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Four Stanford baseball players drafted by MLB on day two

Stanford left-hander Erik Miller, closer Jack Little, catcher Maverick Handley and right-hander/designated hitter Will Matthiessen were each taken on the second day of the Major League Baseball First-Year Player Draft on Tuesday.

Kyle Stowers was drafted 71st overall by the Baltimore Orioles in the competitive balance Round 2 on Monday night during the Cardinal's 9-7 win over Fresno State.

Stanford has five players picked through 10 rounds. The draft concludes Wednesday with Rounds 11-40, beginning at 9 a.m. on MLB.com.

Miller went 120th overall in the fourth round to the Philadelphia Phillies. He has a 3.15 earned-run average with a team-high 97 strikeouts in 80 innings in 15 starts.

Miller set a career high with 12 strikeouts in a must-win situation on Sunday. He helped Stanford beat Fresno State 8-6 to force an if-necessary contest in the Stanford Regional.

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Little went with the 161st overall pick in the fifth round by the Los Angeles Dodgers. Little is the all-time program record holder with 28 career saves, none of which were bigger than his two saves in Stanford's final two wins of the Stanford Regional.

A 2018 consensus All-American, Little earned All-Pac-12 honors in 2019 while his 12 saves rank second in the Pac-12.

Handley will join Stowers in the Orioles' organization after being picked 168th overall in the sixth round.

Batting .293/.399/.451 with five home runs, Handley was named Most Outstanding Player in the Stanford Regional after earning Pac-12 Co-Defensive Player of the Year and All-Pac-12 honors. Stanford is 91-20 in three seasons with Handley starting behind the dish.

Matthiessen was picked 184th overall in the sixth round by the Pittsburgh Pirates. A finalist for the John Olerud Award, which is annually awarded to the best two-way player in college baseball, Matthiessen leads the team in batting average (.322), on-base percentage (.399) and RBI (52) with 12 home runs, also carrying a 3.71 ERA in 53.1 innings across 15 pitching appearances.

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Four Stanford baseball players drafted by MLB on day two

Uploaded: Tue, Jun 4, 2019, 6:56 pm

Stanford left-hander Erik Miller, closer Jack Little, catcher Maverick Handley and right-hander/designated hitter Will Matthiessen were each taken on the second day of the Major League Baseball First-Year Player Draft on Tuesday.

Kyle Stowers was drafted 71st overall by the Baltimore Orioles in the competitive balance Round 2 on Monday night during the Cardinal's 9-7 win over Fresno State.

Stanford has five players picked through 10 rounds. The draft concludes Wednesday with Rounds 11-40, beginning at 9 a.m. on MLB.com.

Miller went 120th overall in the fourth round to the Philadelphia Phillies. He has a 3.15 earned-run average with a team-high 97 strikeouts in 80 innings in 15 starts.

Miller set a career high with 12 strikeouts in a must-win situation on Sunday. He helped Stanford beat Fresno State 8-6 to force an if-necessary contest in the Stanford Regional.

Little went with the 161st overall pick in the fifth round by the Los Angeles Dodgers. Little is the all-time program record holder with 28 career saves, none of which were bigger than his two saves in Stanford's final two wins of the Stanford Regional.

A 2018 consensus All-American, Little earned All-Pac-12 honors in 2019 while his 12 saves rank second in the Pac-12.

Handley will join Stowers in the Orioles' organization after being picked 168th overall in the sixth round.

Batting .293/.399/.451 with five home runs, Handley was named Most Outstanding Player in the Stanford Regional after earning Pac-12 Co-Defensive Player of the Year and All-Pac-12 honors. Stanford is 91-20 in three seasons with Handley starting behind the dish.

Matthiessen was picked 184th overall in the sixth round by the Pittsburgh Pirates. A finalist for the John Olerud Award, which is annually awarded to the best two-way player in college baseball, Matthiessen leads the team in batting average (.322), on-base percentage (.399) and RBI (52) with 12 home runs, also carrying a 3.71 ERA in 53.1 innings across 15 pitching appearances.

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Mark Weiss
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Downtown North
on Jun 5, 2019 at 4:29 pm
Mark Weiss, Downtown North
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on Jun 5, 2019 at 4:29 pm

I'm ony a casual fan but wondered why Beck wasn't drafted, especialy after he pitched 3 innings of perfect relief Monday, but now realize that he's a sophomore so they are letting him do a wee bit more reading before going pro.

good luck to the Stanford Five; first, there's the College World Series to take a whack at.


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