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.
|*Austin Hubbard||6-1||191||RHP||R/R||14th||431||Tampa Bay|
|*Ryan Jenkins||6-2||220||C||R/R||17th||509||Kansas City|
|Brian Fletcher||6-0||175||LF||R/R||18th||539||Kansas City|
|#Brandon Allen||6-6||190||RHP||R/R||18th||558||San Francisco|
|Kevin Patterson||6-4||220||1B||L/R||23rd||701||Tampa Bay|
*- First Time draft pick; #-Auburn signee
All player info taken from MLB.com DraftTracker