Three Louisville right handed pitchers heard their name called in day two of the 2012 MLB Draft.
Louisville Baseball at the 2012 MLB Draft – Day Two
2012 Louisville Players
- RHP Matt Koch – 3rd Round – 107th overall – New York Mets
- RHP Derek Self – 9th Round – 294th overall – Washington Nationals
- RHP Justin Amlung – 12th Round – 374th overall – Chicago Cubs
Matt Koch was selected 107th overall by the New York Mets in the third round of the 40-round, three-day draft. Koch is the fifth-highest Cardinal draftee in program history. He went 1-2 with a 3.34 ERA with four saves in 22 appearances this season. Koch allowed 41 hits and eight walks while striking out 30 in 32 1/3 innings.
Derek Self was taken 294th overall in the ninth round by the Washington Nationals. Self had a team-leading seven saves to go with a 2-2 record and a 3.41 ERA during his senior season in 2012. He made 26 appearances out of the bullpen and had 23 strikeouts in 31.2 innings of work this season. He was a Third Team All Big East selection as a senior. Self was selected in the 2011 MLB Draft but elected to return for the 2012 season and in doing so, improved their draft position. He was a 27th round pick following the 2011 season.
Louisville native Justin Amlung was selected 374th overall in the 12th round by the Chicago Cubs. Amlung was a Third Team Louisville Slugger All-American and the Big East Pitcher of the Year in 2012, Amlung completed his junior season with a 9-4 record, a 2.31 ERA and 105 strikeouts in 109.0 innings pitched. He was selected in the 39th round after his sophomore season in 2011.
Cardinal senior outfielder Stuart Ijames has a chance to hear his name called later today in day three of the draft.