June 6, 2014
Nashville, Tenn. - Two more Vanderbilt players were selected in the major league baseball draft on the second day with Adam Ravenelle and Vince Conde joining first round pick Tyler Beede.
Ravenelle was taken in the fourth round by Detroit with the 130th overall pick. The right-hander has enjoyed a stellar junior campaign going 3-1 with a 1.31 ERA in 20 appearances. He has allowed opponents to hit only .150 this season as one of the Commodores' top options out of the bullpen. The Sudbury, Mass. native is the 14th Vandy pitcher to be drafted in the last four seasons and becomes the seventh Commodore to be selected by the Tigers in the last four years.
The New York Yankees made Conde the 272nd overall pick, selecting him in the ninth round. The Oviedo, Fla. native is the first VU position player off the board this year and sixth Vandy position player taken over the last two drafts. The junior has been a steady force for the Dores all season, earning first team All-SEC honors while starting all 63 games. He is the only Commodore to start all 63 games at one position this year.
Through the first 10 rounds, four Vanderbilt signees have been selected. The Arizona Diamondbacks selected two Vandy signees on the first day of the draft taking right-hander Touki Toussaint with the 16th overall pick and left-hander Cody Reed with the 54th overall pick in the second round. The Chicago Cubs tabbed right-hander Dylan Cease with the team's sixth round selection.
The third and final day of the draft is set to begin tomorrow at noon with rounds 11-40.