MLB draft: UA outfielder selected this morning

2010-06-09T11:06:00Z MLB draft: UA outfielder selected this morningBy Ryan Finley, Arizona Daily Star Arizona Daily Star
June 09, 2010 11:06 am  • 

It took 34 rounds, but an Arizona Wildcat has finally been selected in the MLB draft.

The Colorado Rockies selected UA outfielder Steve Selsky with their 34th-round (1,040th overall) pick this morning.

Selsky is a draft-eligible sophomore, meaning he could turn down Colorado’s offer and still have one more year available. Conceivably, Selsky could wait until the 2012 draft until going pro.

He led the Wildcats in every major offensive category this season, including hits (87), triples (6), home runs (9), RBIs (52), slugging percentage (.609) and on-base percentage (.448). His .370 batting average was second-best in the Pac-10.

Selsky is one of three draft-eligible Wildcats who could be taken today.

Infielder Rafael Valenzuela is projected as a late-round pick, while pitcher Grayson Adams could catch on as either a late-rounder or undrafted free-agent.

The draft concludes today with rounds 30-50.

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