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members of the 2014 Auburn baseball team were selected in the Major League
Baseball First-Year Player Draft, which concluded Saturday.
Junior right-handed pitcher
Trey Cochran-Gill and senior third baseman Damek Tomscha were taken with
back-to-back picks in the 17th round. Cochran-Gill went to the
Seattle Mariners with the 501st overall pick in the draft, and
Tomscha was selected by the Philadelphia Phillies one pick later.
In the 31st round,
junior right-handed pitcher Rocky McCord was picked by the Kansas City Royals
with the 933rd overall selection.
Cochran-Gill, a native of
Tallassee, led the Auburn pitching staff with 28 appearances on the season out
of the bullpen, going 0-2 with a 3.41 ERA and one save. He struck out 20
batters and walked just nine in 34.1 innings pitched, giving up 16 total runs
with 13 of them earned.
In his three-year Auburn
career, Cochran-Gill is 6-5 with three saves in 57 appearances, striking out 65
and walking 31 in 110.1 innings pitched.
Tomscha led Auburn in several
offensive categories, including home runs (5), slugging percentage (.443) and
on-base percentage (.436). Playing in 54 of 56 games, the Sioux City, Iowa,
native was second on the team with a .313 batting average and drove in 29 runs
while scoring 37 times. Tomscha was also hit by a pitch 15 times during the
season to lead the Tigers and amass the sixth-most hit-by-pitches in a single
season in Auburn history.
Tomscha finished his two-year
Auburn career with a .293 average, 12 home runs and 55 RBIs.
McCord, who came to Auburn from
Spanish Fort, appeared in five games during the 2014 season, all in relief, and
did not record a decision. In 2.2 innings of work, he gave up one earned run
for a 3.38 ERA while walking four and striking out five. McCord also had one
at-bat during the season, recording a pinch-hit single against Coppin State on
March 19. In three years, McCord is 2-1 with a 4.17 ERA in 45.1 innings pitched
across 22 appearances.
Auburn has had at least one
player selected in the MLB draft for 40 consecutive seasons, which ties for the
second-longest active streak in the Southeastern Conference.