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MLB Draft: Picks 11-15 -- Outfielders and pitchers

June 6, 2011 |  5:43 pm


11. Houston Astros: George Springer, OF

Springer has been described as the greatest player in the history of University of Connecticut baseball.

The 6-foot-3 outfielder hit 12 home runs and knocked in more than 70 RBIs, while batting .374, this season.

12. Milwuakee Brewers: Taylor Jungmann, RHP

The junior from Texas is one of three finalists for the Golden Spikes Award –- the other two were picked second and third.

At 6-foot-6 and 220 pounds, the hard thrower reminds many of Roger Clemens, another Texas native.

13. New York Mets: Brandon Nimmo, OF

Nimmo became the first high schooler to ever be picked out of Wyoming when the Mets selected him. Barely two months past his 18th birthday, Nimmo is also the highest pick among Wyoming natives.

14. Florida Marlins: Jose Fernandez, RHP

The Marlins allowed Fernandez to stay close to home. The Tampa native, who attended Braulio Alonso High, had plans to go to the University of South Florida.

15. Milwaukee Brewers: Jed Bradley, LHP

With their second selection in a four-pick span, the Brewers added another powerful arm. Bradley, coming off a season at Georgia Tech in which he held opponents to a .239 batting average, turns 21 in six days.


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--Douglas Farmer

Photo: Connecitcut's George Springer slides home safely during an NCAA regional game against Coastal Carolina at Clemson on Sunday. Credit: Richard Shiro / Associated Press