th round, and second baseman Andrew Ely (who leads the nation with 59 sacrifice bunts this season) went to the Cubs in the 32nd round.

All eight draftees were key figures in the Huskies’ first NCAA postseason berth since 2004.

The Huskies, picked to finish 10th in the Pac-12, were ranked in the top 10 for much of the season and finished second in the conference.

Locals in the MLB amateur draft
Rd (overall)PlayerMLB team
1 (10)OF Michael Conforto, Oregon St. (Redmond HS)N.Y. Mets
3 (87)OF Dylan Davis, Oregon State (Redmond HS)San Francisco
4 (129)RHP Jeff Brigham, UW (Thomas Jefferson HS)L.A. Dodgers
8 (229)LHP Tommy Thorpe, Oregon (Evergreen/Vancouver)Chicago Cubs
8 (252)1B Branden Kelliher, Lake Stevens HSOakland
10 (300)RHP Scott Schultz, Oregon State (Gig Harbor HS)Arizona
11 (327)OF Yale Rosen, WashingtonSan Diego
11 (333)OF Robert Pehl, Washington (W.F. West HS)Kansas City
14 (406)2B Nick Tanielu, Washington State (Federal Way HS)Houston
15 (442)RHP Jared Fisher, Washington (Newport HS)Philadelphia
16 (468)RHP Matt Cooper, Hawaii (Marysville-Pilchuck HS)Chicago White Sox
16 (481)RHP Tanner Chleborad, Washington StateBaltimore
16 (482)LHP Derek Callahan, Gonzaga (Edmonds-Woodway HS)NY Yankees
18 (531)LHP Nick Kiel, Bellevue CC (Jackson HS)Seattle
20 (609)OF Brian Wolfe, Washington (Snohomish HS)LA Dodgers
21 (631)LHP John McLeod, Wake Forest (Liberty HS)Baltimore
21 (642)SS Tim Proudfoot, Texas Tech (Mount Si HS)Oakland
25 (761)SS Erik Forgione, Washington (W.F. West HS)Pittsburgh
26 (771)SS Taylor Smart, Tennessee (Tahoma HS)Seattle
26 (781)RHP Gage Burland, East Valley HS, Spokane ValleyBaltimore
26 (782)C Collin Slaybaugh, Washington State (Emerald Ridge HS)NY Yankees
28 (855)RHP Tyler Dunnington, Colorado Mesa (Shelton HS)St. Louis
30 (900)1B Trevor Mitsui, Washington (Shorewood HS)Arizona
30 (907)RHP Trevor Dunlap, Washington (Lake Washington HS)Tampa Bay
31 (937)RHP Andrew Woeck, N.C. State (Mountlake Terrace HS)Tampa Bay
32 (949)2B Andrew Ely, WashingtonChicago
33 (983)RHP Jake Kolterman, Decatur HSColorado
34 (1011)LHP Andrew Summerville, Lakeside HSSeattle
36 (1081)1B Alexander Lee, Radford (Kentwood HS)Baltimore
37 (1101)RHP Sam Lindquist, Stanford (Eastside Catholic HS)Seattle
38 (1144)OF Stuart Fairchild, Seattle PrepWashington
39 (1170)RHP Drew Rasmussen, Mt. Spokane HSArizona
39 (1184)SS Michael Gretler, Bonney Lake HSBoston


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