The annual Major League Baseball First-Year Player Draft took place June 5-7 and seven members of the 2014 University of San Diego baseball team were among the 1,215 players selected nationwide among the high school, community college and four-year university ranks.
Junior infielder Connor Joe was the 39th overall selection (Competitive Balance A round, sandwich pick between first and second round) by the Pittsburgh Pirates on June 5.
Senior left-handed pitcher/outfielder Louie Lechich was taken in the sixth round, 168th overall, by the Chicago White Sox on June 6.
Five Toreros were selected on the final day of the draft: Junior infielder Andrew Daniel, 11th round, 329th overall, Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim; Senior left-handed pitcher Max MacNabb, 18th round, 537th overall, San Diego Padres; Junior right-handed pitcher Lucas Long, 24th round, 721st overall, Baltimore Orioles; Senior right-handed pitcher/infielder Jose Goossen-Brown, 31st round, 918th overall, Chicago White Sox; and Junior right-handed pitcher Brandon Show, 38th round, 1,154th overall, Boston Red Sox.
The seven Toreros picked tied USD with Cal State Fullerton, North Carolina State, University of South Carolina, University of Louisiana Lafayette, University of Miami (Fla.) and Texas A&M University.
— Inside USD
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