Three more Commodores chosen on final day of MLB draft

Wednesday, June 9, 2010 at 11:49pm
Staff reports

Three more Vanderbilt players were selected Wednesday, the final day of the 2010 Major League Baseball Draft.

Pitchers Russell Brewer and Chase Reid, and catcher Andrew Giobbi doubled the number of Commodores taken through the first two days.

Brewer went to Colorado late in the 31st round, the first of the day, and Giobbi, a fifth-year senior, soon followed when he went to the Seattle Mariners in the 32nd round. The St. Louis Cardinals picked Reid in the 41st round.

It is the second straight year six Vanderbilt players have been selected and the fourth year in a row at least that many were picked.

Also Wednesday:

• Catcher Drew Robertson became the seventh MTSU player drafted when he went to the Kansas City Royals in the 46th round.

The seven draftees were the most in school history, nearly twice the previous high of four (2001 and 2004).

• Belmont’s first, and only, selection this year was senior infielder Packy Elkins, taken in the 37th round by St. Louis.

Elkins finished his career as the Bruins’ all-time leader in walks and sacrifice hits.

“I was pretty shocked when I heard actually,” Elkins said.  "I am really excited and I think this is great for Belmont and the program.”

• Former Montgomery Bell Academy pitcher Andrew Triggs, currently a third-year sophomore at USC, was second-day selection (24th round) by Cleveland.