Thirteen Kentucky players were selected in the 2018 MLB Draft this week — the most draft picks produced by any program in the country.
The 13 draft picks broke the previous school record of nine.
Despite producing the highest number of draft picks, Kentucky failed to qualify for the postseason. The Wildcats finished 13-17 in the SEC and an opening-round loss in the conference tournament overshadowed what was otherwise a strong résumé.
Kentucky has produced a nation-leading 21 draft picks over the last two seasons, Nick Mingione’s first two seasons as coach.
Kentucky MLB draft picks
- RHP Sean Hjelle: second round, San Francisco Giants
- OF Tristan Pompey: third round, Miami Marlins
- C/1B Kole Cottam: fourth round, Boston Red Sox
- RHP Zach Haake: sixth round, Kansas City Royals
- INF/OF Luke Heyer: eighth round, Los Angeles Dodgers
- 2B Luke Becker: ninth round, San Diego Padres
- RHP Justin Lewis: 12th round, Arizona Diamondbacks
- SS Trey Dawson: 15th round, Houston Astros
- RHP Chris Machamer: 16th round, Boston Red Sox
- C Troy Squires: 23rd round, Toronto Blue Jays
- OF Ben Aklinski: 32nd round, Philadelphia Phillies
- RHP Alec Maley: 32nd round, Washington Nationals
- LHP Andrew Miller: 40th round, Miami Marlins