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Several Kentucky Wildcats drafted in the 2014 MLB Draft

There were quite a few members of the Kentucky Wildcats baseball team drafted during the 2014 MLB Draft this weekend.

After A.J. Reed was drafted by the Houston Astros on Thursday night during the second round, center fielder Austin Cousino was selected by the Seattle Mariners during the third round. The Dublin, Ohio native was the 80th overall pick despite both MLB.com and Baseball America had Cousino in the bottom 25 of Top 200 draft prospects. Cousino was a two-time member of the USA Baseball Collegiate National Team and has been honored twice by the SEC for his defense in the outfield.

Third baseman Max Kuhn was drafted by the Oakland Athletics during the 13th round of the draft.

Chandler Shepherd was drafted shortly thereafter by the Boston Red Sox during the 13th round. Shpherd missed 21 days due to an injury this season.

Catcher Micheal Thomas was drafted by the Detroit Tigers during the 22nd round of the draft. As a catcher, Thomas finishes with a .995 fielding percentage.

During the six-year Gary Henderson era, a program record 38 players have either been drafted or signed a professional contract. Going back to when Henderson and recruiting coordinator Brad Bohannon joined the program in 2004, the Cats have seen 60 players drafted or signing a professional contract. These numbers do not factor in high school and junior college players who committed to the Kentucky Wildcats before hearing their name called in the 2014 MLB draft.

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