Five Cougars selected in MLB draft


Five BYU baseball players were selected in the 2013 Major League Baseball Draft, with redshirt freshman Jacob Hannemann, a center fielder, headlining the list of Cougar draftees.

Hannemann was drafted in the third round by the Chicago Cubs, with the 75th overall pick.

Hannemann had been drafted once before, shortly after his senior year of high school. He was selected in the 48th round by the Kansas City Royals. Hannemann opted to serve a two-year LDS mission then returned and red-shirted as a cornerback on the football team last fall before playing baseball this spring.

Adam Law, a junior infielder, was selected in the 12th round (364th overall) by the Los Angeles Dodgers. Law was a team co-captain this season and led the team in batting average (.365), on-base percentage (.440), hits (76) and stolen bases (14). He received All-WCC first team honors and was named to the WCC All-Academic and All-Tournament teams.

Junior outfielder Jaycob Brugman was picked up by the Oakland A’s in the 17th round (521st overall). Brugman was also a team co-captain this season and led the Cougars in RBI’s (52), home runs (11), walks (30) and slugging percentage (.609). He was named first team All-WCC and was named to the WCC All-Tournament Team.

Adam Miller, a junior right-handed pitcher, was drafted in the 20th round (600th overall) by the Arizona Diamondbacks. Miller started 14 games for the Cougars, going 4–8 with an ERA of .556.

JC Snyder, an incoming junior college transfer, was drafted by the Seattle Mariners in the 36th round (1,077th overall).

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