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Purdue Baseball: Two Boilers Selected in MLB Draft

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Jordan Minch and Sean McHugh were both selected in the MLB first-year draft.

The 2014 baseball season was the second year in a row where the Boilers got beat up quite a bit by a tough schedule, but that still did not prevent a successful MLB draft by multiple Purdue players. Over the 40 rounds of the draft two Boilers heard their names get called and one of them has a choice on if he wants to return to Purdue or try his luck in the pros.

Sean McHugh - The senior catcher was one of the last major pieces left from Purdue's great 2012 season, and he labored all year in a struggling offense. He may have been Purdue's best player overall, as he threw out 26 base runners and batted .295 with 13 home runs and 89 RBI over a 152 game career at Purdue. He was selected 532nd overall in the 18th round by the Phillies. He is the eighth player from that 2012 team to get drafted.

Jordan Minch - Since Minch's 21st birthday is this July he was eligible as a sophomore, and the Cubs drafted him in the 35th round at 1,039th overall. He has two years of eligibility remaining and could decide to return next year if he wants. He has made 14 started on the mound in each of the last two seasons and has a 6-12 record with a 5.36 ERA. This season he got belted around quite a bit, going 1-7 with a 5.71 ERA. Sincehe was a pretty low selection I look for him to return for his junior season.