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School Record 15 Sun Devils Selected In 2008 Major League Baseball Draft
Courtesy: Sun Devil Athletics
Release: 06/05/2008
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June 5, 2008

TEMPE, Ariz. -

A school record 15 Arizona State Sun Devils were drafted in the 2008 Major League Baseball draft, including two First Rounders. Brett Wallace went #13 overall to the St. Louis Cardinals, while Ike Davis went #18 overall to the New York Mets. Arizona State has now had 24 players taken in the first round of the draft all-time and leads all schools with 367 players taken since the draft began in 1965.

 

Wallace and Davis are the sixth set of Sun Devil teammates to be picked in the first round of the draft, and the first since Ryan Bradley and Dan McKinley in 1997. Travis Buck was the last Sun Devil to go in the first round, going 36th overall in the 2005 draft to the Oakland Athletics.

 

The modern record for players selected in the MLB Draft was 12 in 2003.

 

2008 ARIZONA STATE SUN DEVIL DRAFTEES

ROUND            NUMBER          PLAYER                       TEAM

1                      13                    Brett Wallace               St. Louis Cardinals

1                      18                    Ike Davis                      New York Mets

3                      90                    Petey Paramore           Oakland Athletics

4                      135                  Jason Kipnis                 San Diego Padres

6                      197                  Kiel Roling                    Colorado Rockies

10                    300                  Stephen Sauer             Chicago White Sox

14                    439                  Reyes Dorado              Los Angeles Angels

15                    469                  Marcel Champagnie     Los Angeles Angels

21                    633                  Dustin Brader               Texas Rangers

23                    687                  Jason Jarvis                 San Francisco Giants

23                    701                  Ryan Sontag                Chicago Cubs

25                    743                  Josh Satow                  Tampa Bay Rays

28                    833                  Tommy Rafferty            Tampa Bay Rays

29                    890                  Mike Jones                   New York Yankees

34                    1038                Jake Elmore                 Arizona Diamondbacks

 

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