Baseball to relax uniform policies during first Players Weekend

Posted June 16, 2017

Depending on your general outlook on things, this is either a fun, exciting way for Major League Baseball to relax its own rules that are essentially pointless and prevent player individuality, or a cynical attempt to make more money off one-off jerseys.

The fifth Wolverine selected was junior pitcher Bryan Pall, taken by Seattle in the 25th round, No. 753 overall.

Lescher was the first of the four to get the call with the Detroit Tigers' 17th round pick (515 overall), and became the first Penn junior to be selected since Vince Voiro was taken by the San Diego Padres in the 2011 draft. Cook was a 30th round pick previous year despite playing only nine games due to an injury that led to a redshirt season.

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Easley, South Carolina pitcher Logan Chapman was picked in the 36th round by the Cincinnati Reds. The unanimous First Team All-Ivy honoree went 7-2 with a 3.15 ERA as the Quaker ace this season, reaching the 20 career win plateau to rank third on Penn's all-time list. He spent two years as a reliever for the Big Red, tallying six saves in 21 appearances, before anchoring the starting rotation in 2016 and 2017. The Pound Ridge, N.Y., native started a run of three Ivies over a 10-pick stretch in the 28th round. His offense is just as explosive as his pitching. Breaux batted.356 with a.476 on-base percentage this season.

Cochise College was well represented on Wednesday as the 2017 MLB Draft closed its curtain with a final day of selections. Boyd was an NJCAA Div. 1 World Series All-Tournament Team pick. He was a member of the All-SEC Academic Team this past year.

Long Beach State senior Riley Cooks, who finished 15th in the NCAA Division I championships heptathlon, received second team All-America honors for the scond consecutive year.