Five IU players taken in MLB Draft

A total of five Indiana baseball players were selected in the three-day Major League Baseball First-Year Player Draft. Senior Joey DeNato and redshirt freshman Jake Kelzer were the last two IU players selected on Saturday. Read on to find out more about the five players selected.

The total reached five Saturday for the number of Indiana baseball players selected in the 2014 MLB First-Year Player Draft.

The final two to be selected Saturday were senior pitcher Joey DeNato and redshirt freshman pitcher Jake Kelzer.

DeNato was a 19th round pick (No. 562 overall) by the Philadelphia Phillies and Kelzer was selected in the 22nd round (No. 662 overall) by the New York Yankees.

That means there were 558 picks separating IU's first selection in the draft and its last for 2014. All-American catcher Kyle Schwarber was selected in the first round Thursday, the fourth pick overall, by the Chicago Cubs.

Sam Travis was a second round selection by the Boston Red Sox and Dustin DeMuth went in the fifth round to the Milwaukee Brewers.

DeNato finished his IU career as the Hoosiers' all-time career leader in wins (37), strikeouts (297) and innings pitched (369.1). As a senior, the San Diego, Calif. native was 13-1 with a 1.82 ERA.

Kelzer made 25 appearances for IU in relief in 20214. The Bloomington, Ind. native had 44 strikeouts in 31.2 innings pitched and finished the season with a 3.13 ERA. Top Stories