TCU players popular on draft’s final day

TCU right-hander Brian Trieglaff was selected by the New York Yankees in the 13th round.
TCU right-hander Brian Trieglaff was selected by the New York Yankees in the 13th round. Star-Telegram

Six players from TCU were drafted on the final day of the Major League Baseball Draft.

Relief pitcher Brian Trieglaff led the way by being drafted in the 13th round by the New York Yankees. Trieglaff is 4-1 with a 2.41 ERA this season. He has struck out 33 batters in 41 innings.

Starting pitcher Brian Howard and relief pitcher Mitchell Traver were drafted in the 17th round by the Houston Astros and Cincinnati Reds, respectively.

Howard is 8-2 with a 3.48 ERA this season. He has struck out 78 batters in 86 innings and has held hitters to a .234 average. Traver is 1-1 with a 2.45 ERA and has struck out 20 batters in 18 1/3 innings.

Starting pitcher Rex Hill was drafted in the 27th round by the Kansas City Royals, third baseman Elliott Barzilli in the 29th round by the Houston Astros, and relief pitcher Preston Guillory in the 31st round by the Miami Marlins.

Starting pitcher Joel Kuhnel of UT Arlington was drafted in the 11th round by the Cincinnati Reds. Kuhnel was 6-4 with a 2.99 ERA this season.

In the area

Area high schools were also represented in Saturday’s rounds.

Fort Worth Arlington Heights pitcher Blair Henley was selected by the New York Yankees in the 22nd round, Aledo first baseman Griffin Benson went to Atlanta in the 23rd round, and Southlake Carroll outfielder Zach Farrar was picked by the Chicago White Sox in the 23rd round.

Keller catcher Shea Langeliers was taken by Toronto in the 34th round, and Richland outfielder Jordan Wiley was picked by the Arizona Diamondbacks in the 40th round.

Former Colleyville Heritage outfielder and Oklahoma football quarterback Cody Thomas was picked by the Los Angeles Dodgers in the 13th round. Thomas was a 30th-round pick of the Yankees coming out of high school but decided to play both baseball and football at Oklahoma.

Family ties

Torii Hunter Jr., whose father was a first-round pick in 1993, was chosen by the Los Angeles Angels in the 23rd round. The Prosper graduate has been a receiver at Notre Dame the past three seasons and had 12 at-bats in two seasons as an outfielder with the baseball team.

Trey Griffey, son of Hall of Fame outfielder Ken Griffey Jr., was picked by the Seattle Mariners in the 24th round — fittingly, his father’s old team and jersey number. Griffey is a wide receiver at Arizona but hasn’t played baseball competitively since before high school.

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