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SDSU starting pitcher Brett Seeburger was selected in the 10th round of the 2017 MLB Draft by the St. Louis Cardinals. (Photo: Ernie Anderson) SDSU starting pitcher Brett Seeburger was selected in the 10th round of the 2017 MLB Draft by the St. Louis Cardinals. (Photo: Ernie Anderson)
 


Five Aztecs Selected in MLB Draft

Two Aztecs were drafted by the St. Louis Cardinals in the 2017 MLB Draft.
By GoAztecs
 

After San Diego State University starting pitcher Brett Seeburger was selected in the 10th round by the St. Louis Cardinals on the second day of the 2017 Major League Draft, four fellow Aztecs heard their names called on the final day of the pro selection process. That foursome included seniors Marcus Reyes and CJ Saylor as well as juniors Alan Trejo and Tyler Adkison.

Trejo was the first SDSU player taken on the final day of the MLB Draft, going going to the Colorado Rockies in the 16th round. The junior infielder hit .332 this past season with 17 doubles, four home runs and 36 runs batted in. He led the team in runs scored with 58. Trejo was named to the All-Mountain West second team after hitting .348 in league play. He was also a member of the all-tournament team at the Mountain West Tournament in Albuquerque, New Mexico.

Saylor, selected in the 28th round by the St. Louis Cardinals, was SDSU’s closer this past season when he compiled a record of 3-0 with 13 saves and a 2.45 earned run average. The right-handed pitcher earned all-tournament honors at the 2017 Mountain West Tournament where he recorded a save and a win in two appearances. His 13 saves this past season rank fourth on the SDSU single-season list and his career total of 24 ties for second in program history.

Adkison, who was chosen in the 32nd round by the Los Angeles Dodgers, was a first-team All-Mountain West honoree in 2017 after batting .375 with 42 RBI over 30 games in league play. Overall, he hit .337 with 14 doubles, a triple, 15 home runs, 64 runs batted in and 43 runs scored. In addition to leading the team in home runs and RBI, he also topped the squad with a .648 slugging percentage and a .445 on-base mark. Adkison was recently named a 2017 Perfect Game/Rawlings Honorable Mention All-American.

Reyes was a 38th-round choice of the Toronto Blue Jays. The senior lefty ended the 2017 campaign with a record of 4-2 and a 2.96 earned run average. He recorded 40 strikeouts and 14 walks over 54.2 innings and opponents hit .237 against him. Reyes was named the Mountain West Pitcher of the Week in early May and his conference stats included a mark of 1-1 with a 1.32 earned run average in eight appearances.

The complete list of Aztecs selected in this year's pro draft is as follows:

Player Position
Team
Round
Brett SeeburgerLHP
St. Louis 10th
Alan Trejo
2B
Colorado
16th
CJ Saylor
RHP
St. Louis
28th
Tyler Adkinson
OF
Los Angeles
32nd
Marcus Reyes
LHP
Toronto
38th