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TCU starters Traver, Howard drafted in midst of Super Regional

TCU right-hander Mitchell Traver, pictured in the first inning of a start against Oral Roberts in the Fort Worth Regional on June 3, was taken in the 17th round by the Cincinnati Reds on Saturday in the Major League Baseball amateur draft. He was one of eight TCU players drafted Saturday.
TCU right-hander Mitchell Traver, pictured in the first inning of a start against Oral Roberts in the Fort Worth Regional on June 3, was taken in the 17th round by the Cincinnati Reds on Saturday in the Major League Baseball amateur draft. He was one of eight TCU players drafted Saturday. mfaulkner@star-telegram.com

Mitchell Traver, the starter for Saturday night’s Game 2 of the Super Regional at Texas A&M, and Brian Howard, the potential starter for Game 3, were among six TCU players taken on the last day of the Major League Baseball amateur draft.

Traver, a junior right-handed pitcher from Houston, went in the 17th round to the Cincinnati Reds. Howard, a junior right-hander, also went in the 17th round, to the Houston Astros. Combined, they had made 20 starts this season and 38 in all at TCU.

Also drafted from TCU were relief pitcher Brian Trieglaff, in the 13th round by the New York Yankees; right-hander Rex Hill, in the 27th round by the Kansas City Royals; third baseman Elliott Barzilli, in the 29th round by the Astros; and relief pitcher Preston Guillory, in the 31st round by the Miami Marlins.

Barzilli, hitting .362 with seven home runs, was the only position player drafted.

TCU has had 67 players drafted since Jim Schlossnagle’s first season as coach coach in 2004.

The Horned Frogs’ playoff opponent, Texas A&M, had five players taken Saturday to give them 13 draftees, including Game 2 starter Kyle Simonds, taken Saturday.

Carlos Mendez: 817-390-7760, @calexmendez

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