UGA two-way baseball star Aaron Schunk was selected in the second round of Monday night’s MLB Draft.
Schunk, who primarily played third base but also excelled as a relief pitcher, was drafted No. 62 overall by the Colorado Rockies. He was projected to go somewhere between the second and fourth rounds.
The 6-foot-2, 205-pound junior was described as “plus defensive skills at the hot corner and a high offensive ceiling,” by DenverPost.com’s Kyle Newman.
“His low-90s fastball and effective offspeed made him a potent college pitcher, but he was being scouted primarily as a position player with raw pop in the box.”
Schunk started in 56 of 57 games at third base this past season at UGA, which was eliminated in the NCAA Regional on Sunday. He posted a .339 batting average with 15 home runs and a team-leading 58 RBI.
At pitcher, the right-hander registered 12 saves and a 2.49 ERA.
Junior pitcher Tony Locey, who starred in the postseason for UGA, is also draft-eligible, among other Bulldog players and recruits.
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