MLB Draft: Diamondbacks snag UCLA's Trevor Bauer with third pick
UCLA's Trevor Bauer joined teammate Gerrit Cole in the top three of the 2011 MLB draft on Monday. The Arizona Diamondbacks selected Bauer with the third pick of the draft, after Cole (first pick to the Pirates) and Virginia pitcher Danny Hultzen (second to the Seattle Mariners).
The right-handed pitcher enjoyed quite a successful Monday. He was also named one of three finalists for the Golden Spikes Award, given annually to the National Player of the Year.
He ended his junior season with a 13-2 record and a 1.25 earned-run average with a streak of nine consecutive complete games concluding his college career.
In his final appearance Saturday, Bauer broke Mark Prior’s Pac-10 record for strikeouts in a season. Bauer’s 14 against Fresno State brought his season tally to 203.
Cole and Bauer mark the first time since 1978 teammates have been picked in the top three of the MLB Draft.
-- Douglas Farmer
Photo: Trevor Bauer. Credit: Jayne Kamin-Oncea / U.S. Presswire.