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2011 MLB Draft Results: Six Pitt Players Selected

Six Pitt baseball players were selected in the 2011 MLB Draft this week. On Tuesday, catcher Kevan Smith was picked by the Chicago White Sox in the seventh round, while pitcher Ray Black followed a few picks later, going to the San Francisco Giants.

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On Wednesday, first baseman David Chester was selected by the Boston Red Sox in the 33rd round. In the 34th round, the Florida Marlins took outfielder John Schultz. Second baseman Travis Whitmore went to the San Diego Padres in the 35th round, while pitcher Corey Baker went to the St. Louis Cardinals in the 49th round. 

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The six draft picks were a record for Pitt.

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"Overall, I could not be more pleased with the results of the MLB draft," head coach Joe Jordano said. "I believe it’s an indication of the hard work and dedication that each of our players has come to expect and the belief in our coaching staff and program. I am confident, with the new Cost Field at the Petersen Sports Complex, that we are beginning a new chapter in Pitt Baseball history."

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Photographs by dizfunk used in background montage under Creative Commons. Thank you.