Four Illini called in 2013 MLB Draft

Four University of Illinois Baseball players have been chosen in the 2013 MLB Draft.  Joining Justin Parr who was picked in the 8th round are three more Illini players, Jordan Parr, Thomas Lindauer and Kevin Johnson.  Taking a look at each player: Justin Parr Outfielder Philadelphia Phillies Round 8, Pick 241   As mentioned yesterday, […]

Justin Parr chosen by Phillies in 8th round

As suspected, Illinois OF Justin Parr was drafted in the Major League draft today.  He didn’t place too shabby.  He was the 241st player taken in today’s draft.  He was picked in the 8th round by the Philadelphia Phillies. Only 14 Illini players have been selected higher than the 8th round in the history of […]

Illinois Baseball: Postseason catchup

Well, the Illinois 2013 season is now over.  To be honest, they got further than even I thought they would.  It was three games into the NCAA Regionals and losing quite a heartbreaker to Georgia Tech.  For those who care, GT ended up giving Vanderbilt a run for their money.  They shut them out 5-0 […]

Jordan Parr, Kevin Johnson to return to Illini in 2013

Rumors have been flying but it’s pretty much official now.  Jordan Parr and Kevin Johnson will no sign with their minor league teams and will return to the University of Illinois baseball team for the 2013 season. This Friday is the official deadline for big league teams to sign players who were chosen in the […]

Illinois MLB Draft: Media roundup

Matt Milroy: drafted 11th round by the Marlins Here’s a quick roundup of a few media stories that have come out these past few days surrounding the Illini Draft Class of 2012:  -NBC affiliate WEEK has a video link to their interview with Jordan Parr after his selection in the 26th round by the Dodgers. […]

Willie Argo signs with Rays

Via Twitter, Willie Argo, who was drafted in the  22nd round on Wednesday, announces that he signed a contract with the Tampa Bay Rays today. Congratulations, Willie! Tags: first-year player draft, minor leagues, willie argo Related posts Kravetz takes Big Ten Pitcher of the Week honors (0) More photos from Saturday’s Hot Stove Banquet (0) […]

Argo, Parr and Johnson selected in Day 3 of MLB Draft

In Day 3 of the MLB Draft, three more University of Illinois players join Matt Milroy as MLB draft selections.  Within ten rounds, Willie Argo, Jordan Parr and Kevin Johnson were drafted by MLB teams.   Willie Argo 22nd round (692nd pick overall) Tampa Bay Rays CF No college player will ever top Willie Argo’s […]

Illinois’ Matt Milroy drafted in 11th round by the Marlins

Congratulations to Matt Milroy who was drafted by the Miami Marlins this afternoon in the 11th round (347th pick overall)!   Milroy fulfilled my secret prediction that he would be the first Illini picked in the 2012 MLB draft.  He’s got some real stuff.  That’s why the Red Sox drafted him out of high school […]

MLB Draft starts tomorrow

Illini fans, just a reminder to keep an eye on MLB.com’s Draft Central for the next three days.  Starting tomorrow, the First-Year Player Draft begins. Illinois has its share of players who are eligible for the draft and I know the scouts were watching them this season. Good luck, players!! Tags: rookie draft Related posts […]

Adam Davis signed by Orioles

Congrats to Adam Davis who got signed by the Baltimore Orioles yesterday.  Davis was drafted in the 11th round of the MLB rookie draft by the Orioles. Davis reported yesterday to the Orioles’ minor league complex in Sarasota, Florida.  He joins Josh Parr, Chris Pack, and Corey Kimes as Illini who have been signed by […]