BYU Baseball: Five Cougars Go in MLB Draft, Most Since 1989


Hey!  The MLB Draft took place this weekend and as you can imagine it was a long event.  Over 1,000 picks.  But amongst those thousand picks was five BYU baseball players getting drafted.  The most draftees in the MLB Draft since 1989.  There was five that season as well.

Outfielder Jacob Hannemann was the headliner of the group, he was drafted by the Chicago Cubs with the 75th overall pick.  A Louisville Slugger Freshman All-American, Hannemann is the highest drafted player from BYU since Ryan Hancock went 45th overall to the Angels in 1993.

Like Ryan Hancock who was a Quarterback at BYU, Hannemann has football as an option if he wants.  Now that he is a Top 75 pick in the MLB, and is going to a historic franchise like the Cubs; it would seem unlikely that Hannemann will ever throw on the shoulder pads and line up in the Cougar Secondary.

Also selected in the MLB Draft:

  • Junior Infielder, Adam Law went to the Dodgers in the 12th Round, Pick 364.
  • Junior Outfielder, Jaycob Brugman went to the A’s in the 17th Round, Pick 521.
  • Junior RHP, Adam Miller went to the Diamondbacks in the 20th Round, Pick 600.
  • Incoming Junior College transfer, JC Snyder went to the Mariners in the 36th Round, Pick 1,077.

BYU finished this season 32-21 overall with a third place finish in the West Coast Conference under skipper Mike Littlewood who completed his first season at the helm.