The Arizona Wildcats are currently in what has been their most successful season in years. Armed with a strong pitching staff and elite lineup of hitters, UA has made quick work of the opposition this season. With the 2012 MLB Draft taking place this week it was a safe bet to see a bunch of guys from the team be selected to continue their baseball careers as professionals.
On day two of the draft, which consisted of rounds two through 15, five players from the University of Arizona were chosen.
The first player selected was shortstop Alex Mejia, the Pac-12's Player of the Year and Defensive Player of the Year. Mejia was taken by the St. Louis Cardinals in the fourth round with the 150th overall pick.
Next off the board was outfielder Robert Refsnyder. He was taken drafted by the Yankees in the fifth round with the 187th pick. Ace pitcher Kurt Heyer was taken in the sixth round by the Cardinals. Seth Mejias-Bream, the talented third baseman for Arizona, was selected by the Reds in the eighth round.
Last but not least is center fielder Joey Rickard. He was taken by the Rays in the ninth round with the 302nd overall pick. He batted .326 this year and led UA with 17 stolen bases.
These five players (and any others taken on the third day of the draft) will likely begin negotiating deals with their new teams, although they will continue playing for the Wildcats as they make a run in the College World Series.
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