UCLA Has Big Showing in MLB Draft

Jun. 10 -- Four Bruins were selected through the first six rounds of the MLB Draft...

After James Kaprielian was selected in the first round of the MLB Draft on Monday, UCLA didn't let up, sending three more players to follow him over the course of the next five rounds.

Infielder Kevin Kramer was selected with the 62nd overall pick in the 2nd round by the Pittsburgh Pirates, pitcher Cody Poteet was selected with the 116th overall pick in the 4th round by the Miami Marlins, and David Berg was selected with the 173rd overall pick in the sixth round by the Chicago Cubs.

With the Draft not yet over, head coach John Savage has now produced 73 MLB Draft selections in his 11 years as UCLA head coach, including 29 players drafted within the first ten rounds.

Among UCLA recruits, pitcher Kolby Allard, third baseman Tyler Nevin, pitcher Peter Lambert, and catcher Lucas Herbert were all drafted in the first two rounds, which puts them in serious danger of signing professional contracts, which would obviously make the ineligible for college ball. On the bright side, pitchers Kyle Molnar and Justin Hooper, both thought to be potential early round draft picks, have yet to be selected, which is a pretty good sign that both have told Major League teams that they intend to play in college.

Several more Bruins are expected to be drafted over the final rounds of the MLB Draft.

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