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Boilermakings Is Celebrating Kevin Plawecki

Only seven Purdue baseball players that have been drafted (exempting Moose Skowron, since he wasn't drafted) have ever made it to the Majors:

Matt Kinzer - 1984 (Cardinals)

Elam Rossy - 1985 (Orioles)

Archi Cianfrocco -1987 (Expos)

Jermaine Allenswoth - 1993 (Pirates)

Dave Gassner - 2001 (Blue Jays)

Jay Buente - 2006 (Marlins)

Josh Lindblom - 2008 (Dodgers)

Of those seven, Buente, Gassner, and Kinzer had only what amounts to a cup of coffee with a combined 21 games of MLB experience. Last night, Kevin Plawecki took a big step toward becoming the eighth player on that list when he was drafted 35th overall by the New York Mets.

Plawecki is the highest Purdue player drafted since Chadd Blasko was selected 36th overall by the Cubs in 2002. Shoulder problems pretty much ended his career in 2007. Only Allensworth (34th overall) and a guy by the name of Sherrard Clinkscales (31st overall in 1992) have been drafted higher as Purdue players. Congrats to Kevin, who is certainly not coming back for his senior season now. If you're a first day draft selection, you're gone. It's that simple.

On to the Boilermakings:

Mets pick patient catcher Kevin Plawecki at 35th overall in Draft | News
The Mets' second selection in Monday's First-Year Player Draft, catcher Kevin Plawecki, was a perfect fit for the team at 35th overall. Plawecki was Big Ten Player of the Year and is a finalist for the Johnny bench Award.

Plawecki One of Three Finalists Nationally for Johnny Bench Award
Purdue baseball's Kevin Plawecki has advanced to the final round of the Johnny Bench Award selection process and now stands as one of three finalists nationally for the award that recognizes the top NCAA Division I catcher. - Purdue scouting New Jersey receiver
This kid seems like a major big play threat.

Examining B1G assistant coach salaries - Big Ten Blog - ESPN
Assistant coach salaries are on the rise throughout college football, and the Big Ten is no exception. Yes, Indiana, at 1-11, pays its assistants more. I don't weather to be pleased that we're doing better with lower salaries or to bring up IU's assistants on theft charges.

Big Ten to distribute $284 million to teams - Big Ten Blog - ESPN
$24.6 million, but we can't spend 5% of that on lights for Ross-Ade. Oh, and we get this EVERY YEAR!!!

Jim Delany no fan of super conferences - Big Ten Blog - ESPN
The Big 12/SEC Champions Bowl concept dredged up more talk of the potential that college football would eventually consolidate into four, 16-team super conferences

Reggie Hayes: Cowboys' Spencer remembers his roots -
Anthony Spencer gives back to Ft. Wayne.

Wanting Moore from the Bench - CelticsBlog
Celtics are looking for some bench support . . . why not E'Twaun Moore to give the Celtics a lift?

MnB B1G Preview: Purdue -- Is the Cradle Empty? - Maize n Brew
Where does Purdue go if the cradle of quarterbacks is empty?

Purdue Preview
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Yahoo Sports: 2013 Purdue Commitments
Danny Etling is officially a four-star QB now.