Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Day 2 of MLB Draft Ends

By Travis Young - As the scouting directors and cross checkers from all 30 Major League clubs go back to the drawing board in their top secret draft room Thursday evening, a total of 921 players have been selected in the last two days of the 2009 MLB First-Year Player Draft. Four Commodores heard their names called during the day. Caleb Cotham (5th round), Nick Christiani (13th round), Steven Liddle (15th round) and Drew Hayes (22nd round) were selected Wednesday. See below to see where each player went and what team selected them.

The third and final day of the 2009 MLB Draft will resume Thursday morning at 10:30 a.m. CT with rounds 31-50. Follow each team's selections by logging on to ... and make sure you stay with our blog for Vanderbilt updates.

Here is a list of the Vanderbilt players that have been drafted (through 30 rounds)
First Round: Mike Minor (7), Atlanta Braves
Fifth Round: Caleb Cotham (165), New York Yankees
13th Round: Nick Christiani (389), Cincinnati Reds
15th Round: Steven Liddle (462), Minnesota Twins
22nd Round: Drew Hayes (653), Seattle Mariners

Also, two players in last fall's signing class were also drafted. Sam Selman, a left-handed pitcher from St. Andrews Episcopal in Austin, Texas, was picked in the 14th round by the Los Angeles Angels, while Regan Flaherty, a first baseman from Portland, Maine, was selected in the 28th round by the Seattle Mariners. Selman was ranked the 24th best prospect in Texas by Baseball America, while Flaherty has Vanderbilt bloodlines as his brother Ryan achieved All-American status as a Commodore from 2006-08.

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