2019 MLB Draft ends with 6 Cats selected

Matt Frazier, Avery Weems, Andrew Nardi and Randy Labaut are all likely headed to pro baseball

2019 MLB Draft ends with 6 Cats selected
Matt Fraizer's 3rd round selection marked just the 2nd time in program history the Wildcats had three players drafted in the first three rounds of the MLB Draft. (Source: Arizona Athletics)

TUCSON, Ariz. - Arizona Wildcats had four more players drafted into professional baseball on the final two days of the Major League Baseball Draft.

Outfielder Matt Fraizer and left-handed pitcher Avery Weems were both selected on the second day of the 2019 Major League Baseball Draft on Tuesday.

Fraizer was selected by the Pittsburgh Pirates in the third round (95th overall), while Weems was picked by the Chicago White Sox in the sixth round (170h overall).

With Fraizer's selection, the Wildcats had three players drafted in the first three rounds of the MLB Draft for just the second time in program history, and the first since 1985.

Fraizer played in 19 games with the Wildcats as a junior in 2019 before being sidelined due to injury. In his limited time this year, Fraizer posted an astounding .412 (35-for-85) batting average.

Weems, a senior from Flagstaff pitched two seasons for the Wildcats, leading the team both years in appearances.

Left-handed pitchers Andrew Nardi and Randy Labaut were both selected on the final day of the Draft on Wednesday.

Nardi was taken by the Miami Marlins in the 16th round (471st overall), while Labaut was drafted by the Cleveland Indians in the 35th round (1060th overall).

Nardi, a junior college transfer, logged one season with the Wildcats. During the 2019 season he made 17 appearances and 14 starts for Arizona, going 4-5 with a 6.75 ERA.

Labaut, a Havana, Cuba native played three seasons for Arizona from 2017-19, seeing time in 41 games with 23 starts.

Overall, the Wildcats have seen six players selected in the 2019 draft, including two players taken within the first 50 picks.

Since taking over at Arizona in 2016, head coach Jay Johnson has coached 26 players who went on to be selected in the MLB Draft.

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