Louisville baseball has seven players taken on the first two days - 10 rounds - of the MLB Draft

The University of Louisville baseball team had seven players taken in the first four rounds of the MLB Draft - the first two days - on Thursday and Friday. A recap of where the U of L players are headed after their college careers are complete.

It's been a big first two days of the MLB Draft for the University of Louisville baseball team.

The Cardinals had three more players taken on Friday, meaning seven players were taken in the first four rounds. The draft completed through 10 rounds on Friday and will have rounds 11-40 on Saturday.

Junior pitcher Drew Harrington led the way on the second day going as the No. 80 pick - third round - to the Atlanta Braves, while sophomore third baseman Blake Tiberi was selected as the No. 100 pick - third round - by the New York Mets. Senior Kyle Funkhouser was a fourth-round pick - No. 115 overall - to the Detroit Tigers.

The seven draft selections for the Cardinals through the first two days was bested only by the eight picks for Florida and Texas A&M. Louisville has produced at least seven MLB Draft selections in three of the last four seasons (2013, 2014, 2016), while the school record total is 10 drafted players in 2010.

On Thursday, Corey Ray became the highest draft selection in program history going fifth overall to the Milwaukee Brewers. Pitcher Zack Burdi went 26th to the Chicago White Sox, and junior catcher Will Smith, taken 32nd overall by the Los Angeles Dodgers. Junior infielder Nick Solak was the fourth Louisville player chosen after the New York Yankees made him the 62nd pick in the second round.

Louisville could have Danny Rosenbaum, Anthony Kidston, Colby Fitch, Lincoln Henzmen or Jake Sparger selected tomorrow. The Cardinals are also watching signees Tyler Fitzgerald and Cameron Planck.


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