June 8, 2011
Nashville, Tenn. -
The Major League Baseball Draft came to an end Wednesday afternoon with one more Commodores' name being called to bring the total to a Southeastern Conference record 12 players.
Joe Loftus was picked in the 46th round (1384 overall) to push the Dores past the previous SEC record of 11 held by Auburn (2010), Ole Miss (2009) and Georgia (2009). The draft started on Monday with Sonny Gray and Grayson Garvin going in the first round. Nine Vandy players heard their names called yesterday with Jason Esposito, Jack Armstrong, Aaron Westlake, Corey Williams, Taylor Hill, Mark Lamm, Curt Casali, Navery Moore and Will Clinard being selected. The 2011 total equals the combined total of 2009 and 2010 for Vanderbilt when six players where picked in each draft.
The Commodores host the Super Regional round of the NCAA Tournament at Hawkins Field for the first time in school history. First pitch against Oregon State is scheduled for 7 p.m. Friday night on ESPNU.
2011 Drafted Commodores
Player, Team, Round, Pick
Sonny Gray, Oakland, 1, 18
Grayson Garvin, Tampa Bay, 1-S, 59
Jason Esposito, Baltimore, 2, 64
Jack Armstrong, Houston, 3, 99
Aaron Westlake, Detroit, 3, 106
Corey Williams, Minnesota, 3, 117
Taylor Hill, Washington, 6, 187
Mark Lamm, Atlanta, 6, 206
Curt Casali, Detroit, 10, 317
Navery Moore, Atlanta, 14, 446
Will Clinard, Minnesota, 30, 928
Joe Loftus, Arizona, 46, 1384