Round 15 Good for Infielder, Pitcher

A pair of West Virginia juniors made fifteen their lucky numbers when their names were called in the 2004 Major League Baseball Draft.

Shortstop Grant Psomas and pitcher Zac Cline were both nabbed during the fifteenth round of the draft on Monday. Psomas was taken by the New York Mets with the 434rd pick, while Cline went to the Philadelphia Phillies 18 spots later.

Cline's scouting report on reads "Strong, athletic build on large frame. Long arms. Muscular lower half. Body similer to Al Leiter. No windup, 3/4 deliver. Good pitchers build. Arm strength. Feel for CB (curveball), hard, downer break. Confident with changeup, thrown for strikes.

While both players still have one seaosn of eligibility remaining, it seems probable that both will elect to begin their professional careers as quickly as possibley.

Two other names of interest were also in the news on the first day of the draft. West Virginia quarterback signee Pat White was chosen in the fourth round by the Anaheim Angels, while baseball signee Mark Wyner, who was touted as a potential early selection, was not taken during the first 18 rounds.

The draft continues on Tuesday.

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