Dallas Hord became the sixth baseball Bear taken in the 2009 Major League Baseball First-Year Player Draft Thursday morning, going to Florida in the 32nd round. The draft concludes today at the end of the 50th round.
Dallas Hord 32nd round 968th overall pick Florida Marlins
Junior C from Ozark, Mo.
2009 stats: .347, 8 HR, 37 RBIs, .410 on-base %, .556 slugging %, 11-13 SB
Career stats: .290, 12 HR, 61 RBIs, .367 on-base %, .452 slugging %, 18-21 SB
2009 first-team all-MVC
Below is the complete list of the Bears selected Wednesday...
Ben Carlson 6th round 185th overall pick Cleveland Indians
Junior OF from Topeka, Kan.
2009 stats: .301, 16 HR, 51 RBIs, .444 on-base %, .645 slugging %
Career stats: .326, 38 HR, 140 RBIs, .437 on-base %, .611 slugging %
2008 ABCA First-Team All-American
2008 CoSIDA/ESPN The Magazine Academic All-America Third Team
2008 and 2009 first-team all-MVC
Seventh in MSU history with 38 home runs. School record holder with 41 career hit by pitch.
Buddy Baumann 7th round 212th overall pick Kansas City Royals
Junior LHP from Rogersville, Mo.
2009 stats: 11-1, 3.23 ERA, 86.1 IP, 101 Ks, .220 opponent average
Career stats: 18-8, 4.08 ERA, 200.2 IP, 215 Ks, .237 opponent average
2009 MVC Pitcher of the Year
2009 Collegiate Baseball All-America Second Team
2009 NCBWA All-America Third Team
2009 CoSIDA/ESPN The Magazine Academic All-America Third Team
2009 totals of 11 wins and 101 strikeouts rank second and fifth in MSU history, respectively. Eighth in school history with 215 career strikeouts.
Brayden Drake 12th round 354th overall pick San Diego Padres
Senior 3B from Webb City, Mo.
2009 stats: .414, 10 HR, 54 RBIs, .485 on-base %, .670 slugging %
Career stats: .328, 28 HR, 176 RBIs, .390 on-base %, .528 slugging %
2009 MVC Player of the Year
2009 Collegiate Baseball All-America Third Team
Missouri State record holder with 30-game hitting streak and 67 career doubles
Ranks in MSU career top 10 in doubles, RBIs, hits, hit by pitch, at bats, games played, extra base hits and total bases
Aaron Meade 28th round 855th overall pick New York Yankees
Sophomore LHP from Kansas City, Mo.
Draft-eligible sophomore because he is 21 years old
2009 stats: 9-2, 3.39 ERA, 90.1 IP, 89 Ks, .232 opponent average
Career stats: 13-5, 4.05 ERA, 149.0 IP, 154 Ks, .243 opponent average
2009 first-team all-MVC
Tim Clubb 29th round 890th overall pick Chicago Cubs
Junior RHP from Eureka, Mo.
2009 stats: 4-5, 5.11 ERA, 88.0 IP, 74 Ks, .284 opponent average
Career stats: 21-8, 3.82 ERA, 278.0 IP, 200 Ks, .262 opponent average
2008 MVC Pitcher of the Year
2008 Collegiate Baseball All-America First Team
2008 NCBWA All-America Second Team
2008 ABCA All-America Second Team
Holds school record for most wins without a loss, going 11-0 in 2008
Ranks third in school history in innings pitched, fifth in wins and sixth in starts
Professional clubs must sign drafted players by August 15 or the rights to that player are lost and they can reenter the draft in 2010. Underclassmen have the option to return to Missouri State.
A trio of Bears baseball signees heard their names called on Wednesday. Bubby Williams (C, Crowder College) was taken by Houston in the 11th round, Pierce Johnson (RHP, Faith Christian Academy, Arvada, Colo.) was chosen by Tampa Bay in the 15th round, and Beau Stoker (INF, Bishop Ward HS, Kansas City, Mo.) was picked by Minnesota in the 18th round. Bears basketball recruit Lane Adams (CF, Red Oak, Okla.), was a 13th round choice by Kansas City.