OK, so maybe the Philadelphia Phillies draft board wasn’t made up of only UCLA commits.
After the Phils selected two Bruin commits on Day 1 in Mickey Moniak and Kevin Gowdy, they didn’t pick any additional UCLA commits. They did, however, go back to their UCLA pipeline when they chose Bruin pitcher Grant Dyer in the eighth round of the draft yesterday.
No other current Bruin player has been selected through the first ten rounds.
Aside from having three recruits selected in the first 50 picks, this could prove to be good for the future of Bruin Baseball as only four Bruins have exhausted their eligibility.
Those Bruins are Christoph Bono, Eric Filia, Trent Chatterton and Brett Urabe. Any other Bruins that are draft-eligible including Dyer could still opt to return to UCLA for next season. While we certainly aren’t harboring any ill wishes for our current student-athletes, the fact that none of our them were selected in the top rounds makes it much more likely they will return to Westwood for another season.
The draft will start its third and final day today at 9 am PT and can be watched on MLB.com.