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Detmers, Miller Selected in First Round of MLB Draft

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It marks the second time Louisville has had multiple first-round selections in the same draft.

LOUISVILLE, Ky. – June 10, 2020

For just the second time in program history, University of Louisville baseball had multiple student-athletes selected in the first round of the Major League Baseball Draft on Wednesday evening.

Left-handed pitcher Reid Detmers was chosen 10th overall by the Los Angeles Angels and right-handed pitcher Bobby Miller was taken 29th by the Los Angeles Dodgers. Louisville was the only school in the country with multiple players taken in the first round.

Reid Detmers – Armando Garza/BSN

The duo become the seventh and eighth first-round selections in Louisville history, and the first since Brendan McKay was taken fourth overall in 2017.

Louisville also had multiple first-round picks in 2016 when Corey Ray (fifth), Zack Burdi (26th) and Will Smith (32nd) were chosen in the opening round.

Detmers is the third-highest draft pick in program history following back-to-back All-American seasons with the Cardinals. The junior was 3-0 in four starts in 2020 with a 1.23 ERA and 48 strikeouts in 22 innings. Detmers closed out the season with 284 career strikeouts, ranking fourth all-time at Louisville. He is also tied for ninth all-time with 20 career victories.

Bobby Miller – Armando Garza/BSN

Miller was 2-0 in four starts in the shortened 2020 campaign, posting a 2.31 ERA with 34 punchouts in 23.1 innings. For his three-year career, the righty holds a 15-2 mark in 41 career appearances with 175 strikeouts.

The MLB Draft continues on Thursday with rounds 2-5. The coverage begins at 5 p.m., ET, on MLB Network and ESPN2.

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