Justin Fradejas And Stephen Kohlscheen Taken On Final Day Of MLB Draft

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June 9, 2010

AUBURN, Ala. -

Justin Fradejas and Stephen Kohlscheen both had their names called during Wednesday's final day of the 2010 Major League Baseball First-Year Player Draft, bringing Auburn's total players drafted up to a Southeastern Conference record-tying 11 for the three-day event. The 11 also tied UCLA for the most players drafted out of any four-year college or university this year.

Fradejas was taken in the 35th round by Colorado (No. 1,070 overall) while Kohlscheen was taken in the 45th round by Seattle (No. 1.362).

An outfielder, Fradejas hit .358 in his only season at Auburn, patrolling both right and centerfield. The team leader in stolen bases with 14, he dropped down a total of 15 bunt base hits and also had 10 sacrifice bunts, both team highs. In the NCAA Regional, the right-handed hitter led Auburn with a .450 batting average, nine hits and eight runs scored while also tying for the team lead in RBI with seven. Defensively, he fielded at a .976 rate, making numerous spectacular catches throughout the course of the season, while also picking up two outfield assists. Colorado's selection of him marked the first time he had been drafted.

A 6'6" right-handed pitcher, Kohlscheen made 17 appearances in his first season at Auburn, going 1-0 with a 6.49 ERA. All but two of his appearances came out of the bullpen and he retired the first hitter he faced in 11 out of his 15 appearances (73 percent), allowing just five of 14 inherited runners to score on the season. He also picked up two saves on the season, those coming in two of his first four appearances. Seattle's selection of him marks the third time in his career that he has been drafted as Florida drafted him in the 43rd round in 2007 (No. 1,281 overall) and Philadelphia took him in the 30th round (No. 917) in 2009.

Combined with its school record nine draft picks on Tuesday, Auburn's 11 picks tied the SEC record for players drafted in a single season, which Ole Miss and Georgia both did in 2009.


 

 

Five Auburn signees were also drafted as Andrew Morris (16th round / Milwaukee), Zach Alvord (18th round / Atlanta), Brandon Allen (18th round / San Francisco), Jay Gonzalez (27th round / Boston) and Bryce Lane (41st round / Houston) were all chosen.

Name Ht Wt Pos B/T Round Overall Organization
*Trent Mummey 5-10 185 CF L/R 4th 118

Baltimore

Hunter Morris 6-2 210 1B L/R 4th 129 Milwaukee
Cole Nelson 6-7 233 LHP L/L 10th 313 Detroit
*Grant Dayton 6-2 200 LHP L/L 11th 347 Florida
*Austin Hubbard 6-1 191 RHP R/R 14th 431 Tampa Bay
#Andrew Morris 6-3 190 RHP R/R 16th 489 Milwaukee
*Ryan Jenkins 6-2 220 C R/R 17th 509 Kansas City
Brian Fletcher 6-0 175 LF R/R 18th 539 Kansas City
#Zach Alvord 5-10 173 2B R/R 18th 554 Atlanta
#Brandon Allen 6-6 190 RHP R/R 18th 558 San Francisco
Kevin Patterson 6-4 220 1B L/R 23rd 701 Tampa Bay
#Jay Gonzalez 5-10 160 CF L/L 27th 833 Boston
*Bradley Hendrix 6-2 210 RHP R/R 30th 907 Cincinnati
*Justin Fradejas 6-0 190 OF R/R 35th 1,070 Colorado
#Bryce Lande 6-0 190 RF R/R 41st 1,233 Houston
Stephen Kohlscheen 6-6 200 RHP R/R 45th 1,362 Seattle
               
Of the 1,525 total players selected, 653 of them played at four-year colleges and universities and 207 four-year schools had at least one draft pick.

 

*- First Time draft pick; #-Auburn signee

All player info taken from MLB.com DraftTracker